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 »
So, this week I decided to make an entire mixtape of songs with the word “cry” in the title, because I am a giant cry baby. I cried on Friday night! And on Sunday! Oh, and last night when I saw this Cheerios commercial that I love. Anyway, some of the greatest songs in the universe are sad songs and a handful of the songs I chose will tug at your heartstrings. Some of them are peppy too, like “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, which is, duh, clearly not true. Enjoy the playlist for the next week! [The Frisky's Muxtape] Keep reading »
Chances are, you probably remember Nina Persson as the angelic front woman for the band The Cardigans — remember their hit “Lovefool”? That was some goodness. Nowadays, Nina is still a member of The Cardigans (who released Super Extra Gravity last year), but she’s also got an amazing side project called A Camp, described as “a minimalist fusion of eclecticism and Americana.” A Camp’s self-titled debut record won four Swedish Grammys and Nina is hard at work on a follow-up. Hopefully this one, thanks to the loads of critical praise the last one received, will be available stateside (without having to pay for an import). In the meantime, the melancholy wonderment which makes Nina’s voice so special is also present in her list of “Top Ten Heartbreak Hymns.” Enjoy her picks, after the jump!
Keep reading »
The Frisky asked Secondhand Serenade to give us his picks for â€œThe Top Ten Ooey Gooey Love Songsâ€, the second in our series of music playlists with a sexy twist. John Veseley is an emo singer-songwriter from Menlo Park, California, who got some serious buzz for his debut record Awake. He recently scored major label backing for his second album A Twist In My Story, out January 21st. His playlist, after the jump…
Keep reading »
Who doesn’t love a power ballad and especially on the schmaltziest day of the year? Our picks, after the jump! Keep reading »