Tracks of the Week: The Decemberists, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Diane Birch

So here comes what seems to be one of the things I’m looking forward to doing this week — although I’m afraid that I have to do this quick because my Carpal Tunnel-ed hands are giving me a hard time. So, let’s hit this week’s Top 5:

5. The Decemberists – This is Why we Fight
The Decemberists are an indie folk rock band hailing from the ‘mecca’ of independent music, Portland, Oregon. It’s a pretty catchy song — if you listen to it for about three times, you can pretty much sing the chorus. 🙂
4. Mumford and Sons – Below My Feet
Ehe — still not apologizing. This is my week’s favorite. I just love how their voices blend in this song, and I think I’m more of singing along to Ben’s part rather than Marcus’. 🙂 Or was it Winston singing the high notes? PS — Ignore Marcus because this has a title now – and it’s called “Below My Feet”. 🙂
3. Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Here starts our girl power-ed hits, starting with the awesome Adele, the woman most people know for the song “Chasing Pavements”. While her other hit “Someone Like You” is brilliant, I like this song’s attitude better.
2. Jessica Lea Mayfield – Our Hearts were Wrong
Here’s someone I consider a bit of a newcomer – Jessica Lea Mayfield. Can’t believe she’s just my age. Turns out she’s gonna be on a show with The Avett Brothers this July so yay for her. I’m not really sure what caught my attention when I first listened to this song – I was a bit preoccupied, but thinking about it, I’m pretty sure it’s the lyric.
1. Diane Bich – Nothing But a Miracle
This is it. The song that I am love love loving the whole week. Well, actually, the video I pulled out was a collaboration with Daryl Hall because it’s pretty awesome too — but for pure Diane, here‘s her official video for the song. Diane Birch is also based in Portland, Oregon. I heard some rumors that she once opened for a Jonas Brothers concert. Hehe. That’s kind funny. She must have upstaged the boys cause her vocals are cray-zeeeeh.
That is it, kids. Resting my dear hands now. ‘Til next week! 🙂
Oh and PS — I kind of enjoyed Maroon 5’s Never Gonna Leave this Bed. Give it a listen, too. Although I’m pretty sure radio stations are already playing it.

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