This is just a few days late, but with school starting and what not I’ll cut me some slack. I don’t really have too many groundbreaking songs to share this month. I find myself going back to the same albums over and over as I’m listening to music now. With that said, let’s give this a shot:

  • “All Delighted People” — Sufjan Stevens: The title track from Sufjan’s new EP is a Sufjan classic. It’s more rocky than most of his songs but I like the direction his music is going in. I’m excited to see Sufjan in KC over fall break.
  • “High and Dry” — Radiohead: I’ve had a cover of this song in my iTunes for years but I never cared enough to get the original until I saw Jon Foreman cover it at an aftershow in August. Jon’s version was absolutely raw and powerful. I downloaded the Radiohead original and listened to it 10 times in a row one night. It’s just a song that hits me where most songs don’t.
  • “Straw Dog” — Something Corporate: I was lucky enough to catch SoCo on their 10-year Reunion Tour in KC in August and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. You could just see how much they loved their music and their fans during the whole show, there was an emotion that you don’t normally see at a live show. This song stuck with me as one of the best of the nights, but it’s had to say that any song was better than another considering it was basically a 2-hour greatest hits set from Something Corporate.
  • “She’s Got You High” — Mumm-Ra: I am not ashamed to say that I absolutely love the movie “(500) Days of Summer” and it’s soundtrack. I can listen to the soundtrack in it’s entirety any day. This summer I came across the (500) Days of Weezy mash-up mixtape (which I mentioned last month) and it made me fall in love with this song again, and propelled me to get a copy of Mumm-Ra’s newest album, it’s spectacular.
  • “Souls on Ten” — The Almost: My taste in music changed when I hit high school. I realized what good music was (for the most part) and tried to separate myself from the crap I liked before. One of the first bands to help me realize this was Underoath. I’m not a big fan of hardcore music but between their lyrics and Aaron Gillespie’s vocals, there was something about them that I loved. So naturally when Aaron formed the Almost I loved it. This is one of my favorite tracks off of their newest album “Monster Monster.” If you like it, they’ll be in Omaha on October 14th with Switchfoot. I’ll be there.
  • “Big Red State of Mind” — Schick and Nick: Ok, so this debuted on Friday, but I’m going to throw it in here because it is simply the greatest song ever created about Husker football. It honestly has some of the best writing I’ve ever heard and frankly, I’m impressed because I don’t really care for the Schick and Nick show. You should definitely give it a listen.

So there you have it. I’d love to know what your songs of the month are, let me know!

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