Friday, March 29, 2013

What's your vibe?

Lately, I've been all around the interwebs and reading a lot too, surprisingly. There's been reading of books, magazines, articles, and blogs - mainly some internet vibes. But I've been listening to a lot of new music too. I'm really liking Youth Lagoon's vibe. His music sounds dreamy, like an MGMT feel, but it also sounds quite vulnerable and sweet at the same time. Trevor Powers who goes by Youth Lagoon has described his musical venture as merely a part of himself and his music as somewhat like letting people read his journal. I love these kinds of musicians who are filled with passion and emotion. Check out this music video, Montana by Youth Lagoon, which is very emotional and powerful that people in this video's comments section are all crying, or almost. 

I've got a few more things to share too, like this short film entitled, The Queen, by Christina Choe. The video is described as such: Bobby works at his parents dry cleaners on prom weekend. When the prom queen and her boyfriend stop by with their dress and tuxedo, Bobby has his own prom to remember. 
This next one, The Scared is scared, ensued when Bianca Giaever asked a six year old on what her movie should be about. Don't let the title scare you away, it's not a horror flick. 
Flickering Lights is a project done by hitRECord, a collaborative production company headed by the great, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It's a beautiful video and you should definitely check out more works on

These next three music videos are my recent favorites. Cry Like A Ghost by Passion Pit is actually my favorite song off their album and then to have this masterpiece of a video to boot is nothing short of amazing. The directing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have produced great music videos much like this. They were the brains behind Foster the People's Houdini and The Shins' Simple Song. 
Jim Canty gives us four reasons why we should watch Whispers in the Dark by Mumford & Sons four times as much as we should. At one point, it features a cameo by Haim.
Matt & Kim's It's Alright video will leave you dancing along to their tune. I mean, they already are... dancing on their bed and more. Check out Kim twerking at around 2:39. 

Monday, March 11, 2013


It's Monday again and what better way to start the week with new music. I've been crushing hard on Oberhofer so much. I love the whimsical tune to their music plus any band who uses a Suzuki Omnichord is worth listening to. Haim, on the other hand, is like a girl version of Hanson but better and less teeny boppy. Grizzly Bear and Tanlines are two amazing bands that you should also definitely start listening to. Enjoy!


I Could Go - Oberhofer
Away Frm U - Oberhofer
Haus - Oberhofer
Forever - Haim
Don't Save Me - Haim
Send Me Down - Haim
Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
Knife - Grizzly Bear
All of Me - Tanlines
Brothers - Tanlines

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Stubborn Love

Stelth Ulvang and Norah Hoover.
The reference photo I used was by Chloe Aftel from when Rolling Stone was with The Lumineers the whole day for their Grammy performance. I absolutely love the photo that's why I chose to draw it. I love this band, of course, and their music so much. Their album is just filled to the brim with songs about love. Their music is simple and yet there's so much emotion to it. You should definitely listen to them. [I highly recommend this for fans of Mumford & Sons.]

Check this out! BEFORE I DIE I WANT TO...

Listen to Stubborn Love by The Lumineers.