Monday, November 28, 2011

Cool Music Stuff on the Internet - Silversun Pickups, Ireland, Laura Marling & Ryan Adams

LA- area band Silversun Pickups is currently working on their new album, and have provided a little tease by releasing "Seasick", which is actually one of 3 songs off of a 10 inch vinyl released for Record Store Day.  With a much slower tempo and darker, somber tone, it is markedly different from past singles, like well-known "Lazy Eye", but seems to be a song that will grow on you with each listen. Here's "Lazy Eye" and "Seasick" (via Stereogum):

Silversun Pickups, Seasick by Danceyrselfcleaner

Its no secret how great I think music out of Ireland is, with current bands like Bell X1, as well as stalwarts like Van Morrison, and, of course, U2.  Well, guess what? NPR Music agrees with me.  In a new segment on World Cafe called A Sense of Place, the World Cafe folks will be exploring music culture from various cities, with the current stop being in one of my favorite places- Dublin, Ireland.  Narrated in part by Glen Hansard (of The Swell Season and Once fame), its a great look at a small yet intensely musical spot on this planet. You can listen to the (short) piece HERE.

Laura Marling and Ryan Adams recently got together in Abbey Road Studios and recorded "My Sweet Carolina", which is as awesome as it sounds.  My favorite part? How Laura Marling barely moves a facial muscle and makes singing this beautifully look like the easiest thing in the world.   (Via twentyfourbit) HERE

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