I’m busy being in transit today, and then most likely furiously napping before heading out to the Mumford & Sons show tonight. In other words, there are no Halloween festivities for me this year, so last year’s costume* wishes you a happy Halloween weekend. Enjoy yourselves, kids.
. . . → Read More: Happy Halloween-ish
Happy is the day that itchy fingers get some new vinyl, especially when it comes from Mr. Bird.
Originally part of the special edition of January 2009’s Noble Beast, today marks the release of the bonus disc, titled Useless Creatures, as its own LP. You can see my copy chilling there against the crate. . . . → Read More: Three Takes on Andrew Bird’s “You Woke Me Up”
Sensitive, dreamy pop can even make Katy Perry’s music (for a given value of ‘music’) better. . . . → Read More: Hooray for Covers! The Rescues, “Teenage Dream”
If you’re looking for me this week, I’ll be on my Mumford Midwest Mini-Roadtrip. (I can’t think of another word with M. Migration, maybe?) . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 10/25 – 10/31
The trio steps into an old tradition of storytelling and instrument swapping. Genuine Negro Jig is a bonafide bluegrass record; even their cover of 2001 pop hit “Hit ‘Em Up Style” sounds like it’s straight out of a scratchy 1920’s record. . . . → Read More: Carolina Chocolate Drops, “Genuine Negro Jig”
What happens when you combine an instrumental song and a bunch of ambitious musicians? Why, this mash up of RJD2’s “A Beautiful Mind” with “Nature Boy”, as sung by Nat King Cole, of course. Add in a music video shot live in one continuous shot, and you’ve got something pretty memorable. . . . → Read More: Hooray for Covers! Mad Men meets Nat King Cole