Posts Tagged ‘Left of Center’

I’m also kinda loving this song right now:

I just heard it on XMU (previously known as Left of Center) and thought it was new MGMT but then upon doing some searching found that it is by a band called Empire of the Sun and is called “Walking on a Dream”. Woo for new music!

PS: This is dedicated to my girlfriend Kelly who’s always running for the thrill of it 🙂

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Wow it’s been forever! Unfortunately due to school and midterms and such I haven’t had any time to devote any attention to my poor little blog. As midterms are coming to a close I’d like to get back into the swing of things. A band that I’ve been listening to non stop lately is Department of Eagles. This is the band that Grizzly Bear member Daniel Rossen got started in. Apparently they have been around since 2001, but I just found out about them a week ago while I was listening to Left of Center on Sirius. It turns out they have just released a new album called In Ear Park and let me tell you, it is excellent. They sound kind of like Grizzly Bear with a twist. They have also been popping up on my favourite internet sites and tv shows as well. They performed on Daytrotter just a few days ago. Take a listen to a couple of songs from that performance:

Department of Eagles – Phantom Other (Live on Daytrotter)

Department of Eagles – Herring Bone (Live on Daytrotter)

They also recently performed my favourite song of theirs on my favourite late night show, Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Take a look:

“No One Does it Like You” Live on Conan:

I hope I can see them live in the near future.

So…What’s everybody else listening to lately?

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I just got Sirius satellite radio, and while there are a lot of pretty useless channels I have found one that I have been listening to pretty frequently. It is called Left of Center and they pretty much play everything that I listen to on a daily basis while introducing me to some cool new stuff as well. So far I have heard them play Pinback, The Shins, Islands, Sonic Youth, Vampire Weekend, Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Arcade Fire, Interpol and Ratatat. Not only do they play a lot of great music, but they have some amazing special performances and programs. All of next week, Kings of Leon will co-host the afternoon show, and on Friday, Beck will play his entire new album, Modern Guilt, while throwing in a couple of other songs here and there. Pretty awesome stuff.

Does anyone know of any other Sirius sations worth listening to?

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