Monday, December 20, 2010

new tunes Tuesday. Round 25. welcome, winter

i discussed with two friends this week their thoughts on winter music. one from here in DC, reaching for the quiet, introspective, somber, snowy. the other soon heading home to Minnesota and longing for time away from the city for endless car rides on wintered prairies, and a simple singer-songwriter accompaniment.

i, too, have retired my summer beats for the similar. i've been leaning heavy on the simple, the chilly, and the pronounced male vocals set against (mostly) beautiful arrangements.

here you have, my winter playlist. (yahoo media player hopefully coming soon!)

1. funeral singers, califone

-2. island IS, volcano choir

-3. deep blue sea, grizzly bear

4. nantes, beirut
5. panthers, wilco
6. temazcal, monsters of folk
7. carolina, m. ward
8. honey and the moon, joseph arthur
9. blue ridge mountains, fleet foxes

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

new tunes Tuesday. Round 24. my boys

following my last post i've decided to give a little nod to (some of) my favorite boys of music.
{soldier jane, beck}
dan boeckner, of wolf parade
{ghost pressure, wolf parade}
jeff tweedy
{heavy metal drummer, jeff tweedy}
and. AND i get to see tweedy live and solo
tonight at the lincoln theater
SO excited