Saturday, December 29, 2012

THG Returns for 2012 Favorites!!!

BEST SONGS OF 2012


#1- Atlas Genius- Trojans

#2- Carly Rae Jepson- Call Me Maybe

#3- Tegan and Sara- I'm Not Your Hero

#4- Alt-J- Something Good

#5- Good Old War- Can't Go Home

#6- Cold War Kids- Skip the Charades

#7- Michael Kiwanuka- Home Again

#8- Somebody- Jukebox the Ghost

#9- Tegan and Sara- Closer

#10- Alt-J- Taro

#11-20
Grimes- Oblivion
Sharon Van Etten- Serpents
Yeasayer- Longevity
Demi Lovato- Give Your Heart a Break
Alabama Shakes- Hold On
Frank Ocean- Thinkin About You
Matt & Kim- Let's Go
Rihanna- Diamonds
San Cisco- Awkward
Ellie Goulding- Anything Could Happen

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

Have you seen the video for AWOLNATION's "Not Your Fault"?  I would like to make a video like this...

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

Check out SSPU's new album Neck of the Woods. I'm not sure if I hear this album's "Lazy Eye" or "Substitution" but there are some catchy tracks. I was particularly drawn to "Gun-Shy Sunshine" near the end of the album. I give it 3 Golden Gnomies. Click below to hear it.

(via MTV)
Neck Of The Woods is out 5/8 on Dangerbird.

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

Ra Ra Riot released their Steve Winwood- "Valerie" cover on Record Store Day. Take a listen...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Hip Gnomes is listening to...

KO KO- Float

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

RAWsession, cuz it's raw.  Karmin- Brokenhearted

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Hip Gnome is watching...

Their best song finally gets a video.  Foster the People- "Houdini"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

Of course a girl with an eye on her forehead would make music like this... here's Grimes performing "Genesis."  At least she's not on the floor like her KEXP performance.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

Brushing off some older songs...

No Kids- The Beaches All Closed
Stroke 9- Little Black Backpack

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

Stream Santigold's New Album "Master of My Make-Believe."  I give it 3 gold gnomies (stars) out of 4.  It's a lot angrier than her first album (which I consider one of my all time favorites) but still one of the best new albums of the year given this ho-hum year.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Hip Gnome is watching...

Major Lazer - 'Get Free' feat. Amber (of Dirty Projectors)

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

Hot Chip- "Flutes"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

ANOTHER Gotye cover.  I know, overload.  But this one's by The Sing-off winners Pentatonix.

The Hip Gnome is watching...

We're Not Young (a parody)


The Hip Gnome is listening to...

Santigold's second single "Desperate Youth."  Can't wait for this album to come out.  And if you missed her Coachella set, you missed a pretty good dancing horse (will post this once I find a video).

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Hip Gnome is watching...

It seems that the full circle moment for this blog is when the band performs on SNL...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Hip Gnome is watching...

Maya Rudolph is my favorite... go to 1:50 for her celeb impressions.

The Hip Gnome is watching...

Garfunkel and Oates get animated... "My Apartment's Very Clean Without You."  This one's kinda sad though, not its usually sarcastic self.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Hip Gnome is watching...

What do you think about this year's Lolla line-up?


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

This is different... "Midnight City" cover

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

I heart this song... Alabama Shakes- Hold On

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

Is this the next summer jam???  
Colbie Caillat (feat. Common)- "Favorite Song"
Colbie Caillat is one of those celebs that if I saw her on the street, I would definitely NOT recognize her.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

Michael Kiwanuka covers Gotye

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Hip Gnome is listening to...

New jj- Beautiful Life

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Hip Gnome is watching...

Gotye- "Somebody That I Used to Know" Muppets version