Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Show Me Your Teeth

Yes, that is Mother Monster (aka Lady Gaga) sporting vampire grillz. She would.
As the whole world knows, Twilight Saga: Eclipse is coming out, and with a new movie comes a new fabulous soundtrack. I was disappointed with the teenypunkness on the first Twilight soundtrack, but after they hired a new music supervisor the music on these past two installments has been just splendid. New Moon was fantastic and Eclipse is even better. Vampire weekend, Florence + the Machine and Sia are all on the same CD AND singing all new songs. It makes me so happy.
Still, it's fun to make up my own soundtrack to the movie, so here is the Modern Marie Eclipse Soundtrack:
1. Teeth – Lady Gaga
2. Howl – Florence + The Machine
3. Bella – Angus and Julia Stone
4. Wicked Blood – Sea Wolf
5. Mt. Washington – Emily Wells
6. Blood On the Snow – Horse Feathers
7. My Boy Builds Coffins – Florence + The Machine
8. Bleeding – Animal Collective
9. Warm Blood - Seabear
10. Monster – Lady Gaga
Important Question for Apple users: My hp is slowly dying and I'm going to get an Mac that will last me much more than 2 years. Should I get a Macbook or Macbook Pro?
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010


The woman behind the inspiration for my blog has a new movie coming out.
Yes, Sophia Coppola, who directed Marie Antoinette has a new film coming out! The trailer looks very promising. It looks like it will be visually appealing, though all her films tend to be. Looks like it will be a tearjerker too. See for yourself:

The soundtrack will be amazing no doubt. The songs used in the trailer are "Love Like A Sunset, Pt.2" by Phoenix and "I'll Try Anything Once" by Julian Casablancas.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Imogen Heap

Last Friday I went to see Imogen Heap at the tabernacle in Atlanta. The friend I went with had been to her shows several times before and had raved about them. She was right, it was truly an amazing and inspiring experience.
The set had a million (exaggeration) different instruments on it and in the center of the stage was a light up tree that had chimes and gongs hanging off of it. There were mac books all over the stage - even on her clear acrylic "grand" piano keyboard.
Imogen had these little sensitive microphones on her wrist that were connected to all these computers. She (or a person from her band) would play a little of an instrument and she would record that sound from the microphones on her wrist. On the computer, she would playback the sound over and over, looping it. She layered all these sounds on top of each other until they finally sounded like a song. That is how she makes her background music - in the studio and on stage. Also, her voice sounded EXACTLY like she does on her Cd's! It was just amazing to watch her make her music from scratch, so to speak.
Add in great lighting, a great backup band, and her fairy-like hair - it was an unforgettable evening. Not to mention she played ALL my favorites (she does a poll for each city to see what they want to hear). First train home YOU got to get on it!

**we got there an hour before the doors opened so we could be up close - there was no one between me and the stage!

Friday, May 28, 2010


I am back from my vacation in Northern California. The weather was so superb there, it's hard to get used to humidity again. I can't wait to share my pictures with you! But first here's the new video from Vampire Weekend called "Holiday." I am already in love with them , but the fact that they are dressed like they belong in Versailles and are gorging in cake a la Marie Antoinette makes me love them that much more :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fine Frenzies

The images are absolutely stunning. I love how her hair pops against the green background, not to mention the amazing hairpieces! It looks like a magazine pictorial, not pictures for a website.
It's pure loveliness!

** Also ENTER my Orient Watch Giveaway and the Petit Rococo Giveaway!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Go Do Now

My roommate introduced my to this artist: Jonsi - the solo lead singer of Sigur Ros. I never really heard much of Sigur Ros' stuff before, but I can tell you after listening to Jonsi, I will be now. The Icelandic singer has this sprite like falsetto voice that is almost non-human. There's lots of layering, percussion and twinkle sounds throughout his album, Go. Also, some of his songs are in Icelandic, making them seem all the more magical and ethereal. This is truly one of the most beautiful albums I have heard in a long time. His music just has that feeling of inspiration and exhilaration that energizes me. Now, Go Do and listen!
Hear the song below and see the video here (it doesnt allow embedding):

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Many Maries

I love the look of this video for Acid Girl's Lightworks. The song is okay, but the theme of this video - Marie Antoinette - is super fantastic! The costumes and the food - it literally is eye candy!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We've got our love to pay the bills

