listenings || entry two

Does good music ever catch you off-guard? Today, I was doing homework while simultaneously skimming through some music on my iPod I've never actually listened to (you know, that music you keep so that you can nonchalantly tell other people "oh, yeah, I love *insert-obscure-indie-band-here*"), and I happened upon a song that made me put down my pencil and stare at the wall until it was over. 4 minutes of just staring and taking in the chill-inducing melodies, the euphorically poetic lyrics, the organic grit of the artist's voice. It was 4 minutes of perfection.

Whenever you find music that amazing, I think it's a crime not to share it. These have been on repeat on my iPod lately; I think they're best enjoyed accompanied by a free afternoon, maybe a small tedious project, and a warm cup of coffee (or tea, whatever you fancy).

Cosmic Love - Florence + the Machine
Here's to Now - Ugly Casanova
Tenuousness - Andrew Bird
Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second - STRFKR
Soul Meets Body - Death Cab for Cutie
Daylight - Matt & Kim
Fake Empire - The National
Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
Until We Get There - Lucius
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
The Lament of Eustace Scrubb - The Oh Hello's
To Be Surprised - Sondre Lerche

What about you? Have you recently found any songs that are just too fantastic for you to keep to yourself? 


  1. Good gracious, what a tremendously wonderful list of music. I am, of course, exceedingly curious about which song made you stare at the wall in awe (I love when I happen across a song like that, most recently: First Aid Kit's cover of 'Walk Unafraid' by R.E.M.).

    1. The song I was obsessed with was 'Cosmic Love' by the ever-amazing Florence Welch (As you well know, she's magical.) And I will most definitely look up that First Aid Kit cover.