(I don’t know if buying 2 albums counts as a “haul,” but I don’t really care.)
I’ve been in sort of a music rut lately. I’m burnt out on all the music I own, but I don’t want to listen to anything new. Sigh.
Luckily for me, 2 of my favorite bands released albums recently. I happened to find myself at Best Buy last night, so I picked them both up. Problem solved.
I’ve been listening to Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City all day and I’m pretty in love with it. They are such a fun band, and the songs are so catchy and summery. Some favorites so far: “Unbelievers” (multiple repeats today), “Step” (reminds me of “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance,” the first Vampire Weekend song I really loved), and “Obvious Bicycle.” I just love the name.
I also picked up a copy of The National’s new album, Trouble Will Find Me. I haven’t dug into it yet, but The National is a band that usually takes me a few listens to get into. I really purchased this for some late-summer listening, since I’m going to see them in Nashville in September (!!!). So excited. The National is perfect to listen to in the fall. I wanted to go ahead and get the new record so I would be familiar with it by the time the concert rolls around.
Also, one of my favorite music blogs, Fuel/Friends, just posted her summer 2013 mix. This year’s mix is all about songs that “could have maybe come out on a vinyl single, and soundtracked a sock hop or a sweaty, soulful city nightclub in 1964,” which sounds absolutely perfect to me. You can download the mix here, and I definitely recommend that you do.