VIDEO: Dido - Thank You / A WORD FROM: Jen

I still love this song. Brings back great memories of great friends. So, enjoy this blast from the past on this Thanksgiving holiday.
Check out the Official Music Video for Dido's "Thank You", HERE.
It's been over 2.5 years now, since I started A Million Watts of Sound as a way to share my passion for music, artists, songwriters, and the inspiration they bring. I am thankful for all the support and the opportunities it has brought into my life. It has grown into quite a community of inspiration, discovery and creation. I hope that I continue to do for you, what it and you have done for me...and that is bring happiness. So to all the artists and music lovers out there...THANK YOU!!!


RELEASE: Mr. Little Jeans - Rescue Song

I love love love, Mr. Little Jeans (aka Monica Birkenes). She's easily become one of my favorite artists I've discovered this year. Back in September, in a post featuring her song "Faking Gold", I mentioned the rumor of a possible new single releasing this year. Well, it's not a rumor anymore. YAY! Just got word she's releasing a double A-side single for "Rescue Song"/"Valentine" on November 29th!
You may recognize "Rescue Song" as it's been featured in HP's "Create Amazing" campaign. Check out the video here:

Both songs are incredible. How can you not fall in love with that voice? It's a force to be reckoned with! Wanna hear both songs before the single release? Check out Mr. Little Jeans on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/mrlittlejeans100. Then go get them on 11/29!


VIDEO: White Lies - Bigger Than Us

White Lies recently released the music video for "Bigger Than Us", the first single from the band's highly anticipated sophomore release, Ritual, which comes out on January 18, 2011. Great song. Kinda reminds me of Depeche Mode... The video is crazy amazing. Check it out...

For more on White Lies, visit www.whitelies.com.



LISTEN: mixtapes & meltdowns - Paper Weight

A couple months ago, I came across the lovely music of Laurie Stark, also known as, mixtapes & meltdowns, on www.thesixtyone.com"Something to Humble Me" blew me away. It's not on the six-song EP I am reviewing, but check it out HERE and fall in love anyways. After listening to just this one song, I knew I needed to hear more. Whether paired with sexy beats, or gentle guitar strumming, Laurie's voice compliments her musical arrangements incredibly.
Self-recorded and produced, Paper Weight was released in August 2010, and is a must have for music lover's everywhere. Surprisingly, there isn't as strong an online presence for mixtapes & meltdowns out there as I expected. At least, not yet, So, I feel compelled and somewhat obligated to share this special treasure I found with all of you, and remedy that.
An instant fan of her music, it's hard to pick favorites. I love all the songs on this EP. However, "Feels Like Rain to Me" and the title track, "Paper Weight" are definite standouts.
Back in September, I was fortunate to exchange a couple emails with Laurie. She is a true artist, and kindly shared her appreciation of my support. I hope that you'll take a listen to the beautiful music she has to offer, and join me in supporting her. Go get this album!!!


Much love, Laurie. You rock. Keep it coming... :)



VIDEO: Red Directors - Carbon Life

This video is crazy, but the song is freakin' awesome! I got much love for Red Directors. For more about this awesome band, check out www.reddirectors.com.



VIDEO: Harper Blynn - HALO (Beyonce & Dirty Projectors Cover)

Oh my god! This version of "Halo" is sick!!! I like the original, but this is one of those rare occasions when I think the cover is even better than the original. (Sorry, Beyonce!) Harper Blynn's version rules.



VIDEO: Jane Lui - Jailcard

I am really digging the voice of the lovely, Jane Lui! Check out her cool new video for "Jailcard"!

For more on Jane, check out www.janelui.com




Hello, fellow music lovers. Sorry it's been a little sparse here lately. October was a crazy month, and I spent a lot of it Rockin' the Vote. But now that elections are over, and I've had the past week to re-energize, look forward to seeing more posts here. I did get to see a couple amazing shows last month and I can't wait to tell you about more about them. So please stay tuned!

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