When you listen to the Postelles, you want to start dancing, and not in a bump-and-grind kind of way. I was listening to “White Night” as I walked home one night, and I almost starting doing the Twist right there on the sidewalk. I was able to hold back, but you might not be able to. Let this be a warning: Their songs will get in your head and make you happy. Here’s what the Postelles are listening to… Keep reading »
Rhett Miller doesn’t just have a pretty voice. He’s also quite a looker. So it’s inevitable to not get that weak-in-the-knees feeling when he sings, whether it’s with his prolific alt-country band, the Old 97s, or on his solo pop albums. Here, Rhett’s picks for songs to get it on to. Although Rhett cautions, “Don’t try to make love TO the song itself, let it play in the background while you and another human engage in this most primal act.” Wow. He’s smart, too!
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We’ve already endorsed Ed Westwick, the lad who acts the role of playboy Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl. So, when we heard that he’s in a UK-based band called the Filthy Youth, he became too perfect for words. Ed aside, the Filthy Youth’s indie punk beats are the kind that make you want to drink Jameson straight up and not bathe for a few days (in a good way, of course). After the jump, the band’s list of breakup songs, which they described as, “a few soppy…and the others are for getting yourself back up!” Keep reading »
Girl Talk is a DJ with a misleading name — there’s nothing feminine or cutesy about him. He does, however, happen to be a handsome lad by the name of Gregg Gillis. Gillis’ songs are no less than genius. He manages to sample dozens of artists in a single track. On his latest album, “Feed the Animals”, you can hear Phil Collins mixed with Busta Rhymes and The Police in a way that first blows your mind and then makes you want to dance. We’ve had a bit of a crush on Gregg for the past few years, and his playlist (after the jump) gives us a ray of hope that there’s still a 2 percent chance that we’ll get married.
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Happy Saturday everyone! Look what we just got in our Inbox — a list of some of Katy Perry’s favorite tracks for when she’s feeling, you know…saucy. Something tells me these songs get her revved up for when she’s kissing girls or guys. Playlist after the jump, and don’t forget to catch Katy Perry performing on MTV’s new show, FNMTV tonight at 9pm and Monday at noon and 9pm. Keep reading »
Boston-based band a’tris got their early musical inspiration from an unusual source — Sesame Street. Lead singer and pianist Mason Taylor started his musical career pounding away at one key on his Sesame Street keyboard, that of Oscar the Grouch, conveniently our favorite Muppet as well. Since then, the collaboration between music and what’s on screen has developed into songs that are really a soundtrack to life in general. That’s why it’s so fitting that a’tris’ playlist hits all the notes of love’s emotional rollercoaster. Check out their 10 picks, after the jump, and look out for their latest record, Lensing… Keep reading »