9 jun 2012, 20:09 av rachybunny
1 apr 2012, 01:28 av OCD4CDzThe Civil Wars (americana, folk, duet, singer-songwriter, vocals, accoustic)
John Paul White and Joy Williams have an other worldly chemistry on stage. Their name comes from the notion that they are complete opposite personalities, yet together, they intersect at such a lovely musical place. Congratulations on winning 2 Grammys guys, how fitting! I also think Joy has one of the prettiest mouths I've ever seen, and well the sound that comes out of it is alright too. Favorites of mine: I've Got This Friend, Poison & Wine, My Father's Father, 20 Years, and Falling.
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson Cover)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ_iwWFvRP0
Broken Bells (indie, electronic, male vocalists, indie pop, experimental)
20 mar 2012, 23:11 av Bryanrecommendshttp://cbslastfmdiscover.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/shinsjames.jpg?w=385&h=240&crop=1
A big week coming up for James Mercer and The Shins as they get set to release the long-awaited fourth album Port of Morrow on Tuesday March 20th. Also that night, the band will hit the stage for one of our exclusive live on letterman webcasts at 9pm (ET). You’ll be able to watch it at: www.cbs.com/late_night/liveonletterman/ James took some time out of his busy schedule promoting and setting up the release of this album to stop by our new studio for a special four-song performance & interview. The album is being put out on Mercer’s label Aural Apothecary, distributed by Columbia Records. Like I said, it’s a long-awaited album, as it has been just over five-years since the release of Wincing This Night Away. It’s co-produced along with Greg Kurstin. Click away, sit back and enjoy this captivating Last.fm Presents session.
Read more: Last.fm Presents: James Mercer Of The Shins
31 dec 2010, 00:22 av Babs_05I imagine my friends have fallen off their chairs in shock. I promise to do one of these every year then wimp out at the enormity of the task. How on earth do you choose?!
I listened to about 500 new releases this year, not counting the ones I didn't like, so the actual figure is higher. 500 down to 10?
I saw a little sentence the other day - good music will always surface. If this is so, then all I have to do is look at what drifted to the top.
This journal is in three parts: albums I am not counting in my top 10 but deserve mention, albums that turned my head, and my top 10.
You don't mess with the masters
What's interesting about seeing your stats and charts in Last.fm is they are not always what you expect. I am maintaining a few collections, Massive Attack and Gorillaz for instance. I have both their new releases, but I didn't make the time to listen that often. …
29 dec 2010, 20:52 av andrewgauntIn etwa 50 Stunden ist es so weit. Die "Nuller"-Jahre neigen sich ihrem Ende zu. Und alle diejenigen, die dieses namenlose Jahrzehnt schon vor einem Jahr zu Grabe getragen haben (und sich dementsprechend schon in 2011 befinden,) haben folgende tolle Alben verpasst:
1. Get Well Soon – Vexations
2. The National – High Violet
3. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
4. Marina & the Diamonds – The Family Jewels
5. Tocotronic – Schall und Wahn
6. Hundreds – Hundreds
7. MGMT – Congratulations
8. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
9. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
10. Portugal. The Man – American Ghetto
11. The Futureheads – The Chaos
12. Vampire Weekend – Contra
13. Hurts – Happiness
14. Belle and Sebastian – Write About Love
15. Broken Bells – Broken Bells
16. Blood Red Shoes – Fire Like This
Die Liste wird gekrönt vom ungekrönten König der deutschen Indie-Szene: Konstantin Groppers Band Get Well Soon legte ein fulminantes zweites Album pünktlich zu Beginn des Jahres vor…
7 okt 2010, 04:40 av mikasaurmercurystatic and I saw the Broken Bells concert last night at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
I've written about the Fox Theater before so I won't go into too much detail. The theater itself is very beautiful and great for watching concerts. The general admission section is huge and divided up into at least three different tiers, each one about 3 feet higher than the one below it. It makes for a great way to get a good view of the band, and unless you're at the very back of one of the tiers and behind a lot of tall people, you can't really find a bad spot. The venue has a very deep red color scheme like many venues in the area. There are fake Arabian-esque windows carved out of the walls and large 12-pointed starburst patterns are carved into the ceiling.
I said that the venue is good for watching concerts. But it's not so much for listening. More on that later.
There is a huge stage at the front about as wide as the entire theater, which is good because Broken Bells was made up of a 7-piece band that night. …
19 jun 2010, 07:25 av TweendieAfin de découvrir ce produit en toute objectivité, il faudrait être vierge d'informations... Il est vrai qu'il est souvent plus appréciable de se concentrer sur un album sans en connaître tous les ingrédients. Nous nous devons néanmoins de vous révéler qui se cache derrière le duo Broken Bells. Ce n'est de toute façon plus un secret depuis l'annonce, il y a quelques mois, par les membres eux-mêmes, à savoir la paire James Mercer (The Shins) et Brian Burton (Danger Mouse). Les deux comparses se sont rencontrés à plusieurs reprises et ont même pu collaborer sur un titre de l'album Dark Night of the Soul du regretté Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse). Lire la suite sur Tweendie.com...
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
18 mar 2010, 00:16 av innerearmediaBroken Bells - Broken Bells
Broken Bells is a collaboration between Danger Mouse & former The Shins frontman James Mercer. It’s an interesting collaborations of two artists that I’ve always admired. So my expectations for this album were very, very high. I’m curious if these excellent musicians can meet those expectations.
The album features 10 alternative indie songs with a very interesting signature sound that really features the best of both artists backgrounds. The songs may be quite alternative, but they absolutely have commercial potential and carry a lot of intensity and even energy with them. Good beats and interesting rhythms and arrangements are the basis of a very solid album by this, well, new band.
The album starts off with The High Road, which is an interesting way to get things started. …
9 mar 2010, 15:06 av autochocador...
counting crows - Someday I Will Treat You Good
daniel johnston - Most Beautiful Widow
Alessandro Nivola - Shade & Honey
Someday I Will Treat You Good
lauren hoffman - Heart of Darkness
hay un disco tributo llamado That Horse Yonder: The Songs Of Sparklehorse, en el q figuran entre otros
Racingpaperplanes - happy man
travel by sea - Return to Me
Barzin - Sad and Beautiful World
Wesafari - Comfort Me
Danny and the Nightmares - Most Beautiful Widow (es Daniel Johnston)
hallado en otras discografías:
- escrito para Cracker : Sick Of Goodbyes : primera versión de Sick of Goobyes
- escrito para Susanna Hoffs en Unreleased Columbia Album:
Ghost : versión previa de Ghost Of His Smile
Happy Place primera versión de Happy Place
- escrito para A Camp : Elephant
- escrito para Sage Francis : Love The Lie
Sparklehorse en tributos:
West of Rome cover de Vic Chesnutt
15 jan 2010, 23:11 av FinalPizzaHutFind all these albums, along with to 25 EPs/Demos of 2009 and hundreds more artists and albums on Watch the Tapes! Comments are appreciated!
2009 was quite a year. A lot happened in the world, in my life, and in music. In theory, those all seem like distinct things - but retrospectively, they can be hard to differentiate from one another. Events blur together, timelines become jumbled, memories get obscured by the haze of passing time; memories of how I felt, memories of people I know (or knew), and memories of the music that soundtracked it all. Most people seem content to simply let these things slip into the past, marching merrily into the future, but I'm never able to fully let go, it seems, and this process of archiving my favorite albums of the year reflects that in a big way.
When I look back at this list in the year(s) to come, I'm not going to see an objective list of the best albums of 2009; I'm not even going to see a list I agree with anymore. …