Song(s) of the Day: Class Actress “Weekend” & “Keep You”

TGIF!! I am SOOOO excited about this weekend. Sunday I finally get to see my favorite band live, The Black Keys!! Every year Dallas based radio station 102.1 The Edge puts on a mini festival called EdgeFest. In the past the lineup wasn’t really that appealing but this year I’m beyond stoked for the show. Sixteen bands will be playing but I’m the most excited about The Ting Tings, Arctic Monkeys (amazing live), Garbage, Cake, and of course The Black Keys. I’ll be reviewing the show for GoodBammSho so check back early next week for a full report.

For  today’s song of the day I wanted an ode to the weekend so what better song  then “Weekend” by Brooklyn-based (of course) trio Class Actress. I love their album so much that I had to do a special two part Song of the Day with their equally amazing single, “Keep You”.

I love the styling of Indie music these days. The strong female presence and electronic elements blended together with delicious synthpop beats. It’s definitely making me more excited about music then I have been in a while.

Happy Listening!

Weekend:

Keep You:

Who are you jamming out to these days?

Song of the Day: Wild Belle “Keep You”

I love discovering new music. That feeling of stumbling across something fresh and unique, worlds a part from all of the crap being played on the radio right now. Side note: who’s finally installing Sirius in her car today, this girl!!!!

Matt introduced me to this band last week and Keep You has been on rotation every day since. The Chicago-based sibling duo hasn’t been on the scene very long. In fact, they aren’t even signed yet. With two singles released they’re already stirring up the blogosphere as well as concertgoers at last month’s SXSW festival. And yes of course, we didn’t know they were playing…FAIL!

If the psychedelic, reggae sound of Keep You is any indication of whats to come on their debut LP, I’m stoked! Natalie’s tone and vocal transitions  glide over the hodgepodge of beats, including Elliot’s infectious use of the Sax. Now this is how the instrument should be played (take note Gaga and Katy Perry). I’m not hating on the Saxophone, okay maybe a little, I’m just not feeling the corny resurgence we’ve heard in recent pop music.

Enough babbling, you’ve got to check out this tune!

Keep You:

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