December 2011

Brothertiger – Real Life

by Mike Smith on December 30, 2011

The last song of the day for 2011 is “Real Life” by Brothertiger. This track is a good example of my relationship with music discovery over the course of the [...]

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Formed in 2005, Bombay Bicycle Club is named after a chain of Indian restaurants in London. They gained attention in 2006 by winning a competition to play the opening spot [...]

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Over the last year, Sonny Moore (a.k.a. Skrillex) has been making waves in more ways than one. First, his audiowaves are a signature sound including heavy bass, catchy melodies, and [...]

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Neon Trees – Everybody Talks

by Mike Smith on December 27, 2011

What I remember from going to see Neon Trees live with my siblings is that they wanted the crowd to put their hands up in claw form during the popular [...]

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The Weeknd – High For This

by Mike Smith on December 26, 2011

Abel Tesfaye (a.k.a. The Weeknd) received a lot of attention in 2011. It all started with leaked tracks at the end of 2010 and his first mixtape titled House of [...]

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Jónsi – Gathering Stories

by Mike Smith on December 23, 2011

It’s always refreshing for me to hear a soundtrack that is not from the film score regulars like Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, James Horner, Howard Shore, and others [...]

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Common’s music first caught my ear when the song “The Corner” came out in 2005. Since then I have lost touch with his single and album releases. That was until [...]

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Miike Snow – Devil’s Work

by Mike Smith on December 21, 2011

After listening to their first self-titled debut album in 2009, I was anxious to see what they came up with next. Today’s song of the day “Devil’s Work” is their [...]

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Gotye is the stage name of Wouter “Wally” De Backer, a Belgium-Australian pop musician. From a young age, Wouter loved music and learned to play the piano and drums. In [...]

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Dum Dum Girls – Coming Down

by Mike Smith on December 19, 2011

Today’s song of the day “Coming Down” comes from Dum Dum Girls’ new album released this last September. They are an Indie Pop band from Los Angeles, California. Dum Dum [...]

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