Archive for ‘Music’

April 17, 2012

Portlandia + Owl City (How Indie!)

by Jillian Douglas

So for a while I’ve been enjoying this lovely image as my wallpaper:

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Catnap! From Portlandia!
It’s the best thing ever. (Will be replaced within a week, however, as you know how my Desktop ADD goes). There’s actually a whole bunch of wallpapers for all you Portlandia fans, done by different artists (“Catnap” is by Nate Duval).

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“Feminist Book Store” is my new one… created by Methane Studios, Mark McDevitt.

This makes me so happy.

I also have a bit of lovely music for you! Adam Young (of Owl City) released a new track (or perhaps it was prematurely released? I have no idea). Anyways, enjoy Dementia here on First Listen. (Does anybody else love Owl City as much as I do? And Adam Young just seems like a spectacular man, introverted and always dreaming).

February 22, 2012

Love Is Making Its Way Back Home

by Jillian Douglas

A fabulous, fabulous song by Josh Ritter set to an even more fabulous music video… made with over 12,000 pieces of construction paper. You must watch (and hear)!

“Love is Making Its Way Back Home” is a single off of Ritter’s new album, Bringing in the Darlings, which came out yesterday. In addition to this, he set up an Etsy shop featuring screenprint posters of frames from the video!

I can’t wait to hear more of Ritter’s new album… I bet the indie world is giddy about this one!

Found via the Etsy blog.

February 20, 2012

winter’s here

by adandelionchild

do yourselves all a favor and listen to this gem. please and thank you.

 

P.S. I will be sharing my obsession with one of these artists as soon as I get a chance, but this amazing little collaboration can’t wait until I have that moment.

February 10, 2012

Sweethearts

by Jillian Douglas

I’m so, so excited to share this with you! One of my favorite musicians, Priscilla Ahn, has put together a collaboration with Charlie Wadhams for Valentine’s Day called the Sweethearts EP. And it’s free! I’m listening to it right now and it’s so soft, pretty, and full of lovely ideas and harmonies.

If you don’t check it out I will probably be found in a corner crying on your behalf.

They even put one of the songs, Dear Sweetheart, to retro home videos of Charlie Wadham’s own grandparents.

There’s just something about old-school recordings that makes me sentimental.

Sigh.

…Wasn’t that just gorgeous?

So seriously, download this and be happy for the rest of your life.

In other news, here’s some more fun clicks:

the Anthropologist (brought to you by Anthropologie) showcases Jim Deneven’s unique art form and his experience.

Amaze someone with a handmade Scratch-Off Photo Valentine! Learn how over at Photojojo.

A simple way to spruce up your space: a super-cute Valentine’s Day garland DIY project via HelloBee!

January 27, 2012

goodnight, my angel

by adandelionchild

sometimes songs just make you wanna cry, but when they’re this beautiful, you just let the tears flow and thank God they were written:

December 11, 2011

Sing Loud and Clear for All to Hear

by Jillian Douglas

Couple of days ago Ashley and I actually got to see eachother again (!) for once… at such a busy time of the year with school, work, and every single other excuse in the book, we hardly get to see each other anymore. But nonetheless! We were immediately brought back to the good ol’ days.

Amongst other things, a playlist was created!

To be shared! With people full of wonder for this festive, cheerful season!

We created it on spotify. If you have a facebook account, it’s pretty simple to sign up with that and listen to some good stuffs.

Just click this link!:

http://open.spotify.com/user/129344477/playlist/2Qgo5pTVwBP3jUpgw30qK9

 

For you lazy bums who aren’t going to download Spotify for this wonderful gem of Christmas music awesomeness, here’s a Youtube video of (by far) my most favoritest Christmas song I discovered this year, thanks to Anthropologie… White Winter Hymnal by the Fleet Foxes.

 

And my favorite song just discovered last year, Silent Night by Priscilla Ahn. It’s simply breathtaking.

What are your favorite Christmas songs? Do you prefer traditional versions, or new covers? Anything you would suggest to Ashley and me?

November 30, 2011

Coconut Records

by Jillian Douglas

If there is anything Ashley and I frequently disagree on, it’s music. You might have read about it here. It’s a constant struggle between the preppy pop (Ashley) and the weird alternative (me). The few artists we both admire are held sacred in the JJ&Good Treasury of Good Music. They are quite rare.

In saying that, I have no idea how she’s going to react to this gem of musical bliss I found on the interwebs today: Jason Schwartzman’s personal project, Coconut Records.

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Who’s that guy, you ask? He starred as Gideon in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Ash in Fantastic Mr. Fox, two of my favorite movies (ohmygosh,they’resogood;stopwhatyou’redoingandwatchthemrightnow). He’s pretty famous. You should google him).

Coconut Records’ music is eclectic but mostly technopop with obscure lyrics that don’t always make sense (as is with every other indie band. hehe). His videos are even better… check this one out!

Tee hee. I love it. I love it so much.

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So be on the look out for Coconut Records’ new album Davy, in stores January 20th!

Yay for indie music!

October 19, 2011

Them There Eyes

by adandelionchild

I dare you not to dance. I DARE YOU.

Also, this song instantly felt like a perfect Meg Ryan rom-com soundtrack piece. Am I right? It’s just got that feeling, like you can picture her walking down some sunny street or sipping coffee and dancing with herself in her kitchen to this song.