After a number of years where I was in a bit of a malaise about music, the past year and a half or so has been pretty exciting. I’ve been immersed in music much more so, and have stepped away somewhat from podcasts, which had been my audio of choice for a number of years.
All that said, unlike in college, where music discovery was practically a job, my time’s much more limited now, so I miss things a lot, especially given I don’t listen to the radio at all anymore. So I’m grateful when friends introduce me to music.
Nick Caruso, a college friend who has the best blog name of all time, The Littlest Winslow, has probably placed more good tracks on my heavy rotation playlist than anyone else in the past year or two. The latest came from a post he put up Monday on British band Bastille (who has a triangle in his name, but I’m less likely to put that in than I am the ! in P!nk). It’s a catchy song, with a chorus that vaguely reminds me of some of Andrew McMahon’s output. I’m digging it and look forward to more from them; the same goes for Nick’s blog, which you should like on Facebook and follow along with me.
Meanwhile, another track I tripped across thanks to a post from Harlette LeFleur (of the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut) is the Muse track above, “Madness.” Muse is one of those groups I feel like I know but can’t really place what they’ve done, but with this track, they’ve finally burst onto my radar. I love the way the song builds to the finish, bursting through at the end.
Thanks to both, and share with me in the comments any songs you’re digging right now!
Thanks for the shoutout! Muse have a ton of albums that mostly sound the same…however, The 2nd Law (the album with “Madness”) is probably their most diverse. Also, “Black Holes and Revelations” and “Absolution” are musts for them too, if you haven’t heard them!
I took a quick tour through iTunes last night and I can’t say anything jumped out at me, but this is good stuff – I’ll be sure to check it out!