Song of the Day: Major Lazer feat. Amber Coffman “Get Free”

Browser snafus, traveling and limited data plans are all of my excuses for the ridiculously late Song of the Day post today. Matt and I are saying goodbye to summer at the lake house this weekend with some much needed R&R and family time.  So on the drive down we were listening to one of my favorite new songs that fit the blue moon night perfectly…and I had to share!

Family time awaits so I’ll let the song do it’s thang. 😉 What’s everyone up to this holiday weekend? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Listening!

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Song of the Day: Astronauts, Etc. “Mystery Colors”

Check out this yummy new track from Astronauts, Etc. for today’s Song of the Day and head over to It’s Forever, Kids for some more tunes. Happy Listening!

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“Astronauts, etc.” just released a new single, “Mystery Colors,” which is the first single off their debut EP, “Supermelodic Pulp,” Set for Release on September 8th. The EP will feature a sci-fi music video for each of its five tracks, with a loose narrative tying them together.

“Astronauts, etc.” is the solo project of Anthony Ferraro, a Berkeley student who found electronic music when arthritis prevented him from pursuing a career in classical piano.

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Song of the Day: Joss Stone “The High Road”

I am happily swimming in music these days. Between getting ready for my big opening gig on September 29th and writing for my new project I am a happy girl. So for today’s Song of the Day I wanted to showcase one of my biggest musical inspirations.

Joss Stone is one of my favorite blues/soul artists. The passion and emotion that comes out of her every time she steps up to the mic is beyond inspirational to me. Her style and influence will definitely be showcased along with the fabulous Black Keys, another one of my favorite artists, in my new music.

So for today’s Song of the Day I’m going with her amazing, and of course…soulful, cover of the Broken Bell’s tune, The High Road, off her new project, The Soul Sessions Vol 2. I can’t wait to start playing the new music for you guys!!!

Happy Listening!

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Song of the Day: The XX “Angels”

Ahh The XX. Once again they have delivered a beautiful tune with Angels, the new single off their upcoming album, Coexist, out this September! Romy’s vocals paired with the haunting bass and guitar lines blend to make a passionate love song that only The XX can deliver. Love it!!! So much in fact, this might need to be my next YouTube cover. We will see.

I’m trying out a new restaurant tonight with a girlfriend of mine who’s coming into town, Sfuzzi’s. Pizza, wine, summer patio time and good friends….TGIF!!!!

What’s everyone up to this weekend?

Angels:

Happy Listening!

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Song of the Day: Friendly Fires “Paris”

Happy Friday everyone! The weekends are always so bitter sweet for me. Another week has flown by in my life in a flash, reaffirming the fact that our time is fleeting and we should live every moment to the fullest! But then I tell my self…..it’s Friday! A time to relax, sip a glass of wine and enjoy the company of my hubby. Tonight we’re headed to a “Contemporary Mexican Food” restaurant, Komali, to quench our craving for a little Tex-Mex after our 10 day cleanse. Yes, I owe you guys a post and I’ll deliver on that tomorrow…I promise!!! 😉

I’m in an adventurous mood today. Ready to hop on the next plane to Paris to eat and drink under the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately Dallas and it’s 104 degrees will have to do so instead I’ll settle for a little musical homage to the city of love. So check out today’s Song of the Day, “Paris” by the Friendly Fires.

What’s everyone up to this weekend?

**Side Note: I’ll be opening for Monica at the House of Blues Dallas, September 29th! Tickets went on sale today. If you’re in the area head over to Live Nation and pick up your ticket. I would love to see everyone there!

Happy Listening!

Paris:

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Song of the Day: Frank Ocean “Sweet Life”

I am sooo excited to announce I will be opening for a Grammy Award winning R&B artist, September 29th, at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX! Unfortunately I won’t be able to reveal who the artist is until Monday. So in lieu of  my big announcement I wanted to highlight one of my current R&B favorites for today’s Song of the Day, Frank Ocean.

