Ah, the holiday season. Good food, obligatory family time, and, if you’re like me, hours and hours spent traveling to visit your nearest and dearest. Dreading your travel time, dear readers? Fear not! WhoseEar Hoosier Music is here for you with a playlist to make your trips go by faster. Be safe on your journeys, and Happy Thanksgiving!*
*To my non-American readers, ignore that last bit and enjoy the music, yeah? Happy Wednesday!
OK, so, let’s see how international we can get with this week’s post. A person in the United States is writing about a song called “Iceland” that was written and performed in France. Still with me? Excellent.
No one does it like M.I.A. Brash, unapologetic, fearless in the face of any and all opposition that comes her way. One has to look only as far as “Matangi,” the title track from her just-released fourth album.
It’s Movember, dear readers! What better song to kick off the month than Zedd’s “Stache?”
Longtime WhoseEar Hoosier Music readers will be familiar with my love of unconventional cover songs. As far as I’m concerned, the weirder the better, and, well. Covering Bob Dylan takes guts. Those are some big, legendary shoes to fill, but My Chemical Romance never did shy away from a challenge.
How do I love Janelle Monáe? Let me count the ways. Style. Substance. Message. Versatility. Oh, and “PrimeTime,” from 2013’s The Electric Lady.
And WhoseEar Hoosier Music is back! Nerve endings are being nervy, brain cells are being brainy, and everything is behaving again. To celebrate, I’m posting a personal favorite from Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Why? Because it makes me happy, and I can’t think of a better reason than that.