Here’s a nice little cover from Thao & Mirah. If you haven’t had the chance to check out their album yet, I highly recommend it. It’s one of those albums that shows a lot of artist freedom, and you can just tell they had a blast making it. Check out more live cuts on The Bay Bridged’s Vimeo. It’s a gold mine.
It’s a beautiful sunny day here in Syracuse. I’ve been driving with the windows down, eating soft serve ice cream and shopping for shorts. Signs are finally starting to point to summer, and I am ready to start blaring this song again.
Today, I’m Eugene Kelly. I’m pissed off, stressed out and ready to kick some ass. I’ve been listening to GB City and The Way of the Vaselines this morning, and it’s extremely cathartic. Here’s one of my favorite tracks off of this ‘best of…’ compilation. Enjoy.
There’s something about going into a home, even if it’s not necessarily your home, that provides a sacred sense of comfort. Today, Kyle and I got to partake in a friend’s Easter family luncheon. We lost a game of tag with a ten-year-old, watched the Knicks fall apart, ate ham and seasoned chicken. We relished in the delight of a holiday that I don’t remember celebrating since I was in elementary school.
On the way to lunch, “Bottle of Buckie” came on after a completely appropriate Robin Thicke jam session. This song sounds like being at home, being with people you love. Happy Passover, Easter, etc to all of you. Hope you got to feel at home today.
Here’s the latest from Grimes. It seems to be a lot lighter and more accessible than what we heard from her last EP. Darkbloom, the EP which features “Vanessa,” was a cooperative effort between Grimes and d’Eon. It seems to be a symbiotic relationship for the two up-and-comers. I’m pressed to hear the rest of the EP, now, since this track is so strong.
This weekend, I was raving about my new favorite heart song band, Crystal Stilts. I even had them spinning on air on Monday. I’m just now giving their first album, Alight of Night, a honest listen. Here’s one of my favorite songs so far. That guitar is just so sweet. Enjoy. And don’t forget to check out the band’s new album, In Love With Oblivion.
I bought the Black Keys’ album of Junior Kimbrough covers on Record Store Day. “Meet Me In The City” was always my favorite, it was actually one of the first things I heard from the Black Keys. This morning, though, I’ve been listening to the original on repeat. I’m going to have to find more from Junior.
Ellie Goulding has given listeners some really great covers. Along with this take on Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition,” she has sang Bon Iver’s “The Wolves (Act I & II),” Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead,” and Sam Sparro’s “Black and Gold.” This one is my personal favorite, but I’ve been listening to all of them this morning. She’s got such a great, unique voice. I think she could cover just about anything and I’d probably enjoy it.
I’ve been enjoying the coming sounds of summer with Mouth’s Cradle Is Terrible, the latest from Moufy and Master Rogers. If you haven’t got your hands one the release, look to internet video droids, Everything Is Terrible. Click here to download it for free. Also, check out the #MCIT blog for more terrible fun.
"Judy and the Dream of Horses" // Belle & Sebastian
It’s been gray and rainy here in Syracuse as of late. Because of this, I’ve been doing some focused-listening of If You’re Feeling Sinister. This morning, this song, along with “Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying,” was on repeat. There’s something about this album that makes it sound like Syracuse in the Spring. April showers and such.
Judy got a book at school She went under the cover with her torch She fell asleep until it was morning She dreamt about the girl who stole a horse Judy never felt so good except when she was sleeping Judy never felt so good except when she was sleeping
“I’ve been attacked by media for the way that I look primarily, people have tried to push me into corners, I’ve had to explain why I don’t use my body to sell my music and I’ve been encouraged to bitch about other girls. I’ve definitely experienced sexism. I’ve also played a lot of live shows, released 2 records, travelled the world, played festivals and done what both men and women in the industry have done. I want to be taken seriously for what I do just like every other musician. I don’t want to be judged so politically.”—
I can hardly pick one quote from this interview to put up. The whole thing is a goldmine for not only my personal belief about empowering women through music, but also is a wonderful insight to the music industry as a whole.
Here’s something new and scuzzy for you. Pick up GB City today, and walk around feeling fucking cool as hell.
Or, actually, the album’s description on Fat Possum goes: “This record is the soundtrack playing in your head when you’re fucked up and walking home in the middle of the night.” So, you could also do that. Either way, it’s totally rad.