OPEN THREAD: What Are You Listening To?

Have you ever looked flipped through your record collection/iTunes playlist/music device and sighed and shaken your head and chosen to sit in silence because there’s nothing you want to listen to and you know that if you play your favourite record/s just one more time this week then you won’t want to listen to it ever again? Have you ever done that? I have, approximately 20+ times in the past 48 hours.

I need new music. I want to listen to what you’re listening to.


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  1. Right now I’m in love with national music. So I mostly listen venezuelan bands like Rawayana, Americania, Los Mesoneros, Viniloversus and La Vida Bohéme…

    And, english..Mmmm, Yuksek, Clare Maguire, Chester French, Bloodhound Gang, and my dearest Liverpool dudes. The Beatles

  2. Ohhhhhhhh ! Russian Red. She’s like the Spanish Feist, who sings in English, so… 1) super cute accent 2) super catchy pop ditties and yes she is also stunningly super duper cute herself! Win win win. I’d say listen to cigarettes first

  3. I’m ALL over the place!

    I’m loving the new Kittie singles (“Empires (Part 2)” I’ve rediscovered The Bird and The Bee (“Polite Dance Song” The new Evanescence single sounds promising (“What You Want” And Dan Mangan’s new single is very sweet (“Oh Fortune”

  4. My summer has consisted almost entirely of The Magnetic Fields, Sufjan Stevens, and St. Vincent (who’s dropping a new album pretty soon).

    And then on course, there’s Andrew Bird and Wilco, who just never get old to me.

    But I just started listening to a guy called Jim O’Rourke who quite talented. Really big on minimalism, if any one’s into that kind of stuff.

  5. My friends were just here for a visit and deposited a lot of new music on me so I have a lot of feelings about this right now. There are two intensely creepy and good songs by Timber Timbre:

    Bad Ritual:
    Lonesome Hunter:

    The Horrors’ new album (Skying) is pretty great, I like this song:

    “Tin Man” by Future Islands is like if Tom Waits had a baby with the Arcade Fire:

    and this thing by Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi has Jack White on vocals and I’m still sad about the White Stripes calling it quits so I’ll listen to anything with him in it. Also it’s legitimately good:

  6. Late Summer Lounge Mix

    Marian – Letter (Marek Hemmann & Fabian Reichelt)
    Röyksopp – So Easy
    Summer in Paris DJ Cam (feat. Anggun) Hotel Costes
    Kronstadt Impulse – So Alive (Original Mix)
    Tosca – Rosa (Rodney Hunter Version)
    Ellen Allien – Flashy Flashy (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
    Io – Jeton (Original Mix)
    The Searchers – Stay in Love (Nicolas Jaar Edit)
    The Whitest Boy Alive – High On The Heels
    The Whitest Boy Alive – Courage
    Hot Chip – The Warning

  7. Whoops, clicked too soon. What I meant to say before was at the moment, I’m listening to Danger Mouse’s ‘Grey Album’ over and over because of my dissertation, but in terms of recreational listening, diggin’ on Admiral Fallow (FFO Frightened Rabbit, Aztec Camera, etc.), AgesandAges, Dillon Francis, tUnE-yArDs like everyone else that works here and Sly and the Family Stone all the time forever and ever. Also that one Empire of the Sun single that I can’t get out of my head ever. Also, that one track where Kanye and Jay-Z sample Otis Redding. Mostly because that beat is just I can’t even.

    Also also also that version of ‘Immigrant Song’ by Karen O and Trent Reznor that’s in the U.S. ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ trailer. Surprisingly wonderful.

    • i am not going to lie to you: while writing my spanish final this past june i listened to ‘judas’ on repeat probably over twenty five times.

      so, obsessive listening to the end of getting a piece of schoolwork done? been there. i hope, however, that your dissertation is actually related to danger mouse, and that your obsessive(?) listening therein is more productive than mine.

