Your State’s Favorite Band

Yesterday a bunch of music sites I follow posted this very interesting map of the United States and the bands they love, based on the real listening behavior of actual music fans from each state recorded by Echo Nest through 432 apps and services.

artist-mapSo according to the stats, I do not belong in MI (where I’m from) or Florida (where I live now) because both states apparently love shitty music (Rick Ross and Young Jeezy).

And coincidentally my very favorite state (that I can’t wait to live in) Illinois has some seriously good taste, along with Missouri, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Minnesota who would of thought??

What is YOUR states favorite band?

source: The Echo Nest Blog

Happy New Year Music Lovahs!

Hey everyone! So this year has been pretty awesome right?! I think so!  Lot’s of great new music was discovered, that’s always a good thing :). I have had a blast and a half going post crazy this year and I hope through some of my posts, you have been able to find some new tunes that you maybe hadn’t heard before! That is always my goal, to share what I find with you guys in hopes you will love it all like I do :)! Thank you for all the subscribing this year, that has been really really cool and more than I could’ve hoped for! I mean I essentially started this blog so I wouldn’t go post crazy on FB and take over people’s newsfeed…turns out I am still doing that since I get all my IMHB posts pushed to my FB =p! Anyways I never thought I would get many follows but it makes me super happy to know I am not the only one trolling the internet for new music!

In 2013 I resolve to go to WAY more live shows and more importantly POST about them! I went to some really great shows this year: Lollapalooza, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, and Metric but I wasn’t so great at posting about them..boo to me! Sorry! It’s kind of hard to explain the feeling you get from a really amazing live show…for me I am in aftershock once the show has ended and then I can’t remember how I felt because I was in some sort of trance..lol is that weird? Hopefully I am not the only one who gets like that! Annnnnyways, I promise to be better at posting about the live shows I go to and just in general writing more in my posts…aside from the song shares.

With that said, I hope you all have had an awesome year in 2012 and I can’t wait to spend 2013 sharing more music with you!!

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Happy Sufjanday..I mean Sunday (no I really meant Sufjanday ;p) IMHB Readers!!!

I hope you had a great weekend!! I was just thinking about how much I LOVE Sufjan Stevens (I like to compare it to my childhood obsession with Taylor Hanson, who I used to cry about never meeting…yep it’s like that!) in particular his multiple versions of one of my favorite songs “Chicago”. Sooo I would like to share them all with you. Happy listening and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)!

Chicago (Original)

Chicago (Adult Contemporary Version)

Chicago (Acoustic Version)

Chicago (Multiple Personalities Remix)

Chicago (To String Remix By Jongalloway)

Oh and if you love Sufjan as much as I do (probably not possible) check out this site right here!

and this too! Watch this awesome cover!

are you all Sufjan Stevensed out? Not me I could go all day! :p