A blog about music, bands, trends, and me.
I don’t know what it is, but this video has captured my attention for the past three days. The Shins have been around for as long while and hardly call for basic information to let you know who they are. If you don’t know who they are- shame on you. Go look them up!
They will be releasing their new album Port of Morrow (with this ‘Simple Song’ leading the charge) in 3 days! Go pick it up… I will be.
The song mixed with the video just captures an angst in my soul… a tangle of emotions. I have said this before… family is the source of so much pain and so much joy in our lives… it is amazing to see how a family affects our upbringing. I have come to that realization in my young life at 24. You can choose your friends (I have had many), you can choose your church (Been through many of those), you can choose where you live (I will be moving to the west coast soon)… but you can’t choose your family. There will always be a piece of me in Kentucky with my family… a part of me is in Texas where I lived my middle school years, a piece of me in Mississippi where my childhood lies… and you know this video reminds me that no matter how bad I painted my past… it wasn’t perfect… and it wasn’t hell. It is the only childhood I will have, and this is the only family I will have. I dedicate these musings to my family.
The Shins :: Simple Song :: 5 / 5 beats!
Remember Gotye? That video I posted the other day? Yeah, I know you do… look into my past posts if you don’t. The female singing with Gotye in that video is none other then Kimbra. Here she is singing the song, “Settle Down.” While this is a fear of mine. (Not Kimbra, but a woman saying she wants to settle down. :P) I love the flow of this song.
Kimbra’s debut album ‘Vows’ came out in 2011. This singer/songwriter comes out of New Zealand and currently lives in Australia… I don’t know what is in the water out there, but there is great music pouring from the Australian part of the world. I should go visit:)
Right now, Kimbra is rocking it out at SXSW, and I must say… I think we can expect more music from this woman… or I hope we will, I am liking this trend in music that seems to be a head on collision with sounds from the 80’s and our hipster tendencies of today.
Enjoy, and remember… if you are a band out there… feel free to give me a follow… and I will gladly listen to you music and tell others about you :) Provided you are good.
You are welcome. If you have not heard the band Tennis yet, that is all I can say. I can’t get over this indie pop… west coast sound. I imagine myself on a beach in California… and if I could surf… I would surf and then hang out by a fire on the beach. I can get lost in my thoughts, but this is what music does right? While this band comes to us from the out west, they actually come from Denver. The band is led by husband and wife team Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley who met in college as philosophy majors. Goes to show you that you can use your philosophy degree! Go ahead and get acquainted with these guys. They released their 2nd album February of this year, and I can see more albums to come. Again… you are welcome ;-)