Losing You

Why yes. This is Beyonce’s little sister. Slowed down and electro’ed up. Yet it still retains that wistful strain of a great R&B track. So good job there hipster little sister of Destiny’s Child.

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Skinny Love

The Gaslight Anthem covered Bon Iver’s Skinny Love in order for me to find a version of one of my favorite songs to make Alli listen to without violently breaking anything. Because apparently Justin Vernon’s voice causes that reaction with her.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SYG2TKq07rg]
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Verb Noun

Is it cold and rainy where you are? Do you need something to power through your case of the Mondays? Do you like bands playing in the back of moving trucks? Perfect. This Seedy Seeds song should cover all those bases. It’s like the New Pornographer’s kid brother and his girlfriend decided to write a song, and it turned out surprisingly well.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD1i9cdiNR0]
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Nuclear Seasons

Charli XCX sounds like she gets brunch with Sia and Grimes and is probably dating someone from Odd Future but refuses to call him her boyfriend. This song is has the makings of being a great catchy pop song for the indie-hipster set and a great nostalgic video to go with it.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TGmM2l39LEs]
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Turn On The Lights

Oh Ryan Hemsworth. I’ve been waiting for his debut album for what feels like forever (so about two months) Luckily, he has been a really nice dude and put out a swarm of mixtapes in the intervening period which have lead to some magical discoveries (including Kendrick Lamar, who is currently murdering the non-Taylor Swift album buying population) Long story short, if you are making a mix and looking for a bridge between your dancey electro sounding track and some hip-hop this is your track.

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Heartbeat

This song was the anchor to a roadtrip playlist I made this summer and I still can’t get enough. It doesn’t hurt that Z Berg has the ‘Blondie in 2012’ look going for her with all its cool aura. But seriously. If you are into what Blondie would sound like in today’s music scene, or just cute hipster girls in short dresses and vintage hats sing about this is your JJAMZ. (sorry. had to do it.)

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From Nowhere

Oh Hello. After almost a year of musical writing recess, an inspiring weekend with some really amazing friends has me bitten by the writing bug again.  And so like a butterfly re-emerging into the world, here is the song I’m currently obsessed with.

Starting off with intro music that might have taken from Beirut like a bully taking your lunch money, this song quickly goes more up-tempo. If it isn’t in a car or Apple commercial soon I would be shocked. The video keeps it simple, but also features some pretty sweet dance moves from the guitarist. And if you aren’t looping this song on repeat then you probably don’t want to stick around this blog too long, since this is pretty much the sweet spot of bright poppy indie music I so adore.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYdB3rectmc]
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