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July 11th
7:07 PM EST

themostmusic:

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Album: The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones

Bit of Background: 1001 Albums claims that the recording and release of this album was just “as pivotal a moment as John Meeting Paul or Nirvana knocking Michael Jackson off No. 1.” For their first album, Mick Jagger and friends relied heavily on adding their own rock n’ roll twists to songs that mimicked tracks from artists like Marvin Gaye and Jimmy Reed; a strategy proven infinitely successful. 

Favorites:

02. I Just Want to Make Love to You

04. I Need You Baby (Mona)

09. Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)

Must You Hear it before you die? Wow, that’s not even a question. If you’re sitting here and actually asking yourself whether or not you need to hear this album, I cannot help you and you’re musically challenged mind. Seriously, just go listen to it already, for goodness sake. This is Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in their prime. This is pure, authentic, sweet, sweet rock n’ roll we’re talking about here. Do not die without hearing this album. Please, I beg of you.

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July 8th
11:22 AM EST

themostmusic:

Mumford & Sons-Home

God, Mumford & Sons just know how to crawl right into your heart and snuggle all up in it like the cutest little, big-eyed puppy you’ve ever seen. If you don’t feel that way after you listen to this track, then I don’t know what you’re hearing. Maybe you’re deaf or you’re heart is made of stone.

It’s reported that the Mumford Gentlemen have been spreading the love with this tune at various shows throughout their summer tour and this version is one that they recorded for a live studio session at Colorado radio station KBCO.

Don’t pass on this one. Seriously listen to it. If this is any indication of just how breathtaking their next album is going to be, then just consider me dead right now.

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July 3rd
9:52 AM EST

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Unouomedude- Island Summer

Earlier this week I asked Uno about the lyrics to this song. I wanted to know if he got his hat back! I wanted to know about the teddy bear! In case you missed it,  the answers to my burning questions have finally been revealed!

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June 30th
1:02 PM EST

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Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks

Listen To This: 

I caught the second half of this song on the radio a few days ago. It only took half of the song to make me love it. So, if that doesn’t say something about it, I don’t know what does. Oh wait, yes I do. Listen to the song, it speaks for itself. 

Soundcloud : Website

It’s summertime, kids!

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June 29th
8:26 PM EST

themostmusic:

Music Talk: 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Album: “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” by Bob Dylan

Bit Of Background: 1001 Albums says, “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” in particular did much to cement [Dylan’s] reputation as a singer-songwriter of near-perfect skill, gifted with a poet’s eye for detail, narrative, and humor.” This album is known for eloquently capturing the desire for social change among the time period’s generation, with tracks like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall,” and “Masters of War” that are now referred to as some of Dylan’s most powerful songs.

Favorites:

01. Blowin’ in the Wind

09. Oxford Town

11. Corrina, Corrina

Must you hear it before you die? YES. (Ok, full disclosure. Bob Dylan is absolutely, without a doubt, my all time favorite artist and musician ever. So, expect a huge bias from me when discussing the topic of his music.) That being said, just listen to this album. Everyone needs to hear it. Not everyone is going enjoy folk music, I understand that, but don’t skip over this one. Listen to the words and take them in because this man knew what the heck he was talking about.

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June 28th
3:48 PM EST

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Unouomedude- Frequency

Soundcloud : Tumblr : Bandcamp

For the second time now on The Most Music, I chatted with Unouomedude and he’s just as awesome as ever, if not more awesome than the first time I talked to him. So like, go find out some more about his 90’s Theme Song Cover Project, what he’s listening to these days, and if he ever got his freakin’ hat back! (See: Island Summer).

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May 26th
11:54 AM EST

themostmusic:

Video: New Yorkers, What song are you listening to?” The Strut (via ItsTheMusicPeople)

I wish this was a professional career. You know, just sitting in New York, asking people what song they are listening to. I could be happy doing that forever. Someone pay me to do that. 

Man, I miss New York.

