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Bear’s Den “Think Of England”

Happy snow day New York. My recommendation to keep yourself warm and engaged today is to sit back with a pair of headphones, a cup of something hot, and discover some new music.

For today, I’d like to prescribe a dose of Bear’s Den’s folk-induced music to open up all your senses. This particular song is a sweeping tune that will wrap you up like your favorite blanket.

Stay warm!


Ashes Picks For the Best Music Videos Of 2014

After an incredible year of video-viewing, here are my 2014 favorites:


Sia “Chandelier” **top honors

At her young age, the video’s star – Maddie Ziegler – was able to pull off the story of alcoholism through dance. It was intense. Profound. Fierce. And above all, an excellent video accompaniment to the years best pop song, arguably. But yea, it is.  


Ingrid Michaelson “Afterlife”

Ingrid’s songwriting is impeccable. She delivers yet again with an astounding, uplifting song & video about being fearless and living life to the fullest. It’s a touching, tear-jerking visual. And the message is essential today and always. 


Bear’s Den “Above The Clouds Of Pompeii”

Simplistic yet heart-wrenching, this one put tears in my eyes. A true piece of visual art. 


Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”

This is destined to be 2015’s #1 wedding song for sure. Ed Sheeran has clearly proven that he can not only kill it on the guitar, but on the dance floor as well. A perfect 10 in my opinion. 


Sam Smith “Leave Your Lover”

If you have read my blog, you already know how much I adore Sam Smith. Being a third wheel is no fun for anyone, and Sam succinctly encapsulates the heartbreak of unrequited love in this stunning video.


Bear’s Den “Above The Clouds of Pompeii”

This is one of the most beautiful music videos I’ve seen. And I’ve seen a lot. Also, Bear’s Den are definitely an artist to watch. Gorgeous music. Hoping to catch them at CMJ this month!

Bear’s Den “Sahara Pt. II”


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