I love music. Always have. I like scouring the web looking for and listening to all the new sounds that artists put out. I'm constantly amazed by it. Here's what this month sounded like for me...
** I never ever EVER steal from artists (bands or authors). Everything posted here is either a free downloaded provided by the artists or from my personal music library**
Two of my "auto-buy" bands released their long awaited albums this month, so I didn't "hunt" for music much this month, since I was consumed by these albums. I thought I would share a few of my favorite tracks from each of them. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
My Morning Jacket actually released "Circuital" May 31st, but that's basically this month. I've loved with this band since their 3rd studio album "Z" released in 2005, and I know it has everything to go with it's front man Jim James. His vocals give me chills... especially when he hits those high notes. I find myself purchasing anything he stars in; from his solo stuff as Yim Yames, to collaborations like The Monsters of Folk or Dark Was the Night. Yeah, I'm a big fan. And since it's about 3 years between album releases for them, I've been anxious for this one for a little bit. Here are a few of the tracks I find myself playing over and over.
"Outta My System"
"You Wanna Freak Out"
"Holdin on to Black Metal"
Bon Iver holds a special place in my heart... and its not just because I have major fan girl crush on the lead singer Justin Vernon. I swear that's not it. His vocals give me chills, and the unique instruments and sounds you hear while running through an album blow me away. He's another artist who I "watch" (in a non creepy way... kinda) and I swoop up everything with him it, from Volcano Choir to singles off the "New Moon" soundtrack. I devour them all. I don't think there's anything else like them out there. This album is meant to be heard from start to finish, but here are a few of my favorites from their latest.
And because I couldn't just bring up JV, and not flash his amazing mug around, here are some shots for your viewing pleasure.