  8. Jimmy Eat World
    Alice Gold
    The Naked and Famous
    Patrick Wolf
    Anna Calvi
    Avi Buffalo
    Best Coast
    Dave Matthews Band
    Linda Martini
    Joss Stone
    Joy Division
    Juliette Lewis and the Licks
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Katie Melua
    Lykke Li
    Friendly Fires
    Fleet Foxes
    Chemical Brothers
    Primal Scream
    Queens of the Stone Age
    Raise Against the Machine
    Sunny Day Real Estate
    The Used
    Thievery Corporation
    Violent Femmes
    Foo Fighters

    Old and New, but all good

  9. rome?
    kurt vile
    ted leo’s shake the sheets

    also i don’t know how much you like classical but lately i’ve been obsessed with this track in particular, anne sofie von otter singing mahler’s ich bin der welt abhanden gekommen

  10. I’ve been listening to mostly mellow music lately with lots of guitars/string instruments and drums (best description I have). Namely:

    Danielle Ate The Sandwich (ukulele player)
    Forest City Lovers
    Nicole Reynolds
    Chris Pureka
    Thao Nguyen


  11. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Townes VanZandt:, Jose Gonzalez:, and Sun Kil Moon:

    Some young local(ish) bands to me that I go see and/or listen to on the regular are:
    Witches(Female fronted growly postpunk from Athens GA):
    The State Of(All girl power pop duo from Miami FL):
    Towers of Hanoi(Another female fronted sexy post punk group from Gainesville FL): (listen to “I just ate my only friend” first)

    OK, I could probably go on for awhile but I’ll stop here for now. If anyone wants more underground southeastern fare just let me know!


  12. Rubyfruit Radio is a podcast/website that has tons of great music all by female artists and female fronted bands. I’ve heard of a ton of great things from this show (
    Things I’ve learned about from there or am listening to a lot lately are
    hank and cupcakes
    lykke li
    sarah jaffe
    i blame coco
    hunter valentine (omg. hot hot hot)

  13. **** MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS!!! **** If you haven’t heard of her you must check her out. Not only is she a hottie but down to earth. Just watch one of her interviews on youtube and you’ll be smitten. Great songs to check out are..well, all of them..but most notably: Shampaign, Oh No!, Satisfied and Hollywood

  14. Frank Ocean:

    The Weekend:

    Pretty Lights:

    Mara Hruby:

    Beyonce: Because “I Care”. 4 makes me happy.

    Massive Attack:

    Nikki Jean:

    Gil Scott Heron + Jamie of The XX:

    All THINGS KANYE WEST, so I guess that means Watch The Throne:

    And then this just because Rihanna is…:

    Dom Kennedy:

  15. Ooh! Oooh! Has anyone said Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs?

    They are a band from a small town in Washington, and I’ve seen them live twice, in very small venues. Now, suddenly, they’re skyrocketing to fame after Mike McCready from PEARL JAM (WOOT!) decided to take them under his wing. The whole band is so impressed with Star Anna that they put them on their PJ20 (20th anniversary of Ten…yeah, I’m old, what of it) weekend celebration.

    Also, she’s slightly lesbionic if you ask me. I’m jus sayin.

  16. –James Blake, “The Wilhelm Scream” or any other songs of his:
    –Oh Land, “White Nights”:
    –Whitney Monge (amazing local Seattle artist!):
    –Little Dragon, “Ritual Reunion” or anything of theirs:

  17. Please please please check out the band Walk the Moon. They play fun happy poppy catchy music and they need to have way more fans than they do. Check out the video for their song “Anna Sun”. Warning, you will become obsessed.

    And I’m boring, I’ve been listening to Arcade Fire, The Beatles and Oasis pretty much exclusively for the last 3 weeks. Also, the Black Eyed Peas.

  18. I could honestly sit here listing bands all day however im going to narrow it down to a few:

    If you like smashing pumpkins then silversun pickups are likely to get the seal of approval too:

    The distillers, hell yes not to mention i’m a little bit in love with Brody dalle:

    Lady antebellum, for those into country pop (it’s nothing to be ashamed of, we’re all friends here):

    Bloc party, all day. every day.:

    City and colour, awesome acoustic music from Dallas green of Alexisonfire:

    Less than Jake, ska-punk and featured on the digimon soundtrack which I think is reason enough in itself to give it a listen:

    Three days grace, alternative metal:

    Yellowcard, pop-punk and a song that always puts me in a good mood:

    • I’m getting into KPop too! I’m addicted to 2NE1 and f(x) in particular.

