Wilco Live On Letterman

One of the best things about being a dorky blogger is getting to extol the virtues of your favorite band. As we slingshot towards Tuesday’s official release of The Whole Love, Wilco is currently lighting up the blogosphere with a blend of stompbox-inspired noise and delicate Americana. Look no further than the transition from the back-to-back-to-back stomp of “Art of Almost,” “I Might,” and “I am Trying to Break Your Heart” on this webcast filmed in NYC at for the Live on Letterman series. The band follow the initial series of mostly bombastic songs with the sublime “One Wing” and “Born Alone”. I still haven’t heard The Whole Love, other than a track or two, even though it’s streaming on NPR and probably available elsewhere. Sometimes I prefer to wait but I probably can’t hold out much longer.

Much more Wilco love to come from PopHeart, including a review of the new album and a post of my favorite 25 Wilco tracks, plus a Kicking Television review I wrote for Rhino.com a while back. Here’s the full show from Sept. 21, 2011, plus the broadcast performance of “Born Alone”.


James Vincent McMorrow – Higher Love (Steve Winwood cover)

I enjoy a good cover; even more so when it’s an 80’s classic. Today I ran across Irish musician James Vincent McMorrow ‘s cover of Steve Winwood’s 1986 Higher Love. McMorrow strips it all down to it’s core delivering a piano-driven, melancholic rendition that is true to the original form while recreating it at the same time.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F22678773&James Vincent McMorrow – Higher Love (Steve Winwood Cover) by Hypetrak



How do you find about music?  Blogs, youtube, social media, etc. But I think the best way is to find out through friends! This band recommendation comes via my brother, Chris.

I saw the name, Telekinesis, and I was immediatly drawn. All most as something was pulling me into the web to search and hear all this bands music.

The lyrical electric guitars and the powerful bass riffs, combined with a post-punk motif make for a great rock and roll sensation.

This Seattle native combines the spirit of post-grunged out guitars with the softness of his voice.  Check it out his new album 12 Desperate Straight Lines.



Telekinesis by telekinesismusic

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F9842479 Telekinesis – ‘Dirty Thing’ | (from ’12 Desperate Straight Lines’) by YNMGZN

Florence + The Machine: Shake it Out

Florence + the Machine excitement is building up to the anticipated release of the follow-up to their 2009 album, Lungs. Shake It Out, recorded with producer Paul Epworth (Adele and Bloc Party), manages to exalt a dichotomy of an epically heavy, yet scaled back sound. Punching through the driving rhythms are the signature F+TM accordion, organ and synth sounds paired with a choir that transforms the song into an instant anthem. This is the 2nd track released (following What the Water Gave Me) from the album Ceremonials, due out October, 31st.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F23302672&show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff7700 Florence + The Machine – Shake it Out