Music Monday | Causes

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Causes debut single was released in October and it took me way too long to hear it. I was swept off my feet in about 5 seconds, and then Rupert Blackman sang those first two lines and I was done. It’s currently a hit in The Netherlands, where the band calls home, and I’m really looking forward to more releases from these guys. Until then, this on repeat.

Stream: “Teach Me How to Dance With You”

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Music Monday | Seryn, Part II

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Seryn is the third band I featured on Music Monday back in 2012. There, I explained my love for Seryn not only for their beautiful music, but for my red bearded buddy Nathan (second from left) who was one of my dearest friends in college. I miss getting his big bear hugs just about every day, and their music for me has become just that: a giant hug. A giant hug of layering instruments, loud choruses and heart warming words.

Stream: “Paths”

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The band recently moved from Texas to Nashville and last week, released their sophmore album. For those of us who have been listening to This is Where We Are since 2011, Shadow Shows has been hugely anticipated and for me, just what I wanted. It’s a matured Seryn without losing that classic sound that makes them so damn good. I can’t urge you enough to go fall in love with this band if you haven’t yet, as I’m confident you will with just one listen.

Stream: “Foreign Fields”

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Keep listening…
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Get Cozy, Get Sexy

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We’ve teamed up with the glorious Huckberry for a little Valentines Day inspiration and love for y’all. These are just a few of our favorite items currently for sale at our favorite online shop that we find essential for those cuddly moments.

We’re spreading the Valentines Day love with a giveaway – that warm Woolrich Calvary blanket. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us what you think the sexiest song of all time is. A winner will be announced on February 16th around cocktail hour.

And speaking of sexy music…
My Go Sexy playlist, currently at 140 songs and climbing, is just another Valentines Day gift to you.
You’re welcome, lovers.


*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! CONGRATULATIONS TO LISA LAWRENCE FOR WINNING*

Music Monday | Kris Orlowski

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Short and simple: I just really like this song by Seattle based band Kris Orlowski.
Aren’t we all suckers for songs that sing about goin’ to Carolina?

Stream: “Carolina”

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Listen to Believer
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Music Monday | Janine and the Mixtape

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Janine and the Mixtape is responsible for my current sexy song obsession. I’m pretty sure I listened to it over 20 times last week when I first heard it. I couldn’t stop, wouldn’t stop, still won’t stop. I watched the video. I listened to the version with Pusha T. I listened to the acoustic version (thanks to a reader who posted it on my wall – Hi Hector!) Then I went back to the original and just played and played and played it.

Stream: “Hold Me”

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Riiiiiiiight?!

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Music Monday | Kiah Victoria

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I’m not going to lie to you. When Kiah Victoria‘s cover of “Fix You” started, I thought that there was no way I was going to like it. After all, this is in my top 5 favorite Coldplay songs. It seemed too easy to ruin. But, then again, covers of Coldplay songs have turned out to be some of my favorite covers ever – like Willie Nelson covering “The Scientist” and Aimee Mann doing the same.

Kiah’s soulful, alt-R&B vibe sucked me right in. This cover is so different, so re imagined, than the original, which is exactly what makes it work.

Check out her Gravitate EP. It’s seriously hot. And also hawt.
Personal favorite – “Breathing is Too Easy.”
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Music Monday | Carl Anderson

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This Carl Anderson song played on a Bands Under the Radar playlist I was listening to the other day. And by the other day, I mean the day it was 12 degrees in Georgia. I was cooking dinner, warming myself with wine, and these lyrics were just too perfect.

I want to go where the sun is shining
I want to go where the sky is blue

Stream: “Ocean”

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I want to see clear across the ocean, too, Carl. Real bad.

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