Shadows on Stars
I think I’m a little bit in love with Shadows on Stars. This Lykke Li cover is spot on. Be sure to head over to the Portland duo’s Facebook page and let them know who YOU think they should cover next.
2012 has been a good year for music. I know I found some songs and albums that will be with me for years. More importantly, however, I discovered some young artists whose careers I will follow. A lot of these EPs and mixtapes are debuts for artists. These are, perhaps, the first glances at the future of music. Check it out.
Hit continue reading to see the lists and hear a sample from each EP and mixtape.
I wanted to make a mix that could document a long, dangerous, overly emotional, fun, sad night, so I made The Night Out. This is the mix that could soundtrack those nights you spend with your obnoxious group of friends (that you love even though they are obnoxious) as you jump from place to place around the bomb ass city creating havoc wherever you go. This is the mix for those nights that start off crazy and fun and awesome and then end with short sentences and awkward goodbyes. Listen below.
Use the sleeves on my sweater, let’s have an adventure, head in the clouds but my gravity’s centered, touch my neck and I’ll touch yours, you in those little hot waisted shorts
- Sailor & I – Tough Love
- Mesita – Ken Caryl
- Art of Sleeping – Empty Hands
- Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix)
- Mikey Mike – Girlfriend (Chainsaw Love, Pt. 1)
- Charlotte Gainsbourg – Anna (Moonlight Matters Remix)
- I Heart Sharks – Summer
- Samuel – Brooklyn
- Wild at Heart – Darling
- KO KO – Float
- Get Well Soon – Not Enough
- KO KO – So Strange
- Kilo Kish – You’re Right
- The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
- Shadows on Stars – Sweat Pant Bandits
- The Belligerents – Infatuation
- matt pond PA – Wild Girl
Shadows on Stars have this thing they do, blending unmistakable, rebellious punk music with the sweet rhythmic timing of indie pop. They have this thing. It’s theirs; they own it. You can listen to a sample of their music and know that it’s Shadows on Stars, and that is at least part of the reason why this is the best free album of the year so far. You can stream and download the album for free below.
My favorites are from the first half of the album: “Now You’re Mine,” “Sweat Pant Bandits” (which will soon be every girl and my lazy day anthem), and “Whiskey & Cigarettes.”
Often people stop me on the street and ask me, “Arjun, where da white women at?” And it’s awkward for me because I’m not absolutely sure where all the white women are located! Like, I know there are some in Canada, but that’s about it. So I did some research. Here are a few white women who just so happen to also make songs. What a fun coincidence!
*Note: Some of these women may not actually be white. It turns out that it’s kind of tough to tell if someone’s white or just off-white on the Internet. I had to guess on some. This whole concept is all sort of “extremely racist,” so it’s whatever.
- This Will Be Our Year (The Zombies Cover) – Memoryhouse
- Acid House Kings – Would You Say Stop?
- Shadows on Stars – Now You’re Mine
- Meg Myers – Adelaide
- Slow Club – Two Cousins
- Old Tapes – Farewell
- Beth Jeans Houghton – Dodecahedron
- The Good Natured – Video Voyeur
I bet Drake knows where da white women at.