this is lany
the day we've all been waiting for. it's here. well, almost. tomorrow is super far away. tomorrow, LANY releases their debut album. yesterday, they released their latest single "super far". see what i did there?
LANY is an incredible trio of dudes who make insanely catchy music. what could be better? with every single, they only get better. "super far" had me screaming the lyrics down the interstate until my throat burned. frontman paul jason klein has a way of writing hypnotic lyrics that suck you into whatever story he's telling. i've never been in love, but "the breakup" makes me feel like some stupid boy just ripped my heart out, and the wound is opened again with every listen. "it was love" has got me doodling hearts around my elementary school crush's name. "good girls" makes me want to throw on a leather jacket and do the heart-breaking myself. basically, they make me feel a lot of things. they'll make you feel things, too.
make sure you check out LANY by LANY tomorrow. until then, check out the rest of their discography. they're the coolest.
shalom! it is friday again and so we present you with another list of songs to celebrate making it through another week. since all we've been listening to for the past month is walk the moon in preparation for the concert, and all we've been listening to since the concert is walk the moon to help ease the pain, this is a pretty uncreative list. however, we want everyone on earth to know and love this band like we do, so here are our favorites!!!
next in line // walk the moon
be impressive // the griswolds
portugal // walk the moon
fixin' // walk the moon
16 years // the griswolds
aquaman // walk the moon
beware the dog // the griswolds
lisa baby // walk the moon
jenny // walk the moon
love them, danggit!!
guys. i am full of emotions right now. i can already warn you that this post is going to be a jumbled-up whirlwind of tears and skinned knees and cracking voices.
last night, sara and i, along with her boyfriend and our friend alyssa, went to new orleans to eat donuts and sing really loud. getting home at 3 am, only to take a nap and wake up for school today, could not be more worth it.
the griswolds were the opening act and put on a huge show. i had heard of them before but never really listened to their music, but i wish i had before last night. they were so interactive and full of energy and so!! freaking!! nice!! i had the chance to talk to the drummer after (happy late birthday, lucky!), and they will be back in nola in october, so meet me there because you will regret missing it. listen to their newest album, be impressive, here.
i don't know if i really have the emotional capacity to really discuss what happened in that venue last night, but i will try my best. walk the moon is one of (if not THE) best live band i've ever heard. nicholas's vocal range is insane and he is definitely pitch perfect. they are so fun and more than anything: their shows aren't just live music, they're an experience. their energy is genuine and they make it impossible to not jump and scream the lyrics at the top of your lungs. i dare you to try.
the only way i can summarize my current feelings is post-concert depression. and since i'm having trouble articulating anything at all right now, i will share urban dictionary's take on the term.
post concert depression: also known as PCD, it is the depression after you favorite band or singer's concert. you feel like you miss them a lot even though they don't know you, and you don't know what to do with your life because your life is so boring outside of a concert. sometimes, the symptoms are so bad that you cry a lot, can't eat anything, and don't talk to anyone. post concert depression can last up to a week, depending on the severity of the concert. however, even after a long time, listening to the artist's music may cause a relapse.
if you need me, i'll be in my bed listening to talking is hard on repeat.
welcome home, friday. we missed you dearly. we are so happy to see you again, and are glad you returned safely. you were gone so long, it almost felt like you'd never return. to celebrate your long-awaited arrival, we've composed a playlist in your honor.
meridian // the cardinal sons
hey mami // sylvan esso
lo-fi children // wild party
disconnected // five seconds of summer
beauty school dropout // glee cast
come on eileen // dexys midnight rummers
ivory black // seryn
rivers and roads // the head and the heart
let's get started // dylan gardner
i'd especially like to point out dylan gardner. his album adventures in real time is quickly becoming one of my favorites, especially as summer approaches. it's just one of those albums where i heard the 10-second itunes preview of one track and immediately purchased the entire ep. i just knew i was going to love it. check him out because he is so talented and also very cute. what's not to love?
thanks for existing, friday.
happy weekend, kiddos! i sure hope it's getting warmer where you are. you could definitely borrow some humidity from us if needed, as we have plenty to spare. i have been finding so much great new music lately and i have been counting down the days until i could share. here's what's keeping us going:
electric love // børns
shut up and dance // walk the moon
stirred up // matt & kim
are we electric // the kooks
flashed junk mind // milky chance
sun // sleeping at last
strong // london grammar
resolution // matt corby
tear in my heart // twenty one pilots
how adorable are the lyrics in the last song? i die.
hey, kiddos! it has been absolute madness over in aubstronomy land. because of this, sara and i collabed on a tuneage post so she didn't have to stress over a "not-so manic monday". sometimes, you just need some good music to get you through the week ahead.
ok, i think we can all agree: middle school was a rough time. for all of us. with braces and glasses and questionable fashion choices (ok, maybe questionable is sugar-coating it. they were just flat out wrong). but if we did one thing right in middle school, it was having great taste in music. i feel like at our age, in middle school, you either were into super pop punk or justin beiber. thankfully, we were not the latter. so we present to you a playlist highlighting the early 00's and beyond.
camisado // panic! at the disco
the great escape // boys like girls
beverly hills // weezer
lip gloss // lil mama
thnks fr th mmrs // fall out boy
just the girl // the click five
1985 // bowling for soup
welcome to the black parade // my chemical romance
stacy's mom // fountains of wayne
sugar, we're goin' down.
when will this eternal winter end? the only thing getting me through is listening to sunny songs and wearing three jackets at one time. but nonetheless, it is friday and that is something to celebrate. it's time to put on some sunnies and shorts, crank up the heat, and pretend it's actually coming from the sun. here's what's stuck in our heads.
southern sun // boy & bear
jackie and wilson // hozier
flapper girl // the lumineers
boots of spanish leather // amos lee & forest range
arrows // fences, ryan lewis & macklemore
time is dancing // ben howard
if you ever want to be in love // james bay
fourfiveseconds // rihanna, kanye west & paul mccartney
hymnals // grizfolk
i'm sure you've all heard (and maybe grown tired of) the eighth track on this playlist, but a collab this epic has to be acknowledged. i love how supportive and active paul mccartney is in our generation of music. he's not my favorite beatle for nothing.
shut up and dance.
thank god it's friday. i'm ready to get home, throw on a swimsuit, and brave the cold because i can't stand being this pale for a second longer. here's what we're listening to and what you should be. perfect for your commute, evening run, or poolside fantasies. as always, let us know what you're bumping and which song we've made your new favorite.
a rush of blood // coasts
good day // nappy roots
i try // macy gray
breezeblocks // alt-j
change your ticket // one direction
shake // the head and the heart
the girl // city and colour
weight of living, pt. i // bastille
mr. brightside // the killers
cheers to the freakin' weekend
happy friday! over here at aubstronomy, we can't think of a better way to kick off the weekend than with some fresh tunes. mary lynn and i (along with our friend sara, who will be joining us in march!) will be compiling little playlists periodically of songs we can't stop listening to. not all of these are brand new or even obscure, it's just what we turn up when they come on shuffle. enjoy, and leave some recommendations of what you're jamming to in the comments!
things sure have changed // the lonely biscuits
by the way // nick gill
avalanche // walk the moon
like real people do // hozier
maps // the front bottoms
say my name (ft. zyra) // odesza
thunder // penny & sparrow
my door // dan hyde
budapest // george ezra
let us know which ones are your favorites!
documenting the fun years.