1,000th Post!!!

Wow…this is my 1,000th post! Cheers to 1,000 more! Thanks for subscribing and letting me share the indie music I love so much with all of you!!! I’m always open for suggestions on what to post and I would love to hear some of your favorite Indies that maybe I haven’t posted yet =)! As always, HAPPY LISTENING!

IMHB’s Music Festival Essentials

Once again it’s THAT time of year where Lollapalooza is right around the corner and as per usual I am starting to make my many lists I tend to make to get ready (what to pack, what to buy, band schedule, etc.). August 2010 was my first Lolla trip and since then I am making it a tradition to go every year, this year will be my third! Each time I attend a music festival, I learn more and more about how to be be better prepared. I thought I would get together all of the information I’ve picked up along the way and compile a list for you, if you want it, or even just for myself to look back on each year. Whether you are headed to Lolla like me, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Sasquatch or any other music festival…this list will most likely apply to you. I hope it helps you get ready for some of the greatest musical events you’ll ever experience! Without further ado (not “adieu”, I looked it up) here is list..

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Metric Reveals “Youth Without Youth”!!!!!

If you haven’t heard Metric’s first single of their newest album “Synthetica” (due out in June) you need to STOP what you’re doing and press PLAY! I have to say I was a little worried that I wouldn’t like the new single, only because their last album was so incredible I didn’t think they could top it. After hearing “Youth Without Youth” I feel absolutely reassured that I have nothing to worry about! If you’re a crazy Metric fan like myself, you’ve already heard this and LOVE it! And all you not huge fans of Metric, be ready to be blown away once the album comes out! I can already tell by this song that the album will NOT disappoint! I am SO excited!!!! Give the song a listen and go to ilovemetric.com for more information about “Synthetica” (apparently the band is going to reveal some surprises along the way to the release).

Ode to Pandora Internet Radio <3

Every once in a great while I get stuck in a sort of “musical rut” and I can’t come up with/ find and new post-worthy songs to post for you wonderful people! It’s the worst! What’s a blogging music lover to do? Why turn to Pandora of course! Pandora literately saves my life..or my blog I should say, time and time again when I am just stuck. So I thought if you guys like my blog and the music I post on said blog then you will probably enjoy my Pandora stations too!

At the moment my favorite is “The Naked and Famous Radio”.

Some others that I find a lot of good new music on would be:

“Oh Land Radio”

“Tokyo Police Club Radio”

“Something Good Can Work Radio”

and “Electric President Radio”

click here to see my Pandora activity and the rest of my stations!

Lollapalooza 2012 Line-Up is Here!!!!

Okay people! I have been waiting for this day since August of last year and it is officially here!! The 2012 Lollapalooza line-up is finally here and I could not have thought up a better one! Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Shins, The Black Keys, Temper Trap, METRIC, Jack White, Santigold, Passion Pit, Kaskade, M83, and plenty more! Well it could be improved with Bon Iver and Radiohead but hey, the one band I had been hoping and praying would be there…will be! I am talking about Metric of course! It’s really perfect timing too seeing as their new album “Synthetica” will be out June 12! I couldn’t be happier right now but what I want to know is..what do YOU think of the line-up? What bands do you think would make it better?!?

YouTube Covers Week: Mike Tompkins

Now this is a whole other kind of covering music, and a very impressive one at that! Mike Tompkins creates and covers music using ONLY his voice and mouth…pretty cool! You may have heard of him from Perez Hilton ..that’s where I first heard of him. Anyways he is extremely talented! He went to college for Audio Engineering which allows him to produce, record, and mix all of his music/covers. He covers more mainstream music..not quiet indie BUT I think that you all should check him out anyways.  Below are some of my favorite covers he’s done. Make sure to check out the rest on his YouTube channel!

