Musical Muses #8 // 2015 IS THE YEAR.

Before I launch into anything music-related: The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of same-sex marriage. This is huge. This is revolutionary - a time to celebrate! Now it's time for Australia and other countries to take steps in this rightful outlook.
The first half of 2015 is yet to be over, but the music scene has been infinitely lively. With plenty of new releases from my favourite bands (albums and singles, making my love for them further intensified) and some uncovered artists I've warmed up to, there's no doubt a flood of hardcore love for these miscellaneous tracks.

+ The Wombats // Glitterbug
+ Neon Indian // coming soon!
+ Bag Raiders // coming soon!
+ MOVIE // Tusk Vegas
+ COIN // (debut album out now)

+ Tame Impala // Currents (soon!)
+ Last Dinosaurs // coming soon!
+ The Jungle Giants // coming soon!
+ Atlas Genius // coming soon!
+ Alpine // Yuck
+ Strange Talk // coming soon!

Peace // Happy People Was in town for Groovin' The Moo and played a gig for the Rosemount Hotel. Unfortunately, being under 18 robs me of many opportunities to see my favourite musicians in live action. How to feel instantly kick-ass: Gen Strange, Happy People, O You, Imaginary,  Lost On Me // To fall soundly asleep to: The Music Was To Blame, Under The Moon, Blue, Saturday Girl

The Wombats // Glitterbug Ah, yet again a victim to the under 18 rule! I was too excited for words when they announced a gig for July, but to my dismay (in very fine print, may I add) the venue is Metro City. Nothing like a vicious reminder that I'm not entitled to watching my favourite bands perform live. Worship-worthy: Greek Tragedy, Emoticons, Headspace // Catharsis much: Give Me A Try, This is Not a Party

Tame Impala // Currents Hands down one of my favourite artists of all time. There isn't anything quite like psychedelic rock that's as soothing and stimulating. In some Youtube comments, it was mentioned that some Phoenix vibes were sensed throughout. And I couldn't be more happier to agree.

Blackbear // Deadroses This album has basically had a lineup of songs I deem fit enough to contend as my daily theme songs. Got me getting my groove on: 4u, Deadroses, 90210, Waste Away, Needed You, Dirty Laundry, Idfc



Winter has commenced // today saw brunch in the hills, with the grandma and family friends of yore.



  I've come back around.

  I've missed this - being able to sit down and sift through my thoughts. Ever since Year 11 started, I've dedicated less time to myself and the logistics of my feelings. Having the no-school examination period for the past fortnight, however, has let my mind evaluate and wander. As such, I'm restless. On the other hand, I've also been wildly content.
  The gist: I'm in a good place now. Exams have ended and I'm honestly so excited for the next two months. Winter starts tomorrow. To be honest, this week has been great (apart from my last few exams, but hey, they're done and dusted). I can't wait to get out there with the warmth of company and capture sporadic moments. In fact, I already have for the past few days and I'm left wanting more.

Taking: advantage of the post-exam break. There's been quality time with more than a couple of friends, all resulting in smiles.
Needing: to learn meditation. Stress can really take me by surprise.
Reading: lots of the Thought Catalog. Particularly a fan of The Lost Art Of Giving A Shit and Read This If You're Worried You'll Never Find 'The One'(both by Heidi Priebe)
Looking: to be a part of something that offers/demands the prospect of reform.
Enjoying: afternoons of languor and strengthened bonds.
Wishing: for some rad under 18 music gigs. (Yes The Wombats and Last Dinosaurs, I'm looking at you.)
Loving: my favourite Youtuber's vlogs, as well as Buzzfeed's innovation. This concept especially.
Marvelling: at this rendition of Eminem's Lose Yourself, in sign language.
Bookmarking: a bunch of band merchandise and albums.
Wanting: immerse myself in new urban and rural scenes. I want to be a little more exposed, and less sheltered.
Drinking: chai lattes and hot tea. We found the best chai latte yesterday thanks to Chels.
Finishing: Season 2 of Suits. I've still a long way to go, I know!
Wondering: how on earth magicians do what they do. (I went on a bit of a watching spree. Think Darcy OakeSmoothini and Mat Franco.)
Leaving: ample time for myself.
Knowing: I could do with better improvisation/acting skills. Or, I could stay on the sidelines and just watch Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Opening: up to strangers, and getting worthy words in turn.
Thinking: about the ways in which I would respond to situations like these.
Giggling: a tad too much (at virtually anything).
Hoping: I get my sleep schedule on track. Sleepovers and late-night show binging are guilty causes.
Liking: the heartwarming, unsugarcoated journey of the film, Boyhood. (Picked up on some Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Gotye and Atlas Genius in there! Scooore.)
Keeping: melancholy at bay.



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