Great Songs You’ve Probably NEVER Heard of You Should Listen To This Summer

Who LOVES music? I do. I love little known music. It’s a special, almost exclusive thing. I like punk and rock. Indie and indie rock. Some pop. Billy Talent and Melanie Martinez. Cage the Elephant and AC/DC. Stuff like that. Today, I;m going to share some great songs that you probably have NEVER heard of that  you should try this summer.

 

the crutch1. The Crutch by Billy Talent

This is a song meant to be played LOUD AS POSSIBLE. It’s punk and rock going back to their original Billy Talent vibes. One of the best songs off their new album Afraid Of Heights, for which they were nominated for Rock Album of the Year at the 2017 Junos. I can’t get enough of this song or this album. Ot his band, for that matter. Ben Kowalewicz’s voice is so unique.

Name: The Crutch

Artist: Billy Talent

Album: Afraid Of Heights

Release Year: 2016

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2. Dollhouse by Melanie Martinez

A few years after she was axed form The Voice , Melanie Martinez blew everybody away with her Dollhouse EP, closely followed by her full length album, Crybaby, featuring the first two tracks on Dollhouse. Dollhouse is a song baout first impressions and family troubles. And how what seems perfect is usually far from.

Name: Dollhouse

Artist: Melanie Martinez

Album: Dollhouse EP, Crybaby

Release Year: 2014

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3. River Below by Billy Talent

Go ahead, call me obsessed. This is one of their older songs, but one of their best. It has a lot of screaming, but in their early days, it was their style. It does a number on Ben’s vocal chords, but it’s their thing.

Name: River Below

Artist: Billy Talent

Album: Billy Talent

Release Year: 2001

Salute

4. Salute by Little Mix

Another brilliant set of X Factor rejects who managed fame despite. Salute is an empowering anthem to women and girls everywhere, urging them to stick up for themselves and show who’s boss. It;s the girls, by the way.

Name: Salute

Artist: Little Mix

Album: Salute

Release Year: 2015

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5. Lies by Marina And The Diamonds

First, I need to thank jessiepaege for introducing me to Marina And The Diamonds in a video similar to this. Also, this isn’t vintage. The cover just looks that way. Great artist. You should listen to her stuff.

Name: Lies

Artist: Marina And The Diamonds

Album: Electra Heart

Release Year: 2012

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6. Colors by Halsey

A great song by a great artist. Have you heard any of her new stuff on Hopeless Fountain Kingdom? It is so good. Colors is a song about something taking over someones life, weather it’s drugs or work or such. Great song.

Name: Colors

Artist: Halsey

Album: Badlands

Release Year: 2015

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7. The Other Side by Alessia Cara

Great song by a great Canadian vocalist (Sorry Ben Kowalewicz!) I love Alessia’s music, and even though I don’t watch The Get Down on Netflix, I am in love with this song.

Name: The Other Side

Artist: Alessia Cara

Album: The Get Down Part II

Release Year: 2017

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8. Perfect World by Billy Talent

I absolutely LOVE this song!!! The talent is definitely visible here. One of the best breakup songs with a great guitar riff from Ian D’Sa, like always. Ben definitely has a lot of vocal strength on this track.

Name: Perfect World

Artist: Billy Talent

Album: Billy Talent II

Release Year: 2006

Thanks so much for reading my blog! I hope that you enjoy some of this music as well, especially the Billy Talent so I can prove I’m not the only fan out there! Keep being true to you, regardless of what other people say, because they aren’t important. Follwo my blog so that you don’t miss out, and enjoy your summer

-Tash

PS. BTS DIYS COMING SOON!!

#LifeHack: Sort of Holographic Hexagon Wall Peices

Hello! Have you guys seen the music video for Alessia Cara’s Stay? It messed me up so much. So, the guy misses the elevator Alessia’s in, and then time just keeps resetting itself until he and Alessia go out, then he dies and everything just resets again. It’s crazy! Anyways, because it’s may and i needed to think (only think, haven’t actually done anything yet!) about spring cleaning. I took down a poster i’ve had for too long, but didn’t have anything to replace it, so i googled “cute Tumblr room decor” and found this. YOu can use holographic paper, i just only had tinfoil on hand.

