New Ear Candy

Lovely readers –

I want to discover new music artists. I’ve been itching to hear some new music, and I want your help. If you would be so kind, please comment on this blog post with five songs. They can be songs that you think I would like, songs that are your favorite, songs your mom hates, or songs your great Uncle Craig twice removed on your dad’s mom’s side loves. It doesn’t matter really – just as long as there are five of them! If you can’t help yourself, you can suggest more than five – as long as they’re really good  ;).

Now, I should let you know: I like indie, folk, alternative, jazz, and instrumentals the best. But if there is a classic, country, hard rock, Christian, or classical song that you think I should know about, please feel free to suggest it  :). I promise I will listen every single song that people suggest (unless I already know the song), even if it’s the most hardcore screamo song that has ever existed.

Now, it’s my turn to share some music with you! Here are five songs that are just a few favorites of mine right now:

  1. Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
  2. You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon
  3. Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine
  4. Generator First Floor by Freelance Whales (also check out Generator Second Floor by them)
  5. Lux Aurumque by Polyphony & Stephen Layton (composed by Eric Whitacre)

All right, well I think that’s all for now. I hope you are enjoying this Wednesday evening, and that there’s a smile on your face  :). I’m looking forward to your suggestions!

-Blythe

13 thoughts on “New Ear Candy

  1. Okay, so I don’t know you super well, but I LOVE your taste in music! Paul Simon is one of my favorites! I also love Lux Aurumque (: Here’s my five, I hope you enjoy them!

    1. When I Go Down – Relient K
    2. Steady As She Goes – Sky Sailing
    3. Stories – Bellarive (It’s quite long, but well worth it!)
    4. Small Rebellions – Jars of Clay
    5. Opposite Way – Leeland

    • Haha, well thanks :)! I did enjoy your five – especially ‘When I Go Down’ and ‘Stories’. Thanks, Faith :D. You’re such a dear. See you later today!

  2. knowing us, there’s a terribly good chance you’ve heard everything i’m about to say. oh well 😉

    1. ‘Quelqu’un m’a dit’ by carla bruni. (yes i copied&pasted 🙂
    2. ‘the bird song’ by florence + the machine
    3. ‘sunshine’ by regina spektor
    4. ‘bible belt’ by dry the river (i don’t think it’s the official version but it’s the first hit on youtube)
    5. ‘i’d do it all again’ by corinne bailey rae. (imo you have to see a live version though)

  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9DW9VIdWTw – I Love You, by Modeskeletor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBWiFDV_2Zw – The Orchids, by Califone

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAuQmJzt_q0 – Let the Drummer Kick, by Citizen Cope

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYF0qU5WSew – Mushaboom, by Feist

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTAud5O7Qqk – Float on, by Modest Mouse

    You’ve most likely heard that last one so here’s another one, some good old classic rock:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oidm5Zfw_SA – Jessice, by the Allman Brothers

    • I think i liked ‘The Orchids’ by Califone the best. I’ve heard both ‘Mushaboom’ and ‘Float On’, and I like them both. Jessica by the Allman Brothers was quite fun. I’ve heard of the Allman Brothers so many times, but I never took the time to look up some of their stuff. It’s not my favorite style, but I didn’t mind it either.

  4. Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
    Sleigh Bells – Kids (the gateway drug to that album)
    Naked And Famous – Young Blood (ditto)
    Gaga – Eh Eh (acoustic version)
    Hank & Cupcakes – Hit

  5. The music videos are wonderful for each one, so make sure to watch those also.

    1. What Else Is There – Royksopp – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XVUyEI_0AU

    2. It Will Find You – Maps – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zwiZpC9pG8

    3. Sleep Sweet – Home Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NVLeUmTqu0

    ::You’ve probably heard the next three, but if you haven’t, I think you’ll enjoy them. And if you have, watch the music videos anyway::

    4. Bulletproof – La Roux – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUsbpmQ9-mc

    5. Mad World – Gary Jules – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4

    6. Love Lost – The Temper Trap – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLTPKKt-pMs

  6. These songs probably aren’t up your allay, it is pretty heavily weighted country, but you asked:))
    The breath you take-George Strait
    Nothing to prove-Phillips Craig and Dean
    I’m Already There-Lonestar
    Temporary Home-Carrie Underwood
    One Life to Love-33 Miles
    The House that Built me-Miranda Lambert

  7. First of all dear Blythe, I loved this idea so much I stole it for my facebook status! Second, here are my five songs.

    1. Too Long Without You-Reilly
    2. Diamond in my Heart-Red Roots
    3. Just Wanna Dance-Sixteen Cities
    4. Give Yourself Away-Newsong
    5. Times-Tenth Avenue North

    I hope you enjoy my songs 🙂

  8. Here you are. I don’t know if you’ll like any of them hahaha… well… the last one you’ll like. You’ve heard it before. sorry ;).

    1. This Isn’t Real – MENEW (they sound like Coldplay! … kinda. You most likely won’t like the video at all, but the song is cool 🙂 ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B56RatoCFcY

    2. What If You – Joshua Radin (I may have sent this to you before.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4hpS4QNHX4

    3. Kids – MGMT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7JthgTMHDU

    4. Such Great Heights – The Postal Service (I don’t know why I like this one… it’s really weird.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wrsZog8qXg

    5. Prelude in B minor – Rachmaninoff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE6vin5GPWA

  9. 1. Jaye Thomas- Forever
    2. Sonicflood- Psalm 91
    3. Francesca Battistelli- This Is The Stuff
    4. Laura Hackett- Joyful, Joyful
    5. Mr Hudson- Time

    note: i haven’t been impressed with a lot of secular music. Therefore most of my top picks are christian songs. i enjoy them greatly. 🙂

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