Monday, July 23, 2012

Cool Music Stuff on the Internet - These United States, Laura Marling, Counting Crows, The Killers, Mumford & Sons

With so much music stuff out there in the world wide web, sometimes it can be difficult to sift through it all and see what's good.  Never fear, that's where I come in.  Here's a bit of some recent cool music stuff on the internet.

Songs for Wednesday on Visible Voice
If you are on the lookout for some new music with wistful, heartfelt leanings, like a good rainy day mix, look no further than a recent post by Visible Voice.  In a recent "Songs for Wednesday" post, they posted a list of songs that are right up my alley.  Full of smooth grooves and chill jams, they are a perfect mix of songs for any lazy summer day, any rainy day, or just any day in general.  In particular, a the below track stuck out at me.  Check out Visible Voice for more.

Laura Marling on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert
I love Laura Marling.  Her voice is like an angel, and somehow has the sound of wisdom of an old woman yet she's very young.  Which means we have plenty more to look forward to from this indie folk singer.  Here's a recent Tiny Desk Concert she did for NPR:

A Creature I Don't Know (Bonus Track Version) - Laura Marling

Counting Crows Perform "Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes to Hollywood)"
The Counting Crows are out on tour after the release of their covers album, Underwater Sunshine (or what we did on our summer vacation) and recently performed "Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes to Hollywood)" from Hard Candy, which was caught on video from a performance in Virginia.  Its a particularly festive performance worth checking out.

Addicted to Vinyl also has an in-depth interview with Adam Duritz.
Part two of the Adam Duritz interview
Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) - Counting Crows

The Killers Debut Three New Songs
Those of us who are anxiously awaiting the new album by The Killers got a tease recently with the new single "Runaways" available on The Killers' website and iTunes.  The band also recently performed three new songs at a concert in North Carolina, which was caught on video by a fan.  Aside from the typical fan-concert-video-audio-issues, there's a plethora of soaring beats and energetic Brandon Flowers vocals, sounding a bit more Hot Fuss and Sam's Town than their more recent album (2008's Day & Age), hinting at what's to come.   The videos are available on Stereogum and the new album, Battle Born, is due this fall. (Yay!)
Runaways - Single - The Killers

Mumford & Sons New Album, Listen to 5 New Songs
Mumford & Sons recently released the track listing for their upcoming new album and Pretty Much Amazing had the genius idea of compiling youtube videos of the tracks that they've premiered already via festivals and other concerts.  Check out the full track listing and listen to 5 of the songs on the new album at Pretty Much Amazing.
Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Music - Nick Gill, Waves Are Only Water

I was recently given the opportunity to review a new album by an up-and comer-, Nick Gill, whose new album Waves Are Only Water is out now.  If you like singer/songwriters like Mat Kearney and Josh Kelley, I suggest checking him out.  Nick has a unique voice and a great sound on Waves. Here's a little taste, and my review can be found over at Life Is Awesome.

Nick's also on Facebook and Twitter

Friday, July 13, 2012

Cool Music Stuff on the Internet - Pitchfork Music Festival Streaming Live

The Pitchfork Music Festival is underway this weekend, and like most music festivals now, they are streaming performances online.  You can check it out on the livestream below all weekend: