Friday is with us once again (so soon?), and that means we’re gonna usher in the weekend with another delve into the musical tastes of our staff. This time around we’re asking our newest BAMMer Sophie what’s currently rocking her ears. “My musical tastes encompass a wide range of styles and genres,” Sophie explains. “I’m hoplessley moored to the earthy melodies of Noah Gundersen’s raw americana and just as easily seduced by the crunch of rock and electronic artists.”
1. “Unconsolable” (Litost, 2012) – Ambassadors
The live version of this song feels wonderfully raw and unrefined. With lyrics that border on melancholy, the Ambassadors throw in another drum for a beat with some rage that just works.
2. “Cigarettes” (2012) – Noah Gundersen
Noah’s voice is powerful and his lyrics are poignant. A haunting song about addiction, be it a person or a substance, pick your poison.
3. “So Light Is Her Footfall (Breakbot Remix)” (So Light Is Her Footfall – EP, 2010) – Air
So chill. Make sure you turn up the bass.
4. “Rye Whiskey” (Antifogmatic, 2010) – Punch Brothers
Oh, the timeless love affair between bluegrass and whiskey. This track is sweet, southern rowdy. Plus, Chris Thile just won a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation so he deserves a listen.
5. “Bright Lights” (The Bright Lights – EP, 2011) – Gary Clark Jr.
Big, crunchy guitar and Clark’s soulful voice make magic. If it were socially acceptable I’d even call this one groovy.
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