Shazam’d! Friday – January 25th

I’m baaaaaaaaack! Back from Oregon, back from knee surgery, back from the holidays, back from the money-pit that was December. Back and ready to get this party that we’re calling 2013 started.  Beginning with some awesome new music (new to me, at least).

“Warm Spell” by Sinkane (from Mars)

“San Francisco” by The Mowgli’s (from Love’s Not Dead EP)

“St. James Infirmary” by Rickie Lee Jones (from The Devil You Know)

“Nissim” by The Gaslamp Killer (from Breakthrough)

“I’m Not In Love” by Olive (from Trickle)

“Dope Van Gogh” by Jenny O (single)

“Little Numbers” by BOY (single)

“Foolish Love” by Monophonics (from In Your Brain)

Happy Friday and Happy 2013!

xx Hannah

Shazam’d! Friday – November 9th

Remember back when Ashley and I started this blog and I was all, “I’m gonna post every Sunday with my favorite Shazam’d songs from that week” and I did for a while, but then I stopped posting and it seemed like I’d just stopped Shazaming altogether?  Say it ain’t so!  Ok, it ain’t so.  I never stopped Shazaming, I just stopped blogging about it every Sunday because posting from my laptop at home has become a bit of a nightmare.

Since work has been hectic-city today, I’m taking a 10-er (that’s a 10-minute break for everyone without a day job.  Actually I think a 10-er is supposed to refer to a $10 bill, but I’m re-purposing it for the uses of this post) and I’m giving you what everyone should want on a Friday afternoon: weekend listening!  So ignore my giant run-on sentence and my over-eager use of the hyphen today, and get to listening!  And let me know if there’s anything you especially love and want more of (I’m a major people pleaser).

“Baby I’m Bad Weather” by Toussaint Morrison (from Toussaint Morrison Is Not My Boyfriend)

“Another Life” by NO (from Don’t Worry, You’ll Be Here Forever)

 

“Koop Island Blues” by Koop (from Coup De Grâce)

 

“Lullabies” by Yuna (from her 2012 self-titled debut album)

 

“Life’s A Beach” by Django Django (from their 2012 self-titled debut album)

 

“I Forget It’s There” by Lay Low (from Farewell Good Night’s Sleep)

 

“Harvest Moon” by Poolside (from Pacific Standard Time)

 

“Lonesome Dreams” by Lord Huron (from Lonesome Dreams)

 

“Concrete Wall” by Zee Avi (from Ghostbird)

 

“Sweet Nothing” by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch (from 18 Months)

 

Also, to help you access all this music in one fell swoop, I’m creating two Spotify playlists – one for my Shazam’d songs, and one for the Tunes On The Tube.*  Follow them if you like music.  If you don’t like music, don’t follow them.  Oh and my full name is Hannah Cornforth so you can find me easily on Spotify.

*On second thought, I’m creating ONE BIG playlist combining the Shazam’d and Tunes On The Tube songs.  Efficiency, people.

Happy Friday everyone!

xx Hannah

Shazam’d! Sunday – July 29th

Your Majesty, Your Majesties, Your Highness, President Roc, Ladies and Gentleman,

In honor of the Olympics, I’m handing out gold medals for music tonight and ZZ Ward and Mariachi El Bronx both get one!  Doesn’t matter that I have no authority to hand out gold medals… this is all in pretend-land anyway – me pretending like my taste in music is worth sharing, my friends pretending like they actually read our blog… but in pretend-land, ZZ Ward and Mariachi El Bronx get gold medals!  And more than 10 people read our ramblings on a daily basis!  Yay for them!  Yay for us!  Yay for you for being one of the lucky few to hear the AWESOME tracks below!

If you like blues music and feisty women with strong voices and strong women with feisty voices and people from Oregon, you’ll like ZZ Ward.  If your thing is mariachi music with a punk twist, you’ll like Mariachi El Bronx.  I happen to like both.  Let me know if you do too.

“Put The Gun Down” by ZZ Ward (from her Criminal EP)

“Revolution Girls” by Mariachi El Bronx (from their album Mariachi El Bronx (II))

Happy Olympics, everybody!

xx Hannah

Shazam’d! Sunday – July 15th

I Shazam’d three songs this week, and they are all AMAZING.  Two of them are killer covers.  One of them is a brilliant original.  Listen and love.

“Goodbye Geoffrey Drake” by Graffiti6 (from the album Colours)

“Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac cover) by The Kills (from the forthcoming compilation album Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac)

“Kids” (MGMT cover) by Lady Danville

xx Hannah

Shazam’d! Sunday – July 1st

Hello cyber friends,

My sincerest apologies for the lack of posts in the past few weeks… I have been swamped with work and travel and social obligations, as has Ashley!  I’m finally back after a week in NYC (my first time there – full report to come in an upcoming blog post), and I’m finally listening to the radio again and Shazaming some great stuff.  And now I’m sharing it with you (don’t you just feel so lucky?!).  I’m really loving all of the songs below, but my favorite has to be Cold Specks’ “Blank Maps.”

