Monday, November 9, 2015

Music Monday: Brand New

It’s Music Monday! What does that mean? The Central Mississippi Regional Library System has a ridiculous amount of FREE to you resources available for patrons. One of those is Freegal, a free and legal service that now allows patrons to download five songs each week for FREE (notice the emphasis on free). Every Monday we’ll be picking five songs that we love that are available on Freegal for you to download.

In case you've missed my last blog posts, streaming is definitely a thing now with Freegal! Patrons that sign-in with their library card and pin number can stream up to three hours a day! In a world that typically costs money for streaming, this is incredibly advantageous! And in case you already didn't know, you can download Freegal's app and listen from your mobile anytime and anywhere you want. How cool is that?

So, I've noticed that I've spent a great deal talking about hip-hop and R&B, so for the next few posts that I get the chance to do I'm going to branch out a bit. And today, I'm going to take you back to your angsty, existential teenage days with one of my forever favorites: Brand New. I was first introduced to Brand New (and Manchester Orchestra) in 2007 when I snuck into WC Dons and fangirled all over their front man Jesse Lacey, and from there I've had a relationship with their music ever since. They'll take you all over the place within the context of just one simple song, and with all of their discography (painfully) considered, I made myself narrow down my favorites to these five:

1. Jesus Christ on The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me 
Jesus Christ, I'm not scared to die | I'm a little bit scared of what comes after | Do I get the gold chariot? | Do I float through the ceiling? | Do I divide and fall apart? 
2. Mixtape on Your Favorite Weapon
This is the first song on your mixtape | And it's short just like your temper | But somewhat golden like the afternoons we used to spend before you got too cool
3. Seventy Times 7 on Your Favorite Weapon
I've seen more spine in jellyfish | I've seen more guts in 11-year-old kids
4. Tautou on Deja Entendu
I'm sinking like a stone in the sea 
5. The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows on Deja Entendu 
So keep the blood in your head | And keep your feet on the ground

So, yeah. Brand New is definitely something else. I hope you enjoy these songs if you check them out. Thanks for reading and listening! 
That's all for today.