Monday Music Roundup: SXSW Reverie
Hullo again, Karina here! As you can gather from Ashley’s post, we just came back from quite awesome respective Spring Breaks in the great States of VA and FL… Still, I admit to feeling
really freaking jealous really, er, happy for those lucky enough to have been at SXSW. Thus, for this week’s Monday Music Roundup, I’m highlighting three fantastic artists showcased there that you simply need to take a listen to:
1) fun. with We Are Young (ft. Janelle Monae)
Ladies and gents, this song is an anthem. It was absolutely made to play at festivals, with intoxicated youth basking in the unabashed truth of the bands name, which is, simply, fun. We Are Young ft. Jonelle Monae is their most popular tune at the moment, but I also enthusiastically shove a link on your desktop to their song Some Nights (via SurvivingTheGoldenAge)-it’s a basket full of fantastic. Credit for finding this band song goes to EarplugsNotIncluded (mp3 there, but obviously buy if you like it!).
2) Beirut with Payne’s Bay
I really imagine this being great music to wander about to, from class to class, through the sunshiney rays and blossoming trees… or am I the only one who thinks it’d be really cool to walk around with a trombone-heavy band trailing behind me and a singer repeating “I feel headstrong today”? Oh, come on now, listen to this wonderful tune before giving me judgement face. Credit to the awesome blog Untitled Records for introducing me to the song (mp3 there, but buy it if you like it!).
3) Fang Island with Daisy
You’ve just been transported to the beloved and bygone era of the 80s. You find yourself in charge of band. Not just any band—an epic garage band of your youthful 1980s dreams. You want to rep all the glory of the 80s while still bringing some of the street cred you clearly amassed while chilling in 2012 Brooklyn. Congratulations—you are Fang Island. Listen, enjoy, and listen some more.
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