Happy Friday! Happy Independence Day (well, tomorrow)! We looked and looked for some good freedom-themed songs and videos (and there are lots of good ones out there), but we just can’t stop listening to this tune that doesn’t have anything to do with anything. Except dancing, of course. It has LOADS to do with dancing.
From a few of my music posts, you guys might know that I love music with acoustic and folky sounds. I adore Ben Howard (he’s quite possibly my favorite artist), so I was ecstatic when this film, Austin to Boston came out.
Austin to Boston is a beautiful documentary that follows four bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Bears Den) as they tour via road trip from Austin to Boston. I ended up loving this documentary so much that I had to share it. It made me want to grab my friends and take a road trip ASAP!
Austin to Boston is available on Netflix, so go ahead and add it to your list.
xo ॐ – Amber
Happy Friday! Happy Pride weekend! Seattle always throws down for Pride in a big way, but in light of this morning’s historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, we put together a Friday playlist instead of just a single video. There’s too many good options and we’re too happy for self-restraint.
Hey, everyone – happy Friday. In light of the events in Charleston, today is less a day for dancing and more a day for connecting and reaffirming that there is still love in the world.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
–Dr. Martin Luther King
Be kind to one another. Today and every day.
Happy Friday! Summer’s just begun, but it already feels like it’s been this way forever—sunny, lazy and just the right kind of dreamy. Sort of like today’s dance party song, which comes from a band that couldn’t have a more perfect name…
Happy Friday! Happy graduation! Happy summer! If you haven’t made it to summer vacation yet, you’re in the home stretch, and that in itself is a reason to celebrate.
What are you doing this summer? Maybe you’ll jump the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle. Maybe you’ll touch the sky…
Happy Friday! In honor of our friends in Texas who are (literally!) wading through a world of problems right now, we thought we’d feature an Austin artist today.
Which happily leads us to Max Frost. If you don’t know and love him yet, we bet you will real soon.
Happy Friday! We half-heartedly poked around on YouTube to find anything cooler and more interesting than the new T-Swift/Kendrick Lamar video, but it was a total waste of time.
Why fight the obvious? You can’t beat supermodel assassins. Don’t even try.
Happy Friday! Friends, let’s climb into the Wayback Machine and turn the dial to 1996, where we will experience the finest in bitter social satire, jangly pop hooks and fantastically skinny British boys. Put on your dancing shoes and check your class issues at the door—it’s time to get down with the common people.
It’s been a while since I did a post on music, and I’m way too obsessed with the new Mumford & Sons album to not talk about it.
I’ve always been a fan of Mumford & Sons, and their new album, “Wilder Mind,” continues to amaze me. They just keep getting better and better. “Wilder Mind” has a different feel from their previous albums (less banjo, more electric guitar), but it still stays true to their folky/rocker style.
Here are two of my favorite songs from the album. I’m not gonna lie, it was really hard to pick just a few. Be sure to check out the whole album—it’s crazy good.
One thing I love about Mumford & Sons is how, in most of their songs, they just start rocking out. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that climax and you start rocking out, flipping your hair back and forth… Yeah, it’s jam time. In “Snake Eyes,” after 2:12 jam time is non-stop.
Tompkins Square Park
I’ve got “Tompkins Square Park” on repeat. I can’t stop listening, but I’m not sick of it, either. I think this song perfectly captures the new, more electric sound of this album. It def shows how musically talented they are, too.
Are any of you guys fans of Mumford & Sons? What do you think about their eccentric album? Let’s talk music!
Happy Mumford Monday. 😉
xo ॐ – Amber