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.
Welcome to another MP3 Roundup! These are the songs that are rocking The 405 stereo today! MP3: Sufjan Stevens - Sofia's Song MP3: Tortoise - Name of Song MP3: Jeffrey Lewis - Roll Bus Roll MP3: Rural Alberta - Don't Haunt This Place MP3: Deