Monday, June 29, 2009

Beirut - Live Session

Yet another great live Beirut video for sharing courtesy of the good people of La Blogotheque.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Beck - Sunday Morning (Velvet Underground Cover)

Record Club: Velvet Underground & Nico 'Sunday Morning' from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

You may have heard about Beck's latest project (re-recording The Velvet Underground & Nico in full in a 24-hour period), which is off to a strong start. His first release from the album is his cover of "Sunday Morning," and it sounds pretty great, if a bit straightforward. Check it (above) and the original (below).

And...the original:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Titus Andronicus - Upon Viewing Brueghel's "Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus"

My new favorite band of 2009: Titus Andronicus. We hosted them at CDU back in January, opening for Los Campesinos!, and their set was fantastic. It wasn't until a few months later, though, that I gave their album a proper listen. Glad I finally got around to it, though, as it is a great straight-ahead rock album and was enough to knock the precious indie-pop rut I was in right out (it'll be back though, it always is). Check out the video above and the Mp3 below, both tracks from the Seinfeld-referencing album "The Airing of Grievances."

Mp3: Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus

Monday, June 01, 2009

Suckers - Easy Chairs

If you like Akron/Family, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, and/or Yeasayer, I've got some high hopes that the song above, in video form, and below, in Mp3 form, will become your new favorite track of the moment. It's one fourth of the band's self-titled April EP (all of which is very good, I might add), currently available for under four dollars over at Amie St. The video, as you can see, is a bit odd but somehow fits the song. So far, 2009 has been a strong year for new releases by established bands, so it's great to see a new band emerge as an act to get excited about.

Mp3: Suckers - Easy Chairs