      And Amber from f(x)? Amber is gay. She’s gay. If she’d stayed in the US, she’d be calling herself Ace and wearing a wallet chain and a wife beater every day like half of the baby butches in the entire country.

  19. Rainbow Arabia – Without You (
    Scout Niblett – Duke of Anxiety (
    Fan Death – Reunited (
    Sexy Sushi – Sex Appeal (
    Lovers – Boxer (

    Beach House
    Vive la Fete
    Rodrigo y Gabriela
    Melody Gardot
    The Coathangers

  20. I love just about anything, with the exception of most rap or modern country.

    -Bo Burnham (Words, Words, Words)
    -Cage the Elephant (Cage the Elephant)
    -Daft Punk (Tron: Legacy)
    -Disturbed (Asylum)
    -Flogging Molly (Speed of Darkness)
    -Frank Sinatra (Nothing But the Best)
    -Girl Talk (All Day)
    -Hammerfall (Masterpieces)
    -The High Kings (Memory Lane)
    -Lady Gaga (Born this Way)
    -Michael Grimm (Michael Grimm)
    -The Nightwatchman (One Man Revolution)(Fabled City)
    -Scatterheart (Masterplan)
    -Voltaire (Live!)

  21. Sophie Hunger!! I’m coming out of my year-old lurk-dom just to gush about her, that’s how awesome she is! She’s a swiss artist who sings in English/French/German/Swiss German and is basically fucking amazing. Seriously. In Switzerland she’s quite popular but, as it is with stuff that comes from Switzerland, she’s not really internationally known. Should be though, because again, fucking amazing.

  22. i’ve been listening to a lot of radiohead lately, also have you ever heard of chairlift? they wrote a song called ‘bruises’ which is apparently really popular, but the rest of the album is really good too, it’s called ‘does you inspire you’ and I THINK YOU WOULD LIKE IT CRYSTAL

  23. Shiiiit, you guys have formidable music taste! I haven’t heard of more than half these bands and will have to check some of them out. I have been listening to:

    Tilly and the Wall
    The Unicorns
    Buena Vista Social Club
    Electric President
    Kid Cudi
    LCD Soundsystem
    and Skrillex.

    I know, I listen to hipster shit. But it’s so good.

  24. Here’s a sampling of toothsome sounds from a couple different genres:

    The Gaslight Anthem
    Desmond Dekker
    The Mountain Goats
    Streetlight Manifesto
    The Tallest Man on Earth
    Motion City Soundtrack
    The Swellers

  25. Hardcore:
    Within Temptation
    Leaves’ Eyes
    Lacuna Coil

    Calling All Dawns

    Vienna Teng (City Hall will make you cry… or maybe that’s just me)
    The Weepies
    Peter Bradley Adams

    Loreena McKennitt

    I’m kind of a crazy music person (read: music major who instead of turning my nose up at non-classical music, accepts it with open arms)… and I can offer more suggestions if need be. ;)

  26. I just recently discovered Loretta Lynn’s album where she collaborated with Jack White, Van Lear Rose. I’m not normally a country music fan, but this is all kinds of awesome:

    Also, The Bran Flakes. Seriously, click these links:

  27. Yael Naïm:

    Yelle: (OMIGOD, there are some NICE shots of the women in this video, btw) ;)

    Ace of Base:


    Anya Marina:


    Lykke Li:

    Regina Spektor:

    Rock Mafia (I know it’s Miley Cyrus but it’s SUCH a great song):

    Imogen Heap:

    Hope you enjoy! :D

    • I just really like that one Thao and Mirah song about love, but the rest of the album I could honestly do without. I like the stuff with the get down stay down better. But then I generally believe musician’s do the worst work when they are happy and in love so, maybe it’s just me.

    • forgot Christian Hansen and the Autistics,
      Said the Whale
      oh, oh! Foster the People! a must must must!
      The Joy Formidable
      the Stills.
      Naked and famous.
      kay, done now. i could post in this thread for the next three years at least.

  28. William Elliott Whitmore (new album!)
    Jolie Holland (“Black Stars” gets me every time)
    Bonnie “Prince” Billy
    The Raincoats
    Roscoe Holcomb (“I am a man of constant sorrow”)
    Sleater-Kinney (Whaaaat?!? So good.)
    Ximena Sarinana (“Mediocre” is a fave)
    The Magnetic Fields

    …and basically anything and everything Kathleen Hanna.

