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ha, yes, tv shows and Apple commercials are good places to discover music. Here's some good music I discovered by watching Joss Whedon's Dollhouse:

"Remains" by Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon (Jed is Joss's brother and Maurissa is Jed's wife - they also co-wrote Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)

(official video featuring Topher and a doll)

(lyrics)

"I will go rolling fast, arms out in the rain. Feel momentum building to lift off ground like an airplane."

Jed Whedon - Drones

O+S - Lonely Ghosts

Lissie - Everywhere I Go

"And I fall on my knees. Tell me how's the way to go. Tell me how's the way to be, to evoke some empathy.

And I fall on my knees and angels will call on me now everywhere I go. Angels will call on me and take me to my home."

(official music video)

(Watch Listen Tell - live acoustic)

(OtherVoices live)

(live featuring Ellie Goulding)

(live at Paste Magazine)

(live at Bing Lounge at KINK.FM)

Beck - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime (also used in 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind')

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Agnes has a such a beutiful voice, but her instrumental pieces are really good as well: "Falling, Catching", "Wallflower" and "Louretta". They sort of remind me of Yann Tiersen, whose music I also happen to love. No wonder they seem to like Agnes in France! Argh, I could start naming good songs but I would just end up listing all her songs... Philharmonics is a wonderful album.

I seem to be in the mood for discovering music! Yesterday, I came across a duo called O'er the Waves. I listened through their songs in Bandcamp. For me, they're not spectacular (yet), but I really, really like the song Same Bed and the other songs are mostly good, too.

O'er the Waves made me remember how much I like The Jane Austen Argument. I first found out about them via Amanda Palmer some time ago, but back then I only listened to Bad Wine and Lemoncake and It's Love. Now I listened through the other pieces as well, and they're very good! Beautiful, beautiful music.

My greatest love today is the new album "Manner" by Scandinavian Music Group. Yep, all songs are in Finnish so I'm not going to preach about this one too much, but I think that Kaunis Marjaana could be worth a listen even for someone who doesn't understand Finnish. Maybe. Nah. I love the whole album! Big Grin

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To sortof change the trend so far...

here's new music you NEED to hear. I've been holding out on this. Everyone do yourselves a favor and have a listen to ALL five of these songs. You will thank me, and your children will too.

1)

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi (starring Norah Jones) - "Black". SOOO good!

http://www.ro.me/ - interactive music video for the song "Black", a Google Chrome experiment

via http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2542242

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi present 'Rome' (2011) - featuring Jack White, Norah Jones and musicians who worked on Ennio Morricone's 60s scores

'Rome' album out on May 16th (UK) and May 17th (US) 2011

Stream the album here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/musi...e-daniele-luppi-rome

2)

You Say France & I Whistle - OMG [happy indie pop]

(official conceptual music video)

(official international music video)

via http://www.reddit.com/r/listen...i_whistle_indie_pop/

3)

Man Man - Van Helsing Boombox [indie pop earworm]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-E96HDW7mI

via http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/...one_of_your_friends/

^ This reminds me of The Crimea's "Loop a Loop" - a lovely indie earworm that will make you feel nostalgic and homesick. It's like a party in your ears.

4)

Crystal Fighters - "At Home" [indie folktronica]

http://vimeo.com/19836445 (Winter Night Longboard, "Surfing the city") - This is awesome. This has made me incredible happy. So reckless and stupid and lovely.

http://vimeo.com/19427687 (official video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2MxcUo4J9I (official video from 'Star of Love' album)

(Live in Groningen 2011) - that girl looks good in this one

(LIVE (Stripped) pour "On Connait La Musique")

5)

England In 1819 - "Trophy Sixty-One" [ethereal post-rock, fragile vocals]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH4RMVDklXw

Album available at http://music.englandin1819.com/

via http://www.reddit.com/r/videos...to_make_your_band_a/

bonus:

Death Cab For Cutie - "Home Is A Fire"

(video by Shepard Fairey and Nicholas Harmer, May 6, 2011)

via http://www.boingboing.net/2011...%2FiBag+(Boing+Boing)

rainna, I'll be sure to let you know what I think after I give those albums a listen in a few weeks, when I'm in the right state of mind. :^> Btw, I hope you had a wonderful time enjoying Paris in the rain.

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She's been out for awhile, but Sarah Blasko is really cool. Check out

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I've also been listening to The Temper Trap - first heard them on the (500) Days of Summer Soundtrack. Check out

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Edit: One More. If you're into bands like Paramore, there's a fairly unknown band called States who released an EP last year called 'Line 'Em Up' that is, in my opinion, great from start to finish. Check out

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She's been out for awhile, but Sarah Blasko is really cool. Check out 'We Won't Run'.

I really like her voice! Very beautiful and effortless. Sort of reminds me of Ingrid (although that could have something to do with the fact that the chords of the song are indentical to the ones of "The Way I Am" and the intro is very similar Big Grin ). I like the song as well. I'll have to find out more about this lady...

