In April, 2009 I posted the single “She Loves Everybody” from the debut album by Chester French, Love the Future. Now they have a video for a new song titled “Cirock Star.”
“A few weeks ago we went to Vegas with Diddy, Jadakiss, and Clinton Sparks for a sleepless night of adventure. The result, which we are proud to present to you now, was the official video for our song “Ciroc Star.” ~ D.A. and Max
She & Him debuted their new single, “In The Sun” from the upcoming album Volume Two on Pitchfork.
Volume Two will be available in the US on March 23rd, 2010 via Merge Records. Unlinke Volume One, this album will present a lot of new material and only a few covers. This song features guest vocals by indie folk group Tilly and the Wall.
“Mouthful of Diamonds” was chosen as the Starbucks iTunes Pick of the Week on January 5, 2010. It is the second single from the album, Eyelid Movies, available for pre-order from Barsuk Records. The first single release from this album, and also a feature on their Running From The Cops EP, is titled “When I’m Small.”
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“Mouthful of Diamonds” by Phantogram
Jónsi Birgisson’s exclusive track “boy lilikoi” from the upcoming album, Go, can be downloaded FREE from his official website. The full album release will take place the week of March 22, 2010. Unlike the compositions by Jónsi’s Icelandic band, Sigur Rós, the majority of these songs are sung in English.
The free mp3 download from iTunes this week is “Norway” by Beach House. Teen Dream is their third studio album to release, officially, on January 26, 2010. My favorite commentary so far is the following:
“…Victoria Legrand’s gorgeous voice, remains. Her vocals slash through layers of production as Legrand makes sedate references to lonely hearts. She calls out endlessly to Norway as if it were a long-lost lover, until the song heaves its last breath” ~ NPR All Songs Considered
EPID just posted this session recording for “Stay Zombie Stay” from their Doomsday EP, which was released October 20, 2009. Lake Fever Sessions, located on Nashville’s Music Row, has teamed up with a musician-run video production company and have been offering these sessions for the past year. Lake Fever Sessions only has 51 followers on Twitter!
I’ve been sleeping under a rock! The Music File just informed me that M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel’s version of Buddy Holly’s song “Rave On” is one of their top 10 covers of the year. I didn’t even know they made a cover of “Rave On.” I LOVE their duo, She & Him, and I don’t mind me a little Buddy Holly either. I even watched the “The Buddy Holly Story” starring Gary Busey on Netflix. 🙂 By the way, She & Him’s Volume 2 will be released on March 23, 2010. It does not contain this cover.