“Yesterday’s Company” by Lookbook

I saw this band in Minneapolis, Minnesota at a club called First Avenue & 7th Street Entry. Anyone from Minneapolis will tell you that Prince was the local musician who helped to establish this venue during the 80’s.

Lookbook is a very fun dance pop duo made up of Grant Cutler and Maggie Morrison . Their album, Wild at Heart, is rocking my world right now. Not that I can hear it all that well as I have a double ear infection! Still, I KNOW that this is good stuff. Have a listen to my favorite song, “Yesterday’s Company,” and see if you agree with me?!

Image courtesy of The A.V. Club

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“Yesterday’s Company” by Lookbook

“Where Foxes Hide” by Snowbird

Simon Raymonde, the former Cocteau Twins’ bassist and founder and owner of the Bella Union record label, has teamed up with Stephanie Dosen. They have worked together before as he participated in her 2007 release A Lily For The Spectre. This time the two decided to form a true duet. Thus, Snowbird was born.

Have a listen to the live performance of “Where Foxes Hide” for the Ill Fit Records new night club opening in the UK.

“You and Your Heart” by Jack Johnson

AOL Music Sessions has offered up an NYC in studio performance of Jack Johnson performing “You and Your Heart.” The track can be found on his latest album To the Sea, which was released last Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

“Up on the Ridge” by Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley’s latest album Up on the Ridge was released on Tuesday. We’ve been hearing the title track single on the radio since April. Now, please have a look at the video.

I love the acoustic bluegrass assortment displayed here. It is unlike any other Bentley album. Another draw for me is its collaboration with Alison Krauss and Miranda Lambert—two of my favorite vocalists of folk/country influence. It also features Chris Thile of the Punch Brothers and Kris Kristofferson.

“Alex” by Punch Brothers

The new album, Antifogmatic, from Punch Brothers will be released on June 15, 2010. Punch Brothers is Chris Thile’s new effort following the “farewell for now” of his other band Nickel Creek. He and Steve Martin will duel their mandolin’s as Punch Brothers are scheduled to support Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers on several dates of their upcoming tour.

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“Alex” by Punch Brothers