music of the moment: birdy and blind pilot

Around this time of year, I always find myself listening to mellow/soft indie music and sure enough, my current music of choice reflects that:

I first wrote about Birdy way back in May when I first heard her cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”. Since then, she’s released a self-titled album of wonderful covers and I’ve been obsessed with her version of The National’s “Terrible Love” (sensing a trend?) for weeks now. I wasn’t sure how I felt about her covering “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” because I love the original version so much, but she puts her own spin on it and it’s pretty good. The whole album is really lovely and well-done; she has an amazing voice and I would definitely recommend listening to it.

I’ve liked Blind Pilot since their first album was released back in ’08 (3 Rounds and a Sound). Their new album, We Are The Tide, is pretty great. My favorite song so far is “Half Moon”, which has made its way onto my most recent playlist. Their new album reminds me a lot of one of my old favorite bands, The Little Ones, but slightly less upbeat overall. I usually find myself listening to the whole album while riding the train home after work.

Still getting used to the fact that it’s December, which will be made all the more real by spending tomorrow Christmas shopping and enjoying general activities of merriment wit Alex, who decided to take the day off work and spend it with me in the city. :)


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