Friday, February 28, 2014

Morning Phase by Beck

If all of the tracks were currently available online, I'd post every single song from Beck's brand new album Morning Phase but, luckily, because I absolutely love every track, these two (2) songs will do just fine for now. I'm sure I'll post more later.

This man can do no wrong. I can't wait to see him on SNL tomorrow night & I'm even more excited to see him for my 4th (or 5th?) time at Coachella in April!

P.S. Happy 20 YEAR anniversary to 1 of my top favorite Beck albums ever, Mellow Gold! It's CRAZY that it's already been 20 years yet Beck is still at the top of his game! I'm not surprised. I'm just impressed. I love him so :)

Majestically beautiful doesn't even begin to describe this one...

Waking Light on Morning Phase...there might be a theme going on here!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Another Story by The Head and the Heart

It's not entirely clear whether or not the 2 girls in this video are romantically involved or simply best friends but it doesn't matter.

Another beautiful song & video from The Head and the Heart...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Christmas Fucking Miracle by Run The Jewels = El-P + Killer Mike

There's nothing like a little quality gangsta rap to help get me through a long day in the office!!

I'm a huge fan of this collaboration!

Monday, February 24, 2014

I Need My Girl by The National

The National's timing couldn't have been more perfect when they released the official, new video for I Need My Girl on Valentine's Day the Friday before last. It makes me want to slow dance with my man :)

It also makes me want to go see The National & Portugal, The Man at Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday 4/25 (2 weeks after Coachella). If anyone has an extra ticket, please let me know!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Klapp Klapp by Little Dragon (BRAND NEW!!!)

It's a very happy Valentine's Day indeed because Little Dragon announced their new album Nabuma Rubberband (whatever that means!) will be released on 5/13/14! They also released the 1st single (along with the official music video) from the album!

I can't wait to see LD again at Coachella in April! They're UNREAL live & Yukimi is INCREDIBLE!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Halls of Columbia by Pickwick

Ever since I saw Pickwick live at The Echo in early March 2013, I've been a huge fan & they just keep getting better...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Moon Song (from the film HER) by Karen O & Ezra Koenig

I love this song, this film & Karen O all SO much! They might as well give Karen O the Oscar for Best Original Song right now! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bill Murray by Phantogram (NEW!)

Phantogram has a new slow jam & that jam is called Bill Murray.

Only 1 more week until the new album officially drops!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

My Morning Jacket's One Big Holiday at Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico - 1/26-1/30/14

My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday at the new Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico was THE most uniquely fabulous & amazing concert-going experience of my life!!! And I like to think that’s saying a lot because I have been to a LOT of concerts & festivals! MMJ’s three 2 ½+ hour performances on Sunday, Monday & Wednesday were my 13th through 15th MMJ shows ever & I'm already so stoked for #16 & beyond! 

I went to Mexico thinking I was a diehard My Morning Jacket fan but it turns out I'm currently only SOMEWHAT diehard (although I think attending OBH definitely kicks me up a few notches! Lol!). Every single person who attended OBH was super friendly & approachable. All you’d have to do is catch eyes with someone as you passed one another on a path around the resort & somehow you’d start chatting with that person about where you both were from & raving about how fantastic the resort/shows/MMJ/fans were. I think my roomies & I met at least 1/2 the people at the resort & I'm certain we made some new lifelong friends. 

Getting to combine a tropical/beachy/fruity drinks/waterslide/poolside/sunny Mexican resort vacation experience with some of the best My Morning Jacket (& Flaming Lips!) shows I've ever seen was PURE HEAVEN & the all-inclusive everything feature was pretty unbelievable. Also, I must note that MMJ’s Tuesday night dance party (DJed exclusively by MMJ’s drummer, Patrick Hallahan) was THE most fun & wild dance party pretty much ever! It was only scheduled to last from 1-2:30pm but, at 4am, the party was STILL going strong! One of my favorite moments of the trip was dancing like an idiot with all my (new & old) friends to classic tracks to which we all knew the words by artists like Outkast, Snoop Dogg, Harry Belafonte (shake, shake, shake, senora…work the body line!), Beyonce, Sublime, Talking Heads, etc.

I loved every single second of my MMJ’s One Big Holiday experience & I'm already saving up for next year! I can't stop daydreaming about My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday! Take me back, POR FAVOR!

MY MORNING JACKET covering Bruce Springsteen’s Hungry Heart on Night 1 – 1/26/14

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Performing Corina, Corina on Night 2 – 1/27/14

MY MORNING JACKET Performing Off The Record on Night 2 – 1/27/14

Mariachi El Bronx on Night 3 – 1/28/14

Flaming Lips Performing W.A.N.D. on Night 3 – 1/28/14

Flaming Lips Performing She Don't Use Jelly on Night 3 – 1/28/14

Jim James Performing Those Gambler's Blues w/Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Night 4 – 1/29/14

MY MORNING JACKET rockin’ the f*ck out on Night 4 – 1/29/14

My Morning Jacket Performing Wordless Chorus on Night 4 – 1/29/14

My Morning Jacket & Wayne Coyne Covering George Harrison’s Isn't It A Pity on Night 4 – 1/29/14 – When I chatted with Wayne Coyne on the beach earlier that day (prior to taking 1 of my now most cherished photos!), I asked if I’d see him at the final show that night & he said he was pretty sure he was going to cover Isn't It A Pity with MMJ. I then proceeded to tell everyone who would listen about the treat we were in for & felt proud to have been given the inside scoop by Wayne himself J J