Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Deelay Ceelay

August 19th, 2009

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Deelay Ceelay is a Portland, Oregon collaboration between videographer/musician Chris Lael Larson and percussionist Delaney Kelly. Together they combine live instrumentation with synced, projected visuals. The duo has had their work appearing at the Berkeley Museum of Art, the Portland Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, the Experimental Media & Movement Arts Lab, PICA, and the Northwest Film Center.

Note: Please don’t try to buy their album because its not for sale, instead download it here for free.

Deelay Ceelay – No Vex

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Deelay Ceelay – Tea Drinker

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Deelay Ceelay – The Deelay Ceelay Natural Anthem

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Deelay Ceelay – Speak Eagle

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Songs for Singing + Loch Lomond

August 17th, 2009

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Loch Lomond via SongsForEating&Drinking
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Loch Lomond via SongsForEating&Drinking

Loch Lomond, a stunning effortless combination of symphonic chamber pop with raw, melodic acrobatics, employs the use of harmonic vocals, mandolin, theremin, bass clarinet, and other percussion minutia to foil the fascinating voice of lead singer/multi-instrumentalist Ritchie Young. Just the power and range of his voice was enough to lure me into the music.

Songs for Singing + The Sounds

July 16th, 2009

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Since all of the previous Songs for Singing have had male vocals, it was time for a change. For those who haven’t heard this band before, let me introduce to you The Sounds, an alternative rock group formed in Helsingborg, Sweden in 1999. The band consists of Maja Ivarsson (vocals), Felix Rodriguez (guitar), Johan Bengtsson (bass), Jesper Anderberg (keyboards) and Fredrik Nillson (drums). They have released three albums from 2002 to 2009: Living in America, Dying to Say This to You and Crossing The Rubicon respectively.

They are truly an amazing group but may not be for everyone; only one way to find out, turn up your sound!

The Sounds – Midnight Sun

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The Sounds – No One Sleeps When I’m Awake

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The Sounds – Painted By Numbers (From Dying To Say This To You Album)

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Heist Series: Brouges + Amsterdam + Las Vegas + Lake Como

June 26th, 2009

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Brouges – A Shawn Lee Heist

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Amsterdam – A David Holmes Heist

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Las Vegas – A David Holmes Heist

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Lake Como – A Piero Umiliani Heist

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With absolutely beautiful typography and imagery of these mixes, you can’t go wrong. Introducing to you four outstanding mixes by Brian Gossett. The best part about these is that they’re literally heist related tunes from heist scenes in random movies.

All of these mixes are available for listening or free download at Brian’s website.
View more information and thoughts behind the mixes at Brian Gossett

Songs for Singing + Passenger

May 6th, 2009

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More than once I’ve been tempted to put this band in a Songs for Singing post but kept putting it off for a reason. Some bands you almost just want to keep to yourself, but this one–from the first time I heard them–fits Songs for Singing much too well to not share. So here we are, Songs for Singing and Passenger.

The band is based out of Brighton, UK which definitely contributes to why these guys are amazing. Mike Rosenberg leads the band by singing very quirky, poppy, sensitive songs telling humorous stories of wasted lives and stalking. These are great songs to work and sing to so hit the jump and turn up your volume!

Passenger – Table for One

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Passenger – Do What You Like

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Passenger – Night Vision Binoculars / Walk You Home

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Passenger – Things You’ve Never Done

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Songs for Singing + Empire of the Sun

March 27th, 2009

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Empire of the Sun » We Are the People
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Empire of the Sun » Walking on a Dream

Without a doubt, Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream is one of the most intriguing and inspirational albums I’ve heard in the past two years. From the start of this post till now, I’ve listened to ‘We Are The People’ three times. Their dreamy electro pop style is extremely catchy; check out their videos below. Simply amazing outfits and sets–very culturally influenced.

Keep in mind these are Songs for Singing so turn up your volume and start singing!

Songs for Singing + Head Like A Kite

March 2nd, 2009

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Head Like A Kite is Dave Einmo, joined by drummer Trent Moorman, and in the studio by a cast of musical friends. Their combined efforts result in a blend of progressive, instrumental, poppy electronic music. Head Like A Kite debuted in 2006 with the Pattern 25 release, Random Portraits of the Home Movie, an album built from samples of Super-8 home movies from the 70′s. What a great band to add to the Songs for Singing collection, check out a song and live performance below.

Head Like A Kite – No Ordinary Caveman

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Images via Head Like A Kite and Video via Songs for Eating and Drinking.

Songs for Singing + Francis and the Lights

February 19th, 2009



Francis and the Lights. There really isn’t much background information on this band which is great, because it leaves it up in the air as to how the band was started. Deciding whether or not they were very good was hard at first. There is so much energy being pushed out by the dancing that its hard to listen to the music. Every move to the beat is as if he is conducting the whole video.

Sure this artist may border the line of songs for singing, but it fits greatly with the new and fresh songs that I intend to group into the Songs for Singing category. The Bottom line: Francis and the Lights is intriguing. Their 80′s, Prince, Soul sounding music simply rocks. Check out some more of their songs on Muxtape.

Francis and the Lights – Striking

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Francis and the Lights – A Modern Promise

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Songs for Singing + Bon Iver

January 18th, 2009


Note: Everybody likes great music––I’ve been gathering a lot of new music lately and have some great songs to share. I will be putting these songs in future posts with a “songs for singing” tag so they can be searched.

Bon Iver (pronounced: bohn eevair; French for “good winter”) is a greeting, a celebration and a sentiment. It is a new statement of an artist moving on and establishing the groundwork for a lasting career. He––Justin Vernon, the head of the band––is also one of my favorite musicians/singers because of his uniqueness in vocals and the vocal range he uses.

Vernon’s music was recorded while living in a remote cabin in the woods of Northern Wisconsin for three months and slowly began to fill his days with twelve-hours of recording music. The end result of his attempts is his current album, ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’. The beauty of Vernon’s music is that he uses old recording equipment, giving it a crisp and raw feel that really makes the music what it is—edgy, awesome, and relaxing.

Check out Vernon’s new EP on the band’s website here.

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Bon Iver – Flume
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Bon Iver – Lump Sum

Burdhaus

November 11th, 2008

Everyone likes birds and houses. The reasons why are simple. Birds fly around; humans wish they could fly, houses provide shelter; humans live inside.

If you like birds and houses then you’ll like Burdhaus. Burdhaus is a combined musical effort between Shaun Tinney and Erin Kurtz of Substance, Inc. Keep yourself posted on new samples or songs at createvolution.com

Burdhaus – Falling Through

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Cataldo

August 25th, 2008

Keeping very busy lately and letting music collect dust in my iTunes Library. I have a few songs here from Cataldo. I’m not sure how to describe the music besides having a touch of a poppy and acoustic feel. His new album Signal Flare, is out though and available on iTunes and through the Cataldo website.

Cataldo – Tremble But Not Talk (From Signal Flare Album)

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Cataldo – My Heart Is Calling/Following (From Signal Flare Album)

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Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes

August 10th, 2008

There are music artists that you can listen to everyday, three times a day. Santogold is one of those artists that has such an awesome voice and puts out great tracks. One of my favorite songs of hers is L.E.S. Artistes.

I found the music video to the song on youtube and posted it below. The video is driven by one of her life experiences, giving it such a personal feel. I also have posted another song below to listen to when the video has finished.
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Santogold – Lights Out (From the Santogold Album)

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