Music

Valentine’s Day has become a very emotional day for many.  It seems they either LOVE it or HATE it.

 In order to cover the needs of both I have decided to create 2 very short (sorry-I was busy preparing for my own v-day) Valentine’s Day playlists, one fore the Lover and one for the V-Day (more like D-day) Loner.

Please feel free to add to the list in the comments section.

The Lover Playlist
1. On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons
2. Radar Detector – Darwin Deez
3. All the Pennies – Mindy Gledhill
4. Love Story – Harry Nilsson
5. All I’ve Ever Needed – Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald

The Loner Playlist
(It’s okay to be under this category. We all are at some point in our lives. I may or may not be right now…)
1. Love Stinks – J Geils Band
2. Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
3. Love Interruption – Jack White
4. Love is a Murder – The Constellations
5. I Love My Dog – Cat Stevens

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That is the name of today’s featured band. Timber! is a Provo native music band whose entrancing soft beats will have you wanting more.

Provo Music Band

The band currently has an album titled “Nocturnal”, which is available at no cost to you. The songs have folky tunes for the inner indie music lover. They first demo came out in March 2011 and they’ve been frequenting the Velour venue in Provo ever since.

Timber! was first started in 2010 by Adam Klopp and Dylan Astle, which later included Hannah Matheson, Katrina Ricks, and Marshall Oelkers.

After playing music together for 7 months, the band decided to record an album and raise money for its cost on Kickstarter. Just 18 hours into their fundraiser, Timber! had raised more than half its goal. Instead of rambling on about how awesome this band is, I’ll let the music speak for itself. For all you Utah locals, find out where Timber! is playing here.


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Check Timber! out on Facebook and Bandcamp.

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One of the things that I’ve noticed about Indie music in the last few years is how it seems to be dividing. While Indie fas have taken pride in creating an encircling term for bands and music that matches their style, the truth of the matter is that Indie music seems to be drifting into two camps.

First of all, there is the music that is considered Indie because of its association with an independent label. Independent labels producing music was the true origin of Indie music, offering bands an alternative tot he mainstream. Indeed, such a consideration is technically correct because of the history involved. Using independent labels, even bands that seek to blend into the mainstream can be promoted and found, even if they do not strive to be different.

Then there is the crowd that defines Indie music by the sound and culture surrounding it. In the eyes of these fans, the genre is about the musical stylings and lifestyle encouraged by the genre. Therefore, from their perspective, mainstream bands that come from independent labels are not truly “Indie” because they do not match certain parameters.

It is interesting, but Indie music seems to be splitting along those lines, dividing fans and leading to the evolution and possible separation into new genres of music. While it isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it does mark a certain turning point for the music and the industry.

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