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.
Sunday June 29th, 2014 13:17 Gregory Alan Isakov: She Always Takes It Black
Here’s a lonely little number for all that are having themselves a melancholy Sunday. Chin up and remember, there’s always tomorrow.
Tuesday June 24th, 2014 20:51 First Aid Kit: The Bell
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.
Monday June 23rd, 2014 10:31 PAPA: I’m Not Sorry
Thanks to PAPA’s newest song “I’m Not Sorry,” what should be a semi gloomy day (the end of that game last night… the taste of victory was on our tongues!) is shaping up to be the chillest of Mondays. Check it out below… oh and I believe that we will win.
Thursday June 19th, 2014 19:44 Watsky: Whoa Whoa Whoa
This Watsky jam was the sole reason I made it through my workout today. It’s just too damn hot in Boston… that being said, I’d rather die than see snow flakes falling from the sky again. Check out “Whoa Whoa Whoa” below.
Wednesday June 18th, 2014 23:01 A.K. Paul & Nao: So Good
I’m getting through the heat with this song featuring Nao, a newcomer based in London, which is the debut release from A.K. Paul, who produced the track, and often collaborates with his brother, the elusive Jai Paul.
Tuesday June 17th, 2014 22:52 Dilated Peoples: Good As Gone
Dilated Peoples reunite on this DJ Premier produced track, their first release since 2006. This is the first single off their album set to drop August 12th on Rhymesayers, titled Directors of Photography .
Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 18:13 Reuben And The Dark: Bow And Arrow
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.