The Goods

Jun 28

djing my next gum grafts with this gem of a song

Jun 27

the anthem, as in my driving to Miami anthem

(Source: Spotify)

Jun 27

summer in a song //

time was supposed to make this right again

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Dec 31

1. Lord Huron, Time to Run

It has taken me a week to write about what I believe to be the number one song of 2012. I’m not sure why but at the same time, I think it might have something to do with how I feel about this song. Like that music like this is why I decided to spend the rest of my life working with it, around it, as a part of it. This song, and the album that it’s on, were written about fate, about wandering, losing your way, running away, finding your path, falling in love, poetry, the timing, what comes out of the ruins, coming home. All the things that my life almost ended for, came back for, and revolves around. There are songs about not wanting to leave and wanting to leave on Lonesome Dreams and this is one about going. I have spent so much of the recent time not wanting to leave, but I’m at that point where it’s time to just go. And Time to Run makes you believe that it is okay to want to go home, to move to London, to move to San Francisco, to move to Los Angeles, Seattle, to move to the city, to be anywhere but here. And I want to tell everyone that my anthem lyric in this song is I’m gonna find me a life baby way out west but to be on the safe side, because there are a million different places I could be this time next year - I think it’s safer to say that my life is summed up in the hook: I will run but I know that I’ve decided my fate with my deeds. This is it.

Dec 31

3. Oberhofer, Cruising FDR

I remember the first time I heard Oberhofer sometime in 2010 (when I was having my for real come to jesus music moment) and his music his voice his whistling is so different than anyone else out there. Oberhofer is New York City music. And in honor of that, there’s no better choice than a song about the FDR Drive. I can’t even begin to wax poetic about this song’s lyrics because there are no words except his own:  The sky’s a little bit gray but in a beautiful way. Seeing you in the passenger seat makes my heart explode. And then when he’s singing I can’t can’t can’t can’t can’t get enough of your love….. yes you can’t. This song makes me happy.

Dec 31

4. Japandroids, Fire’s Highway

Japandroids’ Celebration Rock is hands down one of my top three albums of 2012. But who wants to hear about my top albums of 2012? Songs are much more entertaining. Japandroids are loud and grungy and fuzzy and summery and summer in New Jersey. You would not expect two men in this grungy of a band to be able to write such poignant lyrics and even when they’re borderline screaming them, you know that this is the absolute truth. A northern soul in southern lands will always find his way to southern hands. She’ll kiss away your gypsy fears and turn some restless nights to restless years. And possibly my second favorite lyric of 2012:  To let live, but never let go. If I ever find someone who shares that same philosophy, that will be IT.

(Source: Spotify)

Dec 30

5. Dana Buoy, Call to Be

Before this summer, I never walked around listening to my iPod. Literally in all the years that I have had an iPod, I have never walked around a city, walked to class, etc. listening to my iPod. Call to Be was one of my top walking around the city jams during my internship. It’s not typical Goods music but it’s so summery so beachy and I feel alive when I listen to it. Around 2:50 it gets to the point where I start to think that I am here still to listen to this song. Surprising you and others - there is nothing better than the chance to surprise everyone and yourself, too.

Dec 30

6. The Lumineers, Dead Sea

Earlier this year, I was driving to the Hartford airport before the sun came up and I was blasting my music to stay awake and singing at the top of my lungs to this song. I don’t quite know what it means to be like the Dead Sea but I want songs like this. There’s something so comforting and so familiar and so universal about The Lumineers’ music. It’s timeless and permanent. If you’re in the presence of a fire pit or a bonfire or sitting in a circular motion, don’t miss out on the opportunity to sing this with your favorite people (hopefully they like The Lumineers).

(Source: Spotify)

Dec 30

7. Miner, Hey Love

This summer, I was having a moment where I was so bored with all of my music. Then I heard Hey Love and it turned everything around. I think we all have those moments when we’re bored with our music, our majors, our schools, our lives but then we have moments, or in this case songs, that make us believe again. I have a terrible voice yet I can’t help but want to sing along at the top of my lungs. And then at the end when you think it’s over and then you hear them yell 2-3-4 and it starts up again….. it’s louder than ever the second time around and that is life and this song is perfect.

P.S. You can get a FREE download of Hey Love at thisisminer.com . you’re welcome for brightening your day.