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Songs That Make You Long for Spring

It’s not quite Spring, but these songs will pull you through the last cold weeks of Winter. Specifically, these songs aren’t quite the full Spring vibe, but they are right at that line of change to Spring. If you have bad allergies, here is your warning to run far away from this Spring Themed Music Blog. Ways to Go - Grouplove Most of Grouplove’s music is just spring vibes with their energetic indie sound. I put “Ways to Go” mainly so I can make the pun that we still have a ‘ways to go’ before spring is here. https://giphy.com/gifs/Brockmire-funny-spring-training-richard-kind-M8oqtgDzoqzx2qr0Hz Australia - The Shins This song is just so cheerful sounding with not so cheerful lyrics. Just like a 47 degree day toward the end of

Leave What’s Lost Behind – Colony House

Colony House is a band that should be on everyone’s Alternative playlists. If you haven’t listened to their earlier albums, you are truly missing out on amazing Alt. Rock. The album that introduced me to them was their 2017 album Only the Lonely. “ You and I,” “1234,” and “You Know It” pulled me in to follow up with this incredible band. If you are a fan of Alternative, you are going to be a fan of this band. https://giphy.com/gifs/rcqxcl5DGhM9q Now that you went and listened to their album Only the Lonely, you are here to hear what I have to say about the latest album Leave What’s Lost Behind. The album starts with an orchestral song that hits you in your

Recent Alternative Music from TV Shows & Movies

Here’s Some Alternative I wanted to make a playlist for you of Alternative that I have been finding on TV shows and movies. These are the songs that stood out to me, but most I couldn’t add to the station. Some are new, and some are old. And some are barely alternative, but ALL of these songs are bops. Everyone Looks Like Everyone - The Pack a.d. Found on Letterkenny, this song popped up at the end of the first episode right after Wayne decided to start fighting again. This song has fighting energy to it. Definitely my favorite song from the show. https://giphy.com/gifs/cravetvcanada-easter-cravetv-kFkYRveWArRR98ms8d Cold War - Cautious Clay Booksmart is an amazing movie with even better music. It is the Superbad for Gen Z. This

Songs to Describe Your Valentine’s Day

If You are in Love: We get it! You can’t stop talking about your significant other! Be proud and listen to these songs that make us all fall in love! https://giphy.com/gifs/newquest-love-happy-3oz8xFyn0emm4qvvAA Always On My Mind - Nané When he hits those strong notes, “FLOOOOOOOOR…”  you are not only in love with your partner, but you are in love with Nané. Sea of Love - Cat Power Autoharp and a classic 50s love ballad. What more do you want?  It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) - The 1975 If you really dive into these lyrics, it's not the happiest song, but the passion behind the title and the main chorus is what makes this song a love song. https://giphy.com/gifs/justin-love-swoon-swooning-3o7ZeHqK4bCqCCAvv2 Honeybee - The Head and the Heart The Head and the

The Best Alternative Songs of the Decade

As a music director, I have scoured across the land for alternative music that I find to be a testament to the genre. Some may say I KNOW alternative music. This is why I must create an ultimate list of 2010s alternative that I love and trust. These songs I would let testify for me in court. These songs I would put as emergency contacts. These songs I would marry, divorce, and marry again. These songs will help carry you into the 20s ready to discover the future of alternative. Nick Offerman Ron Swanson GIF from Nickofferman GIFs Cough Syrup - Young the Giant This one barely makes it coming out in 2011, but I would say it’s well worth being a song

Three Albums That Will Make You Want to Go on a Hayride This Fall

3. The Lumineers - III No autumn season is complete without folk music. Especially, folk music that has feelings and emotions that drive the music. Look no further than the new Lumineers album. The passionate album that hits close to home for many families struggling with addiction is a great example of music that is meaningful to not only the artists but their listeners who understand the hardships. III is the kind of album to ground you and, also, give you fall vibes. I suggest you listen to it when you have a night to ponder over the lyrics and enjoy watching leaves fall from your window. 2. Vampire Weekend’s Self-Titled Album I can agree that some of the songs give a summer vibe, but if anything it’s

3 Reasons Why Barns Courtney’s 404 is making sure that the “Fun Never Ends”

The Powerful Vocals Barns Courtney has an outstanding vocal performance that is one of the main driving forces of his music. All his songs show the huge leap from deep and high vocals (even without the distorted parts). Specifically, “Hollow” and “The Kids are Alright” show that vocal range. Instrumentation (Specifically Guitar) While many sources say that his subgenres are folk pop and blues rock, the instrumentation seems to have a different vibe. Yes, I can agree that there is folk influence. Yes, blues rock seems like a semi appropriate title. Now, folk pop… The energy from the guitar does not give me folk pop. The guitar and just instrumentation in general are way too hard for that! “Cannonball” is the only one that sounds a little pop, but every other song

Cave In – Final Transmission

            Their latest album, Final Transmission, is the newest piece of music we have received from the Massachusetts based band known as Cave In. Last year, their bassist, Caleb Scofield, was killed in an unexpected car accident. The band decided to release the album and deal with their loss in a more public manner. In the nine-track record, Scofield is found playing on each of them, causing the album to act as a tribute to their lost band member.              Cave In has seemed to really find their sound in this album. In previous records, the emotion is just as raw and aggressive, but in Final Transmission, the bass lines are copious and go beyond the line of belligerent. The lines hit strong and thrust

Absofacto – Sinking Islands

Jonathan Visger is the songwriter/producer behind the alias Absofacto. Through a few of select and distinctive projects, Michigan had developed a new and unique feature to the indie rock scene. By 2008, Visger began releasing solo projects under his moniker, self-releasing tracks and EPs through the site Bandcamp and his own website. By blending elements of hypnagogic songwriting with a dash of wistfulness, he established a tastefully fluid sound that drew inspiration from the indie scene and modern bedroom pop. Visger has kept this sound present through his stand-alone releases such as “Dissolve” and “History books,” the former of which successfully going viral in 2015 and coming back around earlier this year. Before any of this though, Visger released Sinking Islands.

Claud – Toast

Listening to Toast for the first time immediately sent me into an upward spiral of nostalgia and reminiscence. In the opening notes of “Onetwothree”, the cloudlike melody grounds you into what the rest of the album is going to be like. In “Scarlett”, a bubbly love song, Claud sings, “We did everything together, now we’ll never.” When you get to the bridge about halfway into the song you won’t be able to help from singing along. This songs in particular drives home the melancholy vibe the album gives off. After the first two songs in this album, you’re left with your insecurities. You are left vulnerable to the lyrics as they continue to dissect you. One can nearly feel the sugarcoated tang

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