Ooops, I forgot all about this yesterday.
Lately these three songs have been stuck in my head or CD player.
"The Underdog" (mp3) by Spoon. Need proof this is a band you should love? When you do a Google search for Spoon, the Wikipedia entry for the band comes before the entry for the eating utensil. Several years ago, Britt Daniel had a cameo on Veronica Mars, such a good, underrated, cancelled-too-early show, and sang karaoke to Elvis Costello's "Veronica." I didn't know it was possible to have that many things I love in one place without the world imploding. Still not sure... Britt did the music for Stranger Than Fiction. And Britt and I both recently chose Portland over Austin.
"Mona Lisa" (mp3) by Blair. I don't know nearly as much about this artist as I do about Spoon. But I do know this; it's on a recent mix CD and I am always skipping through the other songs to get to this one and then hit repeat at least once. Her voice is so clear and personal. She cites Neil Young and Liz Phair as influences. You can buy her CD on CD Baby who calls her a mix between Dolly Parton and Radiohead. Intriguing, no?
"Gotta Have You" (mp3) by The Weepies. Truly, the song that is most often stuck in my head is Hideaway but I just included that on a mix I shared with you and since I already repeated a song with Mona Lisa, I wanted to give you something new. This adorable husband/wife duo sing happy, summery songs without being too sugary. And her voice is the one I would choose for my own if I were ever given the option. You'll wish you had a convertible just to drive in the sunshine listening to their music.