Music Friday: Heartthrob

Currently spinning

This week, I’ve had Tegan and Sara’s latest album, “Heartthrob” spinning out of control in my car, making my commute to and from work absolute heaven.  I’ve been a fan of these gals for some time (I’ve seen them live three times – yep, I might be bragging), but their latest contribution just might be my favorite.  Which, is saying something.

I was first turned on to the sisters when I purchased a soundtrack (I went through a huge soundtrack phase many years ago) and this song was featured:

A good friend of mine (shout out to Sandi) was already a big Tegan and Sara fan and proceeded to conduct my education.  I’ve got so many favorites and perhaps I’ll have to devote a Music Friday to sharing a top ten list (as impossible a task as that seems).

Today, though, I want to spend more time on Heartthrob.  It seems rare these days that I get a new CD where there isn’t at least one song I feel like skipping.  But, every song on this album is amazing.  The lyrics (which the girls have always been rather adept at writing) are so powerful.  A couple of the “break-up” tracks, like “How Come  You Don’t Want Me,” and “Now I’m All Messed Up” are heartbreakingly awesome.  They’re songs you can really sink your teeth into.

Though it’s difficult for me to pick a favorite, “Drove Me Wild” continues to drive me wild (Ha ha – cheesy, I know).  But seriously, this song has been sticking with me.  Check out this video of the girls talking about the song (they actually did one of these for each of the tracks on the album), then go here to stream the entire track:

Any other Tegan and Sara fans out there?  What are your favorite songs?


Music Fridays: The Killers’ Christmas

The Husband and I originally bonded over a shared love obsession of music.  So, when I created our wedding website, I developed a special music page where I posted occasional updates on concerts we’d seen or music we planned to incorporate into the wedding.  It was a fun way to share part of our relationship with our friends/family/wedding guests.

What I found, however, was that I loved making these posts.  So, while I’ll be phasing out our wedding site, I’ll be phasing in music posts to Merging Lanes Love.  I’ll relegate such posts to Fridays for a bit o’ weekend fun.

To kick-off this new tradition, I’m sharing the latest installment of The Killers Christmas single, “I Feel It In My Bones.”  Each year, The Killers (incidentally, my favorite band) produce a Christmas song benefitting the (RED) Campaign, working to prevent the spread of AIDS and HIV in Africa.

This video is a great follow-up to a previous Christmas single (and quite possibly my favorite) produced by The Killers for (RED) in 2007.

The Killers’ Christmas songs can be purchased from iTunes with all proceeds benefiting (RED).