Put the world away / Fight a little longer / Until you feel okay
The Well Pennies are a folk pop duo consisting of husband and wife team Bryan & Sarah Vanderpool.
And I very much enjoy the above song entitled, “Ooh la la.”
Right now there’s all types of chaos and sadness happening in the world and in my personal life. This song inspires hope and I appreciate that, which is why I’m playing it on repeat AND sharing it on the blog. Enjoy!
No, it’s not a new song, but it IS new to my current playlist on repeat in the office.
And I would like to thank Google for their “Pumpkin State of Mind” playlist. It is A-MAZ-ING! And many thanks to indie folk-rock band Lord Huron and past band member Brett Farkas and current band member Ben Schneider for writing the song you can listen to below. It’s so good.
Where, could that girl have gone
Where, I’ve wandered far
Where, could that girl have gone
She left no trail but I cannot fail
I will find her
She lit a fire, but now she’s in my every thought
So now that you’ve listened, you might be wondering why it sounds familiar. Well, it’s similar in sound to their song “The Night We Met” which had air time in an episode of 13 Reasons Why during a dance scene with Clay and Hannah. Which is so sad :(
Those of you who know me also know that when I really like a song I’ll play it 24 times in a row with no qualms and I’ll belt it out like my life depends on it.
This is one of those songs. I’m definitely a lyrics girl, so I always listen to the lyrics and these are perfect. But the music is also amazing, I love it, he’s incredibly talented. So let’s not keep him a secret, ok, let’s scream from the rooftops that the man has 23 albums and I’m only just now listening! I have so much to catch up on! I even believe that my friends who aren’t so into country will also love Will Hoge. Think of Bruce Springsteen and/or John Mellencamp.
So the song I’m going on about is called “17” and will be released on Anchors an album set to drop this week on August 11. For those near me, he’ll be in Philly on September 20 at World Cafe Live.
I’m just trying to play
Every song that I think might make you look my way Look my way
You’ll need to drag the slider to 4:30 if you’re interested in hearing just the song, he rambles on a bit prior to that because it’s a recording of a show.
Anchors Track List:
1. The Reckoning
2. This Grand Charade
3. Little Bit of Rust (feat. Sheryl Crow)
4. Cold Night in Santa Fe
5. Baby’s Eyes
6. This Ain’t An Original Sin
7. Through Missing You
9. Angels Wings
11. Young As We Will Ever Be
So I knew it has been a few years since The War on Drugs released an album, but I’m not going to pretend I know what the album was or if it did well or what the singles might have been, because I have no idea. However, I did just stumble upon their latest track called “Pain” and I really liked it. So thank you Google Play Radio for sharing this new release with me, I doubt I would have heard it otherwise. And looks, I liked it enough that I logged in to write about it, when is the last time that happened? Well in all fairness I did just share a video from Ziggy Marley so I guess it hasn’t been that long, but prior to the island music I had written about something music since December!
Onto The War on Drugs…
A Deeper Understanding is the bands fourth album, due for arrival August 25th, via Atlantic Records. This is their first album under the new label, they used to be Secretly Canadian. Eh.
This band is from Philly, which I very much appreciate since that’s only about 40 minutes from me, less if you drive like my brother. They’ve been around over a decade now since 2005. They’re currently touring, obviously, since they are releasing an album. They’ll be in Philly in September, at the Dell Music Center, in case you’re interested. They’ll be heading overseas in November.
I was staring into the light When I saw you in the distance, I knew that you’d be mine Am I moving back in time Just standing still
Jamaica House 2017 will once again showcase Jamaican artists old and new including the very awesome Ziggy Marley. “The motto for the Island of Jamaica is ‘Out of many, one people’ and this series of shows absolutely highlights the diversity and excitement of the island’s music scene.”
I found a place where the weekend’s long
The new ‘Weekend’s Long (Scaramouche Remix)’ is available today for airplay! Find it on all digital / streaming services including Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Pandora and Google Play.
The remix was just completed by the European DJ duo Scaramouche – for Ziggy’s final UK tour dates of the year!
Fun Fact: He also wrote the theme song for the children’s cartoon series Arthur.