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Thursday, December 29, 2011


I have a present for you all in honor of the holidays, an exclusively released track by fthrsn that only a select few were given the opportunity to hear, but I don't think I need it all to myself so I am re-gifting the privilege to all of you. Check it out!

I'm Alone Child by peacelovesun810


Skrillex has been pretty much killing it with his most recent releases, including this collab with arguably my favorite female artist, Ellie Goulding.
If you haven't heard this song already, take a listen:

Skrillex Ft. Ellie Goulding | Summit | Aylen Remix by Borgeous Beats

Falling Star

Happy Holidays! I know it's been a while since my last post but I brought you a good one, promise.

It's a new single from Kid Cudi:

Kid Cudi- Falling Star NEW 2011 by Easy-Tunes#2

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Miike Snow

Miike Snow is not a person, but a Swedish indie electronic pop band comprised of Christian Karlsson,Pontus Winnberg, and Andrew Wyatt.

Their single "Animal" was an instant blogger favorite in 2009. Since then everyone has been looking forward to hearing some new tunes.
The bands second album is due out sometime in 2012 but until then take a listen to their newest song "Devil's Work"

Sleigh Bells

because music is better than studying...

Electronic indie pop duo Sleigh Bells, guitarist Derek Miller and singer Alexis Krauss, just announced the release date of there upcoming album Reign of Terror; February 14th. (that's valentine's day for those of us who tend to ignore the holiday). Just remember, music will never leave you lonely...

Check out the Reign of Terror teaser:

Reign of Terror track list:
Track List:

01. True Shred Guitar
02. Born To Lose
03. Crush
04. End Of The Line
05. Leader Of The Pack
06. Comeback Kid
07. Demons
08. Road To Hell
09. You Lost Me
10. Never Say Die
11. D.O.A.

Also, here are some oldies but goodies:

Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill by marinak

11 Sleigh Bells Tell 'Em by djeddieo

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lykke Li

Lykke Li ("Lick-ee Lee") is a 24 year old singer-songwriter hailing from Sweden. Her songs speak of love and of growing up, reflected in the titles of her albums: Youth Novels and her sophomore album released earlier this year, Wounded Rhymes. A couple of years ago I heard her song "Little Bit" and fell in love with the creativity of her songwriting and the uniqueness of her voice. Her music is a mix of pop, indie rock, and electronic, but there are elements of her sound that make it difficult to classify into any one genre.

I saw her front and center at Lollapalooza this past summer and she blew me away. She's just as lively and crazy on stage as you could imagine by listening to her music.

Here are a couple photos I took at the show:

Photo © Hélène Dryden

Check out this video of an acoustic version of her song "Youth Knows No Pain".

Lykke Li has come a long way since 2008 and even made it as far as the moon. Yup, you read correctly:

watch the rest of her "Live on the Moon" videos here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Metric - Eclipse

I have had this song on repeat for days, finding it very fitting to the place I am at in my life right now. The original is an amazing track but nothing compares to the the rawness and emotion of the acoustic version.

From one of my favorite bands (I'll probably be posting more Metric in the future) comes one of my favorite songs written for a movie soundtrack:

Metric - Eclipse [All Yours] (Acoustic) by elmoudy

I also love the beginning of the song's official music video.

Okay okay so just because this song was written for the 3rd movie of the Twilight series does not degrade its excellence.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


A very talented artist out of Malaysia, Yuna's soft vocals and delicate lyrics are the type to get stuck in your head for days.

Here is her most recent single "Come As You Are"
Come As You Are by Yuna Music

As a barista the title of her single "Coffee" caught my attention but all the songs off her Ep "Decorate" are well worth a listen... my current favorite? Someone Out of Town

Yuna - Decorate (EP) by Yuna Music

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bon Iver

By far one of my favorite bands, Bon Iver never ceases to amaze me. The band's most recent self-titled album captivates me now in the same way it did at first listen.
Because of this, and this gloomy day in East Lansing, a Bon Iver post just feels right.

Sometimes I feel just like the kid in this video...

Monday, November 7, 2011

So, I have been diggin' this song since it hit other music blogs months back but after seeing the most recent Victoria's Secret commercial, I can no longer think of it without thinking of lingerie and feathered wings. Thanks Vikki's.

Midnight City by M83

damn commercial...

Monday, October 31, 2011

What Would You Do?

People are going crazy over this cover, including myself.
Even if you disliked the original, this version might just end up being your guilty pleasure.

It's BASTILLE's cover of "What Would You Do?" originally by City High.

What Would You Do? (City High Cover) by BASTILLE

Click the arrow on the right side of the player for a FREE download!

BASTILLE's upcoming EP "Laura Palmer" is set to be released on November 14th. To preview the tracks beforehand head to

Oh, and for old-time's sake...

The Black Keys

Here is The Black Keys newest single "Lonely Boys" off there upcoming album El Camino set to be released on December 6th.

