local natives mt. washington

Life is Strange

To All of You - Syd Matters

Crosses - José González

Santa Monica Dream - Angus Stone

Piano Fire - Sparklehorse

Obstacles - Syd Matters

Mt. Washington - Local Natives

Something Good - alt-J

Got Well Soon - Breton

Lua - Bright Eyes

The sense of me - Mud Flow

Mountains - Message to Bears

In My Mind - Amanda Palmer

Kids Will be Skeletons - Mogwai

Spanish Sahara - Foals


Hi friends. To try to counteract severe depression I’m gonna try to upload a cover a day during the month of October, so here’s the first one. I really am sorry that I’ve been posting negative stuff lately. I’ve always tried to keep everything positive on my blog, and I’ll continue trying. But it’s really tough right now. On a better note, this is my first ever guitar cover I’m posting on here. Yay.

Mt. Washington - Local Natives Victoria-Related Analysis

When I first listened to the song, I immediately linked the “I don’t have to see you right now” to other people thinking about Kate after her suicide attempt failed. 

People like Victoria, who would now feel a lot of guilt for pushing Kate to that decision, or for not having been able to help her properly, like Max, trying to find a way to compensate for it.

“We could wash the dirt off our hands now.”

Especially someone like Victoria who only would want to see Kate after her suicide attempt failed, and be there for her, but is too conflicted to admit those feelings to herself, and is trying to resist the urge to actually go and see/contact her, not least since she knows what she has done to Kate. And what could she do anyway, to make up for something like that?

She knows it’s not the right time. She knows Kate wouldn’t want to see her anyway. She is too stubbornly ‘proud’ to accept the fact that she actually cares about Kate and that she is deeply sorry for what she did. She knows there is no way to properly say sorry for what she did anyway.

I can totally picture Victoria sitting in her dorm room alone, staring at the ceiling and telling herself "No, I don’t have to see you right now” again and again.

“I don’t have to see you right now.”

The horrible feeling of guilt does not go away, it’s still “living underground”, and she just can’t stop crying.

“Digging like you can bury something that cannot die.”

The royal imagery in the last line totally fits Victoria’s personality, and it’s like she was ironically telling herself, “See what you did there, Victoria? You can be soo damn proud of yourself. Everyone should know what a miserable person Victoria Chase is.”

“Praise the summer goddess. You can tell a whole empire." 

“I don’t have to see you right now”

Song commission to Mt. Washington by Local Natives! I have to say that I’m having a BLAST with these song commissions! I’m gaining a ton of new music to listen to and love and the end result of the illustrations are making me super happy! 

I still have plenty of slots open for song commissions! You can find that info over at this link! <—

avoidance songs that i relate to avpd (be warned that this isn’t an uplifting playlist and may trigger anxious/avoidant thoughts and feelings)
tracklist forever by the birthday massacre // home by the burning leaves // mt. washington by local natives // afraid by the neighbourhood // don’t find my house by drew monson // soap by melanie martinez // misguided ghosts by paramore // be a body by grimes // a stranger by a perfect circle // afterlife by xylo // night girl by laura doggett ft. alice jemima // bunny boy by nicole dollanganger // r.i.p to my youth by the neighbourhood // medicine by daughter // observatory mansions by nicole dollanganger // you don’t know me by eaeon ft. park jung hyun //medicine by daughter
photo credit here

@leanarutherford tagged me to list up the 10 songs I’ve been listening to lately (with links). Thanks! ♥

1) Main Theme - Daniel Licht (Dishonored 2)

2) I was lost without you - Sam Hulick (Mass Effect 3)

3) Letters - Matt Corby

4) Mt. Washington - Local Natives

5) Harry in Winter - Patrick Doyle (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

6) Train Train - Lynda Carter

7) Reignite - Malukah

8) Rains of Castamere - Malukah

9) Commander Shepard - Miracle of Sound

10) I’ll be good - Jaymes Young

Tagging @cactuarkitty, @katajanokka, @mass–effort and @cantkeepmyeyesoff. No obligation of course! :)

Mt. Washington (Banjo Cover)
Local Natives
Mt. Washington (Banjo Cover)

God daaamn, this one took quite a while to do. I had to consult my hip hop buddy so he could tell me about drum kits, because as we all know Mt. Washington is nothing without the drums. I pray I did a good job emulating their genius. This one goes out to Kate Marsh, because I’m doing a second playthrough and this time managed to save her, and this is what plays while she was in the hospital bed and while I was sobbing my heart out. Please do enjoy. And oh yes, next on the agenda is probably going to be Mountains by Message To Bears, because I finally get some use out of my violin for that one.

Life is Strange Music Hunt

In an effort to distract myself from the latest episode of Life is Strange that I can’t play yet… I’ve decided I’m going to find all the music that is in the games+trailers! all the music is awesome and I just really need to hoard everything.

So far the only ones I think I’m missing are from

 Episode 1 Launch Trailer at 0:19

Episode 4 Launch Trailer at 0:45

If anyone knows what songs these are I’d be so happy

or if I’ve missed any let me know please!

i will be your hands….
i will be your eyes….

a mix for the boy who sacrificed himself to a mystical forest.

Listen here.


thousand eyes // of monsters and men | blinding // florence + the machine | mt. washington // local natives | message man // twenty one pilots | tales from the forest of gnomes // wolfmother | paul newman vs. the demons // the avett brothers | ask yourself // foster the people | bluebird // paper rival | flaws // bombay bicycle club | a car, a torch, a death // twenty one pilots | drinking lightning // awolnation | autumn tree // milo greene | the sense of me // mud flow

life is unfair - an attempt at summarizing the feeling of dontnod’s life is strange.

small hands - keaton henson // mt. washington - local natives // arrival in nara - alt-j // three rounds and a sound - blind pilot // crosses - jose gonzàlez // interlude 2 - alt-j // i might float - syd matters // mountains - message to bears // burgh island - ben howard // lying to you - keaton henson // colombia - local natives // stydia kiss - gabriele aplin // spanish sahara - foals

        max got a second chance to spend time with someone she loves before they died. and even though those memories don’t ‘exist’ to the chloe who was buried they exist in her soul, & they’ll always be theirs and they will always exist. this game is such a little snow globe full of nostalgia, regret, melancholy and love, and everyone deserves to play it & experience it as the lesson it is. go talk to the people you love. we won’t get a second chance like max.
        this game really will stick with me forever and i know it’s this important to lots of other people too.. so thank you dontnod, for making this something i got to experience for a year of my life & allow it to become so important to me as a person.

the mountains say- a pricefield fanmix (listen here

1. eisley- the night comes 2. message to bears- at a glance 3. syd matters- obstacles 4. local natives- mt. washington 5. kodaline- all i want 6. bright eyes- lua 7. eisley- lost enemies 8. fall out boy- alone together 9. moving mountains- sol solis 10. message to bears- mountains

Someday, You Will Be Loved | An Ichimatsu Matsuno Playlist

Truce // twenty one pilots || Ghosting // Mother Mother || Middle Cyclone // Neko Case || Romans 10:9 // The Mountain Goats || Mt. Washington // Local Natives || Make You Better // The Decemberists || Flying Model Rockets // The Front Bottoms || Together, We’ll Ring In The New Year // Motion City Soundtrack || Someday You Will Be Loved // Death Cab For Cutie ||