Florence + The Machine “Lover to Lover”

 Fire & Water I’ve been losing sleep. I’ve been keeping myself awake. I’ve been wandering the streets for days and days, and days. Going from row to row, bed to bed, lover to lover, and black to red. But I believe. I believe . . . there’s no salvation for me now; no space among…

Artist of the Month: Florence + The Machine – Between Two Lungs

“I tend to lose myself in the moment. I’m not very good at holding back. I don’t know how to do this without feeling everything. My emotions are the tool I use to perform.” – Florence Welch Dear Florence, Wow, what an amazing month this has been. I can’t believe it’s over already. We’ve learned…

Artist of the Month: Florence + The Machine – The Music (Part 2)

“I’ve got my ideal job. I like to sing. I like to dance. I like to bang drums and dress up. And someone pays me. It’s incredible!” – Florence Welch Her music makes your heart beat. It throws you into a new world, a world of fantastical charm. Florence + The Machine are the unequaled,…

Artist of the Month: Florence + The Machine – The Music (Part 1)

“We are Florence + The Machine and we demand human sacrifices! We want your bodies!” You can feel it in your bones, spreading its symphonic sounds equally throughout, as if they were raindrops sinking into your overheated skin. Intricately woven refrains, utterly unique and unmatched, make your heart scream, as though he were attempting to…

Artist of the Month: Florence + The Machine

“Making music, it’s such a personal thing. You’re always making music; you’re making music that pleases you, and you kind of think, you know, ‘who the f**k else would listen to this?’ And so it’s really amazing to me how many people have taken it so to heart.” – Florence Welch I guess it was…

Press Play Friday: All-Stars

The Best of . . . As BLOGAVERSARY week comes to a close, I thought for today’s Press Play it would be nice to look back at a few of our favorite featured artists from the past two years. Many talented musicians have taken the spotlight since the segment’s introduction – which featured Mumford &…

Florence + The Machine “Spectrum”

Say My Name Here we are again. You know I just can’t help myself when it comes to our favorite redheaded songbird. This time, Florence is back with another visual adventure – defining the next hit-single off of Ceremonials. We’ve come to expect the usual imaginative, out of the box musical spectacular when it comes…

Press Play Friday: Fresh Music (4/27/12)

New music, anyone? Press Play Friday is back with another Fresh Music edition! Prepare, music nerds, to squee. This week, I’ve collected some of the newest tracks from a few of our favorite artists and mixed in a couple of mint-condition tunes from an up-in-coming singer/songwriter ensemble. It’s a hodgepodge of sorts, each one an…

Florence + The Machine “No Light, No Light”

“You want a revelation, some kind of resolution” Florence Welch sways above the New York City backdrop – wind gliding through her auburn hair – as a chorus of Catholic school children accompany her melodic voice. All the while, the candles flicker and dim, while a voodoo priest dances to the relentless drum beat of…

Album Review: Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials

“And I did cartwheels in your honour. Dancing on tiptoes; my own secret ceremonials” When you first sit down and listen to Ceremonials, there is a blissful moment when you realize you’re not in Kansas anymore. You’ve been transported to some strange and wonderful dreamlike location; where ghosts roam the streets, lovers embrace and break…

Florence + The Machine “Shake It Out”

“And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back, so shake him off.” Hi, everybody! You know, I just couldn’t help myself. I just had post this. This week we got some more super-exciting Florence + The Machine news. The groups previously untitled second album has now been titled, Ceremonials, and a new…

Florence and The Machine “What The Water Gave Me”

“Oh, my love. Don’t forget me.” Hey, music lovers! Did you miss me? Yeah, I know you did (*wink*). Guess what? I’ve got some super-awesome music news for you today. This past week Florence and The Machine announced that their highly anticipated second album – The title is unknown as of yet – will be…