Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Music? Yes, Please!

When I was a kid it seemed really easy to find good new music to listen too.  Every Sunday I would tape 120 minutes on MTV, watch it the next day and then run out to the cd store and buy whatever new band I found that tickled my fancy.  Anymore it is hard to find new music.  I feel like I have to sift through bands to just find something really interesting.  So when I do find something amazing I feel inclined to share it.   I sound like a grumbly old man but being a teen in the 90s and MTV actually playing videos at that point in time it was sooo much easier to find good music.   Working with high school kids I will get the occasional student with outstanding music taste that will introduce me to really good current bands but that seems to be rare anymore.  I get annoyed when they don't even know who David Bowie is.  Oh well.  I guess that is why we have David Bowie Fridays in my classroom.

On to my new and exciting music!

Grizzly Bear.  My husband introduced me to this band.  I can't get enough of them.  They really grow on you and are perfect for the mellow sleepy fall weather.

Ida Maria.  A good friend of our played this for us the other night.  I was surprised because usually he listens to hard core screamfest music. I also can't help but love her awkward accent and raspy voice.

Fleet Foxes.  A student played this band for me at the end of last school year.  It is dreamy and nostalgic.


  1. I love Fleet Foxes! My ex boyfriend played baseball with the singer and one of the other guys in high school. Glad you discovered them :)

    You should check out Camera Obscura, I feel they would be right up your alley.

  2. Thats crazy about your ex boyfriend!

    My brother in law gave me a Camera Obscura album. I still need to listen to it. I will have to get on that now!