Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a spectacular Thanksgiving break and ate a lot of delicious food! Since it is Music Monday I will discuss my Thanksgiving festivities (including a grandma update) in my next post! For now, let’s talk about music.
The concert I saw over the summer!
I am going to talk about Parachute today. Parachute is an American rock band from
Charlottesville, Virginia. Although “rock” is the genre in which they are described, I would say they have more of a singer-songwriter vibe mixed in. They aren’t totally mellow, but they don’t rock hard core either. Parachute has released two albums, Losing Sleep and The
Way It Was, as well as a few extended plays. Their most known song is probably “She Is
Love.” Fun fact, Parachute used to be known as Sparky’s Flaw but changed their name in 2008.
Parachute has been on tour with Kelly Clarkson, The Goo Goo Dolls, O.A.R, Matt Nathanson, and Duffy to name a few. They have also toured independently. In fact, I saw them in Joliet, Illinios over the summer with The Cab and it was a great time! Here are a few of my favorite Parachute songs! Have a great week and thanks for reading
Happy Music Monday! The other day I discovered that musician Jason Reeves started following me on Twitter and I freaked out a little bit. I don’t think I was following him, so I have no idea how or why he started following me, but I am indeed a fan, so I am not complaining!
Jason Reeves is an American singer/songwriter musician who has been making music since 2003. He has released six albums and several extended plays thus far in his musical career. He was also named the top Indie Singer-Songwriter on iTunes in 2007. Fun fact about Jason Reeves, he is a friend of Colbie Caillat and has done several songs with her. Jason’s music is really mellow and very peaceful sounding and I really like his voice! Here are a few of my favorite songs by him. Enjoy!
“You in a Song” (Ignore the video, it is kinda weird)
Happy Monday to all! For this Music Monday, instead of talking about a specific artist, I am going to discuss some news in music! First off, Adele had her baby yesterday. She and her boyfriend Simon Konecki gave birth to a healthy baby boy, welcoming their first child into the world. Hoorah! Prior to giving birth, Adele had been working on her next album, which is reportedly lighter than her previous albums 19and 21. I am certain her next album will be as delightful as her previous two.
Taylor Swift’s newest album, Redwas released today. The album features her hit single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. I am not a huge Taylor Swift fan because I feel like a lot of her songs sound incredibly similar, but by the looks of her single, this album might be a bit different. I have left some Adele and Taylor Swift songs below so I hope you enjoy! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week
“Daydreamer” from 19
“I’ll be Waiting” from 21.
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” from Red
Happy Monday and welcome back to school everybody! I hope everyone had a lovely fall break! For this music Monday I will be suggesting to you the musical styling’s of Mika. Mika (his real name is Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr) is a British singer-songwriter whose songs I can only describe as quirky pop.
Mika has released several extended plays and three albums: Life in Cartoon Motion (2007), The Boy Who Knew Too Much (2009), and The Origin of Love (2012). I was unaware of his new CD until researching him for this post, so I am quite jazzed to check it out! Anyway, Mika is super fun and energetic and quirky in the most wonderful way. His song Love Today was featured on MTV upon its release in 2007, so I would not be surprised if you have heard it! Grace Kelly is also a fairly popular one. Here are a few of my favorite songs by him, plus his single Celebrate from his new album, so be sure to check them out. Have a great week and thanks for reading
Happy Monday everyone! First off, I just want to say that I am falling in love with this weather (get it? Falling..like the season?!). With lovely weather and Fall Break just around the corner, today is a great day to be alive! Today for Music Monday, let’s talk about Noah and the Whale.
Noah and the Whale is an English indie-folk band from Twickenham, London, England. The band was formed back in 2006 and has released three albums since being together: Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down (2008), The First Days of Spring (2009), and Last Night On Earth (2011). Their most well-known song is “Five Years Time” and was featured on their first album. I absolutely love this band because of their unique and quirky sound.
Gig poster project
I am such a fan of their music that I designed a fake gig poster for them last year for a graphic design project. Below are a few of my favorite songs by them so be sure to give it a listen! Have a wonderful week and thanks for reading
Happy Music Monday! Today I am recommending the musical styling’s of one Kevin Hammond. Kevin Hammond is a little known musician, but he has a rockin’ voice, so I thought I would share him with you! Kevin released his only album, One of a Kind, last year, but has also recorded at least one extended play. While Kevin’s original songs are really good, I think he shines in his covers he does of songs. He posts these covers on his YouTube channel, and they are phenomenal! I put some of my favorites below!
In other music related business, I went and saw the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra over the weekend and they were great! I had to go for one of my classes as part of the Jordan College of the Arts. The special guest musician was violinist Caroline Goulding. Caroline is only nineteen years old and has been nominated for a Grammy, as well as played with countless orchestras and appeared on television and radio shows. If you ever get a chance to hear either the ICO or Caroline play, I would definitely recommend it! Have a wonderful week and thanks for reading
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely start to the week. For this Music Monday I will be talking about a band called Young the Giant. Young the Giant is an American Indie-Rock band that got together in California back in 2004. The band was formerly known as The Jakes, but changed their name late in 2009. The members of the band include Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh, and Francois Comtois.
The band released their debut album, Young the Giant, back in January 2011, but had recorded a few extended plays prior to this release. Young’s first two singles, My Body and Cough Syrup, were both placed in the top five on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart. The band also performed at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2011 and is currently finishing up a tour. Fun fact, their song My Body is presently being featured on a commercial for Corona Beer (I tried to find a clip of the commercial but I couldn’t. Sorry!). Another fun fact about that song: It is one of Colbie Caillat’s favorite songs! I saw her in concert over the summer and the guy who opened for her sang it because she loves it!
I absolutely love their sound and how their songs are mellow but catchy at the same time. Anyhoo, here are a couple of songs by Young the Giant. I hope you enjoy them! Happy Monday and thanks for reading
P.S. Any Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros fans, they are playing next Sunday at 7:30 at the Egyptian Room in Indianapolis! Here’s the ticket info for anyone interested!
Happy Monday to all! As I said last week, I am going to make every Monday, Music Monday. My friends and I in high school started sending each other music each Monday to make one of the dullest days of the week a bit more special. Since we all liked it so much, I thought I would share the idea of Music Monday with you!
This week I am going to recommend some music by Ed Sheeran. I mentioned him last week in my post about One Direction, but I thought he deserved a post all to himself. Ed Sheeran is a British musician who has released eight extended plays and one album. His debut album, +, has done incredibly well in England, and his single The A Team has begun to be played on the radio here in the United States. I downloaded his album in the early summer and I am still obsessed. His voice and lyrics are fabulous and you should definitely check him out. Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions for any music recommendations. Happy Monday and thanks for reading!