Oct 16, 2012

Tunesday: Videos

Today, I just want to share some spectacular "music videos" that I have been loving lately.  I say "music videos" because it reminds me of MTV, but this really like the YouTube of MTV, which for music loving folks like myself, is much better.

Of Monsters & Men - Mountain Sound
This video was featured on the Bonnaroo365 channel.  Oh Bonnaroo, the gift that keeps on giving.  I have so much love for this band.  

Royal Teeth - Wild
It's rare that a song will capture me from the first time I hear it.  I heard this song on the radio one day (AltNation on XM) and even the kids were asking me to keep it on.  I wonder what brand will snatch it up for a commercial first?

Matt and Kim - Let's Go
When I heard Matt & Kim created their music video for Let's Go with Funny or Die, I knew it would be gold.  It's those awkward family photos set to music.  You have to love a duo that doesn't take themselves too seriously...or at all.

Let's Go from Matt and Kim      

New this week...

A Fine Frenzy - Avalanches
This is one of my all-time favorite artists.  I have been over-the-moon for this girl's style since her first record so I'm so glad to see that this album sounds more like that original.  Her second album was fun, but she seems more at home in this woodsy scenery.  
Her new album, Pines, is released today.

Smoke and Jackal - No Tell
This really isn't a video, it's just audio, but I wanted to share this pretty exciting new project from Jared Followill of Kings of Leon and Nick Brown of Mona.  I get giddy everytime this song comes on the radio.  It's worth a listen, I promise.
Their album, "EP 1" is also being released today.

Ben Gibbard - Former Lives
Another exciting release today.  The solo album from Death Cab for Cutie (and The Postal Service) frontman, Ben Gibbard.  It's been streaming all over the place for all to hear, but I'm pretty sure after today, you're just going to have to buy it.  But so far, I can say, I love it.  Perhaps a review is in order...

One last video...

St Vincent and Andrew Bird - Black Rainbow
This is a video of one of those very unfair private sessions with some amazing artist playing a secret little concert for a room of people.  Anyway, what's important is that they captured a crystal-clear recording of this piece of magic.  A collaboration so sublime I can't even take it.  It's such a haunting song and the best part of it has to be how incredibly impromptu it is.  Stick around for the end. 

You will never be the same.

Music is amazing.


deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

i love matt and kim! i recently heard on the radio about 'let's go' being on funny or die. i'll have to check out the video when i have some more free time.

Angi said...

Oooh I love Of Monsters and Men and Ben Gibbard!!! I'm excited to check out the other artists you mentioned, seems like we have pretty similar music tastes!

melanie said...

heart music! I always forget that I can go to you tube for music videos!

Also, I nominated you for a blogger award, check it out!

Melissa said...

Oh frig, Of Monsters and Men, I just adore them so darn much. I'm currently obsessed with that song. I can't FREAKING WAIT to see them next month, they're back in Montreal! :D

I need to keep this post open and listen to all the music you shared. I'm in need of new music like ASAP.

I'm totally listening to that OMAM acoustic while I type this and I just got goosebumps. LOL

Nicole said...

Music IS amazing. And I totally love the idea of this post. Awesome!

And thanks so much for linking up with us!

Melissa said...

You have a great taste in music!

<3 Melissa

Fran said...

Love love love Of Monster and Men

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