Category: New music

MusicLuLu*s Weekend Playlist: Totally Up-Beats!

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Need a Friday pick-me-up? This week’s playlist is better than your morning coffee! We are totally smitten with all new music, and can’t stop listening to these five fresh tracks. Arcade Fire teams up with David Bowie for their new single, Arctic Monkeys make us weak in the knees with their cool crooning, and how can we not be head-over-platforms for Gaga’s latest dance anthem? Give it a listen, you won’t regret it!

“Reflektor” – Arcade Fire

“Falling” – HAIM

“One for the Road” – Arctic Monkeys

“Pompeii” – Bastille

“Applause” – Lady Gaga

Are you currently obsessing over any tunes you think we should hear? Tell us in the comments below!

MusicListen Up! She & Him Volume 3

She & Him  = Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward

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Well aren’t we excited! After months of anticipation, our favorite lounge/folk duo, She & Him, releases their latest album entitled simply, “Volume 3″. Having tempted us with the single “Never Wanted Your Love” earlier this year, we found ourselves all wrapped up in the ripening sound of this airy, upbeat group. Fronted by our favorite “New Girl”, Zooey Deschanel, the album makes good on the retro, sixties sound we’ve come to know and cherish from She & Him, and you can almost imagine Zooey sitting along a sunny fence singing happily like a little bird.

I mean, how can you not melt a little over lyrics like “I know a girl from a lonely street, cold as ice cream but still as sweet” on the track Sunday Girl that dishes up a full verse in Zooey’s breathy French? If you’re a fan of dreamy, seventies-esque keyboard chords, then you’re going to love the track “Somebody Sweet to Talk To”, and the super catchy lyrics of “Together” are soon to be your next summer singalong.

Fans can catch She & Him on their short summer 2013 tour, or you can skip the crowds and catch this album. Released today!

MusicListen Up! Josh Rouse’s New Album “The Happiness Waltz”

Put a little sparkle in your day with the newest album from indie-folk artist Josh Rouse. If you’re the kind of girl who puts on an album when you’re getting ready in the morning, “The Happiness Waltz” will get you going with Rouse’s soft, velvety voice, upbeat piano chords, and head-bobbing beats. Stuck in a traffic jam? Chilling out with friends? Switch on the lighthearted melodies of this Nebraska-born singer-songwriter and let the lounge-y habits and occasional seventies vibes work their magic.

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Click here to listen to the album in it’s entirety!

 

MusicSite to See: Everyone’s Mixtape

Remember staying up late nights working on meticulously crafted mixtapes for you friends? No? Don’t worry, then, because today’s Site to See merges the good old days with 21st century technology to create Everyone’s Mixtape.
 
Creator Richard Mai’s vision supersedes today’s tendency to “put it on shuffle” and revisits the glory days when every song had to perfectly transition into the next, and the entire tape took on some sort of theme.
 
How does it work? Well, you can listen to other people’s mixtapes, OR you can sign in a create your own! When you’re done creating the ultimate mix, you can grab your url and share it with your besties!
 

MusicThe Idler Wheel . . . Fiona Apple’s First Album in Seven Years!

It’s been a while since we last heard our beloved Fiona Apple out with a new album (seven years in fact) but today marks the day! For all of you Apple fans, it’s time to run out and grab the epically titled, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, or The Idler Wheel . . . for short.

When you listen to her newest single Every Single Night it only takes a second to realize that this fruitful beauty hasn’t lost a thing, especially not her affinity for a quirky-yet-sensual music video complete with octopus hat!