I'm not really sure how I came about these fellows, but I'm glad I did, because they're pretty awesome. Apparently they're Scandinavian and they've been around since around 2008. Good to know!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Another live performance, this time from Maynard, Billy Howerdel and co. Their label decided to put out a greatest hits album this year, which is kind of stupid considering they really only have three albums out, one of which being a collection of cover songs. Anyway here's the first new track from them in a decade, which can be found in studio version on the best of disc. Does it live up to their other stuff?
How about some heavy stuff? I like heavy. I found these guys courtesy of Red Fang's recommendation. They're pretty rockin' and there's a bit more too them than mere screamo metal. You can check out the full live performance here.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
While we're on the topic of side projects, here's Thom Yorke's wacky experimental group, and really this track wouldn't sound out of place on a Radiohead album. Nice moves, Thom.
Speaking of Massive Attack, here's Robert Del Naja of said fame with a little side project thingy he has goin' on. Warning, this one's pretty wild.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Here's a live cut featuring Sampha on vocals. These guys have been touring fairly extensively since the release of that amazing album, hopefully they get back in the studio one of these days because it's time for more damnit!
I'm late... but I'm posting 'em anyway. This is a collaboration of sorts, well really it's just Imo singing vocals over a re-edit of Community Nap, a great little track that the Mau5 dropped a couple years back. Check it, yo.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Lastly, this fantastic quartet with a smooth, soulful sound and featuring the fabulous Rachael Price on vocals. Highly recommend checking them out if you get a chance.
1. Bad Self Portraits
2. Better Than
3. Just Ask
4. You Go Down Smooth
...and from Manhattan, these crazy gypsy-loving madmen who are super-fun live.
2. My Companjera
3. The Other Side Of The Rainbow
4. I Just Realized
Hmm... where did the rest of November go? Not exactly what I had in mind. Anyway, new personal goal - post EVERY DAY in December. Of course not forgetting that the Best of 2013 is due in a little over three weeks. The clock is ticking! Let's kick this off with three excellent live performances from KEXP Seattle, one of the best live music series' on the next. First up, the bearded monsters from Portland, Oregon.
1. Crows In Swine
1. Crows In Swine
2. Blood Like Cream
4. No Hope