Got It On Vinyl: ‘In Rainbows’ by Radiohead

Getting some chilly fall/winter vibes with ‘In Rainbows’ by Radiohead on this episode of “Got It On Vinyl”! Enjoy!

 

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Got It On Vinyl: ‘Black Sun’ by Gold Fields

Happy Record Store Day!

I hope those of you that went out to your favorite record stores found some new treasures to listen to.

Be sure to check out the first installment of Got In On Vinyl, which features Black Sun by Gold Fields!

See ya next month with another record ūüéĶ

Fan Art Fridays: The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood fan art

The Neighbourhood put out a new song this week called “Scary Love”!

“Scary Love” is part of the band’s upcoming EP¬†To Imagine.¬†It features some pretty high pitched synths, making it sound as scary as the title suggests. When I first heard it today, Jesse Rutherford’s vocals kind of scared me when he sang the opening line “Move to the city with me” in a screeching yet beautiful falsetto.

I’m used to the somber R&B feel of their music but I could definitely get used to a few hair-raising synths ūüėČ

In honor of the release of “Scary Love”, I decided to scour the internet for some fan art of The Neighbourhood. I found this really fun cartoon of the band on Pinterest. It’s not signed at the bottom so I have no idea who created it.

I find it very interesting how the artist decided to give the band members a clown blush look on their cheeks, since The Neighbourhood seems like a serious bunch of guys. Gotta love juxtapositions!

Listen to “Scary Love” on YouTube.

Fan Art Fridays: Capital Cities

capital cities band fan art

Capital Cities duo Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant just made my Friday with the release of their new EP Swimming Pool Summer.

I was so caught off guard when I heard their voices coming through my headphones at the office while listening to Spotify’s New Music Friday!

The EP is super summery and upbeat. Long-time fans will not be disappointed.

In celebration, let’s enjoy this fan art I found on Twitter by Filipino Capital Cities fan @imnotjess. I love how vibrant and fun the colors are in this poster-like fan art. Perfectly matches the personality of the band!

View the original fan art here, and check out Swimming Pool Summer.

Fan Art Fridays: Harry Styles

harry styles fan art

So first he cuts his hair and now he’s going solo. As in, signed-a-record-deal-with-Columbia-as-a solo-artist solo. Harry Styles is makin’ moves, yo.

I’m not a fan girl when it comes to One Direction or anything, but since Zayn left I really haven’t paid much attention to the band. Harry’s departure (if it’s for good) will probably cause me to end up forgetting about the band entirely. Zayn and Harry are literally the only ones that seem interesting to me.

I don’t understand why the band members can’t do their solo projects on the side and still stay a band (like Fergie and Will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas). It can’t be that hard!

Anyway, enjoy this fan art I found of Harry Styles on Tumblr. He appears to be performing a determined walk out with a fedora on his head in the monochrome¬†watercolor. It doesn’t get more official than that.

View the original fan art here.

Fan Art Fridays: Coldplay

coldplay fan art

I just found out yesterday that Coldplay will be releasing their new album A Head Full of Dreams by the end of 2015!

According to Contact Music, the album is going to be way less somber than Ghost Stories. The release date still has yet to be confirmed, but we do know that the songs on the album will have a more positive, upbeat vibe.

I’m really excited to hear¬†A Head Full of Dreams.¬†I wasn’t too pleased with¬†Ghost Stories,¬†so I’m hoping that they’ve gone back to writing songs like “Viva La Vida,” and “Don’t Let It Break Your Heart.”

To celebrate the good news, I decided to showcase this drawing¬†of the band with the word “VIVA” in the backdrop.

View the original here.

Fan Art Fridays: Maroon 5

maroon 5 fan art

This summer’s already starting to “hurt like a” … (you know the rest).

Turns out that Maroon 5 fans in China are being punished for band member Jesse Carmichael’s decision to wish the Dalai Lama a happy birthday over social media. (Don’t bother looking for the evidence on Instagram. It’s been deleted.)

That kind of thing doesn’t go over very well with Chinese officials. All the shows the band was set to play in China are now¬†cancelled.

Looks like China isn’t giving Maroon 5 or their fans any “sugar” this summer.

I don’t think it’s fair to punish the fans for this. Freedom of speech man. Learn it, and if you don’t live it, accept that an AMERICAN band is going to practice it.

Jeez.

The sad news inspired me to post this dreamy piece of fan art I found of the band on Pinterest.

My heart goes out to the Chinese Maroon 5 fandoms.

View the original here.