Another rainy Tuesday calls for some upbeat tunes. Icky Blossoms are an electropop threesome out of Omaha whose debut album was produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio. A little weirdness, a little fuzziness, and a little bit of Eurythmics inspiration from the eponymous album are keeping me motivated while the rain falls today.
If you’re feeling mellow after a long Labor Day weekend, go for Taken By Trees. The Concretes’ front woman Victoria Bergman journeyed to Pakistan to make her 2009 album East of Eden. The result is an other-wordly nine tracks with a definitive eastern feel, perfect for a gloomy Tuesday. Most recently, Taken By Trees released a couple remixes of the “Dreams” single, and I’ve included my favorite after the album.