Andrew Bird – Gezelligheid 2013 – Historical Lagniappe

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There is a thing that Andrew Bird does, and it is a thing that Andrew Bird has done for a long time, and that thing is covering songs that in their original form might sound strange to our ears.

While it’s the kind of thing I could (and have) rambled on about until the . . . → Read More: Andrew Bird – Gezelligheid 2013 – Historical Lagniappe

Hooray for Covers! Scott Bradlee & The Postmodern Jukebox Band, “Thrift Shop”

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For new faces around here, or those just checking in for the first time in a while, let me remind you about my love of quirky covers – ones that give a new spin to the original, where the covering artist takes it and makes it his/her own. New York singer-songwriter Scott . . . → Read More: Hooray for Covers! Scott Bradlee & The Postmodern Jukebox Band, “Thrift Shop”

Wow, That’s a Good Song: Ben Taylor, “Oh Brother”

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Ben Taylor is an artist who I’ve kept tabs on over the years, albeit casually, so I missed the fact that he’d released a new album, Listening, in mid-2012. I picked up a copy when I was traipsing about the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis (one of the best music stores I’ve been . . . → Read More: Wow, That’s a Good Song: Ben Taylor, “Oh Brother”

Wow, That’s A Good Song: Luke Winslow-King, “Moving On”

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So this blog has been on a bit of a hiatus — real life took over for me in a big way and I just haven’t had the time to devote to the site. I’m hoping to give it a kick in the pants at the new year, so keep an eye out for . . . → Read More: Wow, That’s A Good Song: Luke Winslow-King, “Moving On”

Wow That’s a Good Song: Whitehorse, “Achilles’ Desire”

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The blog’s been quiet lately — sometimes life gets like that, you know — but I’d be remiss in not popping back up to share with you a new song from Whitehorse, the combined husband-wife duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland.

I don’t have much, but I am a rich man.

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Wow, That’s a Good Song: Bear Bones, “Oil & Lacquer”

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My “To Be Sorted” folder on my computer is massive, full of music I’ve acquired through various PR people, free MP3s, label samplers, give-us-your-email-and-get-a-song, on and on. It is a huge, hulking list of stuff that has a lot of things I’m lukewarm about, some stuff I delete before I get to . . . → Read More: Wow, That’s a Good Song: Bear Bones, “Oil & Lacquer”