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2)

You Say France & I Whistle - OMG [happy indie pop]

Happy indie pop is exactly what I need right now! The more I listen to this song, the more I love it. It makes me want to dance (well yes, I am pretty much dancing in my chair at the moment), it makes me want to run around and yell and sing and act silly and see these guys live and just DANCE! Oh yes. The forest video is awesome - from now on my life ambition is to dress up as a tiger, live in the woods and climb trees. The other video is cute, too, and it gets extra credit for the ukulele. At some level, they remind me of a Finnish band called Rubik

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rainna, I'll be sure to let you know what I think after I give those albums a listen in a few weeks, when I'm in the right state of mind. :^> Btw, I hope you had a wonderful time enjoying Paris in the rain.

Hee, take your time and remember that you're not obliged to listen to anything! Smiler I very much enjoyed Paris, even though I had the chance to experience it "in the rain" only for half a day. Big Grin The rest of the time it was sunny and warm and I must admit that it felt very good after the persistent chilliness of Finland. The city was big and beautiful and old and interesting and I'd much rather be still there...

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Moving this here...

Posted this on reddit (yeah, I have conversations with my multi accounts, shutup): http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/...m_on_youtube_danger/

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Been listening to this non-spot:

Norah Jones - Black

Such a delightful eargasm.

'Rome' album comes out May 16th in the UK and May 17th in the US. Consider this an early bird heads-up.

Listen to the whole album here:

Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi, Jack White, Norah Jones: "Rome" album [35min14sec]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1vX24a4BSo

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome Trailer

‎"3 Dreams of Black" an interactive film by Chris Milk

http://www.ro.me/ - interactive music video for the song "Black", a Google Chrome experiment

ROME: "WebGL: The Technology Behind '3 Dreams of Black'"

News stories:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15435-rome/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13158544

http://www.npr.org/2011/05/09/...d-daniele-luppi-rome

http://www.guardian.co.uk/musi...e-daniele-luppi-rome

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Hey folks, I just discovered an awesome band. Check it out.

Stealing Sheep are a indie folk/psychedelic pop trio from Liverpool, England, consisting of Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley, and Lucy Mercer.

"Formed in 2010, the group have already been introduced by three BBC 6 Music DJs and were also tipped by Sir Paul McCartney who said they "capture the times".

Watch their performances

http://www.youtube.com/results...=Stealing+Sheep&aq=f

http://www.youtube.com/user/stealingsheeptv

http://vimeo.com/stealingsheep/videos

Stream music

http://www.unsigned.com/stealingsheep

http://stealingsheep.bandcamp....-the-lights-went-out

http://soundcloud.com/stealing-sheep

Band info

http://www.last.fm/music/Stealing+Sheep/+tracks

http://www.stealingsheep.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/pages/...g-Sheep/142678837521

http://www.loudandquiet.com/20...4/single-reviews-12/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/li..._9382000/9382189.stm

I am still trying to learn more about this band. This band is so indie that they are unsigned, have under 2000 listeners on last.fm (1,749 listeners) and less than 2000 likes on Facebook (1,355 likes), don't have a Wikipedia article yet, and don't even have a Pitchfork review either. Take that, system-pitch-forkers! This is a momentous occasion. I think this might be my testament to hipsterdom. I can finally be part of the "in" crowd now? Really Mr. Wilkinson? You're not pulling my leg, are you?

What do you guys think of sheepishly stealing?

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Okay, this is going to sound really stalker-ish... (ha, what a way to start a post, huh?)

Agnieszka Holm (the girl who will infamously be known to us as that one person afaik whose comment Regina liked) has a band named CATSELF. I knew an evil woman named Agnieszka (well, she was just a hard-to-follow teacher and gave me a grade I didn't like), and this one seems like a nice person. Anyway, I looked at her info page and checked out her music on youtube.

'Silver' by her is pretty good. Sounds celtic, although she's Finnish. -

This one is fun too: 'To Be Harry Potter' - "The story of how I rescued Harry Potter from hell" -

I really like her type of music.

http://www.youtube.com/results...ry=CATSELF+Holm&aq=f

http://www.youtube.com/user/CATSELFmusic

What she had to say about Regina is really well-said:

"And Regina. I found her quite late actually, and in a strange way. I first found Julia Marcell http://www.myspace.com/juliamarcell and her music, she is less known than Regina but I found her first and everyone was comparing her to Regina (their music is not really that similar, maybe the voice a little) and after a long time I decided to check Regina out, and of course I liked her - her songs are beautiful, intelligent and so much fun. I was also very happily surprised when I watched some of her interviews - I always feel so happy when people say their own thoughts so freely and without being afraid of appearing childish, really honestly and openly. So after seeing the interviews I liked her music even more. And Only Son - I have found him because of Regina's links (like many others, I guess!) and was glad because I like his songs and voice, and that video was hilarious. I was sad yesterday when I read it hadn't won."

Post scriptum: rainna, thanks for telling me about Agnes Obél. I think you'd like CATSELF. ;D So much good Finnish music.

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