I wanted to post a bunch of bands that have been influencing my writing right now. I mean it’s pretty obvious since I post regular things about each band… But I’ve been wanting to do this regardless. I also know that no one really cares about another random person writing music, because let’s be honest, so many people are doing it and I’m just a person in my room with dreams. I just want people to check out some good tunes and maybe have it influence them, like it’s influenced me.
1. Simple Math- Manchester Orchestra
This band in particular… The music is perfection. Andy Hull’s lyrics have always overwhelmed me, in a good way. He leaves a lot of things up for interpretation, which I love, but his lyrics are so deep and it’s perfect.
Every year I like to put together a list of my favorite albums. This year was a great year for music :) A lot of the albums on my list are Canadian…Which, come on…The albums released this year in Canada rule, and are some of the best. Please check out the playlist I put together, with a song from each album. What were some of your favorite albums of 2011? Happy Holidays :)
1. Simple Math - Manchester Orchestra 2. The Valley - Eisley 3. A Different Kind Of Fix - Bombay Bicycle Club 4. Room To Run - States 5. Michigan Left - Arkells 6. Blonde - Coeur de pirate 7. Leave Your Love - Dan Griffin 8. Major Minor - Thrice 9. Siberia - Lights 10. Hurry Up We’re Dreaming - M83 11. Lights Of Endangered Species - Matthew Good
“Harvest Moon” – Poolside “Meet Metals”- Ohbijou “Scar” – Lucy Rose “Sunray”- Mutemath “Romulus” – Sufjan Stevens “Early In The Morning” – James Vincent McMorrow “Gobbledigook” – Sigur Ros “Bad Timing”- Bombay Bicycle Club “Leave It Alone” – Manchester Orchestra “Stars And Satellites” – Dan Griffin “Kristofferson” - Alexandre Desplat – (Fantastic Mr. Fox Soundtrack) “Two Weeks” – Grizzly Bear “Home” – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Wind Blows” – Yukon Blonde “The Matter Of Our Discussion” – Boom Bip feat. Nina Nastasia “Insomnia” – Electric President “60B” – Nancy Wilson “Blood” – The Middle East “Unravel” –Bjork “Playground Love” - Air “Intro” - The XX “The Vanishing” - Stars “Window” - The Album Leaf “Yellow” - Petra Haden And Bill Frisell “Triumphant”- Royksopp “The Scientist” - Johnette Napolitano “Sea Of Love” - Cat Power