Monday, May 24, 2010

My New Favourite Thing

Awesome Music On Even More Awesome Shows!!!

From Sonic Youth and Massive Attack on Gossip Girl to Filthy Souls and Carolina Liar on 10 Things. Wicked tunes on tv make a music nazi like me ecstatic! Not only is it a great way to discover new bands, but there is nothing better than when the music just fits the scene like a glove.

Gossip Girl are experts at this. Bloc Party's 'Changes' is now one of my absolute favourites due to the iconic funeral scenes it was used as a musical background for. It's still the only show that has done a Vampire Weekend tune justice. Throwing in Conor Oberst's 'Gone NYC Gone' was sheer genius. And when they used Manchester Orchestra's 'I Can Feel A Hot One' for the indian summer episode.... ah perfection.

The power of tv in the music industry is not to be underestimated. After all, anyone seen that John Lewis ad with the Billy Joel cover by Fyfe Dangerfield? Well, it's been in iTunes top 10 songs for over a fortnight...

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