Song of the Day: Unsteady by X Ambassadors

Music is at its best when the lyrics and the actual notes can instantly stir up emotions. Maybe I am just more in tune to songs/feelings/sentiments at certain times in life, but Unsteady by X Ambassadors is the tune that makes me stop every time I hear it. X Ambassadors recently hit mainstream media when their song “Renegade” was featured in a Jeep commercial. I got to see them in concert a few months ago and was really entertained and amazed watching the blind Casey Harris play keyboard.  Renegade is a catchy song and even after all these months I still … Continue reading Song of the Day: Unsteady by X Ambassadors

Cool Tune Tuesday- A Taste of Silver – UTRB

I can’t work when it is quiet so constantly have something playing, listening to music all day long. Every once in awhile a song instantly grabs my attention and I stop working and see who it is.  That happened just now with  A Taste of Silver by the band Until the Ribbon Breaks. I immediately listened to it 5 times in a row and sought out their other stuff, which I equally like. It’s techno club with a shade of blues and the result is sexy and hypnotic. Watch the video here. Also check this out:  Revolution Indifference Until the Ribbon … Continue reading Cool Tune Tuesday- A Taste of Silver – UTRB

Track of the Day: Sedona by Houndmouth

So apparently there is a genre of music called “alternative country” and I guess I like it, since I dig this band, straight from the musical mecca that is Indiana.  They just released their first album called Little Neon Limelight and Sedona is their first single. Enjoy. Watch the video here. Houndmouth: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE | Order Little Neon Limelight on Itunes   Continue reading Track of the Day: Sedona by Houndmouth

Track of the Day: Ready by Kodaline

Who’s ready for the weekend?  Who’s ready to not be at work?  ME! ME! ME! Today’s track of the day comes from Irish rockers Kodaline.  I first heard them in 2012 when their song “All I Want” hit the British charts.  The video (s)  made me cry and the song was eventually featured in Google’s 2012 Year In Review (which is a wicked cool thing I had no idea they did and worth a watch just for the sake of “Hey I Forgot that happened”).  Their songs have a aching hopefulness to them and that appeals to me, and makes me … Continue reading Track of the Day: Ready by Kodaline

Track of the Day: The Ground Walks with Time in a Box by Modest Mouse

After taking 8 years off, Modest Mouse is back, releasing Stranger to Ourselves last week.  They have such a distinctive sound, thanks to lead singer Issac’s Brock voice which is at once stilty and  smooth.  And while the first two singles that were released are classic Modest Mouse, I like this one because it is a bit funkier with this great base line with echos of Howard Jones in there. Watch the video here. Modest Mouse: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE | buy “Stranger to Ourselves” on iTunes   Continue reading Track of the Day: The Ground Walks with Time in a Box by Modest Mouse

Track of the Day: 5 Years Time by Noah and the Whale

This is not a new song, but every once in awhile you need to hear a happy go-lucky song with a ukele.  And as someone with an active imagination I really appreciate the lines: Although maybe all these moments are just in my head I’ll be thinking ‘bout them as I’m lying in bed And all that I believe, it might not even come true But in my mind I’m havin’ a pretty good time with you. NOAH AND THE WHALE: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE | buy “Heart of No where” on iTunes Continue reading Track of the Day: 5 Years Time by Noah and the Whale