Wunder Wunder: Coastline

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I have yet to see the ocean this summer, which is a travesty by definition. Luckily for me, Wunder Wunder’s upbeat “Coastline” is a close second to the real deal. I can almost feel the warm sand beneath my feet… but alas it’s just the road salt embedded in my rug after such a brutal winter. Where’s that vacuum at…

Bon Iver: Heavenly Father

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Zach Braff’s first directorial effort Garden State blew my mind as a high school junior back in 2004. Everything from the overwhelming melancholic feel of the film to Natalie Portman’s amazing performance that left me lusting after a pathological lying epileptic struck a chord with little 17 year old me. But my favorite aspect of the movie wasn’t any one performance or scene, it was the soundtrack. In addition to perfectly complimenting the story and feel of the movie, it introduced me to a world of music I never knew existed outside of the radio. I’ll never forget desperately waiting for the credits to close so I could find out who sang the final song that played as Braff and Portman reunited in the airport for a kiss (the song was “Let Go” by Frou Frou, and I still love it to this day). I expect Braff’s new movie Wish I Was Here to be no less incredible if judging by this new track from Bon Iver written for the film. Such a moving song. Check out Heavenly Father below.

First Aid Kit: The Bell

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First Aid Kit’s follow up to 2010’s hit The Lion’s Roar is finally upon us, and it’s a real doozie. Boasting a beefier sound than that of their debut, the girls hit all the right notes on Stay Gold. Check out my favorite song (so far) below, and be sure to give this fantastic album a listen here! Chow.

Reuben And The Dark: Bow And Arrow

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Before yesterday I had no idea who you were Reuban And The Dark, but as of today consider me a fan. Mere seconds into the opening song off of these guys’ new LP Funeral Sky, I knew it wouldn’t be my last listen. Sure enough, I spent the entire workday repeat listening. I’ll let the thing speak for itself… Check out “Bow And Arrow” below.

Owen Pallet: Chorale

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Forgive me if this blurb is a bit senseless as I just returned from my five year college reunion and can’t quite focus on much of anything. Given my current headache, I immediately sought out some relaxing string heavy tunes when I fired up Spotify this morning. Luckily for me, strings mastermind Owen Pallet just dropped a new album. Check out “Chorale” below.

Sylvan Esso: Coffee (MS MR Remix)

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Sylvan Esso’s excellent song “Coffee” has been ruling my brainwaves all week. Man, those last 2 minutes are just the ultimate payoff. In an effort to further showcase said song’s greatness, take a listen to this interesting remixed version. Get up, get down.