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.

OPEN THREAD.

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Crystal is a 33-year-old Australian living in Chicago. Founding member, does HR stuff, writes now and then.

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358 Comments

  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)” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYXFQ5y4iG4). I’ve rediscovered The Bird and The Bee (“Polite Dance Song” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhDVSiidt_4). The new Evanescence single sounds promising (“What You Want” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoJpLruXMq4) And Dan Mangan’s new single is very sweet (“Oh Fortune” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lHC2taJn5k)

  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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJU4k1Lrhh0
    Lonesome Hunter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R-Ikfyh-6Q

    The Horrors’ new album (Skying) is pretty great, I like this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJQk0jDZx8o

    “Tin Man” by Future Islands is like if Tom Waits had a baby with the Arcade Fire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GhtZt2HYkM

    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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UibsjY5K-c

  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
    Klepht
    Switchfoot
    Lykke Li
    Friendly Fires
    Fleet Foxes
    Chemical Brothers
    Muse
    Primal Scream
    Queens of the Stone Age
    Raise Against the Machine
    Sunny Day Real Estate
    Paramore
    The Used
    Thievery Corporation
    Violent Femmes
    Weezer
    Foo Fighters
    Grouplove

    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) http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/danielle-ate-the-sandwich/id305980421
    Forest City Lovers http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/forest-city-lovers/id251615229
    Nicole Reynolds http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/nicole-reynolds/id199838423
    Chris Pureka http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/chris-pureka/id15900794
    Thao Nguyen http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/thao/id270886385

    Yup.

  11. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Townes VanZandt: http://youtu.be/zaP8NGML_QE, Jose Gonzalez: http://youtu.be/TZfxBwNjfC4, and Sun Kil Moon: http://youtu.be/AKRA7weVyLs

    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): http://www.myspace.com/witchestheband
    The State Of(All girl power pop duo from Miami FL): http://www.thestateofmusic.com/
    Towers of Hanoi(Another female fronted sexy post punk group from Gainesville FL): http://www.myspace.com/towersofhanoi (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!

    *Cori

  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 (rubyfruitradio.com).
    Things I’ve learned about from there or am listening to a lot lately are
    tune-yards
    hank and cupcakes
    lykke li
    sarah jaffe
    lissie
    i blame coco
    hunter valentine (omg. hot hot hot)
    grimes
    cocknbullkid

  13. Chris Von Sneidern. He writes/produces everything himself, and it’s absolutely amazing if you are into 60s-70s era power pop. I listen to him (and Tegan and Sara, I’ll admit) ALL THE TIME.

  14. **** 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

  15. Frank Ocean:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvFtbjIngkY

    The Weekend:http://the-weeknd.com/

    Pretty Lights: http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/

    Mara Hruby: http://marahruby.com/

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

    Massive Attack: http://www.massiveattack.com/

    Nikki Jean: http://nikkijeanmusic.com/

    Gil Scott Heron + Jamie of The XX: http://www.werenewhere.com/

    All THINGS KANYE WEST, so I guess that means Watch The Throne: http://lifeandtimes.com/

    And then this just because Rihanna is…: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe4Ic7fHWf8&ob=av3e

    Dom Kennedy: http://www.dopeitsdom.com/

  16. 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.

  17. Things that you probably already have, but I want to co-sign:

    Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More

    Apparat, Walls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZMD05rwbLA

    Lykke Li, Wounded Rhymes

    M.I.A., M A Y A

    J*DaVeY, Evil Christian Cop
    http://jdavey.bandcamp.com/album/evil-christian-cop-the-great-mistapes

    Girl Talk, All Day http://illegal-art.net/allday/

    Keepaway, KOMPETITOR http://keepaway.bandcamp.com/album/kompetitor

  18. –James Blake, “The Wilhelm Scream” or any other songs of his: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVgEaDemxjc
    –Oh Land, “White Nights”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LcL7MAqwOc&feature=player_embedded#at=64
    –Whitney Monge (amazing local Seattle artist!): http://www.youtube.com/user/whitneylovemonge#p/a/u/1/bjqT-5WuNVI http://www.youtube.com/user/whitneylovemonge#p/a/u/2/pzicXvy9Dvc
    –Little Dragon, “Ritual Reunion” or anything of theirs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igo678TTSKU

  19. 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.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW7f54tVRmQ

    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.

