I think it’s safe to say that Mumford & Sons needs no introduction but I just really, really like this song.
Today marks a day that I have been looking forward to for a long time. My friend Jordan and I have been methodically planning, writing and dreaming about a new blog we are starting. I’m super excited about it and hope you will check it out. Check out As We Go here. Follow us on twitter and join the Facebook page as well.
In honor of the release their new album coming out tomorrow, today’s Music Monday is dedicated to Sigur Rós. If you’re unfamiliar, Sigur Rós (meaning Victory Rose) is band out of Iceland. For those of you who are familiar but haven’t listened to the their newest release, Valtari, don’t worry, it’s just what you would expect. Their ethereal sound is in full form and lead man Jonsi’s vocals still touch that place deep inside you even though you probably have no idea what he’s saying. Enjoying this release is just the thing to kick off summer. It’s the perfect background music for a summer evening BBQ with friends.
I can’t be the only who sometimes thinks, “I need a little more banjo in my life.” Well, even if I am I think you’ll agree that Trampled by Turtles is just what you need from time to time. With upbeat modern American folk style music, Trample by Turtles has become a soundtrack for summer. Their new album Stars and Satellites features some more great songs including the aptly named Walt Whitman and Beautiful.
Here is Wait So Long off of their 2010 release Palomino
Beautiful. (Not an official video but the song is oh so good)
I first heard William Fitzsimmons when he played a live set on a radio station in Columbia, MO. I was immediately drawn in by his simple yet smooth style. His lyrics are captivating and unravel some very intense stories usually taken from his real life experiences. The instrumentation of the song helps weave the tapestry of emotion caught up in each song. Pick up his album The Sparrow and The Crow or his newest release Gold in the Shadow.
He also has one of the best beards in music.
Photo via WilliamFitzsimmons.com