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy by The Black Keys

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Imogen Heap

Imogen Heap began work on her fourth solo album last March. This time around Heap has been releasing a song every 3 months in hopes to release an album in roughly three years. Tracks off the album are heavily fan inspired, integrating multimedia created by fans themselves into her work.

So far Heap has released 5 songs:

Lifeline (released March 28th)
Imogen Heap - Lifeline

Propeller Seeds (released July 17th)
Imogen Heap - Propeller Seeds

Neglected Space (released October 16th)
Imogen Heap - Neglected Space

Minds Without Fear ft. Vishal-Shekhar (also released October 16th)
Imogen Heap - Minds Without Fear ft. Vishal-Shekhar

Xizi She Knows (released February 3rd)
Imogen Heap - Xizi She Knows

Watch the video for "Xizi She Knows".
The video was shot in Hangzhou, China during Imogen's six week residency there.

To learn more about what went into each song visit

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

James Vincent McMorrow

This Irish fellow is one of awe. After hearing his first single "If I Had A Boat", I was instantly hooked; snagged his album and have been listening to it non-stop since. His soothing vocals might just seize your soul as well.

The music video for his newest single "We Don't Eat" was released yesterday.
Check it out.

Also, watch his full acoustic set for NPR:

Sunday, October 9, 2011


fthrsn (Macklin "Mackie" Underdown) is a musician/producer out of Ann Arbor, MI where he currently studies performing art technology at the University of Michigan. His pop/indie sound is so distinct it is difficult to compare him to any other artist.

fthrsn released his EP "Hysteria" this past Wednesday, October 5th

Have a listen:

hysteria by fthrsn

Download a free copy of Hysteria here.

Get to know fthrsn:

Q: how did you get into music?
i started playing bass and guitar at age 12. it was a natural thing
for me, something i would be practicing constantly. i remember sitting in my room learning how to play an entire album on one instrument by ear; it really helped train my ear, which is one of my most valuable
traits musically. my brother-in-law showed me pro tools and reason at
15, and since then i’ve been doing computer music production. it’s
crazy to listen to old songs i made in reason and see where i’m at
today... it’s a humbling, funny experience, and i’m so glad my hard
work has paid off in its way.

Q: You have an artistic background; how did that influence your creativity?
tying into my musical background, my mom is an artist and art
professor, so i grew up seeing her process and all of her artwork on
every wall in my house
. it’s great having her to talk to about art,
the artistic process, the challenges of making art as opposed to
making a living, etc. because she has been experiencing that since she
was younger than i am. this has really helped me get a better grasp of
what art is in general, and this certainly applies to my approach to
making music.

Q: how you describe your genre/style of your music?
i’ve never been good at describing my sound in a genre sense, but my
friend cory (kohwi) probably gave me the best term for the fthrsn
sound: lofi crooning
, namely in response to “nothing’s the matter”. i
combine a lot of influences (motown, 50s/60s pop, phil spector, dale
earnhardt jr. jr., all of my musical peers here in ann arbor, and
more) into my sound, and i feel this project is the result of that.
Q: why "fthrsn"?
tom "the makeout king" auty and i were at a party discussing the internet music culture we're involved with. i was talking about my frustrations with new music i was hearing and some other stuff and decided i would change my online identity based on the first thing i saw in the living room of this house. boom: the words father son on a poster. being like every other band, i dropped all the vowels and made it one word. it was intended to be sarcastic, but now i'm just a sarcastic asshole wannabe

Q: what do you want fans to get out of your music?
i just want people to hear the tunes and hope that they’ll get stuck
in their heads.
i love catchy pop tunes, so this is my way of adding
to that very broad area of music.

Q: what you get out of your music?
making music is a way for me to explore, create, and just do something
that i love.
the great thing about having a moniker like fthrsn is
that i can be someone i’m not, even though fthrsn is very much who i
am, you know?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Florence + the Machine released the first single off her upcoming album Ceremonials yesterday. It is entitled "Shake it Out", and it is everything you could expect from this amazingly talented lady:

Also, here is another one of her new songs, "What the Water Gave Me":

Saturday, October 1, 2011


So, last October I heard this lady open up for Passion Pit at Michigan State University and since then I have been hooked. A few listens and you will be too...

K. Flay (Kristine Flaherty) is a hip-hop artist and producer originally out of Chicago and most recently San Francisco where she graduated from Stanford University with a dual degree in psychology and sociology. It is there that she developed a passion for creating beats and layering loops. Not long after finding her musical flair she was sharing the stage with major names such as Snoop Dogg, Passion Pit, and 3OH!3. Her refreshing style is only matched by her fluid, intellectual, and rather introspective lyrics. Plus, the girl's got the personality to back it all up.

Head to for a free download of her mixtape "I Stopped Caring in '96". < it's a good life choice.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Just Another Music Blog"

Hey guys,
I will be posting new music as I find it; focusing on underground/ forth-coming indie rock, acoustic, and electronic artists.

Hope you enjoy!