MP3/VIDEO: Six Songs That I Am Into Right Now

Posted on December 27, 2010 by Skittle.
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I figured why not get out another “Eight Songs” post before the end of the year? Only this time I’m trying something new. This will mark the first post in a new direction followed in 2011, a less dense yet more frequent “Six Songs That I Am Into Right Now”. While the warm glow radiating from my computer monitor is oh, so comforting, the outside conditions right now make it simply too cold. Hoth cold in fact.


Did you know that Wampas, indigenous to Hoth, have six razor sharp teeth in their mouths? Well, I actually just made that up for the sake of relevance. With the blinding white landscape outside I just couldn’t resist a good Star Wars reference. Anyway, check out six songs that I have been into lately after the break.

1. Makaras Pen, “Currents”

Makaras Pen is a band which recently signed with Projekt Records to release their debut album. The self-titled disc features eleven tracks dancing between indie rock and shoegaze, a throwback to the sounds of ten years prior. The female-fronted tunes are great for putting on while laying back and enjoying a musical journey, if you’re into that sort of thing. Listen to the first track here, titled “Currents”.

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2. The Horn The Hunt, “Old Town Cow”

Hailing from across the pond in Leeds, England The Horn The Hunt is a pop duo comprised of Clare Carter and Joseph Osborne. Following the release of their self-titled debut album last year they are working on a followup titled Depressur Jolie. The new disc is due for release sometime in the Spring of 2011. This video was the first released from the pending collection of songs. “Old Town Cow” is a catchy track incorporating vast instrumentation with haunting vocals and harmonies. Check out that music video below.

Direct link to the video

3. Paul McCartney, “Fine Line”

What would you do if you were walking down the street and all of a sudden ran into music legend Paul McCartney? Sure, you could stammer on about his time with The Beatles. I’ll bet he hasn’t heard that before. I, for one, would take the opportunity to let him know that his 2005 solo album Chaos And Creation In The Backyard is one of my favorite discs. Back when he released the thirteen track album, his final with recording giant EMI, I bought up a copy and really got into it. Most of the instrumentation is performed by Paul McCartney himself. It really is a solid and personal album. Check out the leading track and first single, “Fine Line”.

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4. Ólöf Arnalds featuring Björk, “Surrender”

Bringing her music from her native Iceland, Ólöf Arnalds filmed this video to help promote her latest album Innundir Skinni. She performs her vocals primarily in her native tongue adding a level of mysteriousness and allure. Her sound brings memories of fellow Icelandic vocalist Björk to mind, appropriate seeing as she contributed her voice to Arnalds’ first single from the new disc “Surrender”. The video is a bit out there but, hey, not at all in a bad way.

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5. Wye Oak, “Civilian”

This duo hails from Baltimore. Comprised of multi-instrumentalist Andy Stack and vocalist/guitarist Jenn Wasner Wye Oak named their band after the former state tree of their native Maryland. Wye Oak features a modern folk sound incorporating dense shoegaze guitar riffs and melodic rhythms. Their third album Citizen is due to see release on March 7 through Merge Records in the US and City Slang in Europe. Give the title track a listen here.

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6. Only Son, “It’s A Boy”

The New York based Jack Dishel is the brains behind Only Son. Dishel was born in the former Soviet Union, arriving in the United States at the age of three as a Russian refuge. Showing an interest in music even at such a young age he grew up to play in bands such as The Moldy Peaches and his solo project Only Son. This song, “It’s A Boy”, is an eerie look into the future of science and reproduction from his sophomore album Searchlight due out January 18. Watch the album’s first single in music video form below.

Direct link to the video

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  1. VIDEO/MP3: Six Songs That I Am Into Right Now | You Sound Like A Robot on April 5th, 2011 2:48 pm

    [...] has been over three months since my last “Six Songs” post. I’d say that we are about overdue for one. Oh look, a six ball. Clever, eh? [...]

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