Sunday, April 28, 2013

Josie Charlwood - Thanks and All The Rest

by Jay Allbritton
Great young UK singer Josie Charlwood's (@JosieCharlwood) first album dropped last year. This is one of the songs on it. Watching her precision as she inserts all these elements into the song is just delightful.

Pickwick - Hacienda Motel (Live on KEXP)

by Jay Allbritton
Check out more Pickwick over at TwentyFourBit.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares To You

by Jay Allbritton
"It's been seven hours and 15 days since you took your love away..."

One of the great opening lines in music history.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Alice in Chains - Would?

by Jay Allbritton
"Same old trip it was back then..."

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Hate the Taste

by Jay Allbritton
Spectacular performance on Leno last night. Tonight? Paltrow.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rilo Kiley - Rock N Roll Suicide (David Bowie cover)

by Jay Allbritton
From January 2004, in Pomona, California.

Mr. Matty B and Sasharrr - With Arms Outstretched (Rilo Kiley Cover)

by Jay Allbritton
I usually don't go in for breathy, reverb drenched production but I gotta give these two points for going all out on such a cool cover selection.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Postal Service - Turn Around

by Jay Allbritton
From Las Vegas on Friday night. Pardon the crunch of the audio in this clip, the performance is too endearing not to post. Ben Gibbard and Jenny Lewis have crazy good stage chemistry.

Kopecky Family Band - Are You Listening

by Jay Allbritton
From last October at WFUV in NYC.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Garbage & Screaming Females - Because The Night

by Jay Allbritton
Kickass rendition of Patti Smith's classic. Marissa Paternoster's guitar solo on this thing is glorious.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Postal Service - Such Great Heights

by Jay Allbritton
From last week's set at Coachella. They're about to go again in an hour or so, only this time it won't be streamed live, which is too bad.

Mr. Kind and Holychild - Clark Gable (Postal Service Cover)

by Jay Allbritton
Mr. Kind and Holychild pull off a rocking cover of "Clark Gable". Mr. Kind's EP is over at Bandcamp.

Once again The Postal Service will take the stage tonight at Coachella, hopefully streaming on YouTube.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tegan and Sara - I Was A Fool

by Jay Allbritton
Sometimes on their new material Tegan and Sara don't even sound like Tegan and Sara, but they do sound great. It's an impressive feat. Usually the core of what made their sound so good to begin with is still there, but not much on this track.

Rilo Kiley - I Never

by Jay Allbritton
"In a place that exists in the pages of scripts..."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lady Antebellum - Downtown

by Jay Allbritton
Here's some pop country because we ain't done much of that round here. Take this woman downtown!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Little Green Cars - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

by Jay Allbritton
If you reside in the Los Angeles area, go check out this band at the Troubadour on Thursday, April 18.

The opening act is a band called The Night Terrors of 1927, featuring TWS favorite Mr. Blake Sennett on guitar.

The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

by Jay Allbritton
The Postal Service managed to actually exceed expectations on Saturday night in their prime Coachella slot. I watched via YouTube stream. So far all the uploads of the full set get yanked from YouTube with a quickness, so, for now at least, all that remains are the clips posted on the festival's website.

You can see "A Tattered Line of String" here.

Rilo Kiley - The Frug

by Hector Diego

The Frug by Rilo Kiley on Grooveshark

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Act of Congress - Such Great Heights (Postal Service cover)

by Jay Allbritton
From their Nervous Energies session.

Nataly Dawn - Please Don't Scream

by Hector Diego

Dawn is now on an international tour, or soon to be.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Miel - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (Postal Service Cover)

by Jay Allbritton
Continuing the rampage of Postal Service covers...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Postal Service - Nothing Better

by Jay Allbritton
The Postal Service kicked off their tour earlier this week. Last night they played Davis, California, and much of the show has turned up on YouTube. In this clip, Jenny Lewis sings the part Jen Wood sang on the band's 2003 record Give Up.

Lewis and Gibbard duets would be a great way to move the band forward, but seeing as how it took them ten years to embark on their second tour, I won't hold my breath. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Coward At Sea - We Will Become Silhouettes (Postal Service Cover)

by Jay Allbritton
Check out their EP on bandcamp.

Head over to Spin to see The Postal Service play this song last night on the first night of their first tour in ten years. Ten years!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Chvrches - The Mother We Share

by Jay Allbritton
Probably the most infectious synth-pop I've heard since The Blow's 2006 album Paper Television.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Derek Mok - Oh My Lover (PJ Harvey Cover)

by Jay Allbritton
Unbelievable job covering an impossible classic.

Nirvana - Molly's Lips

by Jay Allbritton
19 years gone. Cobain and company covering the Vaselines. 

PS Eliot - Watch On Mute (Nervous Energies session)

by Jay Allbritton
My new indie rock crush. 

Thursday, April 04, 2013

KCRW Features Rilo Kiley's "Bury, Bury Another"

by Jay Allbritton
Santa Monica's public radio station KCRW is currently featuring "Bury, Bury Another" by @RiloKiley. The song is from their just released rarities collection RKives. They also have the MP3 available for free download. Based on the the country twang and the slide guitar, the song sounds like it could have been recorded for More Adventurous or for a scrapped EP the band had planned around that time.

This is a Rilo rarity that did not turn up on RKives, the very dark and very amazing, "Jenny, You're Barely Alive."

Elliott Smith - Independence Day

by Jay Allbritton
From summer of 1999 in Olympia, Washington.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Breeders - So Sad About Us

by Jay Allbritton
The Breeders covering The Who on Letterman back in the day.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

PJ Harvey - When Under Ether (Acoustic live, NRK Lydverket)

by Jay Allbritton
There is most certainly not enough Polly Jean in my life. And I am down for her fronting a Nirvana reunion.

Monday, April 01, 2013

The Breeders - Cannonball

by Jay Allbritton
Brooklyn Vegan has pictures and video from The Breeders' show at The Bell House on Friday.

Samantha Crain - Somewhere All The Time

by Jay Allbritton
"Everybody wants to go somewhere..."


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