Indie Stephen Carradini
Having fallen head over heels for Frightened Rabbit in 2010, I was more than excited to hear another emotion-laden Scottish band when Broken Records’ “Let Me Come Home” was passed my way. The album did not let its Scottish brethren down.
Watch Sufy play ‘Pleasure Principle’ with half of The National
Last week on his Postpostrock.com blog, Daniel J. Kushner published a terrific, three-partinterview with neon gaff tape-wearing indie Americana folk artist Sufjan Stevens that focused on his most recent release, the odd but intriguing departure, “The Age of Adz.” Sufjan’s not known to give many interviews, so I definitely encourage you to give this one a read.
Attentive viewers will recognize one of the Dessner brothers (they’re twins, so bonus points to whoever can tell me which one it is) on this intimate live-in-studio session for WNYC radio in New York, and attentive listeners will recognize the song as the end of Sufjan’s epic suite, “Impossible Soul,” from “The Age of Adz.”
And they didn’t even need to make their own video to do it.
A little while back, mopey indie rockers The National contributed the song “Exile Vilify” to the “Portal 2” soundtrack. The video game teamed up with the Brooklyn band to host a contest to find the best fan-made video for the song. We now officially have the winner of that contest.
I give you the world’s saddest hand puppet:
You can watch a bunch of other fan vids on the “Suggestions” bar of the YouTube page for the hand puppet video. But I don’t recommend it, as listening to “Exile Vilify” more than once will completely eviscerate your spirits.
Folk Matt Carney
Just when I was about to write off the debut LP from Australian
lady-singer collective Seeker Lover Keeper as a collection of overly
subdued, wannabe Feist mishy-mash, a shocking and attention-grabbing
drum machine hooked me back in on the sixth track, “Rely on Me,” midway
through the album.
The Spy’s latest show balances music and wine to produce a hybrid of sensory pleasure.
Food and Drink Features Jenn Scott
Currently trending in the wine world is pairing your favorite vino with
your favorite jams. Not the stuff you put on bread — the stuff you play
loudly on your speakers.