Fuzzbox by The Section Quartet

The first song I heard by this foursome was Time Is Running Out, which rocked, so I straightaway liked them on Pandora. Then Pandora started sending me all this classical music and I was like, no, I don’t want to hear Hotel California in strings, I just like them. So after trying to square things away with Pandora’s highly complicated Like/Dislike logarithm, I finally broke down and bought the CD (Fuzzbox) off iTunes. 

I have not been disappointed. (I’m listening to them right now!)

The great thing about this group, in addition to their mad skillz and ability to create some awesome rock-n-roll distortion, is that it is creating music–the perfect soundtrack for writing, painting or folding laundry. Plus, it’s classical music that you (I) can actually name.

Maybe I’ll be inspired enough to dust off the old flute and play some of my old Lion King soundtrack tunes.

Xx CRYSTALISED

Xx knows black is the new black.

Have you heard of the Xx? I was listening to my Muse radio station on Pandora when I came across these heavenly voices. Best friends and vocalists Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim croon harmonies like dark angels to the elegant hip hop beats of Jamie Smith. Electro+soul+a drum machine=music you can listen to from dusk til dawn, pref cruising in the car with the windows down, the cool night air on your face.

 
Check out their video Crystalised (with an “s” not “z”, cause they’re Brits and all), plus an interview with the band. 

ANIMAL by Neon Trees

My new favorite song is ANIMAL by Neon Trees, a blend of new wave and garage rock with a killer pop hook, it’s a song you can both sing and rock out to. ANIMAL deals with one of my favorite topics…twisted love. And they have great hair too! 

Left to right: Chris Allen, Tyler Glenn, Branden Campbell and Elaine Bradley, emo hair at its best!

Check out their anti-establishment video and read the extremely thoughtful interview with lead singer, Tyler Glenn who is swoon-worthy for sure.