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Well, it's midterms again, so this is the lull before Cram All The Things begins in earnest.  I got my algebra take-home today, and I don't even understand it well enough to be properly mortified by how unprepared I am for it, but I need to start on it soon anyhow.  But for now it is still Friday, so here is a meme, stolen from [ profile] isiscaughey:

List seven songs you are into right now (preferably with links). No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your live journal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

Uh, I didn't tag anyone, so if you are reading this, you can consider yourself tagged if you like, and not-tagged elsewise.  Links all go to YouTube or Bandcamp for streaming.

1. Silver Heart - Caroline Keating
This song has a very big sound, even though the instrumentation is fairly simple; the piano in particular is really lovely and has some interesting metallic undertones.  The lyrics are also really lovely--very gentle and sweet.  

2. Iowa - Dar Williams
I love folk music, and this song is my new favorite thing.  Dar Williams has a really lovely and unusual voice, and the lyrics of this song are very poignant and evocative.  "For tonight I went running through the screen doors of discretion"--ahhhhhh.  I could quote more, or I could just make you go listen to it.  That one.  I will do that one.

3. Two Cousins - Slow Club
The sound of this song is hard to describe.  I want to say it's kind of retro--maybe new wave?  But I don't know enough about contemporary music to get it right.  It's really cool, though, and again, really evocative lyrics.

4. Jonathan - Fiona Apple
This is just a little bit dissonant, with a really catchy lilting rhythm.  The piano loop is really hypnotic, and I like how it has a dark but not oppressive sound.

5. I Will Follow You into the Dark - Amanda Palmer (originally by Death Cab for Cutie)
I think this is better than the original, and I say that having really, really liked the original.  It's rawer, which works well with the lyrics, and, okay, I guess I am a sucker for dissonant, dark piano music.  And I am a big Amanda Palmer fan, so.  (And it's free on her Bandcamp!)

6. Don't Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas) - Regina Spektor
Really cute, kind of poppy for Regina but also very quirky.  It's a very playful song that's just a lot of fun to listen to.

7. Passenger Seat - Death Cab for Cutie
This is very atmospheric song in what I like to call "the genre of songs that sound like water."  The lyrics are very simple but very intimate and sweet; "If you feel embarrassed, I'll be your pride" gets me every time.  Yes, I am a little bit of a sap, thank you for asking.  But just a little bit.

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