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The ties between Noel Gallagher and Jake Bugg are pretty close…
He’s a young guy with an ‘old’ sound. I thought most of his fans were quite young. Now I’m curious about what else is in your Granma’s collection?
Great book on this topic: Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock
It is maybe getting a bit out of date (2006) but if I remember correctly there is quite a bit about Sufjan in it.
I’m enjoying The Last Bison lately and their style that is a bit darker and more orchestral than most other folk-pop bands.
Mumford and Sons member Ben Lovett’s Communion record label has led me to some of my current favorite acts.
I’ve been enjoying the Windows 8 ad with the Kishi Bashi song, “Bright Whites” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBmtde_XNBs
I’ve heard his live shows are unreal. Here’s a taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgqAmZHkkTg
Why the down-votes to this? Just curious about the reasons.
This one is my favorite this week. It tells a good story, with nice shots, great b-boying and a good song. Defnitiely worth the 5 1/2 minutes of your time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9-Lwpgfd1E
I commented about them in a Summer Songs post and people thought I was spamming. An Awesome Wave is set to hit North America, Sept. 18th and is a definite possibility to win the Mercury Prize- so Alt-J won’t be unknown for long. My favorite album of the year!
The Ben Howard cover of it is more up my alley.
I’m going to have Alt-J An Awesome Wave on repeat this summer! http://soundcloud.com/alt-j/sets/an-awesome-wave/ They are playing LA, San Fran, Chicago, NYC, Brooklyn in early August.
Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave really is awesome. Prepare for this tidal wave that started in the UK to arrive on US shores soon! Listen on soundcloud for now. http://soundcloud.com/alt-j/sets/an-awesome-wave/
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes-Man on Fire
-might be the one that bottles up this year’s mood for a lot of people.
I’d give a thumbs up to Capital Cities-Kangaroo Court, though l still listen to Safe and Sound more often. It was one of my favorite songs of the summer of 2011.
It was on sale when it first came out but it’s now 7.99 British pounds for the digital download through fairsharemusic.com
You can listen to the whole album on soundcloud.com and buy the download from fairsharemusic.com
“Call Me Maybe”cover worth checking out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPU8V-nvUEk
Album name: An Awesome Wave
I love that whole album! Hopefully word of mouth recommendations about it does the trick for people to check it out since I don’t think it is being released officially in North America until September.
Best cover I’ve seen in a while is Ben Howard’s doing Call Me Maybe. Amazing what he does to that song! He can’t keep a straight face either ’cause the lyrics are so ridiculous. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPU8V-nvUEk
I like the energy in Charlie Winston’s cover better. Cute video too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiuqWBWkDwA
My favorite so far is An Awesome Wave by alt-J Have a listen here: http://soundcloud.com/alt-j/sets/an-awesome-wave/
I really like St. Lucia-Before the Dive that came out this week. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmsyXRw3KuI