I caught wind of The Black Lips when I was checking out nme.com for new music news. I saw Arabia Mountain was streaming in its entirety so I checked it out. I instantly liked this track and here it is the song of the week! The rest of the album is pretty killer too. A video for a really good live version can be seen here.
“You turn around and you don’t know where you’ve been
You look up at the glass dome and the room beings to spin
Let’s go out and find the ocean ’cause I think we need a swim
Turn around, start it over, let’s begin”
They won Best Alternative Music Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards. The video above is a live version of the song. A really awesome video of The Black Keys performing the song on David Letterman can be found here.
My friend Max let me borrow some new music that she had gotten into and The Soft Pack was one of the albums. I instantly fell in love with “Answer To Yourself”. An inspirational song with fantastic lyrics. The band posts a lot of cool music on their Facebook page.
“You gotta answer to yourself
2 days a week outside yourself
You take an hour a day, an hour a day
And you don’t respond to anyone else
You got a few things on your shelf
You got to look through for yourself
You gotta choose what to read
Choose what to believe
And you don’t take it from anyone else”