There’s a new indie-pop band called Ages and Ages that I have really been digging lately. Their borderline cheesy single, “Divisionary (Do the Right Thing)” is probably my favorite song of the year so far. Well they dropped by the NPR Music office for a Tiny Desk Concert last week and it’s definitely worth a viewing.
I got turned onto a new multi-media music project, where they ask the artist to play an alternate arrangement of a set of songs. They aim to create something unique that you can’t find on their album or at the show. They have put out some quality videos thus far and their most recent set with David Ramirez is stellar.
Today’s song is a brand new tune from The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy. He performed the new song, Carolina Low at the Aladdin Theater in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Everything this guy does is gold.
I got the chance to see Noah Gundersen perform live last week. I had to drive 3 hrs to get to the show and then drive straight back so that I could get make it to work at 7AM the next morning. Best decision I made all week! This guy is unbelievable. If you haven’t listened to Ledges, his first full-length album as a solo artist, you are truly missing out. The highlight of the show and a song that I can’t get out my head (not that I really want to) was “Cigarettes”. This a heart-rending and beautiful song that compares his relationship with cigarettes to his relationship with a girl. It’s an early candidate for my song of the year. Take a listen to this great live performance of the song, brought to us by Serial Box.