(Video by Ty Cullen)

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May 17th
4:48 PM EST

themostmusic:

New Music: Bon Iver- Calgary

Already came across this twice today and I haven’t even had my second cup of coffee yet, so I mean, if you’re anybody who’s anybody, you might want to check it out. But seriously, seems like there’s lots of chit chat out there about it so I’ll just keep short and sweet by saying: I like it. It’s good. Give it a listen. The new album is out on June 21. Who’s excited?

This was a really good thing to hear first thing in the morning. Just saying.

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May 11th
4:45 PM EST

themostmusic:

“Kids Love Sleigh Bells’ Infinity Guitars”

Crap, this was the first video I watched on Youtube this morning and I mean, I’m glad that I did because…well just watch it. Nothing else you watch online today is going to beat this.

Two of my good friends who go to school in Massachusetts went to the Sleigh Bells show in Boston last night (Word is, it was epic!), and then posted this on Facebook while basking in their post-concert bliss.

So, obviously the kids and the song, and just the video in general are the best thing about the video, but let’s also talk about the mom and the description she published which says:

“Why do parents buy and play soul-destroying children’s music in the car when children are clearly happy to rock out to the good stuff? I am a mean mummy though, I never let them have it quite as loud as they really want it.”

Awesome. No further commentary needed. 

Next she should videotape her kids rocking out to “Kids” and title it “Kids love ‘Kids’ by Sleigh Bells.” So many Kids. 

My future offspring have such high expectations to live up to because of the Internet. 

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May 10th
11:36 AM EST

As Told by Ginger (Theme Song Cover)

by unouomedude

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unouomedude:

unouomedude - As Told by Ginger (Theme Song Cover)

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Alright so, I’m not gonna lie, this dude is one of the reasons I’m so excited to get back into blogging about music! I swear, he better get his butt to Virginia (or somewhere relatively close) to do some live shows this summer because I can only go so long playing songs on repeat before I start to feel like I’ll go crazy if I don’t get to hear the music live!

Last July, I chatted with Uno about his music, and since then he’s been making moves, and big ones at that. He’s been featured in The Guardian and on Pitchfork, so you know, he’s probably doing something right. But honestly, you don’t need a bunch of music snobs to tell you that. Just listen to his music, duh!

Anyway, I wanted Uno to be the subject of my first real post back at this because a) right now he’s doing this awesome series of theme song covers from some of the best shows the 90’s had to offer (see above audio file and…OMG As Told By Ginger!) and b) I’ve listened to Island Summer every day, multiple times a day since the day Uno released ‘Marsh’ almost a year ago in July. I’m not making that up. I cannot get enough of that song. (The whole album actually.)

So enjoy, reminisce about the 90’s, and check out some more of Uno’s stuff. You will not be disappointed! Oh and you can read more about this track from Uno here.

So yeah, I’m going to try to maintain three blogs and a full time job now. Goodbye sleeping. But seriously, enough about me, check out Uno and give my music blog a looksie if you’re new here!

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November 19th
12:27 PM EST
themostmusic:

My day is automatically made twenty times better whenever I get e-mails from people who are doing awesome things with music. For example, the fine folks behind a website called Sounds of the Camper Van, travel around to music festivals and record sessions with up and coming musicians in camper vans! They’ve been at the project for about a year and have featured more than a dozen artists already. What could really be cooler than hanging out in a camper van while jamming to some live music? I can’t think of anything.
Check out the site…you know you want to. And if you’re feeling it, head over to SOTCV’s blog too! I’ve obviously already got both bookmarked. 

themostmusic:

My day is automatically made twenty times better whenever I get e-mails from people who are doing awesome things with music. For example, the fine folks behind a website called Sounds of the Camper Van, travel around to music festivals and record sessions with up and coming musicians in camper vans! They’ve been at the project for about a year and have featured more than a dozen artists already. What could really be cooler than hanging out in a camper van while jamming to some live music? I can’t think of anything.

Check out the site…you know you want to. And if you’re feeling it, head over to SOTCV’s blog too! I’ve obviously already got both bookmarked. 

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November 15th
8:17 PM EST

TMM Feature: Guitars

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Kenric McDowell and Shanna Hill-McDowell are not only husband and wife but also each make up one half of the psychedelic country-folk band Guitars. The fact that they’ve ultimately ended up making music together is just one part of their unique and spontaneous story.

