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Don’t forget to tip the band

October 29th, 2014 No Comments

(Press play!)

Noisetrade is a new music discovery website that allows bands to post their awesome music online and fans to download it for free.  We get our heads and hearts flooded with great songs and in return we tips the bands to say thanks.

There must be some sort of team behind the scenes working to filter the good from the bad and making playlists.  For example, this playlist of songs from tv shows. I hear songs on tv all time time that instantly strike a cord and I can’t find them anywhere. So frustrating.  Noisetrade is hunting them down and making playlists I can stream and download for free.

The site is mostly “easy listening” electronic and indie rock, my faves.  You can follow me on it here to see what I’m listening to.

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One of our all-time favorite bands drops a new album

September 3rd, 2014 No Comments

Just when I thought “Los Angeles” would be my last love note from Adam Duritz, Counting Crows resurfaces with a new album!

In an interview with Billboard magazine, Duritz said he “wanted to make a record-record, something digestible…more imaginable.”  That got me a little scared until I heard the songs themselves.  Thankfully, they’re totally analogous to our favorites from the past!

  • Earthquake driver –> Hanging Around
  • God of Ocean Tides –> Perfect Blue Buildings
  • Scarecrow –> Anna Begins
  • Cover Up The Sun –> Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby
  • Possible Days –> Sullivan Street

It’s his voice and writing style.  But we love it, so if it ain’t broke….

I’m not saying this will be my new favorite album, but I look forward to listening to it cover to cover on Rdio.

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There’s no shame!

August 13th, 2014 No Comments

I’m not ashamed to admit…I LOVE Nick Jonas’ new single Chains.  Sappy pop lyrics with a heavy beat.  It’s been the opener for several SC classes recently!

The album, which will feature a duet with girlfriend Demi Lavato, will drop this fall.

(Just so we’re clear, those are all facts I found out with a Google search.  I don’t think I could pick Demi Lavato out of a lineup let alone know who she’s tied to.)

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Biggest Remix of Summer 2014

July 30th, 2014 No Comments

Skrillex Recess Remix

 

Music blogs say “Recess” will pass up Calvin Harris’ “Summer” big time.  I’m a fan of the original mix Skrillex put out, but I’ve enjoyed poppin’ the party at SOULCYCLE with the remixes and watching my riders KILL IT!  They chorus of munchkins sing:

“Fight ’til we can’t fight, everybody’s alright, don’t let it stop, don’t let it stop.”

Whether we’re running with the quick pace out of the saddle or pushing against some serious resistance, they go all out until the beat drops and the chorus celebrates our efforts.  And when we hear “Turn it up, turn it up, higher, higher.”  You just feel like you HAVE TO DO IT.

A must for your workout mix!

For my club-hoppers (are you still out there), this isn’t what I would call a pre-party song.  It’s what you’ll be raging to at the club.

 

BUYING THE SONGS

For those of you who aren’t crazy about electronic music, buy the Skrillex original version and album on iTunes.  Go here for the remixes on iTunes. My favorite is the Milo and Otis version (the first one).

(Headline image via Oswla)

 

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Tunes to start the day

January 22nd, 2014 No Comments

I don’t like anything loud first thing in the morning.  I’m also not ready to digest information before coffee.  Any kind of news, talk radio, music on the radio just drives me bonkers.  It’s like a slap in the face from the big bad world and I’m not awake yet.

I’d much rather wake up to birds chirping, Mason kisses, someone next to me stroking my hair and tickling my back.  Doesn’t that sounds better?

That’s what this mini playlist is for me.  Just a nice way to to start the day.  Inspired by the first artist on the list: Valerie June.  I just discovered her and now she’s on daily at my house.  Here are the others:

  • Valerie June: young and soulful, like an indie rock r&b blend.
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: all around great soundtrack
  • The Head and The Heart: Mellow indie rock
  • Eric Hutchinson: Feel good rock
  • Angus & Julia Stone: Mellow Indie
  • Stars: I just love the chick’s voice
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Playlist of awesome “new” bands

January 8th, 2014 No Comments

Breakout Bands of 2014 SOULCYCLE

 

 

SOUCYCLE  asked all of the instructors to submit our favorite indie bands’ songs.  They filtered it down and came up with a killer Spotify playlist.  Honestly, what I love most about it….no remixes :)

A few of my picks made it on: Atomic Tom (rock), Portugal The Man (indie rock), SOL (hip hop), The Neighbourhood (sexy scary rock), Valerie June (sultry and mellow).  All sooo good.

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Pandora-like playlists based on your mood: Songza

November 20th, 2013 No Comments

Songza homepage

When I go to Pandora, without fail I draw a blank on what artist I want to choose to represent the kind of music I want to hear.  Songza takes the burden off my shoulders and simply asks what I’m in the mood for.

Songza mixes

Songza playlists

Within three clicks you’ve launched a playlist WITHOUT commercials and have several others to choose from if you want to make a switch.

Songza Indie playlist

Great for parties and music discovery. Thanks for the rec Georgie!

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Big beats for your music library

November 13th, 2013 No Comments

The music we use for our SoulCycle playlists is NOT easy to find or download. All the more reason to share, right?!

I’ve directed you to my SoundCloud and HypeMachine profiles where I “like” remixes I find.  You can also follow my Rdio SOULCYCLE Selection playlist, where I add new songs regularly.

If none of that works for you, I’ve compiled a few of my rider favorites here.  You can’t download them, so just email me what you love and I’ll send you the song!

Mary@MoreThanMary.com

Any songs you’re into right now, please share it in the comments below.

If you’re in LA, come ride! My regular schedule:

  • Monday – BVHL 6am, 7am
  • Tuesday – BVHL 7am
  • Wednesday – SAMO 1pm
  • Thursday – BVHL 7am
  • Saturday – SAMO 4pm
  • Sunday – BVHL 1pm

 

The unanimous rider and instructor favorite: Suit and Tie Remix

A very close second fave: Augustana – On the Other Side

Linkin Park x Steve Aoki – A light that never comes

Eagles – Hotel California Remix

WALRU5 Hunter - Workin on My Tan Bitch Remix

Jay Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder Brillz and ZTrip Remix

2 Chainz & Diplo – A Different Butters Theme

The Neighbourhood – How

Hate Street Dialogue – Thomas Jack Remix

Grace Potter – Oh La La Paris remix

Avicii – Addicted to You

Stateless – Bloodstream

The Weekend – Wicked Games HugLife DJ Slink Remix

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