That probably did not make sense but my brain is not making much sense to myself lately either.
Here are some new things that I have been listening to lately to try to help keep me focused.
Edward Sharpe and the Magentic Zeroes - Here
Following up their debut self-titled album featuring the by-now staple song, Home, Edward Sharpe & the Magentic Zeroes have released their possibly even more soulful second album, Here.
Although, nothing can beat this:
Indie? Rock? Pop? Hip Hop?
Indie-Rock-Pop-Hip-Hop? (Now say it five times fast)
Not sure. But I can't stop listening.
Some mystery surrounds this LA quartet, but I recommend downloading their EP for free here!
I had the supreme pleasure of seeing Charlene perform live this week when she opened for these guys, and let me tell you: Girl can rock.
And while you're at it, check out Charlene's friend and fellow University of Michigan alum (seriously, what the hell was that school putting in the water 5 years ago?!), Theo Katzman.
Dude's got soul and funk pouring out of him.
Sara Bareilles - Once Upon Another Time - EP
Produced by Ben Folds, this EP is a small gem. But Sweet As Whole is particularly wonderful in my opinion, though surprising.
I think almost all girls will agree with me.
I have to say, I'm not really 100 % blown away by these guys, but this song has been traveling the radio, movie trailers, etc. circuit, and is definitely a great "anthem of the moment" if that makes sense. And the rest of their EP, Continued Silence, is pretty catchy too.
Regina Spektor - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Her best yet I do believe.
One more just for fun?
Again, nothing earth-shattering, but delightfully catchy!
What have you had on repeat these past few weeks??