Tagged: arcade fire

Behold, the most diverse festival lineup ever…


In case you hadn’t seen already, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival released their lineup announcement video today, and it might quite possibly be the most inclusive lineup I have ever seen.  Ranging from Phish to Public Enemy, Solange to Foster the People, Trey Songz to Jason Isbell, Arcade Fire to Avett Brothers, Eric Clapton to Christina Aguilera (seriously).  Not to mention the smattering of traditional NOLA jazz and gospel acts.   I can’t decide if this is the most amazing strategy ever since people have already been going to Jazzfest for years regardless of the lineup, or if it’s going to result in the biggest clusterfuck in the history of music festivals.

Thinking about going?  I know…so am I.  Here’s a nifty to guide for everything you need to know if you’re planning a trip.

Best part of this announcement?  It’s put a (temporary I’m sure) damper on all the Coachella-philes.

NOW PLAYING: TYPHOON – Common Sentiments

This post has a few purposes.  Ready for them?

First some business items to attend to:

1) I’m going to try this new thing where I categorize my posts.  Will it work?  Who knows! Ask me again next time I write something and decide if I want to “brand” it or not.

2) I’m going to try this new thing where I write more posts.  I know, I know, I’ve said that a lot.  But this time I mean it.  So if you’re reading this – first of all, thanks! You’re one of the few.  Second of all, tell your friends!  Tell your friends friends! And their aunts and cousins and dogs and lizards!

Now on to the good stuff:

3) I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  I try to be good about leaving my phone out of reach while I’m driving, but sometimes when I’m listening to Sirius and a song comes on that I like but haven’t heard before, I fumble for my phone to try to fire off a picture of the screen in my car.  Then, weeks later, I remember I took said picture and finally look back through my photos and get some new songs to listen to.

4) After having looked back through said photos I found this:


Sweet Mini dash action.

So now we get to the meat of this post.  An actual song.  A song called Common Sentiments by a band called Typhoon.  Despite some similarities in sound to the Scottish Frightened Rabbit, Typhoon are actually from Portland (insert hipster/coffee/Carrie Brownstein joke here).

They join the likes of Arcade Fire, Stars, and Grouplove with a very family band-ish sensibility (read: voices chiming in singing hooks in the background), which of course means that their music makes me feel like I’m in a field dancing with a rays of sunshine peaking out behind my billowing gown. …Was that too weird?  Well it’s the truth.  It’s easy, fun listening (even, in its own way, the track entitled Possible Deaths), and you should check it out.  At ACL? Well you’re in luck! They’re playing on October 6th.  Not in Austin?  Well then give them a listen on Spotify, or listen to my track selection off their latest release White Lighter below.

PS/5)  How do we feel about this new Spotify player embed option?  I think it’s kinda cool…right?