What I’m Listening To: Nov 5 – 12

This week has been a week of pop jams and sadness.

Caring is Creepy – The Shins

I listen to this song probably more than most songs. It can make me feel sadder if I want to feel sadder, and happier if I want to feel happier. It’s really just a good jam.

Can’t Do Without You – Caribou

This has been on repeat, pretty much, while I clean my apartment and rearrange things. It’s upbeat enough to keep me motivated but weird enough that I have trouble dancing to it and don’t get distracted.

Ugly Boy – Die Antwoord

Sabrina showed me this last week. I listened to their discography to see if I like anything else that they’ve done, but nope. I like this song though mostly just because of the way the bridge works structurally between their contrasting vocals. I’m a dork. The chorus is not bad either. Does liking a Die Antwoord song make me a ICP fan. Is that how this works?

Wild Heart – Bleachers

I have sang this every morning in the shower. I also fell in the shower this week, dancing. This song is kind of cheesy but in the way that I like. I’m really into simple synthy sounds lately, I guess.

Atomic – Blondie

Orphan Mothers has been writing a lot lately. I’ve been listening to hot Blondie jams since last night to be inspired thanks to my friend Casey reintroducing me to them.

KC Accidental – Broken Social Scene

Sometimes you just go back to your high school loves. This was one of my favourite songs when I was a kid and it grew back on me this week. I like da bass.

Habits (Stay High) – Tove Lo

I’ve actually been kind of obsessed with this song for a while. I really like the lyrical structure and just the entire vocal thing that’s going on here a ton.

Bored in the USA – Father John Misty

NEW FATHER JOHN MISTY YEA YEA YEA. Also this song makes me cry and want to hug everything, but I enjoy the usual sarcasm brought by Father John Misty. So great. That laughter. Why am I talking like doge.

Science vs. Romance – Rilo Kiley

Sometimes you listen to new Jenny Lewis on repeat for a week, sometimes you just need some classic Rilo Kiley. After finishing Gilmore Girls this week for some reason all I wanted to do was listen to Take Offs and Landings.

Wonderwall –¬†Oasis

Carl played this during jams and it’s been stuck in my head since then. I can’t help it.