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A song for anyone in love with Sufjan Stevens.

There was a time when my favorite topic of conversation was Sufjan Stevens. His “Come on Feel the Illinoise” tour was the highlight of my 2005. It’s the only non-Sigur Ros concert that brought me to tears. So when I heard that Sufjan made an appearance on The Red Hot Organization’s upcoming tribute album to cellist and composer Arthur Russell I was thrilled. The album is out today and below is a track from Sufjan covering “I’m so lost”

The album also features covers from Blood Orange, Robyn, Hot Chip, Jose Gonzalez, Scissor Sisters Cults, and more.

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Alt-J people. Alt-J.

This is no new phenomenon, English indie rock band Alt-j makes us melt into a million pieces with their lyrics and Joe Newman’s vocals. Remember their track Fitzpleasure? Yeah that was a good time. Our latest and most favorite track is Every Other Freckle, which we have posted below. File this new song under make out session, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

christy & megan

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Help Chimney Choir make their dream album!

The lovely and CRAZY talented local band Chimney Choir are raising funds to pay for their next album, and you can help! There are several levels of contribution, including a private concert in your home!! They are musicians and artists who are looking for a little love from their fans. Click below to learn more and donate!

If you need to be convinced of their talents simply link below and listen to the lovely layers of music they make.

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What we’ve been listening to.

As you may have noticed The Window Seat has been on a short hiatus. We’ve been finishing up other projects, raising a family, planning weddings, taking vacations, paying the mortgage and of course listening to music. So we’ll be posting songs over the next couple of weeks. So much good music, it’s hard to know where to begin.

Let’s start with a track from Wake Owl, called Wild Country. They’re a band from Vancouver and Portland, and I think you can hear the influence of both places in this song. We hope you like it as much as we do.

xoxo,

Christy

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Listen to this now, please.

I recently went to go see Once, the musical based on the film featuring The Swell Season. It was strange to see the movie reimagined as a play, but the music was still brilliant all these years later. Since then, I’ve been on an Irish music kick, which led me to Irish singer-songwirter Hozier. While I was super impressed along with everyone else with his debut single, “Take me to Church,” I’m more drawn to the other tracks on his ep’s. I hope you enjoy the one I’ve posted above, it’s a live track called “Cherry Wine”.

Happy weekend to you,

C.

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Cathedrals “Harlem”

We can’t stop listening to this new track from San Fran duo Cathedrals. Their first single “Unbound” was equally captivating, but this ditty is the perfect theme song for our May mixtape of spring tracks. We love the way it starts, and how the place that it ends feels completely different.

Happy almost Friday,

c.

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Band Episode: Chimney Choir

The Window Seat :: Chimney Choir from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

One lovely Sunday morning Megan and I ventured to the amazing Museum of Nature and Science for a field trip with local favorite’s Chimney Choir. This group of magical multi-instrumentalists treated us to a morning serenade on the roof of the museum. They played a song from their latest album Compass, an album made up of a multitude of instruments and harmonies. I highly recommend you take a listen here.

Local friends, please go see them next Friday at Northwest Denver Folk Festival next Friday May 16th at the Oriental. AND I just heard the BEST NEWS EVER—they are working with local dance company Wonderbound to write a full-length ballet that will premiere in April 2015. Two of favorite things in the world ballet and local music—yes please I’ll take a ticket to every performance!!

Chimney Choir we heart you.

C+M

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First Dance.

I just got back from a very special wedding in Santa Barbara, and since I’m starting to plan my own wedding I’ve been thinking a lot about the first dance. Some brides care about the dress or the flowers, I care WAY more about the music. I remember envying Prince William and Kate Middleton because they danced to Elton John’s “Your Song” at their wedding. AND it was performed live by Elie Goulding (although I personally would have asked Sir Elton to do it–since he was at the wedding!) But it’s such a classic first dance song, and I will admit Elie’s rendition is beautiful, sad and perfect.

This weekend the lovely couple showcased some stylish and choreographed dance moves to “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees. It was such a fun song to choose, and everyone had so much fun watching them!

One song we are thinking of choosing is Yo La Tengo’s “Our Way to Fall,”
but it’s still too early to make a final decision. But it’s definitely one of many contenders. I posted it above for your listening pleasure, if your in love I suggest you turn it up!

❤ christy

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Dance Card: Young Galaxy “Pretty Boy”

We are loving this track from Canadian dream pop band Young Galaxy. This is from their fourth album entitled Ultramarine. This track makes us want to take a long drive through the city at night, but since it was the middle of the day and we had lunch plans at our favorite sandwich shop we settled for a shoot in the park with a bright yellow poncho.

Lots of love from sunny Colorado,

Christy&Megan

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Throwback Thursday: Band Interview with Hey Marseilles

The Window Seat :: Hey Marseilles from The Window Seat on Vimeo.

The song “Heart Beats” by Hey Marseilles came on while my iPod was shuffling along last night. It was so good, instead of pulling into my driveway I made loops around my neighborhood so I could hear through twice through before calling it a night. Any song that good deserves a throwback thursday post.

What a fun evening it was hiding out in that bookstore making this video. I hope you enjoy it.

heart,

christy & megan

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