Monday, January 14, 2013

Best Running Song for January - The Naked and Famous - Young Blood

Well, I didn't really plan it, but we're on a bit of a theme here. Like last month, this month we have another band that trades off on the lead vocals between the male and female singers.

May I present The Naked and Famous.

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, The Naked and Famous haven't been around all that long, but they're pretty popular with the TV shows, so you may have heard them on Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Chuck, The Cabin in the Woods, and Elementary. Plus a few commercials and video games here and there. Hey, more power to them. It's a new world for music out there - you can't survive on your album sales anymore, that's for sure.

For a band that relies on the electronics quite a bit, Young Blood has some real kick and passion. A lot of that passion comes from the amazing vocals by Alisa Xayalith (good Scrabble name).

Live version done for a radio station - probably accounts for the slick production on the video.

Another great live version.

Rock that Run!

Past Best Running Songs: December: Of Monsters and Men / "Little Talks" November: The Black Keys / "Little Black Submarines" October: Cold War Kids / "Hospital Beds" September: Bloc Party / "Octopus" August: Matt and Kim / "Let's Go" July: Gemini / "Blue" June: Joe Jackson / "Got the Time" May: Tiesto vs. Diplo / "C'mon!" April: Grouplove / "Tongue Tied" March: Foxy Shazam / "I Like It" February: Foster the People / "Don't Stop" January: Hot Hot Heat / "Bandages" December: Camp Lo / "Luchini aka This Is It" November: Wolfmother / "Joker and the Thief" October: Phoenix / "1901" September: Matt and Kim / "Daylight" August: Collie Buddz / "Holiday" July: Pretenders / "Tattooed Love Boys" June: The Wombats / "Moving to New York" May: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros / "40 Day Dream" April: Foxy Shazam / "Unstoppable" March: Pharrell / "Fun Fun Fun" February: Puff Daddy / "Come With Me" January: We Are Scientists / "The Great Escape" December: Cee Lo Green / "F**k You" November: Tokyo Police Club / "Breakneck Speed" October: Two Door Cinema Club / "Something Good Can Work" September: Stone Temple Pilots / "Cinnamon" August: Louis XIV / "Guilt by Association" July: Devo / "Fresh" June: Saliva / "Your Disease" May: Metric / "Gold Guns Girls" April: OK Go / "This Too Shall Pass" March: The Hours / "Ali In The Jungle" February: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / "El Matador" January: White Rabbits / "Percussion Gun" December: Deftones / "Knife Prty" November: The Kooks / "Always Where I Need To Be" October: At the Drive In / "One Armed Scissor" September: Silversun Pickups / "Lazy Eye" August: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros / "Johnny Appleseed" July: Deathray / "I Wanna Lose Control (Uh Oh)" June: Raconteurs / "Salute Your Solution" May: Tea Party / "Save Me" April: Bloc Party / "Like Eating Glass" Ever: The English Beat / "I Confess"

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