24 August, 2012

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Amanda Palmer and the Flaming Lips!

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face from Delo Creative on Vimeo.

Lovely and very NSFW video of Amanda Palmer and the Flaming Lips covering "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"!

14 August, 2012

Denmark by Gideon Freudmann performed by the Portland Cello Project

Cello is one of my favorite instruments, and I just discovered this group today. If you live in New England, you can catch them at the Iron Horse on the 23rd of August. The show is only $12.50 per ticket (in advance).

New song by Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra Streaming on NPR!

"Smile (Pictures Or It Didn't Happen)" from the upcoming Theatre Is Evil dropping on September 11th is now streaming on NPR. This song is meandering, heavy, and full of pounding pianos and layered vocals. Reminds me a bit of a Magnetic Fields song. It's pretty great!

While streaming this new Amanda Palmer and the GTO song you can also hear new songs by Jens Leckman, Swans, and The Sea and Cake.

07 August, 2012

Currently Streaming...

Django Django by Django Django

Stream this album at NPR (linked above) and you'll hear the synthy, jazzy, surf-rock tones of this Scottish band on their debut album. It sounds like what so much '80s music would have sounded like with better technology and strong vocals. Mix this with Janelle MonĂ¡e, Moon Hooch, Tame Impala, the new Amanda Palmer album, Sxip Shirey, and Azealia Banks and you've got the sounds of the present filtered through the tunes of the past and reaching towards the future. So great.