“Come Around” by Rosi Golan (from the album The Drifter & The Gypsy)

“On The Road” by Keane (from the album Strangeland)

“Blank Maps” by Cold Specks (from the album I Predict A Graceful Expulsion)

“Good Looking Loser” by Meiko (from the album The Bright Side)

Enjoy, and happy Sunday!  Oh, and I promise I won’t make you wait this long for a blog post ever again.

Probably.

– Hannah

Shazam’d! Sunday – May 20th

This week I Shazam’d A LOT of amazing songs.  I mean, I’ve got new music from Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Animal Kingdom, and Ben Howard.  Not to mention an awesome song by oldie but goodie BoDeans, brand new band The Neighbourhood, and one of my favorites, Clock Opera.  If you’re bummed about going back to work tomorrow, just check out the awesomeness below and you’ll be pumped up for Monday morning in no time!

“Strange Attractor” by Animal Kingdom (from the album The Looking Away)

“Belongings” by Clock Opera (from the album Ways To Forget)

“Small Hands” by Keaton Henson (from his debut album Dear)

“Promise” by Ben Howard (from his debut album Every Kingdom)

“Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood (from their debut EP I’m Sorry…)

“Never Go Back” by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (from forthcoming album The Lion The Beast The Beat, out June 12th)

“Good Things” by BoDeans (from the album Black & White)

Happy almost Monday!

– Hannah

Shazam’d! Sunday – May 6th

Keeping it short and sweet for y’all this week with 4 yummy songs for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

“Restless Fugitive” by Willy Mason (from his forthcoming album/also available on his EP So Long Baby Shoes)

“Hannah” by Freelance Whales (from their album Weathervanes)

“Youth Without Youth” by Metric (from their forthcoming album Synthetica, available June 12th)

“Invisible Sun” by The Police


Shazam’d! Sunday – April 29th

Unfortunately for my sanity, the internet was out at my place last night so I couldn’t post Shazam’d! Sunday.  So now you get it on a Monday.  But I’m still calling it Shazam’d! Sunday.  Hopefully these songs will be enough to get you out of the Monday morning slump!

This week’s songs include a new single from hippie favorites Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (this song screams SUMMER to me!), and two older songs from staples Wilco and Sigur Ros.  In all three cases, I knew who I was Shazam’ing but I didn’t know the name of the song.  I’ve also included a new song from soul artist Bobby Womack, who has been a working musician for upwards of thirty years.  And a few others that I enjoyed enough to Shazam.  Hope you enjoy too!

“That’s What’s Up” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (from Here, out May 29th)

“Please Forgive My Heart” by Bobby Womack (from The Bravest Man In The Universe, out June 12th)

“Michigan” by The Milk Carton Kids (from the album Prologue)

“Float” by Ko Ko (from their debut EP Float)

“California” by Delta Spirit (from their self-titled album)

“Be With You” by Vacationer (from the album Trip)

“Next To Me” by Emeli Sande (from the album Our Version of Events, out June 15th)

“Saeglopur” by Sigur Ros (from the album Takk)

“Black Moon” by Wilco (from the album The Whole Love)

-Hannah

Shazam’d! Sunday – April 22nd

The songs that caught my ear this week were…. drum roll please….

“A Country’s King Of Dreams” by Caveman (from the album CoCo Beware)

“Trounce” by Jonathan Boulet (from his album We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart, out June 2012)

“How Do I Know” by Here We Go Magic (from their LP A Different Ship, out May 8th)

“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” by Father John Misty (from the album Fear Fun, out May 1st)

“Betty” by Johnny Dowd (from the album No Regrets)

“They Hate Me” by Laurel Collective

“Chevy Thunder” by Spector

“Occapella” by Jon Cleary (from the album Occapella)

Enjoy!

-Hannah

Shazam’d! Sunday – April 15th

I’ve Shazam’d so much music over the past 2 weeks, it’s a bit overwhelming listing it all here!  Here’s hoping you can get through it all and find something new and amazing and obsession-worthy.

My favorite of this bunch is Nitin Sawhney’s “Living On A Wire” feat. Lianne La Havas.  It’s a breathtaking track from UK composer Sawhney, and it had me hooked at first listen.  Lianne’s first single, “No Room For Doubt,” also caught my ear this week… if you like Feist, you’ll love Lianne La Havas.

Also of special note is Metronomy, who’s supporting Coldplay on their North American tour this year.  “Heartbreaker” is an old track, but a good one.

“Living On A Wire” by Nitin Sawhney feat. Lianne La Havas (from the album Last Days Of Meaning)

“No Room For Doubt” by Lianne La Havas feat. Willy Mason (from the EP Lost & Found)

“Do You Remember” by Ane Brun feat. First Aid Kit (from the album It All Starts With One)

“Heartbreaker” by Metronomy (from the album Nights Out)

“Gone Tomorrow” by Lambchop (from the album Mr. M)

“(Kissed You) Good Night” by Gloriana

“You’ll Be Mine” by The Pierces (from the album You & I)

“Forget It” by Blood Orange (from the album Coastal Grooves)

“Parted Ways” by Heartless Bastards (from the album Arrow)

What about you?  Have you heard anything AMAZING this week that you just have to share?  I love learning of new music, so please, share away!

-Hannah