I've stumbled across two new artists recently that I thought I would share. One of my extremely cool friends put me onto Father John Misty, and in particular the song "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings." Incredibly catchy and a little unsettling - isn't that how we like our pop music these days? Also, the video clip features Aubrey Plaza eating flowers and spazzing out in all kinds of ways. Parks and Recreation fans might appreciate as she still manages to breakdown in a remarkably unemotional fashion. Deadpan is the name of her game.
If you enjoy this, it's probably worth checking out this clip of the song "I'm Writing a Novel" - Joshua Tillman's dancing is pretty amazing. But, just to give you some perspective, I think everyone's dancing is amazing. I love those who dance! Dancing means enthusiasm for life and enthusiasm always gets full marks in my opinion.
The second artist I've come across recently is JJAMZ. It's kind of a "super group", being an amalgamation of members of bands such as Phantom Planet, Maroon 5 (not Adam Levine, sadly...), and Bright Eyes. I came across this band after reading about them on another blog (Imboycrazy - PLEASE NOTE! - some, okay, a lot, of the images on this blog are NSFW nor are they appropriate for the younger peeps, just so you are aware. I mean we're all adults here, but if nudity bothers you, maybe don't click). Apparently the girl who writes Imboycrazy inspired the above song from Father John Misty after making out with Joshua Tillman on a grave at a Halloween party. There you go. And that's how the internet happens people.
Anyway...JJAMZ! I dig. I can see this becoming a favourite summer album. I really dig the singer, Z Berg's gently croaky vocals. It's poppy, it's dancey, but it's also kind of dark...sensing a theme? Don't worry, my love for Taylor Swift will always balance out the darkness.
The gif of Thom Yorke makes my day. Many thanks to the aforementioned extremely cool friend for bringing this to my attention.