Okay, maybe this isn't your idea of a humblebrag, but for me it's about as good as it gets. Sorry for missing posts last week, but I was on an island in Maine with no electricity or Internet connection. SCORE.

Before I left on that adventure, Capitol Hill Block Party rolled through Seattle, and with it a whole lot of good music. One band that I was particularly jazzed on was Broods. A nice little mixture of New Zealand brethren Naked and Famous and Lorde, they gave a killer show and enough haunting vocals to whip out my cell phone and write, "look up Broods tomorrow" in my notepad.

This track, Never Gonna Change, is a breakup song but damn it sounds good and is already helping me charge ahead this week. Check'er, send'er, give'r.