1. You Go Down Smooth - Lake Street Dive (live)

     
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    tehvalerie:

    It’s a dreary, gross Monday but there’s a new Nickel Creek song on youtube so the sun must be shining somewhere.

     
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    "Young Fathers" - Typhoon (live)

    Now I’m as old as you were when you had me
    Should I be afraid?
    Should I start a family?
    Raise them in the wild
    because up against the city
    My love is such a small thing.

    One of the very best songs of 2013, from the brilliantly noisy 11-piece “indie symphony” that is Typhoon. I’ll post a full “best of 2013” playlist soon, but for now, just enjoy this passionately energetic live version.

     
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    The Final Update: NPR Music’s Best Music Of 2013 On Spotify, Rdio

     
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    brightwalldarkroom:

    Re: Stacks (Bon Iver cover) - Oscar Isaac

    It’s safe to say that Oscar Isaac is having a year. The breakout star of the Coen Brothers latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, Isaac looks poised to grab his first Oscar nomination for playing the titular character, a Greenwich Village folk singer circa 1961. While many of you already know that Isaac performs all of his own musical numbers in the film, far fewer are probably aware that Isaac was an accomplished singer before ever crossing paths with the Coen Brothers, having fronted a band called NightLab for a few years now.

    And in one of those wonderful internet discovery moments, it turns out that NightLab has its own YouTube page, which dates all the way back to 2009. And that’s where you will find this amazing little thing - Oscar Isaacs covering Bon Iver’s “Re: Stacks” all by his lonesome in a room somewhere. And he nails it.

     
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    Silver Timothy - Damien Jurado

    Brand new music, from his upcoming LP, Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son, which will be out next year.

    (Source: sometimesagreatnotion)

     
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    Satellite of Love - Okkervil River (Lou Reed cover)

     

    lou reed okkervil river 

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    Did I mention that I made you a playlist for this fall? For the times when it starts to get a bit windy, leaves blowing all around, the sky seeming colder, its light burning out earlier with each passing day?
Because I did.
Songs for Fall (2013)
1. Row (from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) - Jon Brion2. It Was My Season - Okkervil River3. There’s a Reason - AA Bondy4. Blue Moon - Big Star5. Let’s Be Still - The Head and The Heart6. Heart It Races - Dr. Dog7. Living This Life Makes It Hard - The Dutchess & The Duke8. Why Try to Change Me Now? - Fiona Apple9. Museum of Flight - Damien Jurado10. Hooves - Bowerbirds11. Grace Cathedral Hill - The Decemberists12. Darling Be Home Soon - The Lovin’ Spoonful13. Demon Host - Timber Timbre14. Leave the City - Magnolia Electric Co.15. Byegone - Volcano Choir16. The Biggest Lie - Elliott Smith
It works best with headphones. So, wrap them around your ears, bundle up in your new fall coat, and go out for a nice long walk. I picked this music out to keep you company along the way.
I made it just for you.

    Did I mention that I made you a playlist for this fall? For the times when it starts to get a bit windy, leaves blowing all around, the sky seeming colder, its light burning out earlier with each passing day?

    Because I did.

    Songs for Fall (2013)

    1. Row (from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) - Jon Brion
    2. It Was My Season - Okkervil River
    3. There’s a Reason - AA Bondy
    4. Blue Moon - Big Star
    5. Let’s Be Still - The Head and The Heart
    6. Heart It Races - Dr. Dog
    7. Living This Life Makes It Hard - The Dutchess & The Duke
    8. Why Try to Change Me Now? - Fiona Apple
    9. Museum of Flight - Damien Jurado
    10. Hooves - Bowerbirds
    11. Grace Cathedral Hill - The Decemberists
    12. Darling Be Home Soon - The Lovin’ Spoonful
    13. Demon Host - Timber Timbre
    14. Leave the City - Magnolia Electric Co.
    15. Byegone - Volcano Choir
    16. The Biggest Lie - Elliott Smith

    It works best with headphones. So, wrap them around your ears, bundle up in your new fall coat, and go out for a nice long walk. I picked this music out to keep you company along the way.

    I made it just for you.

    (Source: sometimesagreatnotion)

     
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    Okkervil River on Conan last night. So good.

    I seriously can’t stop listening to this record, especially the first 4 songs. I’m guessing it’s because a record that sets out to evoke a 10 year old’s experience growing up in a small town in the mid-late ’80s (both sonically and lyrically) is basically a record aimed squarely at the demographic of me, but still, as objectively as I can be, The Silver Gymnasium is amazing. 

    Shivering from the late fall cold, 
    I felt like a solid ghost. 
    I ran and then I couldn’t slow. 
    My father found me though, my father took me home. 

    He said, Oh, son, I saw you get knocked down, 
    and I ran out I bet your head was spinning. 
    With that bright pain you stunned, 
    when you’ve only just begun to be only just beginning. 

    Tossed in the viper pit, all those feelings and fears, 
    and all that difficult shit in all those tender years. 
    There was something in the air; something gathered in the air. Something singing in the wind.

    (And they even made a 1980s style computer video game to go along with it!)

    (Source: sometimesagreatnotion)

     
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    theonion:

Eric Clapton Wows Audience With Even Slower Version Of ‘Layla’