  20. 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqZHIQp0ok0

    The distillers, hell yes not to mention i’m a little bit in love with Brody dalle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upv431GMMvg

    Lady antebellum, for those into country pop (it’s nothing to be ashamed of, we’re all friends here): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaOKbvpxnTo&feature=relmfu

    Bloc party, all day. every day.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUGTMWfQwKY&feature=fvst

    City and colour, awesome acoustic music from Dallas green of Alexisonfire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaYecSQlT84

    Less than Jake, ska-punk and featured on the digimon soundtrack which I think is reason enough in itself to give it a listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYIx0sFNDH4

    Three days grace, alternative metal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYIx0sFNDH4

    Yellowcard, pop-punk and a song that always puts me in a good mood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9fLbfzCqWw

    • 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.

  21. lately it’s been a lot of the shakes from athens, alabama.
    y’all. y’all. y’all. for real though. just listen. brittany howard, the lead singer, has a voice that will make you break down, cry, and reconsider your whole life.

    while not listening to super sexy southern blues revival i’ve had eleanor friedberger’s solo album on repeat.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/last-summer/id441284121

  22. Rainbow Arabia – Without You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r6amYnItng)
    Scout Niblett – Duke of Anxiety (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drXtDX1KBiw&feature=related)
    Fan Death – Reunited (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftvA92JkHnw)
    Sexy Sushi – Sex Appeal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sODneKnkU8)
    Lovers – Boxer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyICPO6jbr4&feature=relmfu)

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

  23. 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!)

  24. 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.



  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. Eisley’s new album has been on repeat for about two days now. I’m going to see them in San Antonio next month and it is going to be SO MAGICAL.

    Also, The Gossip has been in heavy rotation at the gym along with The Sounds.

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

    The Gaslight Anthem
    Desmond Dekker
    The Mountain Goats
    Streetlight Manifesto
    P.O.S.
    Dessa
    The Tallest Man on Earth
    Motion City Soundtrack
    The Swellers

  29. Hardcore:
    Within Temptation
    Nightwish
    Leaves’ Eyes
    Lacuna Coil

    Classical:
    Calling All Dawns
    http://www.christophertin.com/callingalldawns.html

    Folk/Singer-Songwriter:
    Vienna Teng (City Hall will make you cry… or maybe that’s just me)
    The Weepies
    Peter Bradley Adams

    World:
    Loreena McKennitt
    Juanes
    Maná

    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. 😉

    • ahhh…except “hardcore” just brings to mind a bunch of mindless karate-esque dance moves on the dance floor! haha…all good rock/metal bands there for sure 😉 i’m really looking forward to hearing a sampling of what’s to come from lacuna coil’s new album in november.

  30. 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:

  31. Yael Naïm: http://youtu.be/XgEfYGzojcA

    Yelle: http://youtu.be/Y99UqvgCmE8 (OMIGOD, there are some NICE shots of the women in this video, btw) 😉

    Ace of Base: http://youtu.be/SjJwqDa1QVI

    Bangles: http://youtu.be/lAZgLcK5LzI

    Anya Marina: http://youtu.be/kBSR_hwKXAM

    F(x): http://youtu.be/E8ZrPFMr_nY

    Lykke Li: http://youtu.be/eIZNyC1uYko

    Regina Spektor: http://youtu.be/p62rfWxs6a8

    Rock Mafia (I know it’s Miley Cyrus but it’s SUCH a great song): http://youtu.be/5etLRgwXmh0

    Imogen Heap: http://youtu.be/UYIAfiVGluk

    Hope you enjoy! 😀

    • 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
      Cake
      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.

      • Nona Marie Invie (Dark Dark Dark) is so awkward it’s irresistible. Also check out the singer for Y La Bamba! Totally crush-worthy. Jealous you got to meet Alynda Lee!

        • Yes yes, I’ve seen a few videos of Nona. She a babe for sure. Hmm, I’ll have to look up the other. You should also check out Emily Jane White and Alela Diane. They’re gorge and they’ve got that mournful female folk tone that’s oh so lovely.

  32. 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.

  33. 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!

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

    Rosa, I Mississippi You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glgr2cX4d4s

    Punch, Push Pull: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8x09o6ntBs

    Doomtree, self-titled album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toELT1uWDKU

    Feed Me, To the Stars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auFtHzMJ7NI

    Fiery Furnaces, Blueberry Boat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU5f_QtVxds

    Max Richter, anything: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rluU6BGpKw

    Jenny Owen Youngs, Batten the Hatches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJLW1wh1ii8

    Ida Maria, Queen of the World: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4TN2sgxvLo

  35. 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er5BJuO0KEo)
    Bon Iver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofLN12NKkb8)
    Fences (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_V8kyaG_-M)
    Matt & Kim (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zKzP2JH7dk)
    Freelance Whales (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZpJRhyxxNU)
    The Dodos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI3QD7rZok4)
    Remix Artist Collective (http://remixartistcollective.com/) I especially adore the Surfer Blood remix at the moment

  36. 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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2guLl6Hmwo

    – 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!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZhkfwrxNOc

    – 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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RGAPWxTe5g

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

  37. 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.

