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there’s a cool event taking place tonight at space 15 twenty in LA, the location of one of our newest free people stores.  they’re having a special “valentine’s fantasy luv spectacular” with a pop-up shop and a performance by sister act pearl harbor. really mellowed out, warm and fuzzy pop – perfect music as you browse for last minute gifts for your sweetie…

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fp jemma is snowed in at home today but she sent along this post about one of her favorite artists right now, lykke li!

Lykke Li is slamming my ear drums and has been for the last few months- I love her!
This little swedish Pixie fills me with delight everytime I see a picture of her, everytime I see her cute little dance moves and everytime i stumble across a raw, acoustic video of her performing. The latest being-coming from my addiction with La Blogotheque- her collaboration with Bon Iver on Dance, Dance, Dance, where they both jam around a fountain with tambourines.

I feel like the song “Everybody but me” is my anthem. She gives a dusting of glitter to my everyday, so i just wanted to show some love.

leighanne -Feb 12, 2010, 6:40AM
i played this last night just because you said too and i loved it, you cant help but dance along and jig like she does - shes such a mystical little person, her voice is insane, cant wait to play this when i vist my loved one *-*

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this year’s bonnaroo lineup is being announced today…starting at noon today, they began revealing one artist at a time every 5 minutes on their myspace page.  pretty annoying actually…anyway it is going on right now if you want to check it out here.  so far, among the performers they’ve announced are the avett brothers, weezer, phoenix, the xx, ok go, jay z, theivery corporation, jimmy cliff and the flaming lips performing “dark side of the moon” with stardeath and white dwarfs.

i know it’s not over yet but i’ll admit, with the exception of jimmy cliff (which is rad), i’m a little disappointed.  maybe because i was at the second bonnaroo when the headliners were neil young, widespread panic and the dead.  it seems like each year it gets a little more mainstream.  what do you guys think?

on a more positive note, i love this photo shoot by dan martensen that was taken at bonnaroo ’08 (i was there that year, too)! as i mentioned yesterday, martensen shot our new february catalog, and our team was very inspired by this photo shoot – i can see why!

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Leslie -Feb 11, 2010, 10:24AM
Bonnaroo does get more and more Mainstream, but I think in that aspect lies a lot of appeal. Being able to say you saw SUCH famous artists is super exciting, especially when you wouldn't seem them alone or on a normal basis. Additionally, mainstream music is not invalid just because it's mainstream, there is a reason it's popular, because people like it. That being said, I am disappointed in the line-up, as I went last year and was excited about every band.
shauna ree -Feb 10, 2010, 1:40AM
this is beautiful.. i would looove to toake pictures liek this.. or wear those clotes and feel that energy.. thank you so much for posting!!! festivals are one of theee best places for photography!.. and just being .much love

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good morning! as promised, here is the counterpart to last week’s “anti love songs” playlist, full of songs about love! hope you enjoy :)


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tp -Feb 09, 2010, 12:56PM
another awesome mix!! great job i love it
Georgia Leigh -Feb 09, 2010, 12:10PM
I just listened to that Edward Sharpe Home song last week for the first time and fell in love! I'm so glad you guys posted it up here!!!

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benefit concert tonight at the trocadero theater in philly! “philly rocks for haiti,” will feature the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Black Landlord, Zeppelin cover band Get the Led Out, Blood Feathers and Free Energy.  doors open at 7pm and tickets are $12 with all proceeds going to the haitian professionals of philadelphia, who will ship much-needed supplies to haiti.

for more info, click here.

not everyone likes valentines day, and it can especially be a tough time if you’re alone.  so for tunesday today, i put together a playlist of some “anti love songs” for anyone out there who just isn’t feeling the love :)


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stay tuned for a love song playlist in a couple weeks!

Tatyana -Feb 02, 2010, 8:53PM
"Babe Im Gonna Leave You' by Led Zepplin.....Ive been listening to that song non-stop for 2 weeks now on my ipod, and now its on your playlist!!! What a beautiful enchanting ballad~Ultimate work of art that one!
aliiiiiive -Feb 02, 2010, 6:07PM
awesome playlist, and great idea.

