black balloon

7 Mar

hey! it’s been really crazy around here the last few weeks. no time to chat. but here’s a little something to get you over the mid-week hump.
happy listening,




14 Feb

it’s shaping up to be an incredibly busy week, so i’m cheating today—but in the best way possible.


the lineup for bonnaroo 2012 was announced and it is going to be insane. seriously, the words ‘epic’ and ‘legendary’ don’t come close to describing it’s potential awesomeness.

the lovely folks at bonnaroo have put together an 81-track playlist of this year’s performers. check it out here. more info about the festival, including the lineup, is one click away.
happy listening,


9 Feb

the thing i love about music is that it can instantly change your mood with just a note or two. to me, it’s priceless. to others (ahem, apple) it’s $1.29/song. but anyway. so i get really excited when a band decides to offer up a song or an entire album free of charge. jackpot!

here’s a quick roundup of some freebies from around the web. #yourewelcome

1. fort lean’s “sunsick
2. future unlimited’s “golden
3. cold war kids’ “minimum day” and “minimum mistake
4. the big pink’s “give it up

happy downloading,

winter beats

6 Feb

unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know that the giants beat the patriots last night in a little competition called the super bowl.

[not my actual husband, but you get the idea.]

thank goodness. had the outcome been reversed, my sunday night would have been very unpleasant.

in the event that you, too, are dragging a little more than usual today, i’ve decided to post tomorrow’s scheduled playlist today. (yay!) i have had gotye’s “somebody that i used to know” in my head for the last week after randomly hearing it on the radio. it’s so awesome i can’t even take it.
the video, available here, is equally incredible.
happy listening,


3 Feb



my stomach is doing backflips today for the following reasons:

1. it’s friday. (duh!)
2. i have an article due today that i haven’t even started yet. oops.
3. jason wu for target debuts bright and early on sunday! (you can view the lookbook here.) i know where i’ll be come 8 a.m. #jasonwufortarget
4. sea of bees is coming out with a new album, orangefarben, this spring. it is scheduled to hit the u.s. on may 1. the first single from the album, “broke,” has been released for your listening pleasure. never heard of sea of bees? fret not, my friends. have a listen to the previous album, songs of the ravens, below.
happy listening,

the lion’s roar

1 Feb

so i thought it would be a good idea to take a walk during my lunch break to take advantage of the beautiful weather…


turns out, it was the worst. idea. ever. because now all i want to do is hightail it outta here and enjoy the fresh air. why do i have to be stuck in this freezing cold office when i can be out in the sunshine? whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? i hate being a grownup sometimes (clearly).


feature fridays: empire machines

27 Jan

empire machines – ep

my friend and i always joke about how our dream job would be to make up names for the latest nail polish and lipstick colors (we aim high, people). i’m now adding to that list band names. i mean, how much fun must it be to pick out the moniker by which your group will henceforth be known? a daunting task, surely, with all of the possibilities. but what an amazing adventure. equally awesome: designing album covers. take the empire machines – ep cover, for example. mosaic dinosaurs running amok? yes, please! i would totally hang this on my wall.

here are a couple of songs from the album. if like what you hear, you can download the entire empire machines ep for free right here.

happy listening,

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