These United States – Everything Touches Everything (scarecrow rock)
Loney Dear – I Was Only Going Out (mirrors the sweetness of the song)
Grand Archives – Oslo Novelist (construction paper odyssey)
Fruit Bats – The Ruminant Band (a raucous eulogy)
Lissy Trullie – Ready for the Floor (meant to post this ages ago)
Dead Man’s Bones – Dead Hearts (wishbone legs and falling stars)
Midnight Masses – Walk on Water (dreamy, sparse, members of TVotR)
Princeton – Sadie and Andy (doomed duet)
Nirvana – Scoff (a punky peek from a 1990 show in Portland)
Real Estate – Beach Comber (lives up to the title)
Seven Saturdays – A Beautiful Day (a slightly happier M83/Mogwai)
Lymbyc Systym – Ghost Clock (instrumental escape)
Lou Barlow – Gravitate (sideshow folk)
This video is almost as good as that ad for Bravia with Jose Gonzalez and all the bouncy balls. In addition to the visuals for Ólafur Arnalds’s “Ljósið”, the song, too, is quite pretty.
“1901” by Phoenix has been out as a single for awhile now, but I’ve been waiting to post it until a video came along.
Enjoy (and get ready to listen on repeat, it’s that good).
Vodpod videos no longer available.
On April 17, 2009, Ezra Furman & the Harpoons made their way to the Orpheum Stage Door in Madison, Wisconsin. Here’s a small sampling of their set:
Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy
The Wombats – Kill the Director
Mogwai – Scotland’s Shame
and, just because everybody loves a flashback:
Jimmy Eat World – Lucky Denver Mint
Two things you must watch.
01| “Twice” by Little Dragon
I fell in love with the song and the video just happened to be perfection. Seriously.
02| “Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie
A delightful video that’s been making the rounds for awhile.
Wilco is great. Especially when they’re free.