Ever have a day where you swear you have a soundtrack to your day, hanging in the background and completely irrelevant to what's going on?
But today I definitely do. So, in honor to the invisible soundtrack that won't stop following me, I'm going to go over three bands that won't give me the common courtesy of mental silence!
1. They Might Be Giants
An Alt Rock band formed in the early 80s by John Flansburgh and John Linnell, They Might Be Giants has always had a way to be weird, catchy, and off-beat in the most pleasing way. They consistently and frequently change the style of their music, sometimes in the same song. They are known for songs like "Particle Man" and"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)".
They are insanely catchy and hard to get out of your head. Approach with musical caution.
This guy is everywhere- he's a Toronto based Electro/House producer and is responsible for some of the most damned addicting hooks in music lately. His entire album "For a Lack of a Better Name" can be listened to on repeat in the confines in your room, or, alternatively, cranked to the highest volume in a club or house party.
Awesome stuff- if you don't know him, check him out.
3. Gnarls Barkley
The odd fusion of Cee Lo Green and Danger Mouse was something that I initially approached with some caution and reserve, perhaps rightfully so- Cee Lo had limited but remarkable success before hand, and Danger was more popular for his capacity as a producer than a performer. But, lo and behold, they are a duo of melody, capturing whatever mood they please in their songs with near perfect clarity.
Their albums "St Elsewhere" and "The Odd Couple" are both stacked with amazing songs, make sure to check it out.
So, they've been rolling through my head today. Feel free to comment about them or tell me about the soundtrack in your head today!
Always packed with awesome,
Daniel, of course.