The Black Keys “Girl Is On My Mind”

Any one else up for some some good old fashioned hard grooving bassless garage blues rock? Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

A little Nick Cave for the beginning of the weekend… Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Matt And Kim In Times Square

There’s gotta be some story behind how they made this video… Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Sixpence None The Richer’s “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

Profiling the fantastic Fiona Apple version of “Across The Universe” and the new Taken By Trees spin on Animal Collective got me thinking about another of my favorite covers by a woman singer, Leigh Nash’s exquisite performance of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” with her band Sixpence None The Richer.  Please forgive a Christmas [Read More...]

Fiona Apple’s “Across The Universe”

I may be prejudiced in that I first discovered this song through her performance, rather than through either John Lennon’s own or through any other cover it, but as far as I go Fiona’s sultry husky voice languidly mumbling in a flowing, laconic, melodically and ironically complacent way is what the song was written for. [Read More...]

Animal Collective’s “My Girls” and Taken By Trees’ Cover “My Boys”

A really good song first tripped out in Animal Collective experimentation and then stripped down in Taken By Trees’ more elemental (but barely less buoyant) version.  For cover lovers, this is a wonderful contrast worth exploring: You can get Animal Collective’s album here and Taken By Trees’ here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Grizzly Bear’s Wacky New Video

So Grizzly Bear’s newest album Veckatimist is all the rage in the indie music world (and has been since long before it was officially released).  I haven’t yet given it much of a chance outside listening to a few tracks because I never got into their previous album.  Nonetheless, I’m a sucker for claymation and [Read More...]

Jessica Lea Mayfield’s “Bible Days”

I’m always scouring for great women singer-songwriters, here is my latest find, the twenty year old Jessica Lea Mayfield: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

St. Vincent’s Marrow Video

Annie Clark’s singing is ethereally and unnaturally deliberate in a way that sucks passion out of her vocals and replaces it with a creepy ironic distance and “more-knowing-than-thou” feeling.  Slowing down her delivery of otherwise immediate lyrics in order to enunciate them with an ominously remote quality, her songs always strikes me as in turns [Read More...]