Monday, July 18, 2011

Movies & Mixes Monday: Favorite Music

Maybe I should just turn this into "Mixes Monday", since I rarely feel like posting about movies anyway! This week seems to feature big news from some of my favorite bands.

Warpaint is a group of four women (including Jenny Lee Lindberg, Shannyn Sossamon's sister, and Emily Kokal, John Frusciante's ex) who play music with an ethereal vibe. They have come out with a new video of their track, "Warpaint". I would embed the video, but the coding doesn't allow me to. Click through to listen to it on NPR.

They're also playing at the Hollywood Bowl on September 25th, along with TV on the Radio and The Arctic Monkeys, just to name a few. Tickets start from $27 and are on sale now! I'm definitely considering it; I'm sure these girls are amazing live.

Speaking of John Frusciante, I really miss his musical contributions to The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Today, they released a single from their new album, "I'm With You", and while it's not terrible, it was hard not to note the missing falsetto tones of Frusciante's backing vocals. I still have hope for the new album, though, since I've seen what Josh Klinghoffer has done while working with John himself! It comes out on 8/30. Here's a link to listen to the released song, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie".

Delta Spirit is one of my favorite bands because of their comforting Americana vibe. They're supposedly going for a different sound on their new album, which they're currently working on in a cabin right now! To keep people's interests peaked, they have made "Devil Knows You're Dead", a song featured on the finale of Friday Night Lights, available for free download on their website. If you want to listen to more, their music can also be downloaded for free at Daytrotter.

My ultimate favorite is a classic. The Beatles song, "I'm Looking Through You" is finally available for download as a single on iTunes. In addition, Martin Scorsese is making a documentary on George Harrison called "Living in the Material World", which is being released at the same time as a book of the same title. And, of course, the Cirque/ Beatles collaboration, LOVE, is on sale right now. I've been itching to see it ever since I saw the documentary on it called "All Together Now". They're having all kinds of promotional deals, like 2 for $100, 20% off select performances, and a 35% discount for college students (which I will definitely be using!).

I'm so glad that this summer seems to be a big one, musically! What are some of your favorite bands and musicians?
<3 Linda

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