I didnâ€™t watch the Grammyâ€™s but I saw this.
Ok so I heard about the Sweetheart: Our Favorite Artists Sing Their Favorite Love Songs project a while back and wasnâ€™t too worked up about another covers album. Then I heard the Jemâ€™s cover of Yellow and quickly changed my mind. Given how overplayed the original was I didnâ€™t think it was possible to hear the song in a new light but cudos to Jem for making that possible. The album is due on Valentines day and is being exclusively released by Starbucks. Download.
1. Death Cab For Cutie – Love Song (The Cure)
2. Katy Perry – Black and Gold (Sam Sparro)
3. DeVotchKa – Hot Burrito #1 (Flying Burrito Brothers)
4. Department of Eagles – Love Me (Elvis)
5. Jessica Lea Mayfield – Words of Love (Buddy Holly)
6. Ben Bridwell – Your Love Is Forever (George Harrison)
7. Kate Tucker – Iâ€™m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
8. Rogue Wave – Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
9. A.C. Newman – Take On Me (a-ha)
10. Jem – Yellow (Coldplay)
11. Richard Hawley – Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)
12. Daniel Martin Moore – I Hear Music (Billie Holiday)
13. She & Him – I Put A Spell On You (Screaminâ€™ Jay Hawkins)
14. Lila Downs – My One and Only Love (Frank Sinatra)
Word on the street is Passion Pit played at Bowery last night and revealed three new songs from their upcoming LP. I unfortunately missed it, instead I spent the night being a workaholic – the gift & the curse. We postedÂ Sleepyhead last week and figured posting Smile Upon Me would make us feel better about missing the concert, enjoy.Â Passion Pit on the rise. Incredible sound, song & production, enjoy.
Hereâ€™sÂ some more space rock for you. Not sure if too many people know about theseÂ but their latest LP â€œThe EveningÂ Descendsâ€ is definitely among the noteworthy of 2008.Â Very creative, risky, trippyÂ production(especially with the vocals). If you like The Flaming Lips orÂ Mercury RevÂ youâ€™ll like these guys.
Puts you in thatÂ zone. Hereâ€™s my favorite track â€œSkeleton Man,â€ very very good.
Hereâ€™s some Saturday morning dream pop for yah. The video was directed by Martin Rhys forÂ Razrez Films and features a bunch of boxes running around in a warehouse, but trust me itâ€™s a lot cooler then it sounds. Yes,Â It Hugs Back is an extremely creepy name. Good stuff.
And you will go to Mykonos with a vision of a gentle coast and a sun to maybe dissipate shadows of the mess you made.â€
The Harlem Shake is an 80â€™s dance that started in Harlem and was again popularized in 2000 through a P. Diddy production called â€œLetâ€™s Get It.â€ Watch the little kids do it in that video – fly. The extremely stylish dance was all over Manhattan during my senior year of high school, it was overdone but not done enough, it is one of the most entertaining dances youâ€™ll see.
While these Brooklyn rockers may not exactly live up to the name, they do make some pretty good music.Â Strictly Game is one of their better tracks from the upcomingÂ Technicolor Health. I was a big fan of theirÂ Burning Birthdays EP back in â€˜06 but hadnâ€™t heard from them in a while, the new stuff soundsÂ a little more polished for better or worse but definitely a group to look out for.
Make a lot of money, take a lot of shit. Feel real bad then get over it.â€
Iâ€™ll admit, these guys may be a little too experimental for some ears but if you have the imagination and interest your in for an incredibly trippy/amazing musical experience. One of EMPTâ€™s favorite unsigned bands. High quality psychedelic pop.
Iâ€™ve probably heard about 7 or 8 versions of this song by now, doesnâ€™t get old. Quality production and even better feel. Itâ€™s from their 2008 LPÂ The Rhumb Line,Â definitelyÂ their best effort to date. Great song.
Well she called me up, she said I love you in the middle of the night
I said In the middle of the night everybody loves everybody else these days
She said Oh, in the middle of the day I love you very much
I said Everybody loves each other these daysâ€