Monday, July 16, 2012

Music Monday #1!

A new addition I'd like to add to my blog! Music Mondays! Because I am obsessed with good music (indie, indie-rock, alternative, folk, etc. etc.).

I realize that other blogs have this installment, such as one of my favorites Little Chief Honeybee. However, I swear that the idea originally came to me from Urban Outfitters' Music Monday, so no hate. I think it's an awesome idea, especially because my favorite songs change every week!  So without further adieu, here is the first of many! Enjoy :)

1. Young Blood - The Naked and Famous

I originally found this song through Birdy, and absolutely amazing artist (and only 16!). She has such a beautiful voice, I'm often envious of her. Although I think her best cover is probably either Skinny Love or People Help the People. Check her out! 

Anyways, I loved her cover of Young Blood, so I looked it up on iTunes and found out it was by The Naked and Famous :) I had heard of them, but never actually listened to their music. Basically I fell in love. Put their CD on hold at the library! ;) 

[side note: the library is a great place to get music! It's free, which is pretty sweet considering that I'm usually broke, haha. Also, it's a bit more ethical than downloading from some site, which, I think we're all guilty of doing at some point. My guitar teacher is an artist, and she has an album, so I can understand that it's kind of not cool to rip off those who have worked so hard, to not only make the album, but establish whatever degree of fame they may have.]

Yay for being young and reckless! :]
2. Fader - The Temper Trap
I personally don't like to officially proclaim myself as a fan of any artist/band unless I have at least one full album by them. I don't know, I would just feel like a poser otherwise. So I found this song after I downloaded the whole Conditions album (from the library!), and I thought it measured up to my other two favorites by them: Love Lost and Sweet Disposition. 
It's a pretty fantastic song, give it a listen: 
3. Creature Fear - Bon Iver
Bon Iver is without doubt one of my favorite artists ever. And it's not HE is one of my favorites, it's THEY. Sorry, it bothers me when people say he, because it's not just Justin Vernon. Credit where credit is due.
I have nearly all of Bon Iver's songs, however, up until yesterday, I was missing this one. I love how it seamlessly transitions to Team, the next song on the album. I cannot get over Justin's voice, not only in this song, but all of them, really. 
I also adore the drama created in the song with the way it's all calm one moment, and the next it's upbeat. Listen, and you'll understand what I'm saying, haha:
4. Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran
If you know me at all, you know that I'm nothing short of obsessed with this soulful ginger. I've actually contemplated what it would be like if we dated, and I mean, after listening to this song, how can you not?! But when you Ed's music, you'll soon come to the conclusion that I have that he would unfortunately be a terrible boyfriend. He has good intentions, but perhaps it's better just to fantasize about it.
I digress. This song is absolutely adorable. In one of his intimate live performances of this song found on youtube, he explained that he wrote this song while he was away from her girlfriend at the time, and how the distance from someone you love really makes you think about all those little things they do that are kind of weird, but you miss the most. 
I CANNOT wait for his concert in October! :)
Well, I think that's sufficient for this segment! Comment below, let me know what you think of my picks and share your own! 
taylor :]


  1. wow.. we have like the EXACT same taste in music. which is good!

    found the route

  2. really? that's cool! I guess we'll have to swap music picks every so often :)

    thanks for reading!