Tunes Tuesdays are back! And by back, I mean, I’ve been meaning to actually write something for my poor, neglected personal blog for a while, but I’ve been getting writer’s block. I’ve been doing some blog content for a few clients’ blogs and have been ignoring or having no creative energy left for my own blog. But Tunes Tuesday gives me something to write about, so it’s back for at least this Tuesday.

In the past, my Tunes Tuesdays have featured either a new band I’ve been obsessed with or a list of tunes I’ve been really into lately. For Christmas, I was spoiled with a lot of iTunes cards, so I’ve been on music overload lately and it’s been just fabulous. Here are some of my recent additions to my playlists:

Rivers and Roads by the Head and The Heart

I first heard this song during a rewatch on Netflix of the TV show Chuck. This song plays during the final montage of the series finale and it is just the perfect use of music in a TV show. For those of you that haven’t seen Chuck, I won’t say anymore cuz that series is amazing and you should definitely go watch it (It’s now on American and Canadian Netflix). Rivers and Roads is on The Head and the Heart’s self titled debut album, and you can find it on iTunes. The Head and The Heart do a great job of combining lyrics and composition with this song. All the feels. And this is from me, who doesn’t do feelings.

What I Wouldn’t Do by Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder’s music is solid. I impulsively bought her entire album after falling in love with her song Stompa. Stylistically, she reminds me of female rockers from the 70s. She’s a fantastic artist, and I’d recommend any of her work. I am a fan of her sixth album, Harmony. Solid music, amazing artist. What I Wouldn’t Do is one of my current favourites from that album and the music video is pretty damn cool, too. (Also, did I mention that she’s Canadian? Need I say more?)

Safe and Sound by Capital Cities

This song is fun. It’s got a great beat and I’m a huge fan of this indie pop sound from this Californian band. This tune is from their debut album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, available on iTunes.

What are you listening to lately?

Gif found here.

  • I love that you found The Head and the Heart through Chuck. I remember they used the song “Here’s Looking at You Kid” by the Gaslight Anthem on an episode and I flailed so hard I scared my cats. I didn’t watch the final season of Chuck, but I loved it until then.

    I have tremendous love for Serena Ryder. I saw her a few months ago and she was just amazing. I first heard Stompa on an independent radio station and went looking for other stuff. Harmony is a great album, I love Merry Go Round and Heavy Love. She talked about how she wrote Merry Go Round when I saw her and it moved me a lot. You might want to check out ZZ Ward, she has a really strong voice that’s great.

    I’ve been on a bit of a new punk kick recently. I was listening to the Fratelli’s today and I’ve been listening to Frank Turner pretty non-stop. I think my next album will be the Arctic Monkeys new one. And I’ve rambled quite a bit for someone you don’t really know, but music owns my soul and I love finding people who like the same artists as me, especially if they aren’t well known.

    • GFM

      I love how some of the TV shows I watch aren’t just entertaining shows, but they introduce me to new music. Slightly off topic… why didn’t you watch the last season of Chuck? I ask, because I almost didn’t watch it either, so I’m curious if you chose not to watch it. 🙂

      Serena Ryder is just awesome. A while back, she started following me on Twitter and it was the coolest thing. I’m going to have to check out ZZ Ward.

      I know a lot of people who LOVE Frank Turner. I’m going to have to give that a listen. And ramble away, I could talk about music forEVER. Finding new music and off-the-beaten path music is like a sport for me. Actually, I think you just gave me a great idea for my next Tunes Tuesday post. 🙂

  • Yes to TV shows with great music. I wanted to keep watching True Blood based on the music alone. I didn’t, because I don’t have cable, but I check on it occasionally to see what they’re playing because I love a lot of what they play. I don’t remember why I didn’t watch the last season of Chuck. I think I missed a couple of episodes and was going to watch online (no DVR) but I didn’t then just couldn’t catch up. I still want to watch, I just never got around to it.

    Frank Turner is awesome, but I didn’t know him before I saw him open for the Dropkick Murphys. I instantly fell in love. His albums are good, but if you can catch him live do it. He’s amazing and super charming. Plus he’s pretty great to the fans. I could also talk music forever, I look forward to reading the post.