After too long of a departure over the holidays, in where I missed out on the opportunity to tell you about my favorite Christmas music (I guess that will be December 2011’s Music Monday. [Hint: Pink Martini!]), it’s time for the first Music Monday of the new year! And I decided to pay homage to some indie/folk bands. Today I was scrolling through my iPod and I didn’t know what to listen to. I feel like everything is stale; that I’ve listened to everything a million times. My finger landed on Mumford & Sons, and I knew that was the ticket. I know Heyyybrother (aka Danielle) loves Mumford & Sons, and I wanted to say I GET IT. Finally.
Mumford & Sons
I wanted to play this song ten times today. I love the way the music rises and falls, and the pace increases as the chorus. Just amazing.
My Body is a Cage
This is certainly a rip-your-heart-out song. The slow, melancholy style of this song has made me cry more than once. The lyrics, “My body is a cage…but my mind holds the key” give me goosebumps.
Iron & Wine
Naked as We Came
YES, I discovered Iron & Wine through the Twilight soundtrack. Whatever you might think about the Twilight series of movies, they have some great music. I resisted putting the song Flightless Bird, American Mouth here and went with another amazing song instead, but I’ll admit that every time I hear that song, it transports me to a time in my life filled with a lot of emotion. It’s evocative.
Like these? Any other Folk bands on your playlist?