New Music Friday: Natalia Lafourcade, Jamiroquai, & More

This blog is back in business, yet again, with my first New Music Friday post in quite some time. I’ve been really jonesing to share the things I’ve been listening to these past few months, but life got in the way. I’m pushing it out of the way now for a few minutes so I…

My Top 100 Albums of 2015: Honorable Mentions and EPs

Here we are in mid-May, and after much delay, I’ll slip in one last piece of the Top 100 Albums of 2015 project puzzle without much ado. Since this post comes so late, I’ll just include album covers and a list, along with a playlist for my 12 favorite EPs of 2015. (I may create…

Throwback Thursday: “Tower of Sand” & “Sugar”

Taking it back all the way to 2007 and 2010, respectively, today’s Throwback Thursday post is double the fun. From a somewhat recent discovery of mine, indie singer-songwriter Chris Merritt, here’s not one, but two of his songs, “Tower of Sand” and “Sugar.” I first came across Chris Merritt while on my mission, of all places. He contributed a…

Artist Spotlight: The Family Crest

“What’s your favorite band?” I’ve been asked that question a lot. (I’m sure all of us have.) As with any “favorite” question, my response usually takes the form of a long list of groups, with me apologizing for not being sure which one is at the absolute top of my list. That, however, may have…

Sketches: O Canada

It’s Canada Day today, where Canadians across the world celebrate the unification of three colonies into the nation we know today as Canada, back on July 1, 1867. Although I’m not a Canadian myself, I’ve always been fascinated with, as they say, our “neighbors to the north,” and over the years I’ve gathered a few…

Song of the Day: “The Draw”

Now that I’m (finally, hopefully) back to posting regularly again, and I just made my 100th post, it’s time to return to a regular Harmony Avenue feature…the Song of the Day. Like I explained before, I won’t necessarily be featuring a Song of the Day each day (though that would be the ideal…I’ll see if…

Song of the Day: “Little Lovin'”

A new Song of the Day (back to its old spot in the late evening…guess some things never change?), coming right up. Via the a’ight remake of “Footloose,” it’s the captivating tune… “Little Lovin’” by Lissie! So I didn’t think much of the “Footloose” remake (then again, years ago when I watched bits and pieces…

My Favorite Albums of 2011, Part II

I’m back! Seeing as is the list about, y’know, 2011, I had to make sure to get this posted before the year is out. Also, I’ve made an executive decision and increased the number of albums on my list to 20. (There was a late-breaking addition.) This means that this post will be even longer…

Two Songs of the Day: “Young Love” and “Fine Line”

My usual recap of “The Sing-Off” (which, let’s face it, tends to take over this blog a bit when it’s on, though I’ll hopefully be able to remedy that now that I have some more free time) will most likely come tomorrow morning as once again I won’t be able to watch it live (darn…

My Music: The Park

Here’s a quick post in honor of Feist’s new album (her first in four years!!) coming out tomorrow worldwide. A while ago me, my sister, and her/our friend (hope that’s remotely close to proper grammar) did a summer series of covers. Here’s a gem from Feist’s last album (which was “The Reminder”), called “The Park.” My…

Song of the Day: “Hoppípolla”

I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July. I really need to get back to regular posting…anyways, here’s a gorgeous Song of the Day… “Hoppípolla” by Sigur Rós! So about a year ago or so, thanks to a viewing of “How To Train Your Dragon” (an excellent film, by the way) with my family,…

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…