Putting my iPod on shuffle is always a daunting task for me… mostly because the ONE song I want to hear never comes on (leading to immense frustration) but also because I cringe every time I discover that I haven’t completely cleared some crucially awful top 40 hits (aka lady gaga) from the contraption (and I mourn the wasted space). Anyway, the road trip to and from Dallas this weekend left me satisfied, yet with some unanswered questions/surprising revelations…
1) Black Moth Super Rainbow is the most immaculately perfect name of all time, mainly because the band’s name happens to be the epitome of the kind of music that the group produces, but also because it just is.
Black Moth Super Rainbow—Zodiac Girls (Pony Version)
Black Moth Super Rainbow—Don’t You Want to Be in a Cult
Black Moth Super Rainbow—Milk Skates
2) This round is called “WTF HAPPENED TO”…
a) Miami Horror: I first liked Miami Horror because, for a long time, I was convinced that the group was really Vega… in disguise. But, alas, I was wrong. After conceding this defeat, however, I decided I kind of loved them even more for their “chill wave” antics and super hot Australian background. A quick Google search just informed me that they will release an album this year, but, in the meantime… I mourn their absence from my rotating playlists.
Miami Horror—Make You Mine
Miami Horror—Don’t Be On With Her
Datarock—Fa Fa Fa (Miami Horror remix)
b) Metronomy: I realize that these oldies but goodies just released an album last year, BUT, my building resentment toward them for not coming to tour the US in a loooong ass time blinds me to their most recent accomplishment. I can not, however, deny their brilliance. There’s this genre I don’t know if you’ve heard of called “electronic” music. Combine that with some English pop and TA DAAAA. Metronomy.
Metronomy—A Thing For Me
Metronomy—Not Made For Love
c) M83: Remember when “Teen Angst” was your THEME SONG? Maybe not, but I’m pretty sure I had these lyrics up on my AOL away message system whenever I was feeling super wise yet “angsty” with the world as a teen. They haven’t released an album in two years!!! Do you know how much my outlook on music/life has changed in TWO YEARS? A lot. So, dear M83, please grant me my request and come up with some new dreamy electro tunes that, once again, perfectly apply to my life. Sincerely yours, Hannah.
M83—We Own The Sky
M83— Run Into Flowers
3) FINALLY… my favorite thing in the whole wide world is hearing a song that you completely forgot about when you least expect it, and then, you smile and think that everything is perfectly aligned in the world (which, we all know, is complete bull shit). But sometimes, it kind of is. (These are just a few that I remember feeling instant gratification when they wafted over my crappy car speakers)
The Presets—If I Know You
Annie—Anthonio (Designer Drugs remix)
Royksopp—Happy Up Here (Boys Noize remix)
Ahhhh there are many many many more. These are just a few that haven’t been on rotation in a long time, therefore, I miss them greatly. Ok, that’s all I have for you this evening. GOODBYE.