Unrequired Listening

[One Of Those] Crazy Girls - Paramore

Everyone’s talking about Paramore’s new album, so I gave it a listen today. Then I listened to it again, and again and again. I love it but I can see why some might disregard it. Listening to it makes me feel like I’m in high school again but without all the anxiety and people not liking me. There’s lots of Weezer and Best Coast throughout, which is always a sure way to get me to listen to something.

thexxsoundboard:

Whilst on tour in Texas, we decided to cover a song by a Texan. She is one of our favourite artists of all time, Beyonce. This song has always meant a lot to us and was written with another artist we really admire, Frank Ocean. Happy Valentines day to you all. Lots of love, xx The xx

The xx covering “I Miss You” by Beyonce? Oh, okay sure, melt my heart why don’t you.

“New Home” — Oupa

Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg put out an album under the name Oupa back in 2011. It’s stripped down to his voice and a piano and not much else. At times it reminds me of Perfume Genius. “New Home” is closest to the Yuck we’re used to (i.e. really good), which reminds me: I want another Yuck record.

“Clone” - Metric

Another one of those songs I find myself playing over and over and over again. I’m in love with this lyric: “Nothing I’ve ever done right happened on the safe side.”

"I Follow You" — Melody’s Echo Chamber

Speaking of Tame Impala, the record Kevin Parker made with Melody Prochet is good on some real, real dream-pop levels. My other favorite is “Endless Shore”.

"I Should Watch TV" — David Byrne & St. Vincent

I love St. Vincent’s records, and I love David Byrne’s records, but I wasn’t too crazy about their collaboration, Love This Giant, that came out this month. I am really crazy, however, about this song off of it, called “I Should Watch TV”. Jeez—it’s good!