Holiday Song of the Day: “Home for Christmas”

Us being ten days into December already, it’s definitely time to kick off the Christmas music season here at Harmony Avenue, with a beautiful holiday tune by my favorite band. Take a listen to “Home For Christmas” by The Family Crest. I’ve gone on record previously about how much I love The Family Crest and how they…

Two Songs of the Day: “Keep Your Head Up” and “Landfill”

Since, as usual, I haven’t posted in a while, here’s not one Song of the Day…but two! They’re very nicely contrasting in style, and they’ve been on my mind (and in my ears) for a while. The first song? How about a little… “Keep Your Head Up” by Andy Grammer! A good friend, who’s now…

Cover Stories: “I Can’t Make You Love Me”

How about I skip the usual “aaah, I haven’t posted in a long time” nonsense and just skip to a new feature I’ve been meaning to debut? Yeah? Here we go. I’m calling this one “Cover Stories”…every so often, I’ll highlight a well-known song, and share a few choice covers of said song. I’ve always…

Song of the Day: “To Build A Home”

So…16 days have passed by. Without a post. For shame, Brandon, for shame. This tonight, and an Artist Spotlight tomorrow. Plus I still have a lot of interesting things cooked up for later. For now…today’s/tonight’s Song of the Day? How about… “To Build A Home” by the Cinematic Orchestra (feat. Patrick Watson)! This is a…

Song of the Day: “I’m Gonna Make It Better”

So I’m officially obsessed with Arcade Fire. Like completely obsessed. I’ve listened to their music about 80% of the time I go onto iTunes or my iPod since Wednesday. I can’t stop. Ever. Or at least for now. Anyways, as much as I’d like to post about them forever, since I don’t want this blog…

Song of the Day: “Clementine”

Aiyaah! It’s been 11 days since I last posted. Time flies so fast when you’re having fun (or in my case, having fun, but also working hard, because I started my first job three weeks ago Wednesday). Sorry for the delay between posts…but good news, tonight there’ll be two! They’ll be short, but sweet! The…

Song of the Day: “Helplessness Blues”

So I actually was planning for another Song of the Day, but I couldn’t find a simple way to share it directly on this site, as I always do. That means another outstanding song will have to do… “Helplessness Blues” by Fleet Foxes! It’s the title track from Fleet Foxes’ upcoming album (out in May)….

Song of the Day: “The Ladder”

So I’ve been gone for, y’know, more than 2 weeks or so. 16 days of silence. Many apologies for that, since from the beginning I’ve intended for Harmony Avenue to be something that I don’t leave alone for weeks and months at a time, but a project that I’m actually dedicated to updating and putting…

Song of the Day: “Tu y Yo”

Happy 2011, everyone! Sorry for my long 11-day absence. It happens sometimes with blogging. Many apologies…here’s a small but lovely piece of music to tide you over until I get a few more posts up in the coming days… “Tu y Yo” by Ximena Sariñana! Ximena is an artist (and actress) from Mexico whose debut…

Interview with Julia Barry!

Hey, folks! Remember once upon a time when I posted that review of Julia Barry’s outstanding latest album? And I promised to post an interview with her that very week? Well, it turns out she’s a musician or something. And musicians are very cool…but also often VERY busy. Life happens. 🙂 But now here it…

Album Review: Once, Or Twice

OK, now I can talk about the free stuff. Actually, not yet. First, a little background. This is a review of the newest album by a terrific artist named Julia Barry. She was the SoundClouder of the Day on SoundCloud a month or two ago (where SoundCloud spotlights various users & artists for a day),…

Artist Spotlight: Lucy Schwartz

Howdy all! Well, it’s been six days since I last posted. It’s not as if this blog was empty otherwise, but I was intending to post regularly…so sorry about that. I shall do better in the future. Anyways, as promised, here’s another wonderful artist spotlight. (Later today I’ll also be introducing another new blog feature,…