Friday, March 26, 2010

I HEARD IT: Top Tunes of March

Now that March is almost over, I shall reminisce about the music I enjoyed during this gloriously warm month.

Vampire Weekend - Giving up the Gun
Seriously, one of my favourite songs right now. VW's new album
Contra is amazing. They not only matched my expectations, but exceeded them with this album. All the hype surrounding it before it's release was not unfounded. Vampire Weekend is a band for the record books.

The reason I love 'Giving Up the Gun' is the layers in the song. There are so many different instrumental elements that compliment each other, rather than compete. The most profound instrument in the song is Ezra's voice. It is in a league of it's own.

Oh, and Jake Gyllenhaal is in the music video. Another reason to love the song.

The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning
Nothing new about these guys. Being one of the most influential bands of the 60's, you've probably heard it all before, but it never hurts to hear it again.

Phoenix - Rome
Great song from a great band. These Frenchies know where music is at. Love 'em!

The Soft Pack - C'mon
Originally deemed The Muslims and hailing from San Diego, I have a special place in my heart for, as they are now called, The Soft Pack. We saw them play last year in Toronto; they put on a pretty good set, despite having a lack-luster crowd. After the show, we chilled with them for a bit and now they are our Facebook friends. They are playing in Toronto again on April 7th, so go check them out! And check out this song! You can't help tapping your foot to this one....

The Clash - London Calling
This song never gets old. Never. And I am hereby declaring it the theme song for when we go to London, England in May.

Franz Ferdinand
- Take Me Out
Another semi-oldie, but a real-goodie.
Such a stellar beat. I'm thinking this will be the theme song for when we visit Glasgow in May, Franz's home city.

The Hives - Tick Tick Boom
Why are the Swedish so cool? Thinking backwards, why are The Hives so cool? Because they're Swedish! Oh, and because they have smooth style in their signature black and white suits. And finally, because they are giants in the video for Tick Tick Boom. I've posted enough. Look it up if you want to see it. It's worth it!

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