Artist of the Month: Jason Mraz – 1000 Things

“Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.” – Jason Mraz There is something so peculiar about Jason Mraz. He is able to create these intricately detailed lines of poetry and addictive harmonies so effortlessly, with just the flick of his wrist, completely and forever changing our music-dependent souls. Utterly remarkable and singular to…

Artist of the Month: Jason Mraz

“Everything in life influences my music. I’ve always used songwriting as a means to share what I think is profound.” – Jason Mraz Based on a true story . . . We met like any other couple might. I was still in High School and he was the cool, older bad-boy with a cocky smirk…

Album Review: Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest

“The very first words of a life-long love letter” We’ve had a long-standing crush on Sara Bareilles since the precise moment she sweetly serenaded us with a little voice and a love song. She is the mother of heartbreaking hymns and upbeat first-love confessions,¬†compositions that mold themselves into the exact shape of our souls. She…

KT Tunstall “Feel It All”

“My heart is on a wire, sitting pretty like a bird.” There’s an immediate understanding between a soul and a song, an unexplained thought or feeling which passes between them, recognizing the significance the songwriter has buried amidst the combination of notes and lyrics. She has given you her heart, her truth. She has walked…

Sara Bareilles “Brave”

Let the Words Fall Out It’s no secret; we’ve been anxiously and impatiently anticipating the return of our favorite smiley songstress, Sara Bareilles, for some time now. Frequently and frantically hoping for another breathtaking album to snuggle with at night; wishing desperately that our musical sweet tooth be satisfied before any inkling of gray hair…

Album Review: Bobby Long – Wishbone

“I was so in love with you, with what people do to me and you” Evolution – The process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. When an upcoming record – from an artist you have known for some…

Press Play Friday: Fresh Music (2/1/13)

Familiar Faces Have you felt like your music playlist was missing something in recent weeks? Are you tired of listening to the same albums over and over again? Do you feel like you’re in a musical rut? If the answer is yes, then I have just the thing for you. I’ve found some familiar faces…

Press Play (Wednesday Edition): Ryan Adams

“It’s Only Gonna Make You Love Me More” Welcome to a very special installment of Press Play! I’m glad you could make it. You might have noticed this isn’t our usual meeting place; those special Fridays we had reserved now overrun by vampires and hybrids. It’s just not right to let you go without, so…

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: Marcus Foster

Our featured artist this week is newbie Marcus Foster As you start to read this, some of it might seem familiar. It might sound really familiar. But, rest assured, I’m not repeating artists. Marcus Foster is . . . Marcus Foster. Any similarity to another favorite Press Play artist (*cough* Bobby Long *cough*) is merely…