unknown mortal

i think you’re really beautiful

a playlist for someone who i hope will realize someday how beautiful they are

multi-love - unknown mortal orchestra
the only one - the black keys
keep on lying - tame impala
the chase - future islands
i follow you - melody’s echo chamber
derka blues  - the growlers
i think you’re really beautiful - starry cat
pepsi/coke suicide - elvis depressedly
no other heart - mac demarco
sometimes - beach fossils
i wanna be a witch - julia brown
i don’t want to get over you - the magnetic fields
ooo - karen o

♢ listen here ♢

“The more I learn, the less I really want to know.”

“Do you ever want to drift away on your own? I do.”

“You don’t look like a hacker, but I guess movies and books exaggerate things." 

"This has got to be the last time I let you get us into trouble.”

“To the unknown! Follow me, strange mortal." 

"I can’t believe you aren’t human. The signs were all there right in front of me. I just thought you were quirky.”

dark turn of mind - songs for solid snake’s alaska days (read: a soundtrack for a six-year breakdown)

  1. palimpsest - smog
  2. link in your chain - larkin grimm
  3. spider in the snow - the dismemberment plan
  4. dark turn of mind - gillian welch
  5. walls - beck
  6. troubled waters - michael hurley
  7. swim and sleep - unknown mortal orchestra
  8. lions - tune-yards
  9. kill the turkey - gregory and the hawk
  10. glenn tipton - sun kil moon
  11. sinnerman - nina simone
  12. engine - neutral milk hotel

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anonymous asked:

top 20 favorite songs?

oaoshit.. well it changes all the time but currently

1. this remix of greedy by ariana grande and love you like a love song by selena gomez

2. D.A.N.C.E - Justice

3. Cyborg Telekinetics - Waveshaper

4. Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears

5. Army of Me - Bjork

6. Come Alive [War of Roses] - Janelle Monae

7. I Will - Mitski

8. Dairy Queen - PWR BTTM

9. The Pop Kids - Pets Shop Boys

10. Shuggie - Foxygen

11. Possibly Maybe- Bjork

12. Not Poetry - Milky Wimpshake

13. Do You Ever Feel Like You Might Be Cool - Naomi Elizabeth

14. let’s relate- Of Montreal

15. Multi-Love - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

16. 5 fine frøkner - Gabrielle Leithaug

17.  Passin’ Me By- The Pharcyde

18. Can I Kick It? - A Tribe Called Quest

19. Casket - Geneva Jacuzzi

20. I Miss You - Macross 82-99

GET PSYCHED Pt. 2 (listen)

01. 1998 (Delicious) - Peace
02. Elegant Design - Pond
03. Heavy Horse - Jacuzzi Boys
04. 1963 - Heavy Beach
05. No Need For A Leader - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
06. Animals - The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
07. Ivy Covered House - Ducktails
08. Do You Remember - The Horrors

NEW TRACKS: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - “SB-04″

Are you obsessed with Unknown Mortal Orchestra? Maybe you’ve heard their catchy and dance-y track, “Multi-Love,” on the fifth episode of Live at 9:30? Whatever your level of familiarity with the band, definitely check out their new single, “SB-04,” if you’re in the mood for a spacey, classical-sounding, and earthy track. Oh, and not to mention, it clocks in at an astonishing length of twenty whopping minutes!

Apart from their usual funky-rock sound, this single starts off on an intergalactic ride with a surprisingly great amount of synth. I was reminded of last year’s recent synth craze (initiated by the Stranger Things’- soundtrack), until I realized UMO has been doing this much longer than a year. The electronic ambience adds a refreshing style in the first eight synth-y minutes, where the steady beat keeps me bumping. However, the track progresses into a long stream of sustained synth notes that provide a more subdued feel, reminding me at some moments of Tycho.

My favorite part of the track occurs right around 13:40, where I had to double-check my earbuds to ensure that I correctly heard the bird chirping. The heavy, electrified sound suddenly evokes images of a walk through a forest, strains of light water falling, and birds chirping, all carried by a beautifully light and continuous keyboard pattern. 

The track closes out on its last round of ambient, electro pulsing pushed by a steady beat. I feel like I’m in a Stanley Kubrick film, whether it be 2001: A Space Odyssey or A Clockwork Orange. It is a satisfying ending after having gone through the multiple layers of the past twenty minutes.

If you are unfamiliar with UMO’s instrumental series, I definitely recommend checking out their past three tracks, starting with “SB-01,” released in 2013. Each song displays a unique side of the band’s musical ability while successfully encasing its unique instrumental ambience to the fullest. Overall, their newest track does not disappoint, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to not only fans of the band, but all music-lovers.

-Maddie Budreau