Marina and the Diamonds – Shampain

Marina has a new video out. For site visitors who know me, Marina’s music may seem a bit off the spectrum of what I usually listen to. Well, you’re right, but look at her, she’s smoking hot! Also, she writes her own music, as far as I know, and I respect that. So yes, it’s quite poppy, but I don’t mind watching and listening. She’s got a pretty cool voice as well. So enjoy!

Familjen

I just returned from a 20 day trip to Sweden, ja! It was good fun, I was coaching some young wakeboarders. That’s what I do for a living, which has its perks.

While there, I was introduced to some more Swedish music. This band is called Familjen, and they make good stuff! How’s that for an intro? The first song has a pretty crazy awesome video. It is called Det snurrar i min skalle or It spins my head.

Next, there is no video for this song yet, but it’s also super happy good times. This one is called Det var jag or It was I.

Radical Face – Welcome Home, Son

Thank you Pandora for playing this song for me! It’s my instant new favorite. I think it may have come on while my Fleet Foxes station was going, not sure. I had a big quick mix going and this song popped up and just perked my ears up. Give it a listen, turn it up! I love when this happens! I just remembered it was the Beirut station, nice!

Happy Mother’s Day from John Lennon, Danzig, and Pink Floyd

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Mothers out there! Here is a trio of songs entitled Mother. The Pink Floyd video is from a VHS but has sound dubbed over the top from the live concert CD, so the sound quality is great, but the sync gets off a bit. Enjoy!

OK Go Videos

OK Go makes some of the best music videos around. So here they are!

Here is their latest video for This Too Shall Pass. It features an awesome Rube Goldberg device that lasts the length of the entire video. Enjoy!

Next is probably their most seen video for Here it Goes Again. Yes, it is the treadmill video.

And finally, this is my favorite video and song of theirs. May I present to you A Million Ways.


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Caribou

Caribou - AndorraCaribou is the brainchild of Daniel Snaith. Andorra is his latest release in 2007. His music has a sound to it most similar to 60’s and early 70’s pop music, but with a weird kind of trippy twist. It’s hard to describe. My usual player that I would have on the right side isn’t there because the album isn’t available on Lala yet, blast! You can preview the album on Amazon by clicking here, or on iTunes here.

I saw Caribou live in Orlando at The Social in 2008, and they were fantastic. They perform with two drum sets on stage. At times when the songs built up progressively, Snaith, sat down at the second drum set, got all ready, and then unleashed on the drums in concert with the main drummer. I’m not sure who that was, because Snaith records the albums in his studio by himself, then tours with a band.

Anyway, the album is incredible, and most likely different than any you may have heard before. Check it out at those links above, and watch these videos.

First is the album’s opening track, Melody Day. This one has a real strong 60’s pop feel to it. Speaking of melody, you may notice that he recorded his vocals on the same pitch four times I believe. That gives it a cool feel.

Next is Irene, the second-to-last track on the album. This one has a kind of low-battery-Walkman sound to it with the pitch wavering a bit. The synthesized drum beat and quiet vocals give the song a real light breezy feel that often sends chills down my back.

And here is the final track, Niobe. The album gradually escapes anything normal, and ends on this track. I love it. I can’t quite put my finger on why it is so great. The best activity to do during this song is spacing out I believe.

Now, if you’re still with me, and find yourself loving this music, like I do, here is a bonus little mini documentary. Daniel talks about some of his inspiration and recording methods for the album. It’s pretty cool stuff.