Tuesday, March 31, 2009


After the turmoil and topsy-turvy fun that was SXSW 2009, we return to our regularly scheduled programming here at 2g1k...Tilly and Thom's favorites of the week!


PASSION PIT! They are beyond catchy, but with a substance and likability behind the sound that should propel them frighteningly far in the world of electro-indie music. It seems bands like this are destined to end up as background music in commercials (and they are), which is a complement to those of us who like this type of music, since it subliminally sucks in consumers with its pure awesomeness. So be loud and proud with these Passion Pit tunes!

"The Reeling" - Passion Pit
"Sleepyhead" - Passion Pit


One of the great things about taking pictures at SXSW was that I got to discover new music through my assignments. A band I heard about but never listened to, Grizzly Bear, was quite wonderful.

Their voices were very soothing, a nice escape from the frantic SXSW haze I had been in that week.

"Cheerleader" - Grizzly Bear

Another band that I saw was Hurray For the Riff Raff.

From New Orleans, Riff Raff is bluesy and smooth and delicious for the ears to hear.

The lead singer sounds like a mix of Zoey Deschanel and Regina Spektor. They all have a certain kind of voice that feels out of place in the year 2009, but not in a bad way. Rather, it is a voice that would coax a person in the 20s to venture into the dingy jazz bars of New York City, drifting through reefer smoke and bootlegged alcohol to a stage, our heroine in the spotlight singing her heart out.

So yeah, listen to those Riff Raff scamps.

"Junebug Waltz" - Hurray for the Riff Raff
"Bricks" - Hurray for the Riff Raff

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