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

    Drake
    Incubus
    Innerpartysystem
    Linkin Park
    Lupe Fiasco
    Nas And Damian Marley
    Oasis
    A Perfect Circle
    Pitbull
    Sade
    Sarah McLachlan
    Wisin y Yandel
    Wiz Khalifa

    Enjoy 🙂

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

    Mother Mother http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll_uRniGtmA
    Tokyo Police Club http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCqyVGcLVmI
    Joel Plaskett http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hljW9uOcFpM
    Dan Mangan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hviiGCkVMiY
    Hannah Georgas (soo cute!!!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-appBwYxS0
    Hey Ocean! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dz73dsMAkE
    The Dudes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obDnGnIDD7s
    Sam Roberts Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsnvzzA5UrI
    The New Pornographers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KZANuDcRO4
    Oh, and this little band called Tegan and Sara, you may have heard of them before.

  40. 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

  41. WHY DO I ALWAYS MISS THE OPEN THREADS?!

    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.

    • You reminded me that I have the new joy formidables album buried at the bottom of a cardboard box somewhere (moving house) and i haven’t played it yet. thank you, i will find it and listen.

  42. Best song of the summer from the best white girl rapper out there, Kreayshawn- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WJFjXtHcy4.

    Air France. Basically along the lines of Cut Copy but Swedish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2QWMocwUgs&feature=related.

    Neon Indian- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZWX-zUGGC8.

    And forever Best Coast. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xkbnmn_best-coast-our-deal-official-music-video_shortfilms.

  43. 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.)

  44. 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:

    also

    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.

  45. 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.

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

    Those Darlins http://youtu.be/M0oZ38g_P7U and http://youtu.be/5-LP8qmsQFc
    Samantha Crain http://youtu.be/9hh_XEZMZbY
    Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs http://youtu.be/d85brrNzjJU
    Eliza Rickman http://youtu.be/AcqM1MEuJFA
    i hate you just kidding http://youtu.be/iw2db-SxBO8
    Dum Dum Girls http://youtu.be/hOZgb0T7AM4
    Tennis http://youtu.be/6lBAPBzADxo

  47. washed out-
    belong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSrnziapXmo

    mr. little jeans-
    the suburbs (arcade fire cover) http://www.youtube.com/watchv=7MaymsFzWKQ

    YACHT-
    dystopia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OLgG1eAg0E

    wolfy & projections-
    neeve(the time and space mix)
    http://www.youtube.com/watchv=mm1H5NHPJQ

    royksopp-
    happy up here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z2BpjgqeNY
    vision one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWmdofuGJp4
    so easy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmatItacEvM
    eple http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFP7jVIxE2c

    peter bjorn & john-
    second chance RAC remix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuZuF1jZKWw

    jeff buckley-
    hallelujah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8AWFf7EAc4&ob=av2e

    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

  48. garbage
    hole
    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

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

    Ghost Of A Tape Listener – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv6anvuA_H8

    Nightdriver – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fZUqPI5cxE&feature=related

    Undressed Momento – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu66lpit2QU

    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 🙂

  50. –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

  51. 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

  52. 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

    etc

    YOURE WELCOME

  53. Centro-matic- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6ASAaFl4Vk&feature=channel_video_title

    Patrick Watson -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA2h9PrIUxs

    Trampled by Turtles. A Straddler introduced me to them, so obvs they have to be awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT8gaiNVqOM&feature=related

    Sara Watkins, not just because she is insanely cute. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOVmO4nh-Rw&feature=related

  54. If I’m being absolutely honest, my friend introduced me to New Beat, which is this late eighties early nineties genre of bad bad bad dance music which is like… industrial meets 90s house. Soo, my playlist has been full of gems like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Hu9EdvMYg (this is a hilarious video)

    Other than that, been playing the new Gang Gang Dance, Austra and tune-yards endlessly.

  55. AND HOW COULD I FORGET:

    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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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”

    http://youtu.be/dBeevjTLtvI

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. Dengue Fever
    The Thermals
    Nortec Collective
    Dessa
    Capsula
    The Transmissionary Six
    Gogol Bordello
    Whalebones
    The Avett Brothers
    Rodrigo y Gabriela
    Crack Sabbath

    and thanks for the tUnE-yArDs, she’s great!

