music monday: the get up kids

This week is very full, but mostly full with awesome things! More on my week coming tomorrow. Wednesday is my normal work day for Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, but I’m leaving early because that night The Get Up Kids are playing. I’m SO excited! If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen my tweet about one of my besties (Daniel) calling me from the show in SF when they played Woodson (my fave song) so I could hear it. It got me even more excited for the show. Here’s another one of my faves:

I’m really hoping the crowd will be as energetic as in the video (minus the crowd surfing). Ryan (the drummer) is so good. While looking for a vid to post I would get lost watching him play. I remember in college when we would get to bring in “pop” songs we wanted to learn I would always bring in a song by The Get Up Kids. Sometimes when I listen to them I regret selling my kit. Maybe I should buy a new one next year after I move. Hmmm. Things to think about.

music monday: fancy footwork

Some days call for music you can dance to. My Chromeo Pandora playlist is one of my faves when I want some music I can dance to, but can also work to. You may or may not know I’m a huge fan of the Step Up franchise. That movie changed my association with this song, because I’ve now seen those movies more than I’ve seen Chromeo live. Good thing I’m a fan of both! I hope this fave jam of mine puts you in an upbeat mood. XO -renée

music monday: windfall

Today was full of a bad “case of the Mondays” for too many of my friends. Recently this song came on the radio while I was at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar HQ working, and my heart just melted. I could not concentrate on anything other than the song, and remembering what it felt like driving with the windows down jamming out to this in my car when it came out. This song always fills me with love and hope, and a swoony feeling. I hope it does the same for you.

music monday: new fall tunes

Last week two albums were released that are perfect for chilly weather and cloudy days. I’ve been alternating between the albums of Pompeii and Taxes, and wishing the weather here in Austin would get it together and allow me to fully embrace the music the way I think it would sound best (aside from live, of course. nothing beats live).
Pompeii Band
You can hear songs from Pompeii’s new album loom here. They just left for an East Coast tour, and will be playing CMJ, so if you’re in the area, go check them out.

Tuesday, when It Never Ends by Taxes was released, I purchased it immediately, and dragged my laptop to the kitchen to listen to the tracks online while I made cupcakes for girls’ night. There was definitely some dancing with a spatula in my hand happening. I think Lost at Sea is my favorite song off the album (so far). West Coast friends can check them out Nov. 6th in SF at Bottom of the Hill. Here’s a video for Kali:

What new albums are you listening to? Anything I should check out, or share? In case you haven’t noticed, swoony (let’s pretend that’s a real word — like bloaty <--that's for you Gilmore Girl fans) tunes are my favorite. xo -renée

music monday: depeche mode

This is my favorite Depeche Mode song. It’s totally underrated, but I still love it best.

Aren’t these videos deliciously 80s?!?

This is my second favorite song. Funny enough, Music for the Masses is my favorite Depeche Mode album, but any time I’ve tried to pick a favorite song from that album I’ve been unsuccessful. Too many great songs on that one. If you haven’t listened to it in awhile, I recommend you add it to your fall playlist.

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