  29. Brandi Carlile, Brandi Carlile, Brandi Carlile!
    Her voice is amazing and watching videos of her preforming live on youtube makes me squeal because of her passion when singing!
    She is incredibly hot with a nice smile too!

  30. Biking/Gardening albums I’ve been into:

    Rosa, I Mississippi You:

    Punch, Push Pull:

    Doomtree, self-titled album:

    Feed Me, To the Stars:

    Fiery Furnaces, Blueberry Boat:

    Max Richter, anything:

    Jenny Owen Youngs, Batten the Hatches:

    Ida Maria, Queen of the World:

  31. I get a lot of my new music via song of the day podcasts off iTunes. I recommend KEXP’s, The Current’s, & KCRW’s.

    I also do this thing where I pick up an album or band a few months/years after they are super popular. Seems to be the way I combat getting a case of POS or POA (played out song/album) because I am not saturated with the music everywhere I turn.

    My tops at the moment
    City & Colour (
    Bon Iver (
    Fences (
    Matt & Kim (
    Freelance Whales (
    The Dodos (
    Remix Artist Collective ( I especially adore the Surfer Blood remix at the moment

  32. LOTS!

    – The Belle Brigade: current obsession, they’re siblings, Barbara toured as a drummer with Jenny Lewis and their granddad is John Williams!

    – Wye Oak: met them in Paris and they’re lovely!

    – The Naked and Famous: been listening to them non-stop since last Autumn

    – Portishead: Just saw them two weeks ago live for the first time ever, was a long time coming and was epic!

    – Bjork: Just saw her Biophilia show in Manchester a couple of weeks ago, she’s back to awesome old school Bjork!

    – Friendly Fires: Dance party awesomeness, saw them a couple of months ago and counting down the days til I see them in Nov. Love the new album!

    – Land of Talk

    – Miike Snow

    and the usuals Adele, Sia, Regina, Warpaint, Feist, Stars, BSS etc….

  33. the song An Army of Lovers Cannot Fail by Lovers is great

    in fact their entire album Darklight is really great (the linked song is not on it)
    and the song Winter Takes a Lover by Lovers has the best line: “So I lay in my room and I dream of the colours that make water move and a body discover why so many choose to lay with a lover”
    Though I’m truly in love with Athens Boys Choir.

  34. According to my ipod, I’ve had the following people on repeat:

    Linkin Park
    Lupe Fiasco
    Nas And Damian Marley
    A Perfect Circle
    Sarah McLachlan
    Wisin y Yandel
    Wiz Khalifa

    Enjoy :)

  35. This thread is lacking in Canadian Content. Good thing that’s pretty much all I listen to:

    Mother Mother
    Tokyo Police Club
    Joel Plaskett
    Dan Mangan
    Hannah Georgas (soo cute!!!)
    Hey Ocean!
    The Dudes
    Sam Roberts Band
    The New Pornographers
    Oh, and this little band called Tegan and Sara, you may have heard of them before.

  36. I’d recommend: simple plan (alternative rock/punk) anything by them is great as long as it doesn’t “feature” another artist. you may recognize their singles “perfect” or “welcome to my life”
    the moody blues (’60’s-’80’s rock) I only know the songs from “the best of the moody blues” album. top singles from them would be “the voice” “I’m just a singer ( in a rock n roll band)” “gemini dream”
    paramore (alternative) new single “monster” is awesome
    any disney songs or movie/musical soundtracks
    dionysos (french band) im pretty sure their music was inspired by tim burton movies. “le jour le plus froid du monde” reminds me of “edward scissor hands”
    “tais-toi mon coeur” is my favorite of theirs.
    O-Zone (romania band) “dragostea din tei” trust me you will recognize it when you hear it


    I’ve been listening to tUnE-yArDs, some Supremes, Beirut, the Civil Wars, some classic rap/hip-hop, Sleater-Kinney, Sleigh Bells (always), Eleanor Friedberger, Gossip, and Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours,” which has been on constant repeat on my iPod since I discovered what an awesome song “Gold Dust Woman” is.

