Archive for March, 2012

Marilyn Manson – No Reflection

I have never been a Marilyn Manson fan.  And other than the pick of the week, I only have one other song of his called “The Beautiful People”.  Last week he released a cut off his upcoming album called “No Reflection” and it is quite good…so it is the song of the week.  Turn it up loud and get out the air guitar.

Both songs are good for a helping you get through a hard workout…turn that treadmill up to 11.

Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

Of Monsters and Men is a six piece indie folk/indie pop band from Reykjavík, Iceland and the 2010 winners of Músíktilraunir, which is a yearly battle of the bands competition in their native Iceland.  The band released “Into the Woods” EP on December 20, 2011, which features four songs from their debut album, which they will be releasing called “My Head is an Animal” in the North America on April 3, 2012.  The song that is getting all the attention off this EP is called “Little Talks” and is the song of the week.

I heard some rumours recently that Iceland is looking to use the Canadian dollar as their currency…cool.

Also Check out:

Six Weeks

Sinéad O’Connor – The Wolf is Getting Married

Sinéad O’Connor was born in Glenageary in the County of Dublin.  She rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album “The Lion and the Cobra”.  O’Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a cover of the song “Nothing Compares 2 U”.  She is back with a new album that was released February 21, 2012 called “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)”.  The first release off the album is called “The Wolf is Getting Married” and it is the song of the week.  It is surprisingly upbeat for  Sinéad

The album is quite good, probably the best in a long time.  Also check out:

4th and Vine

Queen of Denmark

Old Lady

On a sad note Seventies star James T. Ellis, lead singer on The Trammps’ smash hit Disco Inferno, has died aged 74.  If you were like me you probably hated disco back then but when I listen to this song now it makes me smile…and of course want to dance.

Sorry I forgot to post yesterday…it slipped my mind.

Paul Kelly – Deeper Water

It amazes me that once in a while I come across a talented musician from another country that has had a long career and I have never heard of them.  This week is one of those posts.  Paul Kelly is an Australian musician was born in 1955 and has been playing music since 1975.  Kelly has won eight Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Music Awards, including his induction into their Hall of Fame in 1997 and yet I am sure most of us folks in North America have never heard of him.  This week’s post is catching up for lost time for folks on this side of the pond.  The song of the week is Deeper Water but also have a listen to:

To Her Door

Before Too Long

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Any Aussies that wish to help me out with more great songs from Paul Kelly please post them at marksmusicpicks.com

 
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