alternative country music

want to expand your music taste? reblog this post to get a random song in your inbox.

Music is it’s own language, and I don’t think most people realize how freaking cool that is.

No matter what type of emotion you are feeling, I can almost guarantee you’ll find a song to match those emotions.

The Zodiac Signs as Music Genres

Aries: Dubstep

Taurus: Jazz

Gemini: Hip hop/rap

Cancer: Blues

Leo: Pop

Virgo: Country

Libra: Folk

Scorpio: Electro

Sagittarius: Alternative Rock

Capricorn: Orchestra

Aquarius: Psychedelic

Pisces: Disco

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On this day in music history: June 4, 1942 - Capitol Records is established in Hollywood, CA. Founded by songwriting legend Johnny Mercer (“You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby”, “Autumn Leaves”, “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)”, “Hooray for Hollywood”), songwriter/film producer Buddy De Sylva, and music store owner Glenn Wallichs (Wallichs Music City), Mercer proposes the idea of starting a record label the year before to his friend Wallichs. A few months later, Mercer proposes the same idea to De Sylva who is an executive producer at Paramount Pictures. With the third partner aboard, the three get to work organizing their first releases and opening their first offices in a building south of Sunset Blvd. By July 1, 1942, the label releases its first nine singles. The label innovates new techniques in promoting the sales of records including being the first to distribute free records to disc jockeys for promotional purposes. Capitol quickly builds up an impressive roster of artists that includes Les Baxter, Les Paul, Peggy Lee, Stan Kenton, Les Brown, and Nat King Cole. Over the years that list of artists grows to also include Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton, Judy Garland, Stan Freberg, Gene Vincent, Dean Martin, The Four Freshmen, Al Martino, The Kingston Trio, Nancy Wilson, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Linda Ronstadt, The Band, Steve Miller Band, Bob Seger, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner, George Clinton, Duran Duran, David Bowie, Queen, Heart, MC Hammer, Garth Brooks, Radiohead, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Katy Perry. Happy 75th Anniversary, Capitol Records!!!

Music may be inanimate, but there is still so much life to it.

Sometimes it’s better to sit in the back of a concert. By doing so you can drown yourself in your surroundings. Breathe in the music and let it fill your body to it’s full capacity.

This is how you bring music to life.

Listen to the Playmoss playlist: Christ Stopped in Dixie by avvoltoio
LISTEN

“A Southern Gothic playlist.”

The Brothers Bright - Blood on My Name
Kaia Kater - Saint Elizabeth
Tom Waits - Don’t Go Into That Barn
Rising Appalachia - Oh Death
Johnny Cash - God’s Gonna Cut You Down
Parker Millsap - Old Time Religion
Bela Fleck - Pretty Polly
Skip James - Devil Got My Woman
Anais Mitchell - Hadestown
Nothing But The Water (I) - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Iron and Wine - Freedom Hangs Like Heaven
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand (2011 Remastered Version)
Lightnin’ Hopkins - Black Ghost Blues
Rag'n'Bone Man - Human

ID #35321

Name: Andy
Age: 15
Country: United states

hey, I’m andy! I think this pen pal thing is pretty cool, and I’m really looking forward to having one. I’m pretty open to anyone I guess. I LOVE music. I write songs, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to perform them at some point. I’m always trying to get new hobbies, so if you have any suggestions I’m ready. I don’t really watch tv because netflix and youtube are a lot more entertaining. I listen to pretty much any kind of music, but mostly alternative. I love musicals they’re awesome, but I’m kind of new to them. I’m really into astrology, and anything that claims to know who I *really* am (by the way I’m an enfp). Also if you live in another country hit me up because mine is so boring sometimes I need a break.

Preferences: 14-17….?

Far From Any Road
The Handsome Family
Far From Any Road

From the dusty mesa her looming shadow grows

hidden in the branches of the poison creosote.

She twines her spines up slowly towards the boiling sun,

and when I touched her skin, my fingers ran with blood.

ID #43067

Name: BayLee
Age: 16
Country: USA

Hi! I dont have very many friends and im bad at talking in person sooo I’d like to give this a try! I love learning about dufferent cultures and countries. I listen to a combination of music. From Kpop (my favorite) to alternative to country to rap. I watch a lot of Rick and Morty, Doctor who, sherlock, Game of Thrones, and probably every show ever tbh. I love Harry potter! Im a slytherin but also a ravenclaw (slytherclaw) and Lord of the Rings. I am a pretty nice person i love giving compliments but im also sarcastic haha. I sleep a lot, draw, and write and read a lot.

Preferences: Ages between 14 to 19. Other than thag no preferences! I can speak spanish, french, and i am learning Korean

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She Makes War - I Want My Country Back

She Makes War is the gloom-pop solo project of multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Laura Kidd, from Bristol, England, UK.

ID #47856

Name: Lil 
Age: 18
Country: New Zealand

Hi there. I’m a freelance tattoo artist and a Concert Photographer and upcoming Journalist for ‘Discourse’, we focus on music, tattoos and gaming. mostly alternative, metal, rock, etc. - Which is great cause i’m into all of those things :)
I have one tattoo, but I’m soon to get loads more.

I guess I’m mostly looking for a pen pal who’s into music journalism as well, but I’d love to just meet and talk to people from other countries.
I have a lovely Maine coon cat and a love for big fluffy dogs.
I’m part Maori and have only ever traveled to Australia.

I dunno what else to write here but I look forward to hearing from someone :)

Preferences: #FeelTheBern

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Ratboys - Elvis Is in the Freezer

Elvis Is in the Freezer is taken from the album GN. The video was directed by by Kenna Hynes/Tiny Ship Co. Ratboys hail from Chicago, USA, they describe their music as post-country / indie rock.

The band consist of Julia Steiner (vox, guitar), David Sagan (guitar), Danny Lyons (drums), Sean Neumann (bass) and Cody Owens (trumpet).