Posts Tagged ‘Rock/Pop’
It’s one thing for a star like Scarlett Johansson to say she’s a fan of Steel Train, but it’s a much higher praise to actually cover them. Her lounge-y, lo-fi version of “Bullet” isn’t as polished as the original, yet it has its own endearing and sexy vibe to it. Listen below, and watch Steel Train perform “Bullet” Live On Letterman.
Although it’s been 10 years since Everything But The Girl broke up, it seems as if they never left. While master house DJ Ben Watt does laps around the world, Tracey Thorn has been more of a homebody with her studio recordings. Her new album Love and Its Opposite on Merge is produced with Ewan Pearson and features Swedish crooner Jens Lekman and Hot Chip‘s Al Doyle.
After Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward wooed us with their debut album, they left us wondering, “Was that just a one night stand, or do they really love us?” With Volume Two, we’re starting to believe this could be a long-term relationship. After only a few songs deep, you’ll forget you’re listening to a movie star and be swept away by timeless, alt-country meets indie-pop harmonies.
FROM THE MP3 ARCHIVES: Released on Sub Pop in 2007, “Phantom Limb” was the featured track on the The Shins‘ third LP, Wincing the Night Away. While James Mercer puts his efforts into his new project Broken Bells (with Danger Mouse), it’s a good time to go back and dig into the The Shins catalog. Knowing how excited he is about his new digs, it could be a while until they return.
You’d think by now Willie Nelson wouldn’t need to remind fans of his roots by naming his album Country Music, but that’s what he’s done on his latest release (his first for Rounder Records). It’s a collection of old-school honky-tonk classics from the likes of Ernest Tubb, Merle Travis, and The Delmore Brothers (most of which Nelson probably had memorized decades ago). Producer T-Bone Burnett helped develop the sparse arrangements, and the result is easygoing and beautiful–pure, unadulterated Country Music.