Song of the Day: “Belong” by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Over the last couple days, I’ve been sifting through various video edits of this band’s live set from eMusic’s SXSW Day Party (to be posted soon!). As I said in my SXSW recap, bands like the Pains aren’t usually my style. But these guys put on a great show, and after seeing them live and watching a number of their videos, they’ve now sucked me in. This was one of my favs from the show last week:

It’s called “Belong” and it’ll be on their forthcoming album of the same name (due out on March 29th).

Song of the Day: “Carrying the Torch” by Generationals

Before heading down to Austin for SXSW, I grabbed the latest EP from Generationals — called Trust — based on an eMusic editorial recommendation.

I just can’t get enough of this entire EP, but this is probably my favorite track:

A simple, catchy bassline with some great melodic textures and a mellow dual-vocal delivery. It’s kind of like easy listening without being “Easy Listening,” and I mean that in the best way possible.

Okay, one tune isn’t enough. I also love this one: “Victim of Trap”

Download Trust