I don't post a lot about music because, quite frankly, I feel out of the loop most of the time! I'm trying to figure out a better way to stay in touch with the great music out there. The obscure bands that I might not know about. How do you keep up with good music? I'm thinking of trying out Sirius XM.. do you use that? I've been at a few coffee shops lately that use it and I've really enjoyed being introduced to so many new sounds. Now I just need a better way of tracking down these musicians. I tend to listen to the same albums over and over mostly because I feel overwhelmed with what's out there, and where the heck I should start. I want to broaden my horizons.
One nice thing is word-of-mouth. That is often the best way to find new bands! I follow Ben Gibbard on Twitter (you know, because we're BFFs) and he mentioned First Aid Kit last week. Now don't laugh if I've been living under a rock, but. just. WOW. I'm in love. They just put a new album out this year, The Lion's Roar, and it's breathtaking. If you love 60's folk, you will LOVE them. Their harmonies are incredible. They're sisters from Sweden! And very young. Their Dad even plays in their band! How cool is that? The album is #1 in Sweden right now.
Listen to them.
Although I don't gravitate to hippy styles for myself, I'm quite smitten with their style. The photo at the bottom with the mod dresses seems a bit out of place, they definitely seem at home in their long prairie dresses and big floppy hats.
What new music are you listening to? Please share with me! I need new sounds.
Another band I've been obsessing over after watching Crazy, Stupid, Love (it really surprised me how GOOD that movie is... it is so not a Rom-Com thankfully). The song "Blood" by The Middle East plays at the end of the movie and it took my breath away. I immediately downloaded their albums. They are definitely a must listen.