Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Music Alert #1

So, I've decided that from time to time, I will use my blog to alert all my adoring readers (haha) of new music that I think it's imperative that you check out asap! Here are my top two bands for today:

The Bird and the Bee- They are an indie/synthpop/alternative musical duo from Los Angeles, consisting of musicians Inara George ("the bird") and Greg Kurstin ("the bee"). George and Kurstin met while the two were working on her debut album and they decided to collaborate on a jazz-influenced electro pop project. Their debut album was released on January 23, 2007 on Blue Note Records. I got to know them because they have had a number of songs on various soundtracks. This week they released an album dedicated to their interpretations of well known Hall & Oates songs. I absolutely love it! For more info on them, check out their website: The Bird and the Bee.

She and Him- They are an American indie folk band consisting of Zooey Deschanel (vocals, piano, banjo) and M. Ward (guitar, production). The band's first album, Volume One, was released on Merge Records in March, 2008. Today I purchased their second album, Volume Two, which was released on Tuesday. I first became interested in them because I just love Zooey! After watching 500 Days of Summer, I became instantly in love with her, firstly, her hair and later on her style and image. I mean, I actually got my bangs because of her!! Then I started listening to her band's music and totally got into it. It's got a very light and fun sound. I encourage you to hop over to itunes or amazon and listen to a song or two and I am sure that you'll enjoy it. If you don't...well, just don't... For more info, go to their website: She and Him.


  1. Cool, thanks! I love hearing about new music. Will you burn me a copy of The Bird and the Bee? Hall & Oates always makes me think of Daddy. :)

  2. oh i bought she & him's new album yesterday, if you haven't yet! enjoy the springs.

  3. wow i skimmed right by the sentence where you say you bought it, huh? :)