Songs for Love & Longing

For the sake of bulking up the blog with some content, here are three that fit the theme.

Animal Collective – “My Girls“(ysi)

I absolutely love this song! I gotta admit that I was a little late on the Animal Collective train, but on Merriweather Post Pavillion the abstract sounds came together for me. Love these lyrics too:

I don’t mean to seem like I
Care about material things,
Like a social status,
I just want
Four walls and adobe slats
For my girls

A friend turned me on to Bibio a while back.This guy has a brilliant style! Some of the tracks on his LP Ambivalence Avenue feature vocals & guitar that just get better with each listen and then he shifts directions, laying the electronic Flying Lotus-esque heaviness down. The album is worth checkin’ out — he can literally do the acoustic/singing thing or else just go balls out with the beats, but I personally like the blend of both! Be patient with the track, the intro is long but 1:27 in is bliss!

Bibio – “Lover’s Carvings” (ysi)

Lovers’ names, carved in walls
Overlap, start to merge
Some of them underneath
Maybe they appear
In graveyards
Maybe they fade away
Weathered and overgrown
Time has told
Meaningful hidden words
Suddenly appear, from the murk
Maybe they’re telling us
That the end
Never was
Never will
The words have gone
But the meaning will never disappear
From the wall

This beauty of a track was found on a 7″ I got a few years back, which was acquired by accident (store clerk mistake), but when I heard it I was floored. It’s on Dntels full length Dumb Luck — you may also know his work as Postal Service with the dude from Death Cab for Cutie. This was on the last mix I put together, “Sutras of Trouble & Ecstasy” which you can grab here (ysi)! Enjoy the tunes!

Dntel featuring Mia Doi Todd – “Rock My Boat” (ysi)

So I went out on a limb
Thinking maybe we could swim
Into the river of light
Into the ocean of pain


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