This is the first in what will become a series of weekly entries highlighting some noteworthy tunes found by browsing through the #musicmonday hashtag on Twitter each Monday.
Though ListenUp plans to bring you plenty of local music content throughout the week, these upates will look beyond the Grand Strand to offer up some stuff you maybe haven't heard from the world at large -- and likely the furthest reaches of the Internet.
We hope you enjoy.
The Swimmers "A Hundred Hearts"
Tweeted by Scott Hemmons, Conshohocken, PA (@hemmons)
The Swimmers are a Philadelphia-based indie rock quartet who has put out two albums on Mad Dragon Records. The song "A Hundred Hearts" is off the band's 2009 album called "People Are Soft." It's an the insatiably catchy gang vocal about the competing pulls of the human heart with a simplistic and surreal video that matches some of the track's great abstract qualities.
Listen to more tracks from the album at theswimmers.com
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross "The Social Network Soundtrack"
Tweeted by Fausto Sanchez (@marucz)
If you've been watching any TV lately, You've probably seen nearly 500 million commercials for the upcoming movie "The Social Network" with Jesse Eisenberg playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Not only does this appear to be a very cool movie, but it looks like they've also done themselves the favor of going out an getting one of music's most progressive people, Trent Reznor, to do the soundtrack.
Along with frequent collaborator Atticus Ross and filmmaker David Fincher, Reznor has put out an album full of hip, moody melodies that should perfectly accompany the film's high-tech feel. The soundtrack will be available in its entirety for free download Tuesday, Sept. 28, but a 5-song sampler was available online today, including the track featured about called "Pieces From The Whole". Check it out here.
Bari Leigh "The Sand Will Catch Our Fall"
Tweeted by DJ Duo Summer Blue and Michael McCartney aka The Time Machine (@MauiTimeMachine)
Born and raised in Darnestown, Maryland, Bari Leigh is an L.A.-based pop songstress in the vein of a Sara Barelles or Colbie Calliat. Her songs are catchy little dittys with heartfelt lyrics and a simple, familiar feel that seems cater-made for the radio."The Sand Will Catch Our Fall" is an uplifting track that seemed like the perfect remedy for a tough, rainy day in Myrtle Beach. She recently released here first downlaodable music called "The EP" on iTunes. You can listen to more of her music or learn more about Bari here.
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