Just some great acoustic renditions from one of my current favorite UK bands, The Milk.
Savages are a new super hyped band in the indie rock world. It’s some sort of all women 4 piece punk rock-ish band that plays with a lot of fuzz and a lot of hard to understand lyrics and a rather chaotic bass rhythm. Basically, the same as 50% of indie rock bands out there.
There is some sort of weird feeling you get if you are listening to this song and i listened all the way through, which is weird for me with this type of music. Still, I don’t see this being anything more than the next band to have their name in medium sized print on the Coachella lineup only to fade back down to small print next year and then be back in ten years as a reunion for a band that nobody had ever really cared about in the first place, but at that point have their name in big print, because that’s just how Coachella rolls.
First of all, I’m always a bit confused by the people who give themselves a really weird name like “Cold Specks” or “The Rocket Summer” or “Michael Jackson” when they are just a solo act.
Anyhow, this chick has one hell of a voice. It’s like she spent an afternoon sitting under an oak tree by the side of a gravel road playing marbles with her tonsils.
I think she’s Canadian. But it’s ok because now she lives in London.
This guys is Norwegian. Isn’t that cute?! Norwegian guy with loop pedals and a nice voice, just makes me want to pinch his cheeks and eat pickled herring with him.
Probably about 10 or 12 years ago both Howie Day and Marc Broussard were up and coming singer songwriters in the US, and this guy seems like a total combination of the two of them, but with way cooler hair. I will even prove this combination by posting first a really old Howie Day video of him looping. Then a video of Marc Broussard singing like he does. And then, our Norwegian pal, Bernhoft, combining their styles.
Howie Day, Live at a really cool place in LA that no longer exists. I was at this show, but did not film this because Flip Cameras and video cell phones did not exist at the time.
Marc Broussard (who usually plays guitar, though he isn’t in this song for some reason) has never made a Great album, but his live shows are hard to beat. The emotion he puts into each performance, combined with his killer Louisiana style and voice, makes him awesome, but sadly unfamous.
And our Norwegian boy.
for lack of better words. this is fuck off amazing.
For some more videos, go here: http://made-blog.com/2011/07/25/moments-with-aloe-blacc-miki-and-jaybo-the-songs-part-16/
they’ve been playing some amazing new songs at their live shows. this is one of the few i could find a decent record of, but i wouldn’t say it’s their best. they have one that could seriously be a U2 song where Mr. Mumford plays drums and the bass player puts down the upright for an electric. Wild.
still probably new to most people out there, but these guys call themselves The Civil Wars and they’ve been moving people for a couple years now, so I already feel like I missed the bus on this one. But hey, they’re new to me and they are unbelievable so I gotta let you know about them.
A guy who looks like unkempt Johnny Depp and a girl that looks like a pretty girl. Mellow country at its finest. Just stunning deliberate and soft vocals that merge together wonderfully. I’ve been listening to their album quite a bit recently, really nice for a relaxing evening. I HIGHLY recommend grabbing their album.
Get the album here: Barton Hollow
Here is the title track, and probably the loudest track as well.
And a really fantastic live cover song that shows off their subtlety.
The Roxy just posted this video on their Facebook page of Guns N Roses playing Night Train at The Roxy back in 1986 and I don’t even know what to say about it. Honestly, my first thought is “how the fuck did someone look at this group of average fucks and decide that they needed record contract?” My second thought is “how the fuck did they become one of the biggest rock bands of all time?” My third thought is, “wow. this is FUCKING RAD.”