Song obsession friday! (for the week ending February 29–leap day!)

Song obsessions are those songs that we listen to on repeat. I noticed that my obsessions are often a week long. I also thought that other people might have similar obsessions. I’ve collected a panel of a few like-minded individuals and gotten their “song obsessions of the week.” Quite often it’s easy to explain why the song is good; it’s much hard to explain why we’re obsessed. Maybe you’ll become obsessed with one of these.

Adrian (me):
Two Sheds – It’s Hard (mp3) (buy)

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I’m still obessed with this track that I found originally through the a Bay Bridged podcast. It’s still the distorted guitar and melancholy and melodic vocals that are getting to me.

Scott:
Camper Van Beethoven – All Her Favorite Fruit (Orchestral Version) (mp3) (available free from epitonic or buy)

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Dave:
Snowden – Anti Anti (mp3) (buy)

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Talk about catchy, I’ve been obsessed with this song/album on and off since I first heard it. The “Oh-oh-oh-oh..” at the beginning snags me every time and I have to listen to it again.

Natalie K:
Bon Iver – Skinny Love (mp3) (buy)

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I’ve been hearing about Bon Iver for a little while now, but it wasn’t until this month, when his album For Emma, Forever Ago was finally released, that I really paid attention. And this song got the hallowed triple-repeat the first time through the album. It’s such a simple song, but those “My my my”‘s get me every time, as well as how it gets progressively more plaintive with each chorus.

Oz:
Alberta Cross – Known for Long (mp3) (buy)

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It’s safe to say that I’m completely obsessed with anything Alberta Cross puts out. “I’ve Known for Long” is one of the slower, more emotional tracks off of their debut EP The Thief and The Heartbreaker. This acoustic version was released recently on their UK EP. If you haven’t already, I’d recommend connecting with their full body of work. I’m waiting anxiously for stateside tour dates.

This week is a first twice in the same regard: repeats of previous song obsessions. My song obsession is the same as my obsession last week and Natalie K’s obsession is the same as Oz’s one week back in July. A second opportunity to hear a couple songs and a couple new songs.



2 Responses to “Song obsession friday! (for the week ending February 29–leap day!)”

  1. [...] Sheds hit me like a train the first time I heard “It’s Hard”. I just couldn’t get over it. I made sure to see them at SxSW (and then again in SF and SD). They write really great songs and [...]

  2. [...] Sheds hit me like a train the first time I heard “It’s Hard”. I just couldn’t get over it. I made sure to see them at SxSW (and then again in SF and SD). They write really great songs and [...]

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