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today’s tunesday album is the new one from beach house, called teen dream!

i first heard of the duo when i saw grizzly bear in concert and victoria legrand of beach house was there to sing the backup vocals on “two weeks.” she has a beautiful voice that has drawn comparisons to nico and stevie nicks, and i can definitely see the similarities- especially on songs like “zebra” which sounds like it could be from the 70s. beach house’s music is often described as “dream pop”, their album is called “teen dream,” and it was recorded in a church in upstate new york called dreamland…so it’s hard not to use dreamy when describing their music- but it is just that. it feels like the type of music that would be playing in the background in your dreams, or walking through a field of flowers, or, appropriately enough, taking a stroll on the beach.

now take a listen to some tunes from the new album!


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Ashley -Jan 29, 2010, 11:25PM
you should do a post about Kickin Bear. Have you had a chance to see them yet?
Ellie -Jan 26, 2010, 7:33PM
i always wonder if you guys specifically choose songs that meke me so relxed i go all happy and make me think i can buy the whole store? if thats your diabolical plot, well then....its not so bad.

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good morning!  with today being tunesday, i thought i’d share some videos from la blogotheque.  if you’re not familiar with the site, you should definitely check it out.  it’s a french site that features new videos each week of an acoustic performance by an artist or group in the street, at a bar, in a park, or any random place in the city.  the videos are really amazing…check out these performances by bon iver and phoenix:

Bon Iver – Flume – Une soiree de Poche from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Phoenix – 1901 – A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

check out more of the videos here.

fp julia -Jan 27, 2010, 10:52AM
hi katelyn! i know it is in paris but i'm not sure exactly where!
katelyn -Jan 26, 2010, 10:06PM
where is the one of bon iver filmed? it's so awesome, love it :)

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vetiver is playing at kung fu necktie tonight in philly…i can’t decide if i should go or not! i think i might have to…


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gabriela -Jan 20, 2010, 6:10PM
I discovered Vetiver a few months ago and it was hook, line, and sinker from there...I'm in love! Tight Knit is the perfect compilation of walking-barefoot-in-the-sunshine, daydreaming-out-a-window, butterfly-kisses, not-simply-feel-good-but-feel-GREAT music. I'd do many more things than I'd like to admit just to see them!
alexxandra -Jan 20, 2010, 5:30PM
I love the music put up on this blog. each band is so unique in their own way. I hope you're able to go see Vetiver tonight! There's another band playing in Philly tonight: Locksley. I live in North Carolina so I'm not able to go...but they're incredible. Seeing their show is like traveling back in time where peace and free love ran wild. They have residency at the M Room every Wednesday at 8pm this month. If you get a chance, check them out. I promise you wont be disappointed!!

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the lineup for this year’s coachella music festival was announced yesterday…and man i really wish i could go.  but check out this poster…i think they’re getting a little extreme with the varying font sizes, don’t you?  yes, i know that the larger bands are “headliners” but still, i had to take a second look to even notice some of the smaller bands that are playing.  actually, i’m more interested in some of the ones you can barely see…like les claypool, edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros, girls, beach house, deerhunter and big pink.  apparently, fader was on the same wavelength as me…check out their funny article about the poster here.

the lineup still looks amazing though…if you’re having trouble reading it above, check it out here.  what do you all think? anyone going to go?

FP BRENTWOOD! -Feb 01, 2010, 3:05AM
STOP BY THE FP BRENTWOOD STORE FOR GREAT COACHELLA OUTFITS!!!!!!
trinia -Jan 30, 2010, 12:02PM
wow who put matt and kim in the fine print? i wish i could go so bad! :( i wish college wasnt so expensive so i could go!

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i just posted part two of our new store playlist, which includes the classic INXS song “never tear us apart” …and in an interesting coincidence, the music video for the song was shot in prague! check it out:

Never Tear Us Apart INXS from Miguel Ángel Belenda on Vimeo.

fp julia -Jan 19, 2010, 3:42PM
Hi Brittany - thanks for your comment! so glad you like the blog, and don't worry, philly will still be here when you get back :) have an amazing time in ireland!
Jesse Lu -Jan 19, 2010, 1:17PM
I loooooove this song... I loooooooove INXS. UGh, that hair is to die for. Plus, Prague is nice. ;)

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good morning! for your listening pleasure, here is part two of our new store playlist…enjoy!


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unidentified -Jan 19, 2010, 4:04PM
There are some awesome songs on here!! I can't wait to listen. thanks for sharing this!

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