france was amazing. i would like to introduce you to some songs i fell in love with whilst there.
I DON'T MIND (JUMP ON IT) --- LYKKE LI. katie played this for me on a super-long metro excursion, along with some discovery and other classic jams. the synth is TOO good.
SHAKE A FIST --- HOT CHIP. heard this first in a hotel room in arles, fell in love, had to borrow katie's ipod to listen to it at least once a day...
FLUME --- BON IVER. my friends gregg and peter dueted this on top of the eiffel tower.
ELEPHANT GUN --- BEIRUT. great for the drive back to paris from the loire valley.
AND NO POST IS COMPLETE WITHOUT:
I STAND CORRECTED --- VAMPIRE WEEKEND. i used "i stand corrected" in a mock-argument with katie about candy corn which went down when we had both been awake approximately 24 hours, and was spurred to rediscover my adoration for this song.
LOOK WHO DID A TAKE AWAY SHOW / LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS WHILE I CRY ABOUT THE FACT THAT I MISSED THEIR SHOW AT LA FLECHE D'OR. i was on the guest list, but couldn't make it. heartwrenching.
if you have followed in my footsteps and fallen in love with late of the pier, they have announced two NYC shows and a show AT YALE (gossip girl music supervisors... this is your cue to adopt the bears are coming as the soundtrack for some blair / hot teacher showdown action). i currently have the window open to buy tickets for april 1 at bowery ballroom.