Monday, May 14, 2012

Cool Music Stuff on the Internet - We Were Promised Jetpacks, Glen Hansard and Bono, The Head and The Heart, First Aid Kit

I've been slacking in the "Cool Music Stuff on the Internet" department lately, possibly from lack of inspiration, but suddenly I am finding good music everywhere.  Here is a bunch of stuff I've stumbled upon recently:

We Were Promised Jetpacks
Scottish post-punk band We Were Promised Jetpacks has been around since their debut album (These Four Walls) in 2009, but for some reason lately their track "It's Thunder and It's Lightening" has been on repeat on Spotify for me, so I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon a post from November on A Heart is A Spade that shares the Soundcloud set from the Jetpacks' visit to KDHX.  You can check it out HERE.

While digging around I also found this video from a visit the band made to the venerable KEXP studios:

Bono Joins Glen Hansard Onstage
Last week was Bono's 53rd birthday, and like a reverse present to us, American Songwriter has video of Bono joining Glen Hansard onstage at a gig in New York, singing "The Auld Triangle", along with a great recap from someone who was there.  The video is below, and the recap is a must read (HERE).

The Head and The Heart Chapel Session
One of my all time favorite music blogs, Fuel/Friends, often showcases amazing indie singer-songwriter artists that happen to be passing through.  The recordings are done in a local chapel-allowing us all to enjoy the wonderful acoustics of the music in such a location.  The Head and The Heart recently stopped by, and you can check out the recording HERE.

First Aid Kit on World Cafe
Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit recently stopped by World Cafe where host David Dye discussed their beginnings, music, and why they speak perfect American English. Check it out HERE.  You can also check out my review on their most recent album, The Lions Roar HERE.

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