musical musings

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#fbf – brand new. science fiction.

remember your emo phase in 9th grade? i do, clearly. but, hmm…was it really a phase if i never actually fully grew out of it?

anyway, you’re going to want to listen to this from beginning to end. turn off shuffle.

favorite tracks:







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london grammar

i first discovered london grammar upon hearing them featured on disclosure’s “help me lose my mind” (one of my favorite songs of all time). hannah reid’s hauntingly beautiful voice resonated with me from hearing that song, and i dove into london grammar’s discography from there.

the british trio just released a new single called “oh woman oh man” from their upcoming album truth is a beautiful thing (coming out june 9, 2017) and i’ve listened to it 92 times in a row in my dark little cube at work, pretending that i’m floating through outer space instead – her voice does that to you.

if you like this song and want to get started with a few others, here are my recommendations:
-wasting my younger years
-hey now
-big picture
-help me lose my mind (by disclosure, featuring l.g.)

side note: i wrote a post about the sensation called “frission” a while back…this song gives me serious frission. check it out.

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it’s finally here.

that’s right, this is not – i repeat, NOT a drill. the war on drugs released a new song this past friday in honor of record store day this past saturday, april 22. adam granduciel + co. are back at it again after a 3 year hiatus, and i smiled to myself for 11 minutes straight through the entirety of this beautiful song.

check out “thinking of a place” below. what do you think?

The War on Drugs return with new song “Thinking of a Place” — listen



learned a new word today to finally describe this feeling i get when i listen to certain songs.

wikipedia definition: frisson (french for ‘shiver’) is a sensation somewhat like shivering, usually caused by stimuli. it is typically expressed as an overwhelming emotional response combined with piloerection (goosebumps). stimuli that produce a response are specific to the individual.

frisson is of short duration, usually no more than 4–5 seconds, usually pleasurable.[1] typical stimuli include loud passages of music and passages that violate some level of musical expectation.[2]

my definition: “scorn” by portishead (a remix of glory box that i discovered from watching an old favorite movie, the craft). this song gives me serious frisson.