  61. I can’t really recommend any “new” music since I’m usually the last to know about any great new artists, but here’s a sampling of what I’ve been listening to lately:

    Neko Case — Prison Girls

    Imogen Heap — Speeding Cars

    Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s — Skeleton Key

    Iron & Wine — The Devil Never Sleeps

    The Softies — The Best Days

    Mika — Grace Kelly
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiWsWzUgcXE

    • 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.

  62. 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD1NraO6pCg

    This one song by Brenton Wood (catchy piece of awesome) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLXvMb5bYHE

    The Beatles White Album (always)

    Porgy & Bess by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
    magnificent example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIDOEsQL7lA

  63. 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

  64. Radical Face http://youtu.be/PfbF44UeRBY
    Murder By Death http://youtu.be/e4o875fwWtA (female cellist 😉 )
    Builders and the Butchers http://youtu.be/gkAHfjsqdFI (PDX boys, they have two drummers so their beats have galloping pace)
    The Dodos http://youtu.be/fTo0eRmT6v8
    Avett Bros. http://youtu.be/C77DFsPKxv0
    Neutral Milk Hotel http://youtu.be/5YqqLbaiIIQ
    Decemberists http://youtu.be/MEnUp2j8TV4
    Swell Season http://youtu.be/9aTL8nWNn3w
    Dresden Dolls http://youtu.be/VFl2IM1_Rq8
    Amanda Fucking Palmer http://youtu.be/s-GQ63NStxk
    Fleet Foxes http://youtu.be/-gA1K-fvHNU
    Florence and the Machine http://youtu.be/2EIeUlvHAiM
    Mumford and Sons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnlcPx6XuVY
    Flogging Molly http://youtu.be/ojKoTjsSks8

  65. 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

  66. 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 🙂 ).

  67. so many amazing picks here!

    i have been non-stop rocking old school fugees this summer, but also girl talk, tune-yards, yacht (psychic city is my jam!), sarah harmer, neon indian, and joni mitchell.

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

  69. 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 😛

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

    Nice pic of her:
    http://photos-2.posh24.com/p/1220404/z/molly_sanden/petra_marklund_september_blond.jpg

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

    Children’s song about a teddy bear named Fredriksson: <3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3X5n8Q5oPA

  70. 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) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iaJgX5scSQ

    little dragon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yedD4JsZyT0

    the heron and the fox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9q6e4Ry57E

    other lives (awesome chamber folk, if you’re into that kind of thing…)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWMqgeIDJs8

    lia ices (a collab with justin vernon [bon iver] >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyMTeEtctkk)

  71. Los Campesinos! – youtube.com/watch?v=N6booM03nKI

    Alex Winston -youtube.com/watch?v=7Bo4BN80JkM

    Sleater-Kinney -youtube.com/watch?v=MbxRu7fwR24

    Why? – youtube.com/watch?v=o5BQfC78Q4g

    Ladyhawke – youtube.com/watch?v=X_bFO1SNRZg

  72. Hurray for the Riff Raff [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQ0DjysKFE]
    Alela Diane [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sVDOdayOsc]
    Dark Dark Dark [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOurApHIpXk]
    I Blame Coco, SHE’s STING’s DAUGHTER! [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAm4QZ4AebI]

  73. Discovery (They’re a collab between Ra Ra Riot’s vocalist and Vampire Weekend’s keyboardist)

    Phoenix- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojaF2OpCmmk

    Broken Social Scene- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0BkgakEKVk

    Explosions in the Sky- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0o8JCxjjpM

    Pretty Lights- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk9XYQMRiLY

    SebastiAn- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awtiZEiiAE8&ob=av2e

  74. 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.

  75. BOOTY BUMPIN MUSIC

    Dskotek – If You Got It ft. Rick Elliss (Breekpunt Remix)
    http://www.robotdancemusic.com/2010/12/10/breekpunt-2/

    Kazaky – Love
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko2IIvE34WY&ob=av3e

    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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0yy-6qHkD0

    Erika Jayne – One Hot Pleasure

    Private – My Secret Lover (Diplo Remix)

  76. My Chemical Romance
    Lostprophets
    The Rosebuds
    Bon Iver
    The Blackout
    Weezer
    Placebo
    blink-182

    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.

