Happy First of Spring everyone!! Here are two songs that will hopefully get you in the mood for the season:
"Diane Young" by Vampire Weekend: It's Elvis! It's The Police! It's The Black Keys! No, it's Vampire Weekend!! And they've got a brand new song that kinda sounds like a combination of the three musicians I just mentioned. The "Elvis" in question is Presley, for those wondering, not Costello (though knowing VW, they were probably influenced by him here as well). "Diane Young" is a unique, catchy song that somehow manages to sound as "retro" as it does current! One minute you're hearing rockabilly beats and surf guitars, and by the next, you're hearing more of a fuzzed out garage rock sound backed by a beat box. The name "Diane Young" in the song is actually a play on words of the phrase "dyin' young". What a clever bunch Ezra Koenig and company turned out to be!
"Recovery" by Frank Turner: Frank Turner's somewhat ordinary name belies his extraordinary talent! This ex-punk-rocker turned folk-rocker's latest song, "Recovery", has sped up both the adult alt charts and regular alt charts within a week, and it's not hard to see why once you listen to it! The lyrics are delivered in a dry but catchy manner, and include memorably offbeat lines like "And like every boring blues song I get swallowed by the pain, so I fumble for your figure in the darkness just to make it go away". Its sound is like a cross between Ben Folds and Oasis, but there's still enough of a "current" sound in the song to balance out its '90s alt-pop influences. To top it all off, the chorus of the song is one of the most irresistible choruses I have heard in a long time! No complaints about this song, except, why couldn't this guy have chosen a cooler stage name than "Frank Turner"?! Oh well, still a great song nonetheless!!