Video: The Breeders – “Fate to Fatal” The title track off the Fate to Fatal EP, directed by Mando and James Ford, starring the fine ladies of the St. Louis Arch Rivals Rollergirl team. If you thought Mountain Battles (review) sounded tossed off and underproduced, you’ll probably feel the same way about this. But if … Continue reading Breeders – Fade to Fatal
This is too bad ass not to share. Jake and I just stumbled across this amazing live version of Linda Ronstadt‘s huge hit. You have to watch this. The guitar solo will KILL you and check out how foxy she was. Video: Linda Ronstadt – “You’re No Good” Linda Ronstadt: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki
Video: Rivers and Rainn – “One of Us” (Joan Osborne cover, featuring the guy from Six Feet Under who everybody calls the guy from The Office, on bongos.) This is, of course, an absolutely terrible song. As trite and insipid as any late-night conversation with a drunk sorority girl. But Cuomo sings it straight, and … Continue reading Rivers Cuomo asks: What If God Was One of Us?
Video: Conor Oberst – “One of My Kind” Documentary This 60-minute long documentary was made by Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band‘s guitar-tech Phil Schaffart over the past year and a half. Schaffart began video taping the band in Tepoztlan, Mexico in 2008 while they were recording their first album and continued filming as … Continue reading Conor Oberst documentary – One of My Kind
Video: Bettye LaVette – “Heart Of Gold” (live) Live at Joe’s Pub in New York’s East Village on March 8, 2009, this is a soulful cover of Neil Young‘s biggest hit. Pretty cool. MP3: Bettye LaVette – “Heart of Gold” (live) Bettye LaVette: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki Via the Antiblog.
Video: M. Ward – “Rave On” (Featuring Zooey Deschanel) The second single from Hold Time, “Rave On” is a breezy cover of the Buddy Holly classic (first recorded by Sonny West). Had Holly been neutered and forced at gunpoint into the studio with Phil Spector the results might sound similar to this. But as with … Continue reading M. Ward Raves On with Zooey Deschanel and Buddy Holly
Video: The View From Sean’s House Party You’ve gotta watch this. The jist: Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders goes to a party at Diddy‘s house and develops a quick bromance with his host. Warning: you’ll find it impossible to hate the former Puff Daddy after watching this video, so if that’s part of your deal … Continue reading Arctic Monkeys vs. Sean "Diddy" Combs
MP3: The Vaselines – “Son of a Gun” from Enter The Vaselines, due May 5 on Sub Pop. Kurt Cobain was such a fan of this Scots band that he recorded covers of three of their songs: this one, “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam,” and my all-time favorite Nirvana song, “Molly’s Lips.” Enter The … Continue reading The Vaselines – Son of a Gun
Video: Dressy Bessy – “Ten Million Stars” This is a highlight off Hollar and Stomp, released last year on Transdreamer. Previously: Dressy Bessy at the Bottom Lounge. MP3: Dressy Bessy – “Simple Girlz!” Dressy Bessy: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki, web, myspace.
Video: God Help The Girl – an introduction God Help The Girl is a musical film written by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian. The album of songs from the film is due June 23 on Matador with a total of nine different singers (including Neil Hannon from the Divine Comedy and Asya from American … Continue reading New Belle and Sebastian Project