Today’s a great Monday because Youth Lagoon just released a song from their upcoming album! This band is especially special to me because I’ve got great memories of awkwardly standing alone in a dark room and listening to them jam. Really, it was great!
Happy Monday. Try not to do anything too awkward today. Tell me what you’re listening to!
The Knower – Youth Lagoon
The Tea Song – Michael Hurley
You Can Have It All – Yo La Tengo
Wakin on a Pretty Day – Kurt Vile
Philomena – The Decemberists
Ok, whatever, these guys are on “the radio”. I don’t listen to the radio, ok? It’s not my fault. Stop blaming me, sheesh! It’s just been awhile since I’ve heard an album that sounds this good when played as an album instead of individual songs. This is art, man! Or just good music. Which surprises all of us these days, right? Especially good music with good beats and good lyrics! And good accents. Do you know who I’m talking about yet? I’ll give you a hint. No, I’ll just tell you. Calm down!
First of all, I don’t even mess around with bands if they don’t sing well live. Ain’t nobody got time for… well, you know.
I mean really, the words are so good. Are you listening? So Ed Sheeran/Bob Dylan or some other lovely combo.
One more. Check out their whole album if you haven’t heard it yet or if you don’t listen to “the radio”.
Get some music for your ipod here.
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It’s Monday, and it’s summer, and it’s really freaking hot. Which reminds me of last summer, and this really cool band I saw that was the opener for another act in Detroit in a tiny, packed basement show. Usually you want openers to get off the stage as soon as possible, to get to the actual reason you’re in a tiny, sweltering, basement in the first place. But, sometimes, rarely, they’re so good you don’t mind their presence that much. That’s what happened when this crazy/cool/weird group took the stage, called
With their music they put all of us in that basement in a weird and wonderful swaying trance-like state. It was pretty magical. For being in a trance, I guess.
Follow Youth Lagoon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/youthlagoon
Check out their weird music for yourself and put some on your ipod here.
Oh, did I mention the lead singer has a dylan-fro? Yeah.