A sampling of what I have in my headphones right now.
James Mercer (of The Shins) and Danger Mouse return with the next bit of music from their outstanding Broken Bells project. It may be a small thing, but I just love the “aaaaah-oooohs” in the background around 1:20. These guys know how to make music.
This is from a band I just discovered and will be looking into a little more. This one actually comes with a free download too. Check out Great Good Fine Ok.
For the indie folk fans out there, don’t miss The Head and the Heart’s “Another Story”.
I don’t fall for pop songs like this very often, but Sia, with help from the amazing vocals of The Weeknd, makes an absolute gem for The Hunger Games. There’s a few good tracks on the soundtrack, but this one really jumps out.
You really shouldn’t miss the new Arctic Monkeys album. And this is the track I keep playing over and over.
The Smith Westerns have really grown on me slowly. It took me a few listens, but I’m really digging this.
Painted Palms are another brand new discovery. Really like the energy.
Washed Out, most famous for being the artist behind the Portlandia theme song, made some pretty great tracks for their new album. Like this one.