Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Say that title out loud; it will make you laugh. Or don't, whatever, I don't care about you. But here are some songs for you this Tuesday:

1) "Montana" by Youth Lagoon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbMiHqaE8VE). I am obsessed with Youth Lagoon's album Cannons right now. Seriously, I love all of the songs on this thing...you know I adore me a jam that builds and builds. Anyway, this guy is like 20 or something and I am going to see him soon at the Echo and can't wait.

2) "Elephant Gun" by Beirut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWSz_PAfgNc). This is the first song I ever heard by this band and I fell immediately into intense like with them. I think I told you that I wanted to adapt this dark children's fairytale into a movie and then somehow get Beirut to do the entire score. I still fantasize about doing that. Typically, I am completely annoyed by twee little bands of boys in suspenders making twinkly music on mandolins, but these guys have a BEAUTIFUL sound and incorporate many instruments. Like HORNS. Also I am going to see them tonight at the Greek YAYAYAYYYY!!!

3) "Let Down" by Radiohead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z_NvVMUcG8). Okay, so I have basically had this on repeat since I found out they did a concert at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and became furious that I was not AT IT. Dear Radiohead, can you do that in LA please? Thanks, love, me, Stranger. Anyway, I have loved this song for so long and I am sure you have too.

4) "Baby's Arms" by Kurt Vile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63KB-EJKdyI). I am not over him yet.

5) "La Isla Bonita" by Madonna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqIIW7nxBgc&ob=av2n). Have I done this one already? Jesus JONES, this woman is great. I really loved this dark-haired, Spanish-loving phase of Madge's and the videos that went along with it. I love love spoken word or "rap" sections in lady-pop songs (see Mandy Moore's "Candy," as an example. No, seriously).

PS Bye REM! I was real, real all about you for a while. In fact, I used to kiss my pillow and the doorframe of my bathroom and picture Nick Armes to this song in the seventh grade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_8_LpLqKYA. What?! I considered it a gift that could create such an elaborate romantic scenario in my mind at such a young age.

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