Friday, February 27, 2009

Road Trip

Today is the official start of my spring break! I am flying home for the week to summer job hunt and catch up with friends - but I know many people (like my college friends) are taking a road trip. Here are some tunes that I like to drive to:
1. Beautiful Calm Driving - Sia
2. No One Gets Left Behind - Devotchka
3. Winding Road – Bonnie Somerville
4. Standing Still - Jewel
5. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. Along The Way - Devotchka
7. Hotel Paper – Michelle Branch
8. Be Here Now – Ray LaMontagne
9. The Last Beat Of My Heart - Devotchka
10. We Went For A Ride – Fefe Dobson

**no more midterms = more time to blog this week :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Time Is On Our Side


Weekley Top 10 songs: music that has to do with time, watches, and clocks.

1. Clocks - Coldplay
2. Time Flies – Lykke Li
3. Lost Watch - Seabear
4. Tick of Time – The Kooks
5. The Clockwise Witness - Devotchka
6. Everytime – Glen Hansard
7. Timeless – Kate Havnevik
8. Revenge Wears No Wristwatch – The Walkmen
9. In Time – Zero 7
10. Time To Pretend – MGMT

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Commercial Club

Commercials are the new Myspace when finding new bands, Apple started it all with their cute fun song choices that introduced the country to their favorite new song by a new artist (to us indie music people, we already knew these bands hehe). Some songs are especially made for commercials (like that adorable 100 Calorie Oreo Candy Bites commercial - look it up on youtube) and can never be bought on itunes :( How do we fix this commercial jingle problem? SLOW CLUB!

This British boy and girl duo are the voices behind the newest and cutest Lay and Ritz Cracker Ads.

Cute, childish, playful, and summery is their sound, and ironically its not too "commercial" sounding. They haven't released their full CD yet, rather just little singles from their commercials and EPs. Check them out on itunes now and listen with a bag of Lays or some Ritz Crackers.


Monday, February 16, 2009

500 Days of Summer

Ignore the annoying voice of the narrator and fall in love with the song and imagery. I cant wait to see this movie this summer. I'm craving warm weather and no school already! It seems like its 500 days till summer...

The song is Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap, its my new favorite song :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Even though I have always been single on Valentines day, for some reason I still love the novelty of the made up greeting card holiday. Maybe its the chocolate and pink...
Here is the week's playlist, all LOVE songs:
1. First Love - Adele
2. Sea of Love – Cat Power
3. Big Love – Leona Naess
4. Publish My Love – Rogue Wave
5. My Love – Lykke Li
6. The Man I Love – Ella Fitzgerald
7. Real Love – Regina Spektor
8. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons – Linda Ronstdat
9. Trying My Best To Love You – Jenny Lewis
10. My Love Goes Free – Jon Foreman

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Here are some songs from artists and bands who have never been posted about on my blog before. Consider this their debut into Modern Marie:

1. Xavia – The Submarines
2. Go On, Say It – Blind Pilot
3. Rain – Bishop Allen
4. GfC – Albert Hammond Jr.
5. Islands on the Coast – Band of Horses
6. By Your Side - CocoRosie
7. Can’t Stop - MoZella
8. Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes
9. You Don’t Need This Song - Fields
10. On This Side – Tiny Vipers

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Albums made for Valentines Day - for girls in a relationship and for all the Single Ladies! Love, Lust, Heatbreak, and Lonliness, they tap into all your emotions:
  • Paris, Je T'aime Soundtrack
  • Feist Let It Die
  • Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins Rabbit Fur Coat
  • All of the Slow Club EPs
  • Norah Jones Not Too Late
  • Sweetheart, Indie Artists remaking old and recent love songs, found at Starbucks and itunes only
  • Moulin Rouge Soundtrack
  • Adele 19
  • The Bird and The Bee One Too Many Hearts EP
  • Amy Winehouse Frank
  • Leona Naess Leona Naess
  • anything by Ella Fitzgerald

Can you think of any "Valentine's Day" Albums?