I Love Ingrid Michaelson and Mat Kearney (yea thats my blurry picture of them above). I just saw them live Monday night and it was one of the best concerts I have ever seen. Both were so entertaining and sounded exactly like they do on their albums (it's so disappointing when artists' voices are horrible live). Mat Kearney was incredibly sexy and even sang about Charleston. Ingrid Michaelson is HILARIOUS! She and her band covered "Toxic" then did a little dance in the end. Then they both she and him came out to sing Death Cab's "I Will Follow You Into the Dark". It was such a special show - I highly recommend going if they're playing near you! Also the girl who opened for them, Cara Salimando, was supercool - I just bought her ep on itunes.
I Love the fact that I am going home this weekend for Easter.
I Love that it is finally spring! No more coats and tights and chapped hands! And the fact that it is spring means that summer is near.
I Love honey whole wheat bagels from Einsteins with peanut butter.
I Love my Modern Marie readers!
***Also, Sunshine and Carousels has an adorable little giveaway! Check it out!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Do Wah Doo

Kate Nash is back! My favorite British songtress who sings the soundtrack to my life debuted a video for her new single "Do Wah Doo" (the album is due in April). Its been a while since her last CD, which is one of my most frequently played - so this is soooo overdue! She sings songs about mouthwash, skeletons, and dickheads... but other subject matters too, like crushes, drinking wine after a breakup... You get the idea: SHE IS AMAZING!

Anywho is video is super duper retro and super duper cute!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Charmed I'm Sure

I am just completely charmed by this little stop - motion video featuring A Fine Frenzy! I think you will love the arts and crafts feel of it too :)


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Saturday, January 30, 2010

B is for Boombox

^a boombox cake I made in high school for my dance team
The weekly top 10 songs that all feature artists whose names begin with a "B" (here is "A"):
1. Bloc Party - Signs
2. Band of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You
3. Bon Iver - Flume
4. Beach House – Used to Be
5. Bat for Lashes - Prescilla
6. Beirut - My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille
7. Bombay Bicycle Club – Cancel on Me
8. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Sympathetic Noose
9. Beck – E-Pro
10. Ben Folds – Landed

Thursday, January 21, 2010

You've Got The Love

I am loving this video for Florence + the Machine's song "You've Got the Love". Its such a happy, festive video for a dreary, rainy day like this. She is a rock goddess!

The XX did a cover/remix of her song and I think it might even be better than the original (don't tell Florence). RCRD has that version for free on their website....and while you're at it, sign up for their newsletter in which they give you links to 2 free songs daily :)

Monday, January 11, 2010


Vampire Weekend's sophomore album Contra just came out today and I'm loving what I've listened to so far. I have loved these preppy-dressing, afrobeat-making, talented guys for the past few years and have been awaiting this release for a while now (their first album is one of my all time fave albums ever - BIG statement). Above is the video for their first single "Cousins" - its festive, fast, and peppy just like it should be.

... I would purchase the album from - its only $3.99 and it downloads right into your itunes library.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Favorite Songs of 2009

1. Telephone – Lady Gaga
2. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
3. Cosmic Love – Florence + The Machine
4. French Navy – Camera Obscura
5. My Love – The Bird And The Bee
6. Walking On A Dream – Empire of the Sun
7. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
8. He Wasn’t There – Lily Allen
9. In These Arms – The Swell Season
10. You’ve Got The Love – The XX (REMIX)
11. Sleepyhead – Passion Pit
12. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
13. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
14. Whatever You Like – Anya Marina
15. Savior - Lights
16. A Little Love – Meaghan Smith
17. Horchata – Vampire Weekend
18. I Know – Meaghan Smith
19. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
20. Blue Skies – Noah and the Whale
21. Last Dance – The Raveonettes
22. Hideaway – Karen O and the Kids
23. 1901 - Phoenix
24. Worried Shoes – Karen O and the Kids
25. Pop Art Blue – Zero 7
26. Animal – Miike Snow
27. Carby (ft. Ezra Koenig) - Discovery
28. Ghost Under Rocks – Ra Ra Riot
29. I’ll Never Smile Again – Priscilla Ahn
30. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
31. Love Vigilantes – Iron and Wine
32. Lasso – Phoenix
33. Blood Bank – Bon Iver
34. Maps – Rogue Wave
35. She Wolf - Shakira

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Today is Modern Marie's 3rd Birthday!
I really cannot believe I have had this blog for three years now, and it is because of all you readers and fellow bloggers who keep me inspired to do this. I know in the past few months I have been bad about writing short posts and not commenting all of you back - I blame the hectic life of a college student for that. But it is one of my new years resolutions to be more involved again in blogging because I truly love this community! I plan on keeping this blog for years to come, just making tweaks along the way to make it better. Is there anything YOU would like to see more or less of...or what I should do differently...should I start doing outfit posts? I have pondered showing my face on here once and a while haha (you can see the side of it in my profile picture). Anyways, I want to thank you all again for stopping by every once and a while - here's to three more years!
Since we are celebrating a birthday of some sorts, here is an adorable little video made my a friend for a friend...and if it is your birthday, well HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Also here is the weekly playlist, a bit early - artists and songs containing the number 3, songs about learning as you go and looking forward to the future:
1. 3 – Britney Spears
2. Set The Fire To The Third Bar - Snow Patrol Feat. Martha Wainwright
3. Three Wishes – The Pierces
4. Now Three – Vienna Teng
5. Jumper – Third Eye Blind
6. Learning As We Go – Leona Naess
7. Three Hopeful Thoughts – Rilo Kiley
8. Semi- Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
9. The Crane Wife 3 – The Decemberists
10. The Next Time Around – Little Joy
I took that picture of balloons this past spring on my bday - appropriate, no?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Come On Santa!

