1. Fake Headlines - Andrew Bird (orig. by The New Pornographers)

    I’ve had Brill Bruisers playing on a loop since Tuesday, so a New Pornos cover for Friday was in order.  

  2. Take Me to Church

    Hozier

    coketalk:

    Take Me To Church - Hozier

    I love a song that invokes religious imagery to describe good sex.

  3. Champions of Red Wine

    The New Pornographers

    Champions Of Red Wine - The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers

    The New Pornographers new release is terrific, as I expected.  So much good stuff.  This Neko Case track sounds like something from early 80’s ELO.

  4. thenewpornographers:

We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday, Sept. 4, The New Pornographers will be performing songs from Brill Bruisers at NYC’s legendary Brill Building itself!

The event is a part of NPR Music's First Listen Live series.
The Brill Building, located just off Times Square in New York City, is a major site in pop history and although it isn’t a live venue, we’re turning it into one for this one-time event. 

The New Pornographers will have a limited number of tickets available to see the band play in this special space. If you’re going to be in NYC next Thursday follow The New Pornographers’ socials this week (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) for chances to win. 

If you aren’t among the lucky few who win tickets, there will be video of the concert on NPR Music soon.

More info here.

What a cool event.

    thenewpornographers:

    We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday, Sept. 4, The New Pornographers will be performing songs from Brill Bruisers at NYC’s legendary Brill Building itself!
    The event is a part of NPR Music's First Listen Live series.
    The Brill Building, located just off Times Square in New York City, is a major site in pop history and although it isn’t a live venue, we’re turning it into one for this one-time event. 
    The New Pornographers will have a limited number of tickets available to see the band play in this special space. If you’re going to be in NYC next Thursday follow The New Pornographers’ socials this week (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) for chances to win. 
    If you aren’t among the lucky few who win tickets, there will be video of the concert on NPR Music soon.
    More info here.

    What a cool event.

  5. 930club:

    SIDE NOTES: The Afghan Whigs’ “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” Cover

    What’s the point of covering a famous song if it sounds like a carbon copy of the original, right? Which is what makes the Afghan Whigs’ cover of the Police’s megapopular song “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” so unique and great. The band covers the track with their signature pseudo-southwestern, creepy-bar-dude vibes. The result is a droning, disorienting midday nap of a tune with a completely different subtext.

    -Kelsey Butterworth

    See The Afghan Whigs at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, October 1!

    Creepy-bar-dude vibe indeed.  Greg Dulli strikes again.   

  6. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) - The Lumineers (orig. by Talking Heads)

    It’s been a while since I had a Heads cover for Friday.  Probably too long.

  7. Knees On The Ground - clipping.

    This is the least obtuse Diggs’s lyrics will ever get. We’re embarrassed by the timeliness of this track. We do not intend to capitalize on what is, undoubtedly, a terrible tragedy. But journalists make think-pieces and we make songs. Writers write what they know, and this is what we know right fucking now.

    — William Hutson, Clipping.

  8. On The Rocks - The RAA - Mended With Gold

    2nd track from their upcoming release.  I expect to be spending a lot of quality time with it once Sep 30th rolls around.

  9. How to Fight Loneliness «

    Good read on Jeff Tweedy and his new solo project with his son.

  10. Time Shows Fools - Justin Townes Earle

    This is about as close as JTE gets to rockin’ out. Sounds like Jackson Browne to me.  

  11. Why the New Pornographers are talking about Captain & Tennille

    "We’re the indie rock band that’s not afraid to sound like something from the ’70s, like Captain & Tennille, or whatever you want to throw in there," Mr. Newman says. "If our only influence was what’s happening now, it wouldn’t be very much fun."

  12. Time After Time - GRMLN (orig. by Cyndi Lauper)

    Happy Cover Friday!

    (Source: perfectmidnightworld / Carpark Records)

  13. Sophomore EP from alt folk band Del Water Gap.
    Produced by Del Water Gap in the East Village.

  14. On My Mind - Liam Bailey

    Another choice Soundcloud find.  Blues rock on a Sunday morning.