“I Don’t Know” by Lisa Hannigan
While there is an official music video for this song, I always gravitate towards special little videos like this. Talent in the raw is so much more entrancing.
“I Don’t Know” is a charming little song from Irish singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan. It is off her first album Sea Sew released back in 2008.
88:88 sounds like an alternate version of the Tron:Legacy soundtrack. If Daft Punk wasn’t available, Makeup and Vanity Set would have made for a pretty good option. I don’t think this needs any more of a lead-in. Enjoy.
Somewhere between Ratatat and Battles lies Civil Civic. Instrumental and noisy, “Less Unless” is from Civil Civic’s first release, 2010’s 1. That’s all the lead-in I think this needs.
Into the Wilderness
Burning Hearts is another band that I stumbled across then immediately listened to their entire catalog. According to the geographic coordinates on their Facebook page, Burning Hearts is from Finland. Though it’s not hard to figure out they aren’t American. They’re like a dreamier, mellower Ladytron.
“Into the Wilderness” is the single off the album Extinctions. Which I recommend front to back. Especially “Modern Times”.
Blood Orange is the electronic side project of Devonte Hynes. “Sutphin Boulevard” is off the album Coastal Grooves. It remains to be seen if Hynes will make another Blood Orange album, it would be a shame if this was the sole effort.
There She Goes
Flashback time. “There She Goes” is a song many people know, though perhaps don’t realize was actually written by The La’s. The song straddles the line between an 80’s song and a 90’s song. The single itself was released in 1988 while the album it appears on was released in 1990.
While 90’s kids probably first heard the Sixpence None the Richer version, if you haven’t heard it in awhile you might not notice the difference as the cover is pretty similar. The main difference being the sex of the vocalists. Still, an interesting cover choice by a Christian band and a song supposedly about heroin (though not actually…maybe…)
Nite Versions. If you can stand to look at this retina-burning cover, there are actually words. It helps to back up from the screen.
Today we have the genre-jumping Soulwax. Headed by 2 brothers from Belgium, Soulwax began back in 1996 as alt rockers. And while “Krack” is 100% electronic, even the album it appears on seems to drift into synth rock pop territory. Nite Versions was released in 2006 and, like the album before it along with a few singles, has a headache-inducing album cover.
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