Wednesday, December 22, 2010
North Texas’ top three songs of 2010
Get these on your iPod, then hit repeat.
The songs you put between your ears are sacred. During the course of 2010, we've listened to thousands of new songs by new and old local bands. We picked just three songs (plus one bonus song!) that you shouldn't live without:
3. “Suburban Homesick Blues” from Mount Righteous by Mount Righteous: This was a standout track on a hit-and-miss self-titled album from Grapevine’s anti-orchestra Mount Righteous. It is faced paced and sporadic, but also endearing – as is the video, which like the song’s title, pays tribute to Bob Dylan.
Mount Righteous — “Suburban Homesick Blues”
2. "Summer Begs" from Suburban Nature by Sarah Jaffe: This song has an enlivening and fun mood, which isn’t familiar in Sarah Jaffe’s music. It brings us back to when summer actually meant something, and reminds us of fond memories of friendships past. Jaffe typically closes with the song, and cheers always escape from the crowd when the first note is strummed.
Sarah Jaffe — Summer Begs
1. “Bible Belt” from Spooky Folk by Spooky Folk: This is the best song on Spooky Folk’s must-hear debut album. The thumping anthem is impossible to ignore, especially when hearing it performed live as the band’s devoted fan base jumps and sings along to this catchy tune. Lead singer Kaleo Kaualoku pounds on his guitar and stomps his feet, fueling the pulse of the crowd.
BONUS: “We Will All Be Changed” from Seryn's forthcoming album This is Where We Are: Although the track was technically released back in 2009, the song will be featured on the band’s first and highly anticipated full-length album, This Is Where We Are, on January 25, 2011. Already in rotation on 91.7 KXT and The Local Edge with Mark, this song has become a fan favorite at Seryn’s shows. It is heartfelt, and full of beautiful melodies and incredible harmonies that force you to stand still and listen. This is the kind of song that gives you goose bumps. If 2010 was any indication on the success of Seryn, it looks like 2011 is going to be their year.