Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dear John... You're Awesome

I am a big fan of good soundtracks because I have a theory, and I challenge you to try this, that any intense scene or even mildly entertaining montage would be void of inflicting any sort of emotional impact on mute. That said, the only thing that makes a melodramatic, "young love," novel-inspired chick flick better is a really powerful soundtrack. Just be warned before continuing, some of the following music is rated "D" ... for depressing.

Some of you may have seen the official trailer for Dear John and wondered about the song featured. It is called "Set Fire to the Third Bar," by Snow Patrol feat. Martha Wainwright. It is also known as my new obsession. I attached the link below for your listening pleasure:


Other songs featured on the compilation are "Paperweight," by Joshua Radin and Schuyler Fisk (you may recognize this song from The Last Kiss soundtrack), "The Moon" by The Swell Season (you may also want to give their song "Low Rising" a listen while you're looking them up), and a song entitled "Little House," performed by Amanda Seyfried herself.

The movie doesn't come out until the 5th of February, but the soundtrack will be available on the 2nd. You can wait until then or preorder now at the link below...


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

the motion of Oceanship

I was recently flipping channels (I swear) when I stumbled upon an episode of "One Tree Hill." While I've never been a huge fan of the characters or plot-line, the show is, in my opinion, one of the best resources for new music. Similar to "Gossip Girl" and adolescent drama MTV reality shows, if nothing else- you are able to walk away with a new grocery list of items to download on iTunes.

In any case, I digress. Back to Oceanship-- check out "Hotblack," "Don't Wear Me Out," "Go" and "Excited" on their MySpace page. It is that quintessential "emo" rock sound with which our generation of music has become all too familiar. While I don't accuse the Canadian duo of coming up with a nouveau sound that's totally original and all their own, I fall for it every time.