I smile everytime I see this video of Mac DeMarco at Pitchfork last year when he brings his girlfriend out on stage during his song "Still Together". They are absolutely adorable. He is an indie rock musician from Canada. I really like Mac's vibe and his music videos are usually pretty eccentric and playful. Check him out and enjoy the tunes.
A few months ago, someone showed me a video of James Blake performing the song "Retrograde" from the album Overgrown live and I swooned. His voice is so melodic and his music is like a blend of R&B/Soul and Electronic. He has a several great songs and I can't wait to see what he comes out with next. If you don't listen to anything else by him, at least listen to "Retrograde" below. The first time I heard it I was eh a little tipsy and told my friend that I felt like his voice was making love to me haha
I recommend checking out his live performance of it as well but the video to this one is really beautiful so I put it on here instead.
Dan Deacon is definitely one of my top ten favorite musicians right now and his concert was hands down the best, most fun show I have ever been to. If you ever have a chance to see him live, please go. It just might change your life, or you might just have an amazing night. Either way if like Electronica, Indie and Experimental music, you win. Dan Deacon is not just a musician, he is also a composer and is brilliant at piecing elements of sound together. He loves to have fun and give a crowd an experience by making his concerts more interactive. Like, he will get in the middle of the crowd and get everyone do to synchronized dancing or form a human tunnel that goes around the entire venue. The song below is one of his older ones but if you at all like it, be sure to check out his newest album titled America, which was released last year. I know his music is not for everyone but I love it and maybe you will too. Oh yeah, he also does some pretty mind-blowing video art.
Empire of the Sun
So one of my favorite bands for the past few years has been Empire of the Sun. If you like interesting, upbeat, synthpop/electronic music that makes you want to dance, then you will most likely love this band. The band is from Australia and is currently touring the world. They are having a concert next month only two hours from where I live but unfortunately it is on a Wednesday and I can't get off work. I WILL see them live one day! They recently released their second album called Ice on the Dune which is awesome but their first album is the reason I fell in love with them. Walking on a Dream is one of my favorite albums of all time. I also love their creative music videos, costumes, and makeup. Empire of the Sun has gained some serious amounts of fans over the past few years and if you some how missed it, PLEASE do yourself a favor and listen to them. Below is one of their most popular songs "We are the People". Some other songs you should definitely listen to are "Swordfish Hotkiss Night", "Walking on a Dream", "Alive", "Half Mast", "Standing on the Shore", "Without You", and "Tiger by My Side"...So yeah basically just listen to everything by them.
Sarah is a textile designer and blogger living in GA. She loves all things beauty, fashion, art, music, books, film, photography, DIY, and so much more! She has too many interests which is why she changed her major 4 times in college! xx