Monday, October 20, 2014

You'll Stay by Tom Vek

My newfound love for this 2012 track by Tom Vek makes me really wish I was attending KCRW's Masquerade Costume Ball and Dance Party this Saturday night but seeing Beetlejuice at Hollywood Forever instead will help ease my pain ;)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Does Anybody See You Out? by Cowboy Indian Bear

A lovely track from Lawrence, Kansas-based Cowboy Indian Bear's 2013 album Live Old, Die Young:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sweat Shock by J. Roddy Walston and the Business

I desperately wish I could be in FIVE different places at once next Thursday night!! I'm beyond stoked to be going to Greek Theatre L.A. for Massive Attack's rare LA performance so I certainly can't complain but there are 4 other shows the same night that I wish I could attend as well:

1 - J. Roddy Walston and the Business @ Troubadour
2 - SBTRKT with GoldLink @ The Belasco Theater
3 - of Montreal with Springtime Carnivore @ Mayan Theater
4 - Rubblebucket with Royal Canoe @ El Rey Theatre

Luckily, I've seen of Montreal, Rubblebucket AND SBTRKT all live before but each artist puts on such incredibly unique & wild shows that I'd love to see them all again. 

Unfortunately though, I have not yet witnessed at J. Roddy Walston and the Business show & Troubadour is 1 of my top favorite venues so missing that performance is a serious bummer. I can only imagine how badass THIS track is going to be live:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Taylor Swift Covering Vance Joy's Riptide in the BBC's Live Lounge

As a matter of principle, I have always refused to call myself a Taylor Swift fan despite thinking she's pretty adorable & having no real reason to truly DISlike her but, lately, 3 specific things have started to swing me toward slight Taylor Swift fandom:

1 - Taylor's live, acoustic(ish), BBC Live Lounge cover of Vance Joy's Riptide.

2 - The fact Taylor threw a party at her house for her biggest fans (who I assume were picked via a contest or lottery of some sort) where she took tons of photos with everyone & even let people play with (& take photos with her) cat.

3 - No matter how hard I try to NOT like it, I DO actually like her hit single Shake It Off. It always gets stuck in my head AND my 3 1/2-year-old niece loves to sing it too which means we sing it ALL the time when we're hanging out :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Careful You by TV On The Radio

There's nothing I'd rather wake up to on a beautiful Tuesday morning than another brand-new track from TV On The Radio. Here we have the lyric video for Careful You, the 2nd single off TVOTR's upcoming new album Seeds

I CANNOT WAIT to hear this song live on October 22nd at The Regent in Downtown LA!! TVOTR is unbelievable live!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Real Thing by tUnE-yArDs - NEW Official Video!!

tUnE-yArDs (aka the unbelievably talented, unique & original Merrill Garbus) has released yet another wacky, imaginative, colorful & slightly creepy new video for 1 of my favorite tracks off her latest album Nikki NackI was lucky enough to hear this same song for the 1st time when I saw tUnE-yArDs perform a special, intimate performance inside Masonic Lodge in Hollywood Forever Cemetery on May 5th. It was my 6th time seeing Merrill perform live & she just keeps topping herself every time.

Real Thing (Official Video)

tUnE-yArDs Performing Real Thing at Masonic Lodge (which just happens to be my 3rd most viewed Youtube video EVER!!)