All Things Go: Hit Parade Part 1 & 2

Part 1

Cults – “Go Outside”

These guys are just starting to get some blog lovin’, and after listening to “Go Outside” it’s pretty clear the attention is deserved. Haunting, effortless, yet catchy, in the vein of Arcade Fire.

Two Door Cinema Club – “What You Know”

This song makes me do that goofy-white-guy-playing-drums-on-his-thighs-or-belly move, but I do so unashamedly.

Tanlines – “Real Life”

A grandiose cacophony of layered instrumentals. Yeah, I used a thesaurus.

Coeur De Pirate – “Printemps”

I love this short and sweet ballad despite not understanding a word of what she’s saying. In fact, I loved it enough that I put it on the latest edition of our Valentine’s Day Mixtape.

The Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix)”

I heard this dropped in multiple clubs in Acapulco last week on my Spring Break, and it absolutely SLAYED the crowd. Rightfully so.

Part 2

Fang Island – “Daisy”

Apparently Fang Island was quite the buzz at this year’s SXSW festival.  Rightfully so.  Their latest self-titled album is more than solid and “Daisy” is a straight kick in the balls.

Foals – “Spanish Sahara”

I think most people did a double take the first time they heard this song.  It’s more than a bit different from their dancier tunes, but this epic track is probably my favorite Foals song yet.

Minus the Bear – “Into the Mirror”

Everything Minus the Bear touches is gold.  I am so god damn excited for their next album, and you should be too.  Thankfully, we don’t have to wait later than May.  In the meantime, wet your whistle with this baby-making jam.

Good Old War – “Texas Blues”

Crazy what three guys can do when armed with not much more than some acoustic guitars.  With “Texas Blues” Good Old War puts their magical pop touch on, well, the blues.  Their three-part harmonies make me melt inside.

Gorillaz – “Stylo”

It ain’t no “Clint Eastwood” or “Feel Good Inc.”, but it works.  I’ve come to like “Stylo” and the rest of Plastic Beach more and more with each listen.  Definitely one of those albums that works best when listened to in its entirety.