  38. I’ve been listening to Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, the original version for piano, since I’m currently in the process of arranging it for wind ensemble. If you’ve only ever heard Ravel’s orchestral version of it, it’s definitely worth a listen:

    (The uploader has all the other movements on their page, and they’re linked in the sidebar.)

  39. This thread is overwhelming, like it’s gonna take me months to listen to everything (and I want to)
    here’s my contribution:
    Dessa (she’s a part of the Doomtree collective which was mentioned above). There’s something so wonderfully queer about this song/music video:


    Umphrey’s McGee
    Their music is hard to categorize, other than awesome!

    Greensky Bluegrass (this vid’s from Halloween which is why they’re all in costumes)

    Other than that this summer I’ve been listening to a lot of the Autostraddle playlists, they helped me discover Modest Mouse and Passion Pit who are fab.

  40. I’ve gotten really into Matt and Kim all over again, that band brings back awesome memories for me! I had a friend who’s dad manages them and one night when I was at her place I got to hear a bunch of tracks from Sidewalks before they were released to the public.

  41. Oh! So many good ones already mentioned (Wye Oak, anything Thao Nguyen-related, YACHT, basically everything else), but I have to add:

    Those Darlins and
    Samantha Crain
    Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs
    Eliza Rickman
    i hate you just kidding
    Dum Dum Girls

  42. washed out-

    mr. little jeans-
    the suburbs (arcade fire cover)


    wolfy & projections-
    neeve(the time and space mix)

    happy up here
    vision one
    so easy

    peter bjorn & john-
    second chance RAC remix

    jeff buckley-

    Grand popo football club-
    men are not nice guys

    always so many more songs, but heres a few that have been playing on repeat all summer

  43. garbage
    no doubt my first 3 cassete tapes hehe
    new year’s day,eatmewhileimhot,paramore,tonight alive,enter shikari,hawthorne heights, and devil wears prada,underoath,renfue and acoustics and whole lot more

  44. Klimt 1918 discography = my soundtrack for tonight. Awesome indie band out of Rome, Italy.

    Ghost Of A Tape Listener –

    Nightdriver –

    Undressed Momento –

    I dig all of their releases, but their latest one “Just In Case We’ll Never Meet Again (Soundtrack for the Cassette Generation)” is quite good :)

  45. –Wye Oak- Civilian (Live), Hot as day (Live)
    –Seeker Lover Keeper- Even though I’m a woman, Light all my lights
    –Lykke Li- Tonight (live acoustic take), I’m good I’m gone (acoustic version)
    –Duffy- Syrup and honey, Mercy, These arms of mine, warwick avenue
    — Dani Shay- What the hell, Superheroes, The ebb the flow
    — Tegan and Sara- His Love, Feel it in my bones (acoustic), Give Chase, Nineteen, I Know I Know I Know, Call it off, Dark Come soon
    –The Cliks- Nobody else will, complicated
    — Lucas Silveira- Nobody else will (solo version), Bad Romance (cover), Mercy
    –Girl in a coma- The Cell
    –City and Colour- The girl, Sometimes (I Wish), Forgive Me, Hope for now
    –Lissie- When I’m alone (original version)
    –The Civil Wars- Barton Hollow
    –Grace Potter and the nocturnals- That Phone, Medicine, Tiny Light, Low Road, Oasis
    –Hayden- The Place Where We Lived, Dilapidated Heart
    –Hunter Valentine- Typical, Break This, Staten Island Dream Tour, Judy
    –Mumford and Sons- Sigh No More, Roll Away your stone, After the storm
    –Ellie Goulding- Starry Eyed

  46. My current favorite band is Germany Germany. They’ve gots some great free stuff on their bandcamp page and i highly recommend their album radiowave. (actually i think the band is just one dude…not sure) and they do awesome remixes!! check out their remix of a death cab song called New Year.

    also, love Geographer, The Head and the Heart, Joe Purdey, Darwin Deez, Pretty Lights, Kids of 88 (i love their song called San Fran), Twin Shadow, and S.carey

  47. songs to listen to:
    two by the antlers
    sea of love (cover) by cat power
    young blood by the naked and famous
    sweet caroline by emily haines (if you can find it)
    ice cream by muscles
    animal by miike snow
    juicy (cover) by emily wells (yeah this is a biggie smalls cover)
    perfect machine by big spider’s back
    lemonade by braids
    nosummr4u by OoOOo
    oh my god by cults
    daughter by yu(c)k
    good ol’ fashion nightmare by matt & kim
    azz klapz by teengirl fantasy
    boring horror by gobble gobble
    lately by memoryhouse
    368 by jamie t




    T & The Wonder
    fantastic dream pop/baroque rock band Im just getting into.

