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Fleet Foxes’s 10 best songs.

Who knew J.Tillman ( @fatherjohnmisty ) could get even better looking with a haircut. Although his on stage dance moves may only be slightly better than Lana Del Ray, he is quite entertaining. Lets chalk it up to being behind a drum kit for so many years.

gifs via @yael #FJMgifs

i think he borrowed the jacket from one of his alter boys.

with Joanna Newman and look closely you’ll see Robin Pecknold

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Robin Pecknold has implied through some recent tweets that there’s trouble in his love life. Just yesterday, he flat-out tweeted that he had ended his relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Olivia. (he has since deleted the tweets). Just within the last hour or so, he posted this song on Soundcloud, via Twitter, tugging at heartstrings across the globe. Poor boy is wearing his heart on his sleeve and appears to have launched a campaign to get her back. This may be one of the most romantic moments in rock, in my humble opinion. I wish the best for him and if I were Olivia, I’d be hard-pressed not to forgive a man who wrote a love song about me. Hell, he had me at the title. #oliviatakehimback

Who Are?

February 3, 2012

Check out tonight’s video chat with ‘Father John Misty’s’ Josh Tillman 9pm GMT

http://www.yowie.com/videochat/5ou-father-john-misty

 

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Best Cover Songs of 2011

December 18, 2011

Seems like cover songs are all the rage and I’m sure it’s due to ease of home-recording through such sites as SoundCloud and Bandcamp. What a great way to get a feel for what a musician’s audience thinks of songs they are working on or just sharing with their fans.

I decided to make a list of the one’s I liked the most but I didn’t put them in any particular order. That’s just too difficult. It’s not a top 10 list, it’s just my favorites so If you have a favorite that you’d like to share, post it in comments.

Trent Reznor and Karen O, Led Zepplin, ‘Immigrant Song’
Good lord, how did they pull this one off?? It’s awesome and updated really well. It won’t ever replace the original but I love it and love how perfectly Ms. O’s vocals work with the song.

Robin Pecknold and Alela Diane cover Nico’s ‘These Days’
The lead singer of Fleet Foxes, has often expressed his love for the 70’s legend and Warhol prootege for her music. It’s nice to hear his take on this classic Nico song.

Bon Iver-Bonnie Raitt ‘ I can’t make you love me/love in the nick of time’
Not only does Justin Vernon produce Grammy nominated albums but he can honor a classic song with skill and beauty. Justin, also known as Bon Iver, does a beautiful mix rendition of two Bonnie Raitt classics.
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Vernon has covered many songs including a few he recorded in 2008. Here are some stand out covers:
Bon Iver – Why (Annie Lennox Cover)
Bon Iver – The Park (Feist Cover)

John Legend-Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’
I found this amazing a capella version of John Legend singing Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and it just floored me. You must have an amazing voice to be able to pull off an Adele cover and John stood up to the challenge. Beautiful.
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Lissie- Metallica ‘Nothing Else Matters’
Only Lissie could pull off a cover of a metal song and make it work. She may have just breathed new life into this Metallica classic. Lissie just came out with an album of covers, “Covered Up With Flowers” so be sure to check it out. They’re all amazing.

Jessie Baylin Thin Lizzy ‘A Song for While I’m Away’
Sticking with the theme of “rock cover songs you didn’t expect from gorgeous female singer/songwriter’s”, Jessie Baylin gives Thin Lizzy’s,’A Song for While I’m Away’ a new twist. Check out her  EP of covers, “Pleasure Center”.

St. Vincent Big Black ‘Kerosene’ 
and to end the trifecta of our ladies with gentle souls rocking out, here’s St. Vincent blowing our minds with this intense cover of Big Black’s ‘Kerosene’…who knew? It’s loud, it’s obnoxious but it’s amazing.  This woman can do anything.

Birdy- Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love’
If you haven’t heard of birdy yet, you will. She’s a 16 year old British girl who won Open Mic UK competition when she was just 12 years old. She just released her debut album “Birdy” November 7th.

James Vincent McMorrow Steve Winwood’s ‘Higher Love’ 
Love this slowed down version of this Winwood classic. If you haven’t heard this guys own stuff you must! He’s an amazing musician.

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