The Kid has latched onto Denmark dance-band Junior Senior, and to a song that I randomly downloaded years ago.  Could it be the bubblegum-candy-beat?  The catchy, stuttering chorus? I dig when he asks from the backseat: "Can I hear the 'get get get to know know know know you better better baby?"
 
 
Harsh lyrics, under the slinky-cool, highly 1980s beat.  But I've listened to this single since last year, and I suspect this is taking on the voice of someone who did Blood Orange wrong, not the other way around.  Not the greatest video, but it has its moments with dancing and costumes.
 
 
A return to the blog, after weeks of insanity.  The Kid and me love "Get It" by eternally-chipper band Matt & Kim, full of weird sounds, snappy beats, sing-a-long sections.... and that little, off-hand "get it" at the break?  I don't know what it is, but I adore it, and it makes me want to groove down.  PS -  don't their concerts look fun?
 
 
Super psyched to catch these guys in June at the Met in Pawtucket!  Slinky, creepy, inventive, and distinctive, the kid has been asking for this single of theirs, singing "slow down, it's a science...." in the tub.
 
 
The Kid has taken to singing the first four notes of "Bad Habit" again and again.  Good thing for good songs.  His other constant choice is, no joke, the Nutcracker Suite.  Only in my car will you hear these words: "I will play the Nutcracker ONE MORE TIME, and that's it!"
 
 
Nasally, punky, energetic rock - sometimes you're just in the mood for it!  I love Cloud Nothings - they have a real talent for sneaking hooks into their loud-and-louder music -  you don't even realize that you're singing along, like it's some pop tune. 
 
 
Truthfully, I think he likes this song because it sounds like she's singing "Hey Mom-my" on a loop.  But he's been singing along to my most recent download for the past couple of days, so it counts!  I used this song in a recent yoga class playlist and it rocked.  Love the heavy beats that come in, and her languid, high voice skittering and sliding.
 
 
After a night of vivid dreaming, I woke up this morning with this song in my head.  Taken from 2004's Before Sunset; a sweetly-sung lullaby, quietly resolved to be heartbroken.  It's a pretty powerful song, for being so simple: very sure of herself and her feelings.
 
 
You never know where you'll hear something cool.  I dropped my phone for the second time this past month, and in the Verizon store, waiting for them to replace the tempered glass, I cocked my head, listened, and asked the attendant: "Is this a remix of Passion Pit?"  Thus followed a giddy conversation about indie music and new websites to check out, including MixCloud, which has customized DJ playlists.  The kid immediately latched onto this song when I played it in the car; it's a great driving song, a quieter, groovy-sweet remix of a more raucous version of the song that you might have heard before.
 
 
This one has the potential to be big, I thought so from first listen.  It's got cool beats, great to drive to, easy to sing along, the guy/girl duet factor.  It'll be interesting to see if this filters into mainstream radio, like Tove Lo did with "Habits" last year.  I really liked Big Data's last release, the bass-rocking Dangerous, so it would be nice to see him get some success with this new one!