    They recently released a new EP which is free to download and their debut (and only) album is free to download for this month… so get on this shit ASAP.

  49. Today i’m listening to a lot of green day and deftones. it’s like 1998 in here.

    Has anyone heard Theophilus London’s new album, ‘Timez Are Weird These Days’? I didn’t think I’d dig it but I kinda did, it’s a decent jam. except for track 8. also it has vocals by sara quin and holly miranda, which is nice.

  50. My summer would not be complete without a heavy rotation of Lucero. (The Southern punk-influenced rockabilly band, not the Latina actress/singer.) They just write such awesome lyrics of drunken grit and heart, like this:

    “life is short, in spite of your plans
    so tell the girls they’re pretty while you can
    ’cause one day they’re gone
    and all you got left
    some empty bottles and an old country song”

  51. Red Baraat, Funk Indian Brass Jazz

    Meg and Dia, Indie Awesomeness

    Missy Higgins- Bisexual Goddess of the piano (Check out Scar, Sound of White)

    Ke$ha- Duh she’s a total feminist, you just don’t realize it yet.

  52. I’ve been listening to a lot of Green Day’s live stuff off of their ‘Bullet in a Bible’ and ‘Awesome of F**k’ discs. They’re an fantastic live band.

    Placebo – “Pure Morning”, “The Bitter End”, “Bright Lights”

    Altan Urag – “Blue Mark”, “Ikh Mongol”

    SJ Tucker – “Firebird’s Child”, “Neptune”, “City of Marrow”

    2NE1 – “I Am the Best”, “Clap Your Hands”, “Ugly”

    f(x) – “Nu ABO”, “Lachata”, “Pinocchio (Danger)”

    Morning Musume – “Renai Revolution 21”, “Only You”, “Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~”

    Gogol Bordello – “Through the Roof ‘n’ Underground”, “Start Wearing Purple”, “Occurrence on the Border”

    E.via – “When You Have To”, “Hey!”

    T(Tasha) – “Black Happiness”, “잊었니”

    Nancy Ajram – “Ah We Noss, “Akhasmak Ah”

    Also, Bonnie McKee’s previously unreleased stuff.

    • The Softies!! TWEE AS FUCK.

      And in the same breath: Aisler’s Set, Go Sailor, Tiger Trap, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Marine Girls, Heavenly, Beat Happening, Halo Benders, Built To Spill, Vaselines.

  53. It appears that you all have great and interesting tastes! I cannot wait to waste all day tomorrow listening to everyone’s music.

    I’ve been listening to:
    Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone
    a track from it:

    This one song by Brenton Wood (catchy piece of awesome)

    The Beatles White Album (always)

    Porgy & Bess by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
    magnificent example:

  54. Guh. This is the best.

    I gotta second the tune-yards and sleater-kinney movements and would like to propose:

    1. The Slits
    2. Rome, the spaghetti western soundtrack Danger Mouse put out this spring
    3. and Owen Pallett’s cover of The Strokes’ “Hard to Explain” on stereogum’s Stroked tribute album

  55. Radical Face
    Murder By Death (female cellist ;) )
    Builders and the Butchers (PDX boys, they have two drummers so their beats have galloping pace)
    The Dodos
    Avett Bros.
    Neutral Milk Hotel
    Swell Season
    Dresden Dolls
    Amanda Fucking Palmer
    Fleet Foxes
    Florence and the Machine
    Mumford and Sons
    Flogging Molly

  56. Here’s a few songs (Alternative Indie and Jazz)
    Some Constellation by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
    Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off by Ella F. & Louis Armstrong
    Dreaming In Color by Dame

  57. Some pretty good bands up here. Crazy that nobody has mentioned the Jezabels, my favourite Australian band. Especially their EP Dark Storm. Hurt me is such a good song! They are really wonderful musicians, too.
    Loving Jamie Woon, Austra, Kings of Convenience (and the Whitest Boy Alive), Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes and Jonathan Jeremiah at the moment.
    Kaki King has become my sort of all-time favourite. Especially her instrumental songs are really great, and she has such funny song titles sometimes.
    Also, some movie soundtracks (500 days of summer, Anyway the Wind Blows (Belgian movie) and sometimes Chicken Run, but that can be annoying :) ).

