But Tonight We’re Going To Get Out Of Our Heads

15 Oct

There is an immense amount of music I want to share, hopefully I’ll be able to get it all out in the next week.

Did you ever watch that tv show where the girl could stop time by touching her fingers together? I thought it was mind blowing when I was like eight. If I could have one super power that would probably be it, the use I could put it to right now words can’t begin to express.

Here is some great music to download and share.

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Futurebirds – “Wild-Heart (Stevie Nicks Cover)” [mp3]

One of my favorite quotes is “sometimes you have to watch someone love something before you can love it yourselfDonald Miller. Stevie nicks is a perfect example of this for me . I grew up watching my mom LOVE her some Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, when I was younger I hated it, the way kids hate things their parents do, but somehow in the past few years I’ve come to really appreciate that music and am beginning to grasp the greatness I once scoffed at. The fact that not only are Futurebirds covering a great song, somehow by sticking close to the original they have found a way to bring new life to “Wild Heart” and at the same time possibly introduce this music to a whole new audience that may have been missing out.

The fact that they cover (intentionally or not I’m not sure) the way she did it from her backstage clip where she cut out the majority of verses is what gives a whole new spirit to the song that had they done the song in it’s entirety would not be there.

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Siskiyou – “Twigs And Stones” [mp3]

I featured this Siskiyou song on one of my Listen Before You Buy posts at the end of August check it out here.

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Hurricane Bells – “Possibilities” [mp3]

Certain songs just hit home and this is a perfect example.Having the days pile up one on the other, the looking back and seeing where I thought I would be at this point in my life, remembering the friends and the hope, feeling that weight and stepping back from the moment and just saying there’s still a chance, there’s still possibilities, let’s live for tonight, let’s live for a change and forget about the past, I understand this, I connect with it. Hurricane Bells definitely did this one right.

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Teenagers – “Sweet P” [mp3]

I’m sneaking this one onto this weeks mix solely as a refresher. As I’m starting to shape the “Best Of” lists I realize that this little diamond of a band has not seen the light of day on Heycoolkid!, this was a very selfish decision on my part but I can’t keep this guy a secret any longer. Teenagers is Holy Mountain/Burn Baby Burn‘s Travis Keymer and if those credentials aren’t enough hopefully this song is and if still you are not impressed I guess I’ll have to be the one to break the news to you that you are in fact an idiot.

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French Films – Pretty In Decadence [mp3]

There are certain write-ups I’m a little more proud of than others. My French Films post is probably my favorite of the last month check it out here.

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Glowbug – “Funeral Song” [mp3]

I’m not sure if there’s much more I can do to express how impressed I am by Glowbug.The only reason I have yet to put “Funeral Song” up is because every-time it comes on I think I’m hearing Gobble Gobble (sorry Born Gold) and I didn’t want the similarity of one song’s sound to affect your overall opinion of this incredible band. “Funeral Song” is still an amazing track even if it does feel oddly familiar.

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Cookies – “Wilderness Tips” [mp3]

I’m not sure why there are so many overlapping songs on this weeks mix that I’ve posted recently on LBYB. I apologize usually I’m not as threaded with the other stuff I’ve written but there’s just been quite a few songs that I thought were too good to neglect Heycoolkid! by not adding them this week. “Wilderness Tips” is flat out addicting. Check out the post I did on Tuesday here.

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Phantogram – “Don’t Move” [mp3]

I really hope that the upcoming Phantogram album has a fresher feel than “Don’t Move.” Supposedly this is just meant to show that they can still make music like they did on the last album and work as some sort of bridge from “Eyelid Movies” to the next album. I sure hope so, not that on it’s own “Don’t Move” isn’t a good song it’s just that it sounds like they combined “Mouthful Of Diamonds” and “When I’m Small” and added nothing else to it which makes the song obviously appealing but it’s a far cry from creative. I hope the pressure of a follow up album isn’t getting to the duo too much although I’m taking this song as a sign of that being the case.

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The Japanese Popstars – “Shells Of Silver ft. James Vincent Mcmorrow (White Sea Remix)”[mp3]

This is ideally what I hope the new James Vincent Mcmorrow album sounds like. A little less stripped down with a nice electronic build-up. I know that everyone is completely in love with the guy but I’m not fully on board yet, I just don’t think he’s come close to his potential yet but when he does all of our minds should be blown.

