Listen to Chris Schlarb's take on The Beach Boys' 'Til I Die', featuring Sufjan Stevens
Taken from Chris Schlarb's forthcoming Psychic Temple II album, 'Til I Die' is a cover of one of The Beach Boys' lesser known tracks (Fact: It's one of the few Beach Boys songs which both the words and music were written solely by Wilson - thanks Wikipedia) and features the ever-brilliant Sufjan Stevens.
From the moment the drums soothly enter your headspace, you'll be aware that this isn't a standard take on the track, but beautiful and touching nonetheless.
If this floats your boat (we had to throw in a nautical reference), then we suggest you grab the album when it's released on July 16th via Asthmatic Kitty. It features two more covers, plus a bunch of exciting collaborations.
Today's Mix/Cover/Live includes Sleigh Bells, Sex Beet, Sufjan Stevens & Girl Talk. MP3: Sleigh Bells - AB Machines (French Horn Rebellion Remix) http://www.myspace.com/sleighbellsmusic MP3: Sex Beet â Dirty Boots (Sonic Youth cover) http://www.myspace.com/sexbeet MP3: Sufjan Stevens - Romulus (Live) http://www.sufjan.com/ MP3: Girl Talk - Triple Double http://www.myspace.com/girltalk [read more]
Today's Mix/Cover/Live + MP3 Roundup includes Remix MP3: Little Boots - Remedy (A1 Bassline Get Hype Remix) Cover MP3: Sufjan Stevens - The One I Love (R.E.M) Live MP3: Patrick Wolf - Bloodbeat (Live) MP3 Roundup The Phenomenal Handclap Band MP3: The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You'll Disappear http://www.myspace.com/phenomenalhandclap The Maccabees and The Dodworth Colliery Band MP3: The Maccabees and The Dodworth Colliery Band - Can You Give It... (continued) [read more]
Spine tingling or chilling. Not in a gothic way, not as in Halloween, nor in a melodramatic manner. That would be another, much more fun list. We mean hairs standing up on the back of your neck, shivers down your spine. Here are a selection of voices (mainly) and songs that gently do this for us. They've all got the Spook. We've deliberately not got anything too recent on here, as with new to you songs it's usually impossible for us to distinguish between those that instantly g... (continued) [read more]
Danielson a.k.a. Danielson Famile a.k.a. Brother Danielson have announced the release of their new album, Best of Gloucester County, the follow to their critically acclaimed 2006 album Ships. The album, which features Sufjan Stevens and Jens Lekman is set for release on March 14th 2011 via Fire Records. Tracklisting: 1. Complimentary Dismemberment Insurance 2. This Day Is A Loaf 3. Grow Up 4. Lil Norge 5. But I Don't Wanna Sing About Guitars 6. People's Partay 7. O... (continued) [read more]