“We had been wanting to do something but what we did was more like performance art and it slowly developed into a more musical structure,” said Kenric.

The duo traveled to the jungles of Peru to work with a Shaman and decided to tie the knot upon their return to Brooklyn. Shortly after, they moved to a more rural landscape in upstate New York, where they wrote and recorded their first full-length album, “Soundtrack to Your Future Nostalgia.”

“We were like, ‘Let’s leave and go to the mountains!’ That’s when we recorded the record,” said Shanna.

Their name, Guitars came about as a sort of joke, while the two were making fun of a burger restaurant with the overly literal name, “Burger.”

“We were talking about this burger joint that’s called “Burger…” said Kenric.

“And it was so obvious. So we were like, ‘Oh, what if there was a band called Guitars?’ and that’s what happened,” Shanna said, finishing Kenric’s sentence.

The two say that artists like, Daniel Johnston and the Silver Jews, who they consider “intimate” and “honest” are among some of their biggest inspirations.

“I think artists that also think of themselves as writers are big inspirations for us; like David Berman is a good example because he also published poetry,” said Kenric.

They also site some older artists like Fleetwood Mac, Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and Nina Simone as some of their favorites. 

As far as live performances go, the band toured around the U.S. over the summer and during most of last year. Recently, they have been involved in a music project called The Sonic Medicine Wheel Ceremony Show, which is a series of performances by various artists in Bushwick, Brooklyn that take place at astrologically significant times.

“Beyond the fact that they’re friends of ours, we really like the music alot. It’s become a community for us and we sort of share the music that we’re making with each other,” said Kenric.

The duo’s future plans involve the release of a new EP in January and an upcoming live performance as a part of the Sonic Medicine Wheel Ceremony Show on December 21, at the Numu Loft in Bushwick.

“Because it’s the Winter Solstice and a full moon, we’re putting together a big show,” said Shanna.

For more from guitars visit their Tumblr blog, Myspace page and Soundcloud profile.

Buy Soundtrack to Your Future Nostagia 

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November 6th
7:02 PM EST
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Jay Leighton is an acoustic, folk-rock artist from the UK who is currently on track to release his first full-length album in 2011. I was only recently introduced to Jay’s music but I can say that I do like it, and I will be on the lookout for his soon-to-be debut release.
Maybe I dig him because I am slightly inclined to automatically like anything from the UK since I have a secret desire to be British. But it’s probably more likely to be because Jay’s music is absolutely lovely. 
If you fancy a listen to some of Jay’s tunes, you can click here to download his track “Night and Day” (from his mini-album Polaroids and Stills). 
And of course there’s more music where that came from over on his Myspace page. My favorite track, which I recommend for a first listen, is “Avalanche.”
Enjoy!  

themostmusic:

Jay Leighton is an acoustic, folk-rock artist from the UK who is currently on track to release his first full-length album in 2011. I was only recently introduced to Jay’s music but I can say that I do like it, and I will be on the lookout for his soon-to-be debut release.

Maybe I dig him because I am slightly inclined to automatically like anything from the UK since I have a secret desire to be British. But it’s probably more likely to be because Jay’s music is absolutely lovely. 

If you fancy a listen to some of Jay’s tunes, you can click here to download his track “Night and Day” (from his mini-album Polaroids and Stills). 

And of course there’s more music where that came from over on his Myspace page. My favorite track, which I recommend for a first listen, is “Avalanche.”

Enjoy!  

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November 5th
12:28 PM EST
themostmusic:

Free Download: Tapes n’ Tapes - Freak Out
Tapes n’ Tapes are giving away the first single from their new album Outside for free! Free music that sounds awesome…your day just got a whole lot better! 



Freak Out by tapesntapes
Click here to download.
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themostmusic:

Free Download: Tapes n’ Tapes - Freak Out

Tapes n’ Tapes are giving away the first single from their new album Outside for free! Free music that sounds awesome…your day just got a whole lot better! 

Freak Out by tapesntapes

Click here to download.

[photo credit]

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