#NewMusicMonday: Vineyard

Today's feature is Vineyard, a Midwest-based, folk-rock band, fresh out of the studio with their lively, experimental E.P., Other Girls. The album displays the group's versatile skill at blending musical styles. Sound of Reminiscence features a driving rock rhythm that sweeps you up in the moment. The record's first song, Used, however, croons melancholy break-up lyrics that don't bum … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Vineyard

#NewMusicMonday: Anna Meredith

Goosebumps, tingles and sheer awe: my reaction to today's featured musical presentation. Let's get this out of the way: you've never seen anything quite like this before. Unless you've already seen this extraordinary performance. Meet Anna Meredith, composer and performer. As the composer in residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Anna's usual creations are … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Anna Meredith

#NewMusicMonday: Drums of Death ft. Yasmin

Found these two paired up over at Planet Notion this week. To be honest, though, I hadn't heard of the individual artists until today. The song matches luscious vocals with bouncy house beats perfectly, like they were made for each other. The video adds another beautiful visual dimension, with dancers in black and white. Just … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Drums of Death ft. Yasmin

#NewMusicMonday: Lindstrøm & Todd Terje

It's Monday. Again. And you need to dance. Fortunately, with this song, that problem's solved. [You're welcome.] Today's selection is the delicious retro techno of Lindstrøm & Todd Terje from Norway, a tribute to all the places they want to go and the adventures they haven't had. Yet. (In case you've never heard of Lanzarote, the … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Lindstrøm & Todd Terje

#NewMusicMonday: Laura Marling

I don't know what to do with Laura Marling. She is so deceptively deep. I say deceptive because look at her. She's angelic, the golden hair and giant blue eyes, staring off above you into another world. And she is only 23. She shouldn't have this kind of experience, the kind she crams into her … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Laura Marling

New Year’s Vis-olutions: Learning to Dream Bigger

I know it's already Wednesday, January 16. And you think I forgot to talk about vision, goals and resolutions for the New Year. But I did not. I was quietly refining my hopes and dreams in my head and in conversations with God and with Josh. Because this is scary, grand and wonderful stuff here. … Continue reading New Year’s Vis-olutions: Learning to Dream Bigger