Monday, June 6, 2011

Music Tracks Are Always on In My Head

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.

2. deadmau5

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.


  1. Nice tips! Guess I'm going to renew my playlist! :D

  2. Will listen to these tracks! i do like deadmau5

  3. Thank you for the recommendations, I will make sure to make time to listen to these artist. The odd thing is that I just recently started to listen to Cee Lo after his hit single F**K you, and I am now a fan!

  4. I get what you mean. Cee Lo didn't really have that large of presence publicly until F**k You (aka Forget You if you heard on basic TV or the radio) debuted- suddenly, everyone knows who he is. Crazy, right?

  5. I actually hate when these musics enter in my head and dont leave :/

  6. Whenever music gets stuck in my head it's in there for days. I can't stand it sometimes, other times it's really nice. Great music recommendations though, thanks!

  7. ...I always have lines in my head that are stuck. Not even lyrics that mean a lot to be. Maybe it's the way the words are sung.

  8. It seems to always happen to me when the song has a catchy tone