Mike’s YouTube Channel

Mike’s Website

Like Mike on Facebook

 

 

Anna Sun – Walk the Moon

This is a really great indie band that played at Lollapalooza 2011! Be sure to check out all of their stuff, it’s great! This song was named the song of the summer in a 2011 Esquire article “30 Summer Songs Every Man Should Listen To”. They were also deemed a Nylon Magazine Band Crush…..Interesting! It was also featured on Vampire Diaries at some point..not surprised, CW plays great indie music on most of their shows!

Anywho….Happy Listening!!

Band’s YouTube Channel here

Band’s Website here

Happy Mylo Xyloto Day!

Eeeek! It is October 24th and do you know what that means fellow music lover?? I will tell you! It means that one of my absolute favorite bands, Coldplay has released their newest album Mylo Xyloto to the world!!!!!!!!! Oh Happy Day!! You know, for a while Coldplay had dropped from my radar right up until I saw them play the most amazing live show I had ever seen in my life at Lollapalooza 2011! After that I went crazy searching all the unfamiliar songs they had played only to find out I had to wait 2 months to hear it again :(. Well, the wait is over and by the time I get home from work today there SHOULD be a nice little package in my mailbox just waiting to be opened and played!! If you didn’t pre-order…get your ass to Target and BUY IT!! Seriously…what i’ve already heard from this album  has proved to me, there will be NO disappointment.

This is the bands fifth studio album and the first one to have a theme which Chris Martin says is “based on a love story with a happy ending, in which two protagonists: Mylo and Xyloto, who are living in an oppressive, dystopian urban environment, meet one another through a gang called “The Lost Boys”, and fall in love”. Martin says that the album was also inspired by the HBO TV show “The Wire“. I recently read an article in Spin (my #1 music source) about the album, and when asked about it the band says they feel “It’s Us Against the World” which is coincidentally a track from their new album. Well Coldplay, from that grassy patch in Grant Park where I stood.. I saw millions of Lollapalooza goers (including myself) who were brought together by a love for your music and I think it’s safe to say…we proved you wrong! 🙂

When I listen to anything by Coldplay I feel like I’m in a whole other world. Their music relaxes me, excites me, makes me want to cry, makes me want to scream! Coldplay is absolutely my life’s soundtrack and why wouldn’t I be excited for that soundtrack to expand! I can’t wait to listen to the album through and through! If any of you have listened to it, tell me what you think!!! As always, Happy Listening! And here is the album’s track list….

1. Mylo Xyloto
2. Hurts Like Heaven
3. Paradise
4. Charlie Brown
5. Us Against The World
6. M.M.I.X.
7. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
8. Major Minus
9. U.F.O.
10. Princess Of China
11. Up In Flames
12. A Hopeful Transmission
13. Don’t Let It Break Your Heart
14. Up With The Birds

 

Oh Hey! Guess What?!?

Only 5 days left until the release of Coldplay‘s fifth studio album and their first concept album,  “Mylo Xyloto”!!!!! I pre-ordered it…..did you?!?

Anyways this morning the band unveiled their second music video off the new album for the song “Paradise” (the other being “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”). Enjoy the video, and go out and buy the Album October 24th it will be AMAZING, I just know it!!

Death Cab for Cutie Performs at House of Blues Orlando

photo by Phillip Roffman

photo by Phillip Roffman

Last night may have been a typical Saturday night in October for you … perhaps you were at home enjoying a movie,  knocking back a few with friends, or maybe taking your dog for a walk. Last night was anything but typical when I found myself delightfully squished in the middle of a rather large crowd of Death Cab for Cutie fans at the House of Blues Orlando. I know I know, I can’t believe it either. Driving 4 hours in a torrential downpour and waiting fora quite a while for DCFC to take the stage was comparable to waiting for your sleeping family to wake up on Christmas morning so you can open your damn presents! Finally the lights went down and the opening chords of “I Will Possess Your Heart” filled the room. The whole crowd fangirled (yes that is a thing) including myself.  I was slightly surprised at how charged with energy the show was, considering the melancholy-ness  DCFC is known for.

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