Thursday, December 19, 2013

The National - City Middle YouTube Cover Versions

I stumbled across this lovely acoustic cover The National song City Middle on YouTube looking for live versions of the song. I love this version and how it is so much more vulnerable and open than the band version. A little gem of a cover version.

The National = Mr November (Live Video)

The National are one of my favourite bands of all time and I would think they are the band I have listened to most in the last 6 of 7 years. I think my profile on Last FM shows this to be the case. Mr November is one the tracks I really love by the band at this is an amazing live version of the song from back in 2010.

"I used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders..."

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Frontier Ruckus - A Band in Buildings

My favorite record of the year as listed here is Frontier Ruckus' Eternity of Dimming. The record is the perfect blend of wordy musing on the everyday trials of adolescence.

The band filmed Episode 4 of A Band in Building in Lancing.

The video is one of series from Elm Street Studio. The idea is to record sessions with bands in acoustically interesting empty building in the local area.

There is great page with our Lancing based artists here.

Deaf Havana - Boston Square Acoustic

I really love Deaf Havana. They are not the sort of band I normally get but there is something so strong, aching and real in the song writing and in James Veck-Gilodi vocals they have some real soul. The band do one thing I have always loved, making magic out of the mundane. Are they the Tindersticks of post hardcore?

This gem is the lead track off the new LP Old Souls.

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Friday, December 06, 2013

My Top 25 LPs of 2013

  1. Frontier Ruckus – Eternity of Dimming
  2. Courtney Barnett – The Double EP/A Sea of Split Peas
  3. Kisses – Kids in La
  4. John Murry - The Graceless Age
  5. Karl Hyde - Edgeland
  6. Ghostpoet - Some Say I So I Say Light
  7. Young Echo - Nexus
  8. Heirlooms of August – Down at The Five Star
  9. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
  10. MBV – MBV
  11. Deaf Havana – Old Souls
  12. These New Puritans – Field of Reeds
  13. Pet Shop Boys – Electric
  14. Prefab Sprout – Crimson Red
  15. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  16. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
  17. Tricky – False Idols
  18. Zomby – With Love
  19. Jessy Lanza – Pull Back My Hair
  20. Laurel Halo – Chance of Rain
  21. Deerhunter - Monomania
  22.  Bill Bragg - Tooth & Nail
  23. Kanye West – Yeezus
  24. Livity Sound – Livity Sound
  25. Aluna George – Body Music