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Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich – “HoldTight” [mp3]

So I finally bought Death Proof  this past week (one of the greatest films ever made) which means outside of the Kill Bill movies I now own all of Tarantino‘s work. I forgot how insane Death Proof is, there’s something about guys who intentionally make a b-rate movie just for the love of the style. Sure there are people who don’t care for Death Proof but then again there are people who think The Rolling Stones are better than The Beatles, oh the misguided souls. Anyways if you haven’t seen Death Proof you should know out of the gate that it has quite possibly the best soundtrack of all-time and two of the sexiest actresses alive in it, Vennessa Ferlito and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

(Warning this is a very graphic Clip from Death Proof)

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Labrador City – “Feathers” [mp3]

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Cheerleader – “Dreamer” [mp3]

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.RAC -“1979 ft Liz Anjos (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)” [mp3]

This is the first decent Smashing Pumpkins cover I can remember having heard, should have figured RAC would have a hand in it not to mention Liz Anjos’ (The Pragmatic) vocals are perfect and perfectly fitting as always.

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Teen Daze – “Violence (Daytrotter) “ [mp3]

I’m not sure what it is about this song but I’ve found myself really getting into it. This is a really stripped down  version of what was already low key but now takes a much more laid back angle than the original.

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Lonesome Ghost – “I Was Only Trying To” [mp3]

New, young, and are already creating solid music. I’m keeping my ear in Lonesome Ghost’s direction.

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Korallreven – “As Young As Yesterday ft.Victoria Bergsman” [mp3]

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Steel Phantoms – “Floodlight” [mp3]

The way the three main elements of this song; the rhythm section, vocals, and the guitar all sound like three individual entities until two minutes and forty seconds in is impressive.  The drums and vocals at least have some sort of cohesiveness feeling as if they are coming from separate corners in the same warehouse but the guitar has that lonesomely intense feeling that your alone in a room listening to it being played. That’s not the only strong aspect of “Floodlight” from two-forty on the song just evolves and evolves from one vibe to another. This is art worth looking at with it’s rare craft and subtle strength.

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((Sounder)) – “A War On The Coffee Table (Live)” [mp3]

[https://heycoolkid.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/sounder-a-war-on-the-coffee-table-live-heycoolkid-net.mp3]

I caught this video as a recommendation on facebook and having never heard ((Sounder)) before I was glad I did.

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Little Jungles – “1000 Cigarettes” [mp3]

“1000 Cigarettes” is my favorite song on this weeks playlist. I can’t really explain why other than the fact that it is.

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Grand Hallway – “Day After Tomorrow (Tom Waits Cover)” [mp3]

Last week I found myself listening/watching various Tom Waits Bukowsi readings (I do this from time to time) and then yesterday I ended up in a five minute unexpected but really enjoyable conversation with one of the local barista’s about his love for Tom Waits so I felt it fitting to add what very well may be my favorite Tom Waits cover.

If you haven’t seen the “Born Into This” Documentary I HIGHLY recommend it

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Grandpa Was A Lion – “Dancer” [mp3]

My crush for Justin D’Onofrio‘s music continues…

Dancer” makes me want to cry or get drunk or both. Getting to the bottom, down to the very soul of emotion, and breathing this magnetism into it that is romantically sad yet as the song progresses like a blanket in deepest of night with  its subtle hint of calm.
It also reminds me of Caleb McCouch who is one of the best, not to mention virtually unknown, songwriters in the country who I’m going to see play in about three hours.
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All songs are promotional use only. If you or an artist you represent would like any content removed email me at heycoolkid@yahoo.com with the title “I/We care more about money than sharing our art” and I’ll make sure that it is removed immediately.

2 Responses to “But Tonight We’re Going To Get Out Of Our Heads”

  1. John November 26, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Hi

    Awesome Blog, I like this information.

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  1. Heycoolkid!’s 100 Best Songs Of 2011 « Heycoolkid! - December 22, 2011

    […] Certain songs just hit home and this is a perfect example. Having the days pile up one on the other, the looking back and seeing where I thought I would be at this point in my life, remembering the friends and the hope, feeling that weight and stepping back from the moment and just saying there’s still a chance, there’s still possibilities, let’s live for tonight, let’s live for a change and forget about the past, I understand this, I connect with it. Hurricane Bells definitely did this one right. (Via) […]

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