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: Fresh Music (8/31/12)

Obscure Rhymes Hello! I didn’t see you come in. Please, have a seat. We’re about to get started. For this Press Play, we’re diving deep into the music heartland, showcasing three exceedingly different artists who have been flying under the radar. Though they’ve been around for a while, the following tracks remain as unknown and…

Press Play Friday: Muse

Hyper Music It’s quite impossible to ignore the overflow of artistic Rock masterpieces that rise forth from this band’s five studio albums. The trio of musicians craft highly intricate, expressive pure-Rock ballads and symphonies that are continually described as epic. With each repetition of each melody, you’ll begin to find some exciting strain you’ve never…

Press Play Friday: iPod Shuffle

So, We Meet Again I’m sure at one time or another we’ve all had this happen to us: you’re tired after a long, exhausting day at work, attempting to relax by slipping on those comfy headphones and getting lost in that vast world of music, trying to let go of anything and everything you don’t…

Press Play Friday: Keane

Perfect Symmetry Welcome to another edition of Press Play. Hi. How are you? I really don’t feel introductions are needed in this particular case, since most, if not all of you have already heard the mellifluous sounds of our featured artist. Breaking out onto the scene in 2004, Keane confirmed our long-standing suspicions that we’d been…

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 &…

Press Play Friday: Broadway Melody

Dancing Through Life The Broadway musical – one of the many things I’m completely to extremely obsessed with. Please, don’t try to save me. It’s hopeless. I’m a lost cause. I don’t know what it is about those quintessential musicals. Maybe it’s the music; a story told in harmonies. Maybe it’s the fact that I…

Press Play Friday: Fresh Music (6/8/12)

Love Songs Here at Kim the FanGirl, we have a vast love for new music. You know this. You understand. Whether it be from our favorite artists or some new emerging talent, we always have time for some Fresh Music. This week brings us a group of artists in a collection most unusual; each voice…

Press Play Friday: The House of Mouse

 M-I-C-K-E-Y  M-O-U-S-E Welcome one and all to this week’s Press Play Friday! I’ve got something super special for you today – something a little different. Tell me, what comes to mind when I say the word Disney? Do you dream of exciting vacation destinations? Or remember the multitude of hours watching those definitive animated movie-musicals?…

Press Play Friday: Blind Pilot

It’s that time, again. It’s time for another Press Play Friday artist! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to highlight this group as one of our featured Press Play artists. I’ve been listening to them since early 2009; their mix of Alternative-Folk making them one of my go-to artists for those unexpected midnight…

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…

Press Play Friday: Songs from the Movies

There’s No Business, Like Show Business One of the most important elements of a film is the soundtrack: the sweet symphonic sounds that make the film complete, the songs that bring a scene to life. Over the years, the classic film soundtrack has transformed from a simple score, to blockbuster musical numbers, to today’s popular…