la luz – “easy baby”
this song is so pretty. sounds like a 50’s doo wop band covering radiohead’s “creep” at a high school dance.
the everly brothers – “born to lose”
for some sad reason the phrase “born to lose” keeps appearing in our lives lately. i don’t know the full history behind it, but i’ve always kinda hated it. i think i’m an optimist turned realist, but i still believe i’m born to win! lol
the felice brothers – “saturday night”
don’t know a whole lot about these guys but i came across this song and liked it straight away. seems like it’d be good live.
tobias jesso jr. – “hollywood”
produced by chet j.r. white from girls. the song writing is really strong and the piano/vocal is all you need.
ariel pink – “picture me gone”
we went to see julian casablancas at the wiltern. it was a wild show, we loved it. the surprise opener was ariel pink and we loved that too. this song is an instant hit. check out this performance with the ps22 chorus.
father john misty – “bored in the usa”
one of our favorite dudes. excited for his new album. the laughs you hear are a laugh track, on purpose. it’s a bit jarring at first but i think it actually drives home the numb feeling.
dominique laurent – “poème de l’azur”
i found this song through instagram. josiah steinbrick is an awesome musician and he posts little clips from his vinyl collection. his wife started our new favorite restaurant (just a couple blocks from our apt!) called kitchen mouse.
johnny cash – “i heard that lonesome whistle blow” (apparat remix)
this was on the music player during our recent virgin airlines flight to nyc. not usually a fan of remixes but i’m really into this one.
honorable mention – chris brown featuring usher – “new flame“