The One That Got Away

I know I can’t be the only one who was devastated when The Civil Wars announced they were taking a break/breaking up/confused.  Exciting news, folks: they’ve released a new single.  And…I love it!  So, so good.

Apparently the breakup thing didn’t go so well because they’re releasing a new album on August 6.  Or maybe it did and it has produced enough inspiration for more moody music. Either way, I say “hooray!”


Music Obsession: Citizen Cope

You may recognize a few Citizen Cope songs from radio, tv and commercials. Mumbles and I saw one of his shows at House of Blues Anaheim a few years ago and it was incredible — he has super passionate fans that love his music and he sounds amazing live.  Here are some of my favorite songs:

Son’s Gonna Rise
Bullet and a Target
If There’s Love
Let the Drummer Kick

Music Obsessions: Moody Music

Here are some of my favorites for cloudy days and general crankiness…

  1. “Madness” by Muse
  2. “Concrete Wall” by Zee Avi
  3. “Secret” by The Pierces (discovered during an episode of Gossip Girl — also check out their song “Boring” which is similarly dark and sarcastic)
  4. “My Number” by Tegan & Sara
  5. “Feeling Good” by Michael Buble
  6. “Bullet & A Target” by Citizen Cope
  7. “You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse
  8. “All I Want” by Susie Suh

Do you have a favorite song you listen to when your mood is a little darker than usual?