You will need cardboard, tinfoil (or holographic paper) and *optional* Sharpies to doodle on the hexagons with.

Step One. If you are confident with your freehand skills, sketch out the shape of a hexagon. If not, simply find a template and trace it onto your cardboard. Make as many as you would like and cut them out.

Step Two. Cover each hexagon in tinfoil or holographic paper. If you wish, you can use your Sharpies to put designs on them. I used quotes and obscure references from “Stranger Things”, “The Librarians”, “Harry Potter”  and “The Outsiders”. I also wrote “ok no” and drew stripes on the rest. Tape or sticky tack to your wall to finish.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and following my posts. I am  quickly gaining popularity (i think), but i just do it because i enjoy it. It’s not a job or anything. Just letting you know. Remember to follow my blog so that you don’t miss out on my posts and leave a like if you like my #LifeHack collection! See ya’ll soon! Stay Gold!

-Tash

PS. Only Outsiders fans will understand that reference at the end. So probably only me. Oh well!

#LifeHack: Duct Tape Spike Bracelet

Hello again! I am back with another #LifeHack for you guys! I always see these really nice pieces of jewelry at like Aeropostale or Justice but when i look at the price tag, suddenly they are not actually that nice. So I took about a book from the library on how to make various duct tape fashion items, which is how I discovered the Potato Chip bag Tote.

And there is actually a funny story to that. Hahaha. The expiry date on the chips was actually my birthday! Hahaha. Now back to this. You will need two kinds of duct tape, lined paper and scotch tape.

Step One. Cut little spikes out of the lined paper. You can use any scrap paper or no paper at all, but I like to have a base. Cover in alternating colors of duct tape.

Step Two. Cut a thin-ish strip of duct tape. Lay down your peices how you would like your bracelet to be on top. Make sure they are secured and wrap around your wrist. Secure with a small piece of scotch tape. **Note that over time, the scotch tape will lose stickiness and you will need to replace it**

 

Thanks for reading this post. In case i don’t post before Christmas, let me say merry Christmas now. Merry Christmas! Please like if you would like to see more #LifeHack posts and don’t forget to look at some of my other great posts. Plewase follow using the button on the homepage to enure that you do not miss out. Happy Holidays!

-Tash

#LifeHack DIY Running headband

Who loves doing sports? Does anyone else find that if your hair is not fully secured, it always comes loose and messes up your sports life? I am trying to make sure that this does not happen to me during tomorrow’s Cross Country meet. Here is one of the easiest revamps possible that is so much of a #LifeHack that it will leave you amazed!

You will need a slip wrap (Also known as Running Headband) and a permanent or fabric marker.

The Only Step: Lay your slip wrap out flat. Choose a phrase. I chose “Sweet but Psycho” and ended up accidentaly spelling it wrong (phsyco!), which just adds to how sweet but psycho I am. Write your phrase on the slip wrap and flaunt it for everyone to see.

 

I hope that you guys enjoyed this awesome life hack for sports. If you would like me to write more #LifeHack posts, please leave a like. If you would like to view the #LifeHack collection, click here. Be sure to click the follow button on the homepage so that you do not miss any of my DIYs. Hopefully blogging again soon.

-Tash

DIY Rainbow Highlighter! #LifeHack!

Who has boring highlighters? I know I do. I have a friend named Lisara who sits next to me in class. She showed me this DIY and sent me the link to the HelloMaphie video she saw that shows how to create it. So thanks to you guys for this idea. Let’s Get Started!

You will need three highlighters. One base and two other colours.

The Only Step. Uncap your base highlighter. On one side, press one of your other colours to the highlighter and let the colour bleed onto the tip of your base. Repeat with the other colour.

Please show me pictures of the DIYs in the comments so that I can see how you guys did. Please follow as well so that you don’t miss any fun filled DIYs! Keep being you!

-Tash