Here’s this week’s rundown of songs that I can’t stop listening to:
Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks
Peter Bjorn and John have been around since 1999, and have released three albums. On their latest album, Writer’s Block, (which is about a perfect pop album) they have the song “Young Folks.” The song broke the top 40 in the UK, and for good reason. The song begins with infectious drums that go into a whistling lead and following bass. The song relates the same old story of falling in love, but for people in between being young and hip or old and senile. This is a song that is guaranteed to get stuck in your head.
Orba Squara – My Favorite Song
You may have heard Orba Squara on recent iPhone commercials (and you can hear it on the recent short, “iPhoolish” at www.newsbleep.com), with the song, “Perfect Timing (This Morning).” This is an excellent song, but I think an even stronger one is “My Favorite Song.” The song glistens with bells over an acoustic guitar, and the vocals are unique: high, but not yelpy, they fit the song perfectly. They are slightly reminiscent of Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips.
Also, because I am an attention whore, I am going to put a plug in for my own music here. If you’d like a listen, just go to www.myspace.com/ournamesinthesand It’s admittedly not that great, but if you’d like a listen I’d encourage it. My new band here in Vermillion, Head 80 Foot Big, will also being playing one of the songs (60’s Doll) as soon as we can get a show put together.