Summer/ Spring 2013

There has been a lot of news in the music world this summer: videos, albums, singles, and more. Here’s a run down of everything that stuck out to me during this musical summer, as well as a look at some of the live music I experienced:

APRIL:

The release of Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. (Including “Miracle Mile”)

The release of James Blake’s Overgrown. (Including “Retrograde”)

The release of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Mosquito. (Including “Sacrilege”)

The release of Phoenix’s Bankrupt! (Including “Entertainment”)

MAY:

The release of MS MR’s Secondhand Rapture. (Including “Hurricane”)

The release of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. (Including “Get Lucky”)

JUNE:

The release of Queens of the Stone Age’s …Like Clockwork.

The release of Capital Cities’ In a Tidal Wave of Mystery. (Including “Safe & Sound”)

The release of Hanson’s Anthem. (Including “Get the Girl Back”)

Darren Criss killed in Indianapolis:

  • “Categories” live in Indianapolis:
  • “Words” live in Dallas (I couldn’t find a decent video from Indy, but this was easily the best song he played):

Father John Misty rocked Cincinnati (photos belong to KP Photography):

JULY:

The release of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes self-titled album. (Including “Life Is Hard”)

The release of Chuck Criss’  :=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=: (Including “Will I See You Again?”) [and yes, that is the album title]

:=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=:=: cover art

I was able to attend Cincinnati’s second annual Bunbury Music Festival featuring Tegan & Sara, Walk the Moon, and Fun:

  • Tegan & Sara were stellar, and made me nostalgic for 13-year-old me.

  • Second time seeing Walk the Moon and all I want is to see them again. They have been my favorite band since for four years now, and they shall remain my favorite.

  • Second summer in a row seeing Fun. They were absolutely beautiful… DUH!

ANNNNNDDDD…. That’s all I’ve got.

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