José González is having a hell of a year. His band Junip released an excellent self-titled LP featuring one of my favorite songs of the year, “Line of Fire” (which you probably know from those Breaking Bad finale promos) and now he has a new track featured in the trailer / soundtrack for Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. “Step Out” is quite a departure for González with an anthemic chorus, kids choir background vocals and big, epic drums, but it sounds fantastic and fits the film’s images perfectly.
I saw this trailer for the first time last night and was SSSOOOO happy when I heard this song. Great use of a great song!
Naughty Boy - La La La (ft. Sam Smith)
In preparation for the Sam Smith show at the Troubadour next week, I’ve been listening to every sam smith song I have in my iTunes library. This is a favorite.
Jake Troth Remix of Disclosure - Second Chance
This needs more plays.
Wet - Don’t Wanna Be Your GIrl
My love for this band has recently turned into an obsession with the discovery of their website url: http://kanyewet.biz/
if you’re on the east coast, and can snag a ticket, don’t miss them when they open for CHVRCHES this winter!
Go Periscope - “Wasteland”
Currently on repeat. This lovely band from Seattle has been stuck in my head lately, and i just discovered this awesome video to go with it. Happy Tuesday!
Dinner and a Suit - “Heartbreak” (mtvU video premiere)
FINALLY… The first (and probably last) music video I’ve worked on premiered with mtvU today. So much fun, time, and hard work went into these 4 minutes. PLEASE WATCH
fun fact: the director of this video, Jeremy Hunt, did the sfx for 300.. nbd.
The Saint Johns - “Your Head and Your Heart”
It’s like The Civil Wars got married to Dallas Green (City and Colour) and this is what happened… I’m not complaining. Stream their EP HERE.
Say Lou Lou - “Beloved”
More talented Swedes. Why am I not surprised? Check out their cover of Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” here.
Happy Music Mondays!
Stream Flume: Flume [Mixtape] on Pitchfork Advance
Arcade Fire “Reflektor” (full album stream)
… there are some leaks floating around the interwebs, but you should just buy the darn thing ;)