  58. Chet Baker
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Frank Sinatra
    Iron & Wine
    Jeff Buckley
    John Pizzarelli
    Joni Mitchell
    Kings of Convenience
    Mario Biondi
    Nat King Cole
    Nicola Conte
    The Radio Dept
    The Weepies
    The Whitest Boy Alive
    Yves Montand

  59. I just have to mention the very talented singer September, a gorgeous chick with super cool icy blond hair. She’s from sweden but does most songs in english so you guys can understand :P

    She sports an alternative haircut which has become rather popular… Otherwise i would have it right now ^^

    Nice pic of her:

    Interesting futuristic/ 80s inspired video with her in a spandex / cat suit: …. ^^

    Children’s song about a teddy bear named Fredriksson: <3

  60. recommending music is possibly one of my favourite things, even if no-one likes what i suggest… they’re just not listening right haha here’s a few that i’ve been listening to lately:

    abbe may (just released a newbie… here’s a rather enjoyable video, even if her music isn’t your thing :P)

    little dragon

    the heron and the fox

    other lives (awesome chamber folk, if you’re into that kind of thing…)

    lia ices (a collab with justin vernon [bon iver] >>

  61. Los Campesinos! –

    Alex Winston


    Why? –

    Ladyhawke –

  62. Hurray for the Riff Raff []
    Alela Diane []
    Dark Dark Dark []
    I Blame Coco, SHE’s STING’s DAUGHTER! []

  63. the sounds of my summer ’11 are: ducktails, atlas sound, braids, born ruffians, fleet foxes (loving their new album), high places, akron/family, etc.

    i’ve always loved caribou’s swim but lately i’ve really been getting into andorra.

    also, my dream girl listens to as much animal collective as i do, which is probably an unhealthy amount.


    Dskotek – If You Got It ft. Rick Elliss (Breekpunt Remix)

    Kazaky – Love

    Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks (The Knocks Remix)

    Mastiksoul – Taking Me High (Bingo Players Remix)

    Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (Crookers Remix)

    Faithless – Music Matters

    Sak Noel – Loca People

    Erika Jayne – One Hot Pleasure

    Private – My Secret Lover (Diplo Remix)

  65. My Chemical Romance
    The Rosebuds
    Bon Iver
    The Blackout

    The new Frank Turner album is excellent, and Kids In Glass Houses have a new album coming out like this week. If you like rock with a kinda metal edge, I Spy Strangers are a great new band.

  66. I’ve been getting really into the Duhks lately, also there’s this new Black Eyed Peas song that I’m totally obsessed with in a stupid way. Then there’s always the new Bon Iver and Adele CDs that have come out recently. :)

  67. I’m actually addicted 2 music and can never imagine 2 spend a second without! kind like a junkie 4 the sound. here R my current favorites:

    the whole TV On Radio record “Nine Types Of Light”

    The Good Natured, they have only EPs out. Album expected next year,
    ( “Skeleton”, “Wolves”, “Be My Animal”

    Any Color Black, “Answer” is my favorite Song (

    Deluka “We Are The Night” great record, (

    The Epilogues “Hunting Season” favorite song (

    Lovers Electric “Beating LIke A Drum”

    We Are Enfant Terrible “Filthy Love” (

    The Naked And Famous, the whole record “Passive Me Aggressive You”

    And of course my record of this year 2011: Foster The People “Torches”
    ( who wouldn’t? I will C them live in october in L.A.! I’m so excited.

    North ( I think, this is an insiders’ tip.

    can’t wait 2 put my hands on the new Shiny Toy Guns record and the new Uh Huh Her: “Nocturnes”.