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31 May 2013 @ 09:44 pm
Music Friday: May  
May was a weird month for me for music. As always, I had a lot of music at my disposal, but no matter how much I tried to listen to it early on, I just kept drifting back to old favorites by bands like States and Mindless Self Indulgence. I got back into my groove with new music, though, by the end of the month and went out with a bang.

Phantom Planet - "Jabberjaw"

Heather (edgyauthor) gifted me this album for my birthday thinking I would like it because they reminded her a bit of Arctic Monkeys (which she knows I love). I have to agree, they do remind me a bit of Arctic Monkeys, too, but even without the similarity, I'm pretty sure I would have loved this band.

Everything Everything - "Cough Cough"

This one is completely Maggie Stiefvater's (m_stiefvater) fault (and this isn't the first offense (I'm not mad about it, though)). I have no idea if this band is actually any good since I've yet to check out more because, you know, I've been too busy listening to this track 200+ times for that. I'll get to it eventually.

The Neighbourhood - "Sweater Weather"

In just a few days time, this band has become my favorite new music to report this month. I discovered this song and fell instantly in-love with it and figured I'd give the album a shot, but really didn't expect much. In case you're new here, I'll just start by saying that it is very rare for me to like every song on an album by anyone. I only have a handful of bands that qualify. So color me surprised when there wasn't one song on this album worth getting rid of on the iPod. And it goes further than just liking them all, I'm currently at the point where I can't stop listening to them. You should definitely give them a listen.

Other tracks that pleased my ear in May include:

Papa Roach - "Not the Beautiful"
Skylar Grey - "Words"
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - "Get Lucky"
Tegan & Sara - "Shock to your System"
I The Mighty - "Echoes"
Chevelle - "Same Old Trip"
The National - "Fireproof"

There are quite a few new releases coming out in June that I'm crazy excited for like new City and Colour, I The Mighty, and Beady Eye so I'm sure Music Friday in June will be full of awesome.

What have you guys been listening to lately?

Current Music: The Neighbourhood - "Sweater Weather"
Heatheredgyauthor on June 1st, 2013 06:51 am (UTC)
So glad you ended up loving Phantom Planet! :)

I've listened to a lot of random stuff this month, so it's hard to say what I've been listening to lately, heh...

Hope you enjoy all the new tunes you plan to assault your ears with in June! ;)
swhistedswhisted on June 2nd, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty positive June will be an awesome music month, but I am a bit worried about where the music will drive my writing since Summer Novel is full of summery indie music like City and Colour and Beady Eye. We'll see. Maybe I The Mighty will successfully keep Dreamsters alive. *fingers crossed*
Heatheredgyauthor on June 3rd, 2013 05:57 am (UTC)
Even if your Dreamsters characters get quiet here and there, they seem too stubborn to stay quiet for long! ;)
Johnnyironjohnny on June 3rd, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
Everything Everything is pretty awesome. Listen to more. Listen to 'Duet' - it's awesome. I just looked them up after I read your post and went on a YouTube frenzy.
swhistedswhisted on June 4th, 2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
I created a YouTube frenzy? Sweet.

I quickly scanned a few tracks at lunch on YouTube and definitely want to hear more. I'm particularly digging "Final Form" the most at the moment! :)