Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Dawn McCarthy have teamed up for a couple of Everly Brothers covers, available now in 7″ format from Drag City. You can enjoy their pretty take on the single’s sad namesake, “Christmas Eve Can Kill You,” below.
Seen from a 6th-floor window. Music by Ólafur Arnalds.
This stream comes to us by way of the fantastic UK music blog, The Line of Best Fit. Sleep Party People is a dream-pop (little bit of nightmare-pop?) outfit from Denmark, driven by the song-writing of Brian Batz, the only full-time member of the project. The live ensemble dons bunny heads for press photos and [...]
The Books, a duo who spent the last decade making remarkably coherent and accessible sound-collage/pop-song hybrids, is calling it quits. I became an instant fan when I caught a live performance a few years back, and what struck me most was the joy they seemed to take in discovery. The Books were archivists, librarians, curators—found-footage [...]
Look for a few similar posts here over the course of the next few weeks, as we share some of the more creative festive projects we’ve come across. I’ve gushed about The Music Tapes here before, and the man behind that wonderful project, Julian Koster, is also pretty big on Christmas. A few years back, [...]
Just this morning, Fleet Foxes shared a brand new video for “The Shrine / An Argument,” the eight minute mini-epic (yep, the video is just as long) that stands out as one of the prettiest and most elaborate tracks on this year’s fantastic Helplessness Blues. The video is a delightful, hazy mix of old-world folk [...]
Wolfroy Goes to Town is a really great Fall folk album: clear and crisp with moments of warmth, most notable for a layered and varied palette that speaks to Will Oldham’s transitional career. Wolfroy was released quietly and with short notice, and that’s kind of fitting. It’s markedly subtle and understated but shouldn’t be overlooked. [...]
Sufjan Stevens played his first of two shows at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park last night for Celebrate Brooklyn. My Brightest Diamond opened. The show was just as big, sonically and visually, as we’ve come to expect from Sufjan in the past year. Youtube user Jon Uleis has shared a video of the bold, intense reworking of “Seven [...]