Today’s SOTD is from Manchester Orchestra. This is My Backwards Walk. Technical note: I had this song scheduled so ended up posting not one but two SOTDs for a Saturday. I’ll just leave this glitch since it’s such a cool song.
Here’s local Toronto outfit Austra with Beat and the Pulse. Did I mention I go through phases? Current mood: dark-wave/electro (in case that’s not evident from recent posts).
Double feature Wednesday in effect! Here’s Zeigeist with Wrecked Metal. The original version and the cello version, both. In case you hadn’t noticed, the summery ‘80s theme continues. So what do you think? Cello or original?
Forest Swords is similar to Lorn (my opinion only), only airier. Here is a beautifully layered soundscape called The Highest Flood. This is a good one to lie back to. Just close your eyes and enjoy the ride.
Today’s SOTD features all of my favorite things. Piano sounds where you can hear the piano parts moving. Post apocalyptic desert scenes. Slow motion. Singing that sends chills up my spine. This SOTD (and let’s be honest, VOTD) has it all! It’s enough to make one cry (I may have). Here’s Jon Hopkins again and Feel First Life.
Okay so if we could just write like this song AND amazing video put together, that would be great.
Welcome to the very first (and possibly last) edition of Song of the Saturday Night. I’m listening to music tonight on my noise-cancelling headphones and came across this one. It’s magnificent.
I hope your Saturday night is as exciting as this.
Last time I played REM it was to remind myself not to go back to Rockville. Here’s another one of my favorite early REM songs, The Flowers of Guatemala. Flowers for your Friday. May they cover everything.
Today’s writerly thought of the day is this: talent has nothing to do with success. Talent is not even part of the equation. Like most things in life, it’s about doing the work and showing up. So show up and do it.
Here’s Fuck Buttons with Flight of the Feathered Serpent for your Tuesday. This song starts out slow, then flies (like a feathered serpent I daresay).
So yesterday was fruitful. One chapter, reinvented. Let’s celebrate. Meet me at the cemetery gates. At 8. Don’t be late.
Today’s SOTD is an atmospheric one. This is Soap & Skin and their song, Me And The Devil.