Friday, February 27, 2009

"In the Crossfire" - Starsailor

Since starting this blog a couple months ago I've tried to mainly focus on current releases. However, some weeks I struggle to find worthy content to post. Hence, I am going to begin posting songs from time to time that may not necessarily be the newest material, but still probably flew under your radar.

Starsailor is a band that has been a household name in the UK for years, but never achieved the worldwide success of their peers Coldplay, despite having a relatively similar sound. They will be releasing a new album in the weeks ahead, but this song is from their 2006 release. Despite its age I just discovered it yesterday, and I can't get it out of my head. Sure the lyrics are kinda sappy and the sound is a little ballad-y---but when that chorus kicks in, I challenge you to not pump your fists in the air and scream right on cue.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"No You Girls" - Franz Ferdinand

Remember Franz Ferdinand? Remember when you couldn't get enough of the song "Take Me Out"? Remember slap bracelets? Alright I digress. Franz Ferdinand is back after a 4 year hiatus and like a fine wine, they've gotten better with age. This is the first single off their new album appropriately titled "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

"The Fear" - Lily Allen

When pop music is done right, it is very hard to resist. Case in point: Lily Allen. Her music is usually full of catchy beats and cheeky lyrics. She recently released her second album, "It's Not Me It's You", and this is the first single off it. If you're a fan, perhaps you can score some tickets to her sold out show Friday April 17 at the 930.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Nothing to Worry About" - Peter, Bjorn & John

My friend Rick K has been talking these guys up recently. This is the first single off of their forthcoming album, Living Thing, which will be released March 31. Though it sounds pretty different from their 2006 hit "Young Folks", the chorus is very catchy and will be playing in your head long after the song is over. They are going to be playing a show at the 9:30 club May 2.