Song of the Day

Song Of The Day: Yann Tiersen – Comptine d’un autre ete, l’apres-midi

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1x1.trans Song Of The Day: Yann Tiersen   Comptine dun autre ete, lapres midi

There are a few standard parental words of advice I think we all wish we’d listened to when we were kids:

1) Wear sunscreen;
2) Write thank you notes;
3) Don’t pick your nose in public; and
4) Practice the piano.
Although #1-3 are super important, this post relates to the fourth. I am on a huge ivory-tickler rampage lately, meaning my ears have been full of American standards like Billy Joel – but the list is currently being topped by a certain European musician. Yann Tiersen is basically rocking my world. The French music-maker has me dreaming of taking up the piano (… and guitar, and xylophone, and accordion… and typewriter) and making a new life as a runaway keyboardist.
A perfect example is his Comptine d’un autre ete, l’apres-midi. The track is 2:21 of beautiful. And it’ll remind you of the epic quality of Amelie. Take a listen. Or 3.

Song of the Day: James – Moving On

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1x1.trans Song of the Day: James   Moving On

You know, it’s funny they ran Britpop nostalgia week a few weeks ago on BBC when there are clearly still some bands from that era going strong. Manic Street Preachers have a new album out this year, Gruff Rhys and Damon Albarn just released solo records and then there’s James. The Manchester band has never really stopped making quality music (save for a few years in the 2000′s) and will have 14th(!) album this year. The lead single is Moving On and has some typical James traits – soaring choruses, uplifting vocals and a wonderful sax bit. It’s enough to get you excited for the new release, which will hopefully be followed by a North American tour. Check it out!

Song of the Day: Kasabian – Ezz Eh

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1x1.trans Song of the Day: Kasabian   Ezz Eh

Hard to believe it’s been a good three years since the last Kasabian record, but it has been that long. The new track is called “Ezz Eh” and as you would imagine, it’s full of words you just want to sing out loud. With it’s electro beats, the track is more reminiscent of earlier Kasabian stuff. Regardless, it is a fun summer track. The new Kasabian record is supposed to take them back to their roots, so that has a lot of people excited. Check it out.

Song of the Day: Temples – The Golden Throne

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1x1.trans Song of the Day: Temples   The Golden Throne

One of the bigger buzz bands emerging from SXSW, Temples have been making steady ground in the music world this year on the grounds of their debut album Sun Structures. The album is basically a field trip back to the 70′s, if the 70′s were reinvented by kids these days. Sure, you can literally list off all the band’s influences as you go through the tracks but the album has a buffet of good tunes. The track The Golden Throne is the catchiest of them all. Featuring massive hooks and a nostalgic kick, it is easily going to one of the tracks I will be putting on all summer.