Monday, July 28, 2014


Okay, okay.. you caught me. A song I featured in FVM#36 is in this week's edition, too. Need a hint on which one it is? (It's the first track.) When Young Summer released "Siren" last week, I literally fell in love with it at first listen. Her music is flat-out dreamy, and "Siren" reminds me of Daughter aka IT'S ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and hard to take off repeat. Back in February LYED featured her as a Friday Fascination (read it here!)
There's a lot of new names in this week's list that I've been introduced to recently (astronomyy & Adult Jazz who has a new album coming out next week!) Which song is your favorite from this batch? 
In other news, Sir Sly just announced that their debut full-length comes out September 16th(!) and to celebrate they've released "You Haunt Me" (which is also the name of the record.)
ICYMI: Twin Oaks was last week's Friday Fascination (check 'em out here after.)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Fascination: Twin Oaks

Fell in love with a band from Los Angeles last night thanks to an amazing app on my iPhone called DISCOVR! They go by the name of Twin Oaks and consist of Lauren Brown & Aaron Christopher. They're equal parts dream pop & folk and often remind me of The Blues and Greys who were featured last month on LYED. Listen to their EP The Lion's Den below & you'll realize that this is probably one of the most underrated releases of the year. They have a style that's smooth but jam-packed with emotion that has me simply hooked. They self-released the EP earlier this year, but will definitely stick around for LYED's end of the year list (it's that good.)  

'The Lion's Den' Available Now - 
Do your ears a favor & grab it on iTunes or BandCamp
Twin Oaks Twitter

P.S. Thanks to Warner Music Group, Let Your Ears Decide is giving away a bundle of Jenny Lewis goodies, literally. Head over to to enter to win an autographed poster, patch, and CD prize package in support of The Voyager being released on July 29th (7/29!) Be sure to spread the word, you have until midnight on Sunday to enter! xx

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LYED Giveaway: Jenny Lewis Autographed Collection

No, you didn't read the title wrong. Thanks to Warner Music Group, Let Your Ears Decide is giving away a bundle of Jenny Lewis flavored goodies in support of The Voyager being released July 29th to a lucky reader (that might possibly be you?) What's in this bundle you ask? If you're the lucky winner, count on receiving a copy of her new album The Voyager, along with an autographed Jenny Lewis poster & patch! If I was anyone other than myself, I would participate in this giveaway (hands down.) 
Did I mention I caught the talented Jenny Lewis during Day 1 of this year's Governors Ball Music Festival in New York last month? (Read all about it here!)

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