It's mid-week. Nashville is still digging out from our massive 1/2 snowfall yesterday morning (which by the way was mostly melted by noon yesterday) (note for non-Nashville readers: Nashville really freaks out over winter weather). Anyway, it was a frosty morning, and we have a great mix of songs to warm your hearts and minds and... I don't really know what I'm saying at this point, but I'm trying to use words that sound like they belong in the introduction to a blog post. Whew!
It's that time of year... everyone is releasing they best of 2013 lists. Here at #E2TG, we will kick off our Best of 2013 posts Monday morning. Of course, we will be doing it in a manner befitting Ear to the Ground... stay tuned. By the way, for the first time since this blog began, we will not be having a Band of the Year Readers Poll. More on the reasoning behind this later. However, we will be unveiling our 3rd Annual Band of the Year in a special post later this month. Tune in!
To today's music...
"Hold On" by Sad Robot "Too Weak to Ramble" by Dr. Dog "Badman" by Cory Branan "Prequel Lullaby" (Home Demo) by Black Doctor Jr. "From This Valley" by The Civil Wars "Bad Things" by Rayland Baxter "Strangers" by Elephant Stone "This Time" by Jenny Leigh "I Fall in Love Every Summer" by Adam Hill "Champagne Halloween" by St. Paul and the Broken Bone
IN-BETWEEN TRACK OF THE DAY: (I don't know what to call this so I keep changing the name)
"Humming to a Sea Snail" by Swear and Shake (from Maple Ridge. Dig this band, and what a great song title.)
CLASSIC #E2TG SHUFFLE:
"We are One in the Spirit" by Annie Sellick (from Let's Make a Christmas Memory.)
"Dear Pressure" by Miracles of Modern Science (from MEEMS. Indie/Chamber Pop band that formed at Princeton University in 2005. Yes, my random shuffle function has a rather twisted sense of humor - putting a spiritual/religious song alongside a song by a band called Miracles of Modern Science. Did I mention, I love my phone's twisted random shuffle function?)
"The Wheel" by Katey Laurel (from From Here. I've grown rather fund of the music by this Colorado based singer-songwriter)
"From Afar" (acoustic) and "Snaggletooth" (acoustic) by Vance Joy (both from his recent Noisetrade releaser "Riptide" and more. Both songs are on his latest album God Loves You When You are Dancing. Pop Folk from Melbourne)