I was instantly hooked to Ocean’s sound after hearing the ethereal hit Thinking About You [check out my cover here]. Aside from his buttery [yes I just said that] vocals, his melodies and visual lyrics are all the reasons why I love R&B music. His debut studio release, channel ORANGE, has been on rotation in my earbuds all week. So take a listen [or 10] and have a fabulous weekend!

For those of you in the DFW area come hang out with me at the GoodBAMMSho official launch party at the Live Oak Musical Hall and Lounge in Ft. Worth.

Happy Listening!

Sweet Life:

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Song of the Day: Hooray for Earth “True Loves”

Happy Friday everyone! Sadly I have to give the cliche apology for not posting any food blogs in a while…things have been crazy, but definitely in a good way. I have a lot of exciting things happening musically that I can’t wait to share with you guys. I’m currently in the studio with Goode Vibes Music writing, making music and getting ready for a HUGE gig in September [details to come]. I promise though…a simple, delicious, and semi-healthyish tart recipe is in my future this weekend.

Today’s song of the day isn’t a new song, but I love it, so I thought I would post it for your listening enjoyment this beautiful Friday afternoon. It’s big, complex, moving and has that unique sound you can only find coming out of NYC.

Happy listening!

True Loves: 

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Song of the Day: Ellie Goulding “Hanging On”

It’s crazy to think it was just two years ago when I first wrote about British songstress Ellie Goulding. Ever since then I’ve been completely captivated by her unique vocals and refreshing sound. Lights is just now making the radio circuit in the US, two years after it’s release, but Ellie is already on to new music and a new album.

Ellie’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut is definitely heading in a new direction with her cover of Active Child’s track, Hanging On. “Here’s the beginning of my new journey. Enjoy and share responsibly,” Ellie wrote on her Facebook account Tuesday.

At first I wasn’t 100% sold on Tinie Tempah’s rhyme on the track but I’m loving Ellie’s pain stricken vibe throughout the entire song.  Love it, love Ellie, and I’m definitely ready for some new music!! Keep it coming!

Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments field below.

Hanging On (ft. Tinie Tempah):

 

Song of the Day: Grizzly Bear “Sleeping Ute”

Ahhh the boys are back. Grizzly Bear recently released the first track off their follow-up to  the 2009 critically acclaimed album, Veckatimest. The currently untitled record is set for a September 18th release on Warp Records, followed by an international tour.

In typical Grizzly Bear style the track meshes together hard hitting drum beats, Daniel Rossen’s signature guitar playing, and the always dynamic vocals that lace perfectly in-between the multiple layers of music. I can’t wait for the new album. Now if they’ll just add a Dallas date to their tour I’ll be set!

I hope everyone made it through the mid-week 4th of July festivities. Check out the new track and have a great weekend!

Sleeping Ute:

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Song of the Day: Kimbra “Settle Down” + Bonus Track

Alright I’m officially ashamed. Yes, probably the biggest song of the summer, Gotye’s Somebody that I Used to Know, has been out for quite some time, but I just recently took the time to research the female vocalist on the track. Much to my pleasant surprise the artist singing through my headphones is an uber talented vocalist, songwriter and completely captivating to watch onscreen.

The New Zealand native has been writing music since she was a kid (literally) and recently released her debut album in the states this May. Her first single off Vows was written when Kimbra was just 16 years old. Featuring unique layers of vocal harmonies and catchy drum beats Settle Down, better yet, Vows is a refreshingly different and completely fun album. The most impressive thing about Settle Down is watching her perform it live [check out the video below]. Needless to say I’m completely captivated, blown-away and have been listening to her music non-stop ever since.

Check out two of my favorite tracks off the album, Settle Down and Cameo Lover, and quickly run to get the rest of her music. She’s currently touring the US and will be landing in Texas with Gotye in the fall so check her out if she comes to your town.

Settle Down:

Cameo Lover:

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