07/11/2011 § 1 Comment
I just discovered the amazing British band Summer Camp via Charlie and Caroline’s Blog (they are the delightful couple behind the lovely British homewares store Pedlars, which I discovered on my last trip to London — do check out both the blog and the shop!), and I’m completely obsessed. Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey have put together a great set of 80s-infused, synth-y pop tracks for their debut album Welcome to Condale, which is out today.
Better Off Without You
Round The Moon
It’s about to be on constant repeat on ye old iPod. Sorry, neighbors. Or maybe I mean you’re welcome…
Sidenote: Definitely do stop by the Summer Camp site if you have a moment. It’s great.
15/10/2011 § Leave a comment
Dear San Francisco,
I know I’ve said in the past that I never really liked you.
But I think — maybe — that this trip I’m on is changing my mind.
(Los Angeles, please don’t be jealous.)
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These days I am majorly obsessed with Beirut’s long-awaited third album, The Rip Tide, and this song, “Goshen,” is easily my favorite.
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I am feeling a bit like a Francophile these days… Whether it is because of my near constant playing of La Môme Piaf, the fact that I just read this book, because I loved this film, or a bad case of New York City summer blues, I can’t be sure. But my guess is that it is a combination of them all.
While La vie en rose is undoubtedly her signature song (to see a lovely clip of her singing it live, go here), my favorite Piaf song of the moment is Les prisons du Roy (which I could only find here as part of some kind of odd lip-synch performance in the 90s — don’t watch, just listen). It is as beautiful as it is haunting. I love how dramatic her voice is.
New to Madame Piaf? This album is a good starting point.
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