It's been a while since I've introduced you to some new music on here, and since it's a new year, I thought it was about time. (Don't forget, "new" is such a relative term--so let's just refer to it as "discovered music.")
- Birds of Tokyo
Where would you guess this band is from? You might say Japan, but you'd be wrong--it's Perth, Australia. This band has been making music for ten years, but it was new to me when I heard their song "lanterns" on The Spectrum a few weeks ago, and I've been in love ever since.
Apparently, I'm on an avian kick. Birdy, Birdy, Birdy. Her voice just sounds effortlessly beautiful, I could crank it up and wallow in angst all day long. I would love to see more originals and less covers from Birdy, but even her cover work ain't too shabby.
- Wild Cub
"Thunder Clatter" makes me feel young--but not in the same way that Ke$ha makes me feel young, if that makes sense. It also really makes me want to take a cross-country road trip with Matt and the doodle (I'm tellin' ya, music makes me have a lot of feelings).
- Lord Huron
This is definitely one of my (somewhat) new favorites. I've been listening since sometime last year, but I've listened more and more to his Lonesome Dreams album because it really seems to help me write.
"Doses and Mimosas" is basically my new favorite song. It's not something I would normally like, and the lyrics are a tad bit inappropriate, but I just can't help to sing along.
- Fitz and the Tantrums
Not really a discovery at all, I've been listening for years, but one of their recent songs, "The Walker," is just SO fun, it will lift your spirits and get you started on dance party, wherever you may be.
- Barenaked Ladies
Also, not new AT ALL. But, they've also got some new tunes that have come out in the past six months, and "Odds Are" is just as catchy and fun as "One week," but a helluva lot easier to sing.
These are the songs that have been making the rounds on my playlist lately! I love finding new music, if you have something worth sharing, let me know--whether they're new, old, or obscure, share in the comments the best music that speaks to your soul.