Paper Airplanes & Emma Burgess & My Sister & the Box in the Basement
Dave likes to post and post about Paper Airplanes. I followed his advice and checked out some of the band's music. Now I also have to agree: Paper Airplanes is one of the best underrated bands out there. "The Fences" begins quietly and swells until it bursts into an arrangement of crashing symbols and competing guitars. It's lovely.
Boyhood from Interpunk.
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Emma Burgess writes pretty music. I don't know much about her, but I think these tracks are worth a listen... or two, or three.
My sister and I have very different tastes in music, and rarely do we find a band let alone a song that we both like. However, she played the track "Unwritten" by British popstress Natasha Bedingfield, and I can't get out of my head. It's nothing but sugar. It makes your teeth hurt. But I find myself going back for more. I think it's the gospel choir at the end. Gospel choirs and cow bells are selling points. Who knows why.
Does he like butter tarts...
When I was home in December, I found a box of my old CDs from high school and college. Some albums were embarassingly bad and need to be destroyed (umm... Temple of the Dog, anyone?) , and others were just great... even if some border on embarassing and/or bad. I posted a few tracks from some the albums in the box.
New Radicals: Give What You Give
Len: Steal My Sunshine
Buffalo Tom: Soda JerkLetters to Cleo: Here and Now
Love Spit Love: Am I Wrong
Jeff Buckley: Last Kiss Goodbye
Jawbox: Cooling Card
Superchunk: Unbelievable Things