More Christmasy songs and items:

1. Christmas is Coming Soon - Blitzen Trapper

2. Joy To The World – Sufjan Stevens

3. Come On Santa – The Raveonettes

4. We’re Goin’ to the Country! – Sufjan Stevens

5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Mariah Carey

6. Winter – The Dodos

7. Holly Jolly Christmas – The Format

8. When The Leaves – Ingrid Michaelson

9. Winter White – A Fine Frenzy

10. Icicles – Let’s Go Sailing

Where to buy:
#1: cupcake toppers, Layer Cake Shop
#9: Fendi
#10: CD, itunes and

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Lady's December

Christmas songs and items to go with:

1. Things We Don’t Need Anymore – Jenny Owen Youngs

blazer, Diane Von Furstenburg

2. Snowfall – Ingrid Michaelson

cd labels,

3. December – Norah Jones

cupcake toppers, Layer Cake Shop

4. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

dress, Rebecca Taylor

5. Red Ribbon Foxes – A Fine Frenzy

CD, itunes and Target

6. Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing – Sufjan Stevens

Dress, Temperly

7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Frank Sinatra

Christmas card,

8. Jingle Bells – Diana Krall


9. Lady December – The Concretes

skirt, See by Chloe

10. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses

wrapping paper, Martha Stewart Crafts

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I Have Been Taken By Trees

I just discovered Taken By Trees, a middle-eastern influenced sounding band led by the former lead singer of The Concretes. They have such a cool, cute and refreshing sound (you may recognize her voice from the girl parts in Peter Bjorn and John's "Young Folks"). The video suits their song, an Animal Collective cover, called "Boys". It will make you want summer, even though Christmas is right around the corner - Happy watching :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dead Man's Bones

Ryan Gosling (do I hear a choir of girls sighing?) can do no wrong, so when he decided to take an adventure in indie rock music, I knew it would be as edgy as his movie roles and well executed. His music project, Dead Man's Bones, is an album with an antique piano feel, special spooky effects, all which accompany his mumbling yet recognizable voice and a whole children's choir. It is the 2009 version of a "Monster Mash" CD and I say that as a compliment. It is perfect music for Halloween, not only because of the titles like, "My Body's a Zombie For You," and "Werewolf Heart" but the just the overall ambiance the music creates. Buy it now and you will be enjoying it still well after Halloween.
Below is a video for their song "In The Room Where You Sleep."I am loving all the kid's costumes!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Moon, New Music

I am really in Twilight - I even have several posts related to it. So when the soundtrack came out last year, I bought it just because it was the soundtrack to the movie that I was dying to see. After a listen, though, I was a little disappointed - Paramore? Linkin Park? Really? The only standouts to me were the Iron and Wine and Black Ghosts. And most of the songs on the album had already been out for a while - it brought really nothing new to the table. However, the soundtrack for New Moon is polar opposite. It may have something to do with the better plot line, a new director and a new music supervisor (the same girl who picks out music for Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl - great taste already!). This soundtrack is all original songs from some of my FAVORITE artists and it looks amazing! With this music alone, its already going to be a better movie lol! I pre ordered it on itunes (you can get bonus songs that way) and it already downloaded 1 song off of it. From what I've heard, its much moodier and darker than the last, very fitting to the movie though :)

1. Death Cab for Cutie - Meet Me on the Equinox
2. Band of Skulls - Friends
3. Thom Yorke - Hearing Damage
4. Lykke Li - Possibility
5. The Killers - A White Demon Love Song
6. Anya Marina - Satellite Heart
7. Muse - I Belong to You (New Moon Remix)
8. Bon Iver and St. Vincent - Rosyln
9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Done All Wrong
10. Hurricane Bells - Monsters
11. Sea Wolf - The Violet Hour
12. OK Go - Shooting The Moon
13. Grizzly Bear - Slow Life
14. Editors - No Sound But the Wind
15. Alexandre Desplat - New Moon (The Meadow)

Oooohh my Lord, I cannot wait for this!

**in other soundtrack news, just got the Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack by Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and am enchanted - very fun and cute - sounds like it will go perfect with the movie!