Monday, December 12, 2011

Cool Music Stuff on the Internet - The Head and The Heart, Yuck, Snow Patrol, and More

There are a lot of great music finds on the Internet. Here are some of my recent favorites:

The Head and The Heart visited World Cafe recently, and gave a stellar live performance of four songs.  I particularly liked "Down in the Valley" - its strong and driving beats give it a unique character, plus, I just like the way it sounds live. You can listen to the full show HERE.

While on YouTube this week I stumbled upon a Vevo video of Bono performing "So Cruel", taken from the Davis Guggenheim-directed doc "From The Sky Down".  I saw the film (and wrote about it HERE) but it was so full of U2 music and history that I kind of forgot about this part.  Just Bono and a guitar.  A nice stripped down performance.

Laura Marling certainly made her mark in America this year, and NPR Music's World Cafe (yes, I am obsessed) aired a live concert with this lovely British talent.  Newbies take note of the first song on this show, "Sophia".  It was the song that got me hooked, and once you're hooked, you'll thank me. Check it out HERE.

The National performed two new songs when they stopped by CBC Radio in Canada recently.  HERE's "Rylan" and "I Need My Girl" (via Pitchfork)

Snow Patrol stopped by Rolling Stone's studios to perform some acoustic songs from their upcoming album Fallen Empires (out Jan. 10th).  Check out "This Isn't Everything You Are" in particular, HERE.

One of my absolute favorite new bands of the year, Yuck, stopped by to give an interview as well as perform four songs.  HERE is where you can find all four tracks as well as the interview.

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