Video: Time in a Bottle – Little Red Lung (Jim Croce cover)

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Over the weekend Little Red Lung teased a new video and today my Christmas finally arrived for me! The song performed is a cover of Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle, which was filmed in L.A.’s Blaster Master Productions studios.

When Zoe of Little Red Lung sings – I listen! Her voice is delicate yet strong, she makes you feel so many emotions.

Her voice is EVERYTHING! 

I simply cannot wait for the new album.

For more Little Red Lung:

Website: http://www.littleredlung.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/littleredlung
Twitter/Instagram: @LittleRedLung

Christmas Playlist 2014

It’s Christmas Time!! 

That means we break out the eggnog and sing some carols while roasting some chestnuts…..right? Christmas music has definitely evolved over the years but the songs that get me in the Christmas spirit is quite different from others. Gotta Press Play Contributor, Sabrina and I picked our favorite Christmas songs we think everyone should add to their Christmas playlist!

Christmas Time (Bryan Adams) by MÉNAGE

Tammy: This is just a hopeful song about the song about the Christmas season and wanting to keep that happy feeling all year-long.

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey

Sabrina: I honestly can’t say why I love this song but I really do. It’s classic and just plain ridiculous and it just screams Christmas.

Lonely Christmas – Rebel Coast
Tammy: The title speaks for itself but when it first starts I instantly think of Hawaii and I instantly wish I could spend Christmas in Oahu like Mindy Kaling.

Christmas Lights – Sam Bradley

Sabrina: It’s funny, it’s cute, and it’s Sam Bradley… This girl couldn’t ask for anything more.

You’re Just Like Christmas – The Crookes

Tammy: I love the Crookes!! This song is heartfelt yet really fun – just like the band!

All I Want for Christmas – Bob Schneider

Sabrina: Not only is this song amazing but the chorus cracks me up!

My December – Linkin Park
Tammy: This is one of my favorite Christmas songs because it’s not completely about the actual day but the season. There’s a catch-22 when it comes to Christmas, for many people it’s either the happiest time of the year or the worst. This song ambiguously touches on the loneliness some feel around this time of the year.

Christmas in Hollis – Run-DMC

Sabrina: One of the best rapped Christmas songs ever.

Hope you enjoyed our list and hope some of these classic Christmas gems makes it onto your playlist.

I Bet My Life – Imagine Dragons

IDIBETMYLIFEI know Imagine Dragons have not been considered Indie since mid-2012 but who cares – I love them and I’m a fan!! I was really excited to see the new video for their song ‘I Bet My Life‘ from their new record set to be released in 2015. The song always leaves me feeling….. melancholy feeling about certain life decisions and simply makes you think about how you didn’t stick to the life plan.

The video is a little more morbid….but still makes you think.

Here’s frontman Dan Reynolds thoughts on the new video:

“As the first video on our new album, it was especially important that we capture the emotion of the song,” said Dan Reynolds.  “Although it was written about my sometimes strained relationship with my parents, our director Jodeb had a powerful vision for how the feeling of the story could be portrayed.  We were also lucky to have such amazing talent to work with in our lead actor Dane DeHaan.”

I admit the visuals were great and I my chest hurt from all the emotions I was feeling as I watched this video. Yep, I’m all up in my feels about this song.

In case I didn’t mention it before I *heart* Imagine Dragons.

Music Monday: Dark Waves – “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love” (Official Video)

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My heart has a new musical love – Dark Waves.

Dark Waves has been on my radar for a few months and finally last week they released a new video for the song ‘I Don’t Wanna Be In Love’. This song is just so intense you can feel the pain of someone who was hurt and simply dealing with the aftermath of a broke relationship and the associated pain.

I think the beautiful haunting hypnotic melody, with its honest lyrics makes this one of the most painfully beautiful songs I’ve heard in a long time.

Be sure to check Dark Waves out on Twitter and Instagram, you won’t be disappointed!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkwaves

Instagram:https://instagram.com/dark_waves

#TBT – Matt Corby – Souls A’Fire (Secret Garden Party 2013)

MattCorbyNYC2012I have way too many videos I rarely share….honestly, I take the video with the sole purpose of blogging but lets face it I get lazy. Here’s one of the rare videos I did post from one of Corby’s last Secret Garden parties in California in 2013. And in the spirit of Throw Back Thursday or #TBT I decided to revisit one of my favorite moments in the show.

As Matt is playing Souls A’Fire a nearby train goes by and Matt briefly stops singing to comment on the train but goes right back into singing.

Matt has been on hiatus for a while and hopes he makes his way back to Los Angeles because I miss his beautiful voice.

 

 

Video: Elderbrook – Could (Official Video)

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Last month musician Alexander Kotz aka Elderbrook released his new single Could’ from his highly anticipated EP ‘Simmer Down’. When the song first started I thought it was going to be your typical electronic pop song but I was completely wrong. There is something about the beat that will make you want to sway and the stripped down vocals will make you want to sing along.

Whenever I listen to Could I think of a nice glass of red wine. Not some el-cheapo wine, I’m talking that good Olivia Pope worthy wine. To me wine is the adulthood of alcohol, so Could is my adulthood song. Remember you don’t have to run to the nearest club to enjoy this song, just open that bottle of wine and dance in your living room.

And did I mention this twenty year old musician is self taught? I’m so impress but this little tidbit of information. As someone who has taken many guitar lesson and still cannot play a song this is an impressive feat.

Music Monday: Falling for Daniel Champagne

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A couple of weeks ago I went to Santa Barbara to see Bobby Long in concert. (It was an amazing show, btw…) I was unaware there was going to be an opening act. I happened to be getting a cold and I set outside to get some fresh air – but I am so glad that I stepped back inside in time to catch this gentleman perform.

His name is Daniel Champagne. I have seen many concerts and show where people play different things to make the sounds of drums and/or beats, such as wooden boxes, trash cans, etc. But Daniel uses his guitar. I have never seen anything like it. I was blown away by his talent.

I managed to get an 8:13 video of his last song of the night. I know it’s long but it’s totally worth the watch.

Daniel Champagne – Live at SOhO, Santa Barbara, November 16th

You can find more of Daniel’s music on his website. You will find all of his social media links there as well.

http://www.danielchampagnemusic.com

Have you ever seen anyone play like this before? What do you think? Let me know below.