Monday, June 14, 2010

Staff Infection - Broken Social Scene(s)

I'm the kind of person who uses music to augment my mood. Feeling down, and I'll throw on "Us" by Regina Spektor and attempt to sing along. Unfocused: Then it'll be Deastro's Keepers to get my nose back to the grindstone. I also love all of the things that technology, social networking and digital devices can do to help me find and share new music. I'm especially in love with the wave of "radio" options lately. If I need music to work by, I just pick a favorite song and off Zune's Smart DJ,'s radio or Pandora goes. I'm in biz for hours!
This week I found myself listening to a mix of new and old favorites. There's Janelle Monáe for flash and slick production (not to mention pure strangeness), Fleet Foxes for just-have-to-stop-and-listen beauty, and buzzy, shouty punk from Dayton's Human Reunion. All manner of sonic Paxil, Ritalin and Prozac lie in the following list. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I have.

Janelle Monáe, "Tightrope" (Featuring Big Boi) from ArchAndroid

Sleigh Bells, "Tell 'Em" from Treats

Fleet Foxes, "White Winter Hymnal" from Fleet Foxes

Chris Bathgate, "I Know How You're Going to Die Tonight" from Throatsleep

Phoenix, "Lisztomania" from Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Broken Social Scene, "Meet Me In the Basement" from Forgiveness Rock Record

Leopold and His Fiction, "Golden Friends" from Golden Friends EP

Lady Gaga, "Teeth" from The Fame Monster

Human Reunion, "Dog Bowls" from Carbonics 7"

Every week a different Green Light Go staff member will write about what bands have infected their ears for the week and give you an opportunity to hear it for yourself.

This week: Kelly Bennett, Green Light Go Publicity Assistant