Carson Henley's 100 Hour Project Documentary

>> Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ok ok ok. I know you just saw a post about Carson Henley for the Song of the Day and all, but there is more you MUST know. A few months back I gave you guys a teaser about a project Carson Henley was working on. The 100 Hours Project. A documentary and album that will change his career.

For 100 straight waking hours, he, with the help of a worldclass producer, and a bevy of fantastic musicians (just from watching the trailer, I see Tess Henley & Allen Stone) locked himself away in a studio to write, compose, learn, and record an entire album. Yeah, that's right. An entire record, start to finish, in 100 hours. Seems like a cross between the best and the stupidest idea ever, which I think is the line any true artist needs to learn to walk. Judging from the results, Carson found his sound.
I wrote that back in April after seeing the trailer and hearing the lead single "Fire" and I can't help but feel it's an understatement. Carson didn't just find his sound, he found his soul. This music lives. It breathes, it aches and pains, it loves and breaks. This record is something I was missing.

Here is the full documentary for your enjoyment. If you love music like I do, but have no real clue the heart, energy and commitment that goes into making it, this will be enlightening. It was for me.

"The 100 Hour Project" 

The 100 Hour Project from Brian Nunes on Vimeo.

Song of the Day: "Leave This Mess" by Carson Henley

There are some songs that will immediately crawl under your skin and set up shop in the form of goosebumps and exaggerated head sways. There are some songs that swell with so much emotion, you can feel the love, honesty, pain and truth all in the first 8 bars. There are very few songs that can do both at once.

Today is 6/30/12, and I am confident in saying that this song will end up in my top 5 songs of the year. Search the blog, you will not see another claim like this one. I do not use my words lightly.

"Leave This Mess" by Carson Henley

Song of the Day: "Bodybag" by Ambassadors

>> Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ah, last tracks. If you have read this blog, you already know how I feel about the final track on a record, so I am not going to go into it again now. Just click of the "Last Tracks" tag in the cloud over to your right.

This song kills me. KILLS ME. It is by far, one of my favorite songs, off one of my favorite records of the year. And I'm betting you don't have this one in your collection. Pick it up now so you don't feel foolish when everyone is talking about it at the end of the year.

"Bodybag" by Ambassadors

Song of the Day: "On Again, Off Again" by Lemolo

>> Sunday, June 24, 2012

One of my favorite bands is soon going to be one of your favorite bands. It's just that simple.

This is a band that I first found back in 2010 opening up for Wakey!Wakey! at The Sunset Tavern, and I was instantly enamored. I have been singing their praises since, as Band of the Week, SotD, Best Noise In The NW, Best Voices in the NW, and most recently, they were my number 3 most anticipated album of 2012. Clearly, I have been expecting them to make the move from local indie darlings to full blown starlets, and now, with their soon to be relased debut album The Kaleidoscope , they should be prepared to take that leap.

I do have to admit that this is a little hard for me. I am possessive over the bands that I love. My secret bands. And I generally don't share them. But can't think of a band in the northwest right now, that deserves having their music adored more then Lemolo.

"On Again, Off Again" by Lemolo

Song of the Day: "Beginners" by Slow Club

>> Friday, June 22, 2012

You've all had that one band that you just cannot get enough of. That one band that you love unconditionally. That one band that always seems to release the right song at the right time in your life. Well, Slow Club is that band for me. And I get a lot of shit for how often I talk/blog about them, but I've gotten to the point where I no longer care. I love this band.

And now, get ready for them to blow your mind. Clearly, they are much bigger in England, because they were able to recruit Daniel Radcliffe to star in this one shot wonder of a music video. If you have ever wondered what Harry Potter would look like drunk, now you know.

I also think it takes balls as a band to have a music video, and not be in it anywhere.

"Beginners" by Slow Club

Song of the Day: "Sophie Sleepless" by Zach Fleury (ft Abby & Noah Gundersen)

>> Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Excuse my language. But Holy Fuckballs, this is beautiful.
I have been a fan of Zach Fleury since I saw him at The Big House in Ballard back in January, reviewed here, and have been waiting for him to have a break out moment. Now, that time is upon us people. If this song/video does not garner him the noise he rightly deserves, then the music world is fucked up. This song, is a soft breeze of fantastic. With the help of Abby and Noah Gundersen, this track has an unbearable ease, like heartache, but craved and cherished.

"Sophie Sleepless" by Zach Fleury (ft Abby & Noah Gundersen)

Song of the Day: "One Love To Another" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

>> Sunday, June 17, 2012


I know, I know, I know. I've given you no reason to trust me. The blog has been quiet for about a month now, and quiet for the month before that. But my passions have been restored. Its been a hard spring. I dealt with a family illness, moving, disappointments at work, and just a loss of my passion. Couple that with a down year in music (IMO) and you get a dead zone on Listologies. But, that is over now. I pledge to you, reader(s), I will not let this blog fade away.

"One Love To Another" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Song of the Day: Raconte Moi Une Histoire by M83

>> Friday, June 1, 2012

I've been absent- my apologies. I'll be back soon. Until then...the song I can't stop listening to... xoxo Stevie