tUnE-YarDs – “FIYA”
Her label says:
tUnE-yArDs is the singular musical project of New England native Merrill Garbus. Possessing an expansive sound that marries a coarse folk ingenuity with the bold pop sensibility of an R&B siren, BiRd-BrAiNs was assembled with a staunch DIY aesthetic.
Recording herself using a digital voice recorder and assembled using shareware mixing software, she was described by Stereogum as “a self-contained Sublime Frequencies compilation, jumping between blues, African tunes, shiny reggae-esque sprawls, and lo-fi folk”, infusing the worldly sonic palette of M.I.A. or post-punk pioneers The Raincoats.
I have had this song in my favorites for nearly two years, never really listening to it.
The other night near midnight I was driving home from where I had been, windows open, music loud, when this song came up. It was as if I heard it for the first time. I found myself hitting the back button and listening to it repeatedly the whole way home. I put it in my favorites list for a reason, but I fell in love with it fresh last Wednesday night.
And for good measure a little blast from the past:
Lissie covers Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness” live
I am loving this cover! Seriously.
Here is an mp3 of Lissie’s “Everywhere I Go”:
mp3: “Flagship” – Jump into the Gospel
Darn it, I just like it. I find myself singing along and it makes me want to move. It will be good for housekeeping…loud and energetic!
Songs available (for free!) at their website: Jump Into the Gospel
Jump into the Gospel-MySpace
Thanks for stopping by!
My name is Kelly and I am a mom of a twenty-something college student. When I was young, music was a big part of my life, but I let it fade until about 5 years ago when I woke up.
I love finding and sharing new music. My tastes might be unusual for a middle aged mom, but I like what I like.
My goal is to spread the word about bands and songs that make me happy (sad, moved, joyful) via free and legal promotional mp3s. These mp3s are for sampling purposes. Please support the artists and buy their music. I will be including links to the artists, their albums or their labels whenever possible.
I am not a big talker in real life and I am not a big talker here. I will keep it short and sweet.
If I post it, I like it!!!
I am going to be (re)posting my mp3 posts from my other blog (The Glass Dragonfly) here. It may take me a few days to get caught up, so bear with me.
Remember that all the mp3s posted here are promotional and could possibly disappear at any moment. Many already have (always a bummer!) especially in the older posts.