Some of my favorites from A-Z (almost)Read from top right to bottom left.
A is for Austin Gibbs-I was introduced to him during a rad conversation about music. I am addicted, and will possibly shake my ipod in your face with his album playing the next time I see you.
B is for Brand New-Irresistable musicality, spiritual conflict at times, great songwritting.
B is (also) for Bright Eyes– ….or Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. I. love. him.
C is for Coeur de pirate-…I’ve been listening to her for awhile, she’s terrific…even if I have no idea what she’s saying. She fan’s the flame for my micro-obsession with French Pop.
D is for Death Cab for Cutie– The first thing I heard by them was in a music video, which almost always ruins musicians for me. Dont ask me why, it just does. Then I tried again, and we fell in love, hard.
E is for The Early November-…Gag me with a spoon, Ace Enders has a fantastic voice.
F is for The Format-Self. Explanatory.
G is for The Get Up Kids-The song “I’ll Catch You” is epically delightful.
H is for The Hush Sound-A complete package with jazzy genre sampling, two lead singers, AND piano. Yeah, go listen to them.
I is for Ingrid Michaelson-her style is peachy, and she’s feircely musical.
J is for Jack’s Mannequin– Andrew McMahon and I are BFF. I love the piano, lyrics…etc.
K is for Kate Nash-She’s upbeat fun summer music, and the best artist I know of that starts with a K barring my secret Kelly Clarkson addiction….uh, yeah.
L is for Limp Bizkit—JUST Kidding, its really for Lydia, Mindy White has an excellent voice, Leighton Antelman has an excellent voice, and the guitarist looks like a blondish Jesus in the right light…or is that just me?
M is for Manchester Orchestra—They touch my heart, and refuse to make a bad record. Annd…the word Orchestra gets my heart fluttering, and makes me want to listen to Gershwin.
N is for NeverShoutNever!—Oh Cris Drew, I love your music, you crystal clear voice, AND your ukele ep.
O is for Oasis–What can I say, a girl just has to go back to 90s British alt-rock sometimes…right?
P is for Plain White T’s-I love them, or just their two love songs. Theres a blog behind this.
Q is for Queen-Theyre pretty rad when I’m in the right mood. and they start with a Q.
R is for Radiohead-refer to O for my reasoning.
S is for Something Corporate-I miss you so so so much. Konstantine is now and tomorrow my favorite song.
S is (also) for The Scene Aesthetic-I love them for many a reason, especially the way they sing about their women, with their disarming and honest lyrics. So excited for their EP! Oh yeah, haha I talked to Eric Bowley (short story) on the phone earlier this month explicitly to tell him that, and I was stoked to find out that we happen to love them same music. What a rare happenstance! Good times.
S is (additionally) for Stacy Clark-I love her, she’s different, creative, and I desperately want her to make it.
T is for This Providence-Three words, “My Beautiful Rescue”
V is for Vedera– I mean how could I not choose them? They’re lovely musicians.
W is for The Who-I mean, how could I not have at least ONE classic on here.
U,X,Y and Z…are missing, and I cheated with B and S. BUT, that doesn’t really matter.
Love You All!