  77. paradise lost “faith divides us death unites us” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BONcpuDcrc

    the agonist “thank you pain” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jud_SnKTlY (alissa switches from growls to clean vocals quite well..but i know it’s a bit of an acquired taste of sorts so.)

    also – jani lane was found dead yesterday. which sucks bc he was only 47.

    oh hello. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjyZKfdwlng

  78. 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. 🙂

  79. 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,
    (http://www.thegoodnatured.co.uk/). “Skeleton”, “Wolves”, “Be My Animal”

    Any Color Black, “Answer” is my favorite Song (http://www.anycolorblack.com/)

    Deluka “We Are The Night” great record, (http://www.deluka.com/)

    The Epilogues “Hunting Season” favorite song (http://theepilogues.com/)

    Lovers Electric “Beating LIke A Drum”
    (http://www.myspace.com/loverselectric)

    We Are Enfant Terrible “Filthy Love” (http://www.weareenfantterrible.com/)

    The Naked And Famous, the whole record “Passive Me Aggressive You”
    (http://www.thenakedandfamous.com/?c=3)

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

    North (http://www.myspace.com/astridnorth). 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”.

  80. Angus and Julia Stone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=165RVtUhEvk
    The XX
    The naked and famous
    Pinback
    Bon Savants
    Bon Iver
    of Montreal
    Glasvegas
    the big Pink
    animal collective
    the libertines
    band of horses
    digitalism
    james blake
    burial
    the postal service
    houses
    joe pug
    kate nash
    florence&the machine
    kings of convenience
    mumford & sons
    one night only
    pheonix
    the shins
    steel train
    vampire weekend
    washed out
    the drums

    …etc pp

  81. after writing this I went to itunes to look up my most played song and it said “waterfalls” by TLC ….WTF?!?!:D
    well, lets focus on the second most played: Today – Smashing Pumpkins:)

  82. Tender Forever! It’s indie pop and pretty adorable. The women who does it is also a queer lady so queer lady + awesome music = fucken rad.

    I’ve also been listening to a lot of Bratmobile and Pansy Division lately.

  83. can we get some jam band lovin’ in here?

    I’ve been on a Grateful Dead kick lately… they’re always amazeballs. I also highly recommend “Grateful Grass” which was Keller Williams, Jeff Austin from Yonder Mountain String Band, and Keith Moseley from String Cheese Incident doing bluegrass covers of Dead songs. It’s probably the most fun thing you will listen to all week.

    also also also Live Phish Volume 7 has been on repeat in rotation with their studio album Joy
    and you can’t go wrong with moe. my personal favorite song there is Mexico. though they have this new song called Paper Dragon that they played at All Good and in Lowell recently and it’s pretty sick CHECK IT OUT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkrPnyiudWY

    OH ALSO EVERYONE LISTEN TO JOHN BUTLER TRIO NOW

  84. If anyone likes classical music: I’m loving Emmanual Pahud lately. 😉

    Or, Gil Shaham’s Four Seasons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syDtrOZWIH8), with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. An oldie but a goodie, and the best recording you can find of the Four Seasons anywhere. 😉

    Also, Amazon has these awesome collections of classical music that are 99 tracks for about 6 bucks. Totally worth it, because they have some good recordings. 🙂

    99 Darkest Pieces (http://www.amazon.com/99-Darkest-Pieces-Classical-Music/dp/B0048NUUS2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313432737&sr=8-1)

    99 Chillout Classics (http://www.amazon.com/99-Must-Have-Chillout-Classics/dp/B0051QU0M6/ref=pd_sim_dmusic_a_5)

    And then they have some which are collections of major pieces by various composers.

  85. all of you need to check out Sea of Bees. Jules is from Sacramento CA, plays dreamy tuneage and has the most dreamy voice. i’ve saw them at least 6 times over the passed 6 months. her album ‘Songs for the Ravens’ is about the girls she’s lost, loved and longed for. check out their new vid for a song called Skinnybone:

  86. My favorites for this summer are:
    Oh land, self titled album
    Washed Out album: “Within and Without”
    Ellie Goulding: song “Lights” remix by Max Gordon
    Freestylers: song “Cracks” (Flux Pavillion Remix”
    Lighthouse Family: song “Ain’t No Sunshsine” (love this cover!)

  87. I listen to whatever my mood dictates but if one is in a dark mood desiring as listen to a hot all gyrl band try Drain STH and especially the song, “I See Right Through You” on their album, “Freaks of Nature”

  88. I listen to whatever my mood dictates but if one is in a dark mood desiring a listen to a hot all gyrl band try Drain STH and especially the song, “I See Right Through You” on their album, “Freaks of Nature”

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