Monday, December 21, 2009

Song of the Week: Jónsi’s wondrous Boy Lilikoi

A great way to start Christmas week is to listen, over and over again, to the first solo single by Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi, Boy Lilikoi. To say it’s enchanting and child-like is an understatement. You can practically see the snowflakes fall as Jónsi sings some of the best lyrics of this closing year: “Use your eyes / The world goes a-flutter by.” Cymbals crashing, toy keyboards playing, flutes a-fluting – this is one to play as the gifts are being opened. Skip Wham! this year, okay?

Jónsi: Boy Lilikoi (from Stereogum)
from the upcoming CD Go

And for more new sounds, make sure to subscribe to my latest podcast, JeffMix2009.12.19 (also on iTunes), featuring music from Vampire Weekend, Annie, Cold War Kids, and Sloan, among others.

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