April 23, 2012 8:14 AM
Curtis kids' indie music picks
This came in last December, but got buried in my email.
Have you done a music post lately? I absolutely LOVE it when you post suggestions of music that your kids let you listen to--I have found many new artists through your site! So, don't feel like you have to respond to this e-mail (I know you get a lot)--but please let me encourage you to post some new music ideas for your readers! So appreciated!! : )
B is referring to posts I've written about how much I love my kids' taste in music. They are not into mainstream pop, but indie music. I find out about new artists long before they hit the bigtime - because many of them do.
Case in point: when I forwarded this to my kids, Sophia replied:
The Civil Wars. Love love love them!
and they always dress classy. John White always wears a suit. He has my respect.
Of course, everyone knows The Civil Wars now, but last December they were just on the verge of fame.
Likewise, my kids got me into the Avett Brothers years before they became well known.
Just put on Pandora. Search an artist you know and it'll play related styles and artists!
Bon Iver. The Welcome Wagon. Feist. Fleet foxes. The Black Keys.
I agree about Pandora - great way to discover music you like. And doon't forget you can use it for your kids too.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Sufjan Stevens!
I know my kids love Mumford and Sons - and I do too: (language advisory)
Since this was four months ago, I will ask again to see what's new!
The Curtis' need to discover Spotify! It blows Pandora away, and it's free. You can choose any genre of music to stream on your computer, but you have more control over what you listen to, AND you have unlimited listens, the ability to skip through to any point in a song, skip multiple songs, etc. You can build a library, share it with friends, post favorite songs to FB, etc.
Posted by: cam | April 23, 2012 10:45 AM
Cam, are the songs free to download to an ipod, too?
Posted by: Sue from Buffalo | April 23, 2012 2:32 PM
Might want to note a language warning on the Mumford and Sons video. I love that song too, but someone might be surprised to hear the F-word if they're watching with kids around.
Posted by: Kelly | April 23, 2012 3:59 PM
oops. sorry, Kelly - thanks for letting me know.
Posted by: Barbara | April 23, 2012 5:08 PM