May 03, 2012

Bright Eyes Teams Up With First Aid Kit

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes recently teamed up with the Swedish sisters of First Aid Kit to record a sweet little White Stripes cover. The trio puts quite an interesting spin on "We Are Going To Be Friends," including synths and some of the best voices in music today. Enjoy! Both groups will be playing this year's Newport Folk Festival. If you weren't able to get tickets before they sold out, the two groups and Dawes will be performing a one-off show together at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, RI before the fest. Enjoy!

Bright Eyes-"We Are Going To Be Friends (feat. First Aid Kit)"

Aesop Rock - "Zero Dark Thirty" Music Video

Aesop Rock, who recently dropped the very-difficult-to-understand-on-first-listen single "Zero Dark Thirty," has now released visuals to accompany the chaos. The mesmerizing clip shows Aesop spittin' his rhymes with constantly evolving graffiti behind him. Oh and if you want some help with the lyrics, check this out.

May 02, 2012

The Lumineers on KEXP

After hearing their stunning debut album, and attending one of their lively shows, I have become enamored with The Lumineers. The Denver folk group is quickly on the rise, selling out shows and winning the hearts of thousands of new fans every day. One of their latest stops was the KEXP studio, where the band recorded a beautiful session, performing four tracks from their self-titled album. Watch and enjoy!

Macklemore Talks New Album, XXL, and Being Independent

Last week we posted about a great interview of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis done by Hard Knock Tv. Now, the second half of the video has surfaced. In this segment, the MC and producer duo discuss their choice to stay independent, their upcoming album, as well as the XXL Freshman cover and Kendrick Lamar. Enjoy!

Bowerbirds - North Shore Session

Bowerbirds recently went to the warehouse district in downtown Minneapolis to record a North Shore Session. While walking around an empty warehouse, they perform "Overcome With Light" and "Brave World" off their fantastic latest album, The Clearing. Truly beautiful.

May 01, 2012

Shower Hour Spring Show #26

Last night, one of the last Shower Hour's of the season, was filled with soothing singer/songwriters. Tunes from Siskiyou, The Frames, Field Report, Portage, Adam Arcuragi, and many more streamed across the airwaves. If you didn't catch the show last night, you can stream it right here!

Stream Shower Hour Spring Show #26

The Civil Wars - VH1 Unplugged

One of our favorite live bands, The Civil Wars, filmed an unplugged session with VH1 that is now available online. Once again, it is quite clear that they are one of the finest, polished live acts around. In case you haven't seen how awesome they are live, now you know! Watch "20 Years" from the session below, and stream the whole set here.