Friday Mixtape. July 30, 2010
I am always trying to find new music. Always always always. Pandora radio is pretty much the best thing that ever happened to me, except for the part where it keeps making me want to spend money on singles. Lots and lots of money.
Maggie has a feature on her blog every Friday called Friday Mixtape. I love it – there’s always a couple of songs I already know and a ton of stuff I’ve never heard of. So I thought I would offer the same service to you. I can share what I’m listening to and keep track of what I find. AND you can tell me what you’re listening to as well. Let’s make my ‘songs to buy’ way longer.
This week’s theme, apparently, is male/female faithy duets. That was an accident. But these songs are amazing.
“All the Poor and Powerless” by Sons & Daughters
Sons & Daughters is David Leonard and Leslie Jordan. David is a friend of ours… he was the lead singer of Jackson Waters, a band Aaron worked with for a few years a while back. He is amazingly, amazingly talented, and this is his new project. It is so beautiful it hurts me, y’all. So good. You can download this song for free here, and I suggest you do that immediately.
“Mercy” by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Did you guys watch Parenthood this year? We totally got sucked into it. Anyway, they had really great music on that show, and we spent a lot of time googling to find out what the songs were. That’s how I found Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Turns out he’s a Nashville guy and they play around town all the time. We haven’t made it to a show yet, but I did buy his “A Million Miles Away” record, which is how I found this song. They also have an ep available for free on Noisetrade.
“Falling” by The Civil Wars
I know this one is old news to most of you. But it is one of my favorites AND it fits the theme. So we’re rolling with it.