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Wave Machines – The Greatest Escape We Ever Made

Spending every day on our backs blowing clouds across the sky,
Throwing time away ’cause we can, ’cause we’re never going to die,
We could be stars, come out in the dark.”

Monday, monday, monday. Goodbye to another weekend and good morning to a new week. I’ve started to appreciate Mondays. I like the idea of a new start; a fresh week; a chance to (maybe, hopefully!) follow your planner and to-do list perfectly this week. While the hardest part of Monday (well, any day for the matter) is getting out of bed, I’m here this morning with a song that’ll ease you into the day. Whether you’re just listening to this still in bed ’cause you slept with your laptop last night or hitting that afternoon slump, this track makes for the perfect coffee mate.

Let’s rewind back to  2008. The economy was still rockin’ and Britney Spears was just waking up out from her Blackout. I was still trapped in suburbia itching to get out and move to the big city. Those years (between 2007 and 2008) were years of escapism. The emo-scene had Boys Like Girls wailing/screaming/singing(?) on “The Great Escape” in 2007 and the alternative scene had Wave Machines clinking away at a keyboard with this track, “The Greatest Escape We Ever Made.” Personally, I was rocking out to this track over the Boys Like Girls tune, but choose your weapon (no shame here if you choose the latter). The track brings you in with tiny keyboard chords before Tim Bruzon softly coo’s his way through the song’s lyrics. The track feels light enough to be a morning song and has enough movement in the drums to be a late summer road-trip jam. Sonically, the tune feels like it could have come out during the 90’s, early, 00’s, or today. Its got a feel good vibe that’s enhanced by the keyboard and Bruzon’s falsetto.

We haven’t really heard much from Wave Machines since their 2009 album. Rumor is they’ll be releasing a follow-up album this year, but until then we have this lively little 2008 single of theirs to tease us with ideas of escaping just as the reality that summer is over sets in.

Wave Machines – The Greatest Escape We Ever Made

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Mai 2011

Where am I? I’ve been rockin’ for a good 27 hours now,  was in the studio with the Oos & Ahhs all day yesterday, pulled an all nighter to finish curating the music for a restaurant and then realized this morning I have to hook you up with this months mixtape – Go, go, go…

Life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane, everything all the time…” – The Eagles

This months installment of LMDM is arriving 17 days late but in my opinion perfectly on time. I’ve been meaning to post about 9 of the 14 songs on the list which goes to show you how similar Steph and I are when it comes to music. There is much to be said about this line up, but I want to avoid too much talking because and let Mai 2011 shine. I’m pumped to finally have the new LMDM and I know a lot of you have been waiting so here it is, enjoy.

I decided to open this mix with Naked and Famous’ :48 intro called The Source which then goes into The Sun, my favorite track off the new album, besides Young Blood, and ended this month’s mix with one of my favorite Paris DJ’s Walter Sobcek, and his new remix of Parisian artist, Keren Ann, called My Name Is Trouble- the opener and closer of this month’s mix sets somewhat of a tone, which depending on the individual could feel completely different from one person to the next.

Le Miel du Mois at work? That’s much better than work at work! Download

Tracklisting:

  1. Naked and Famous – The Source
  2. Naked and Famous – The Sun
  3. Youth Lagoon – Cannons
  4. Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)
  5. Blackbird Blackbird – Hawaii (Niva Remix)
  6. Wave Machines – Keep the Lights On
  7. Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed (SposhRock Remix)
  8. Loud Valley- Daytona Beach
  9. We Are Trees – Colorado
  10. Siriusmo – Idiologie
  11. Purity Ring – Lofticries
  12. Holy Ghost! – Wait & See (CFCF Remix)
  13. PEPEPIANO – Flesh Rails
  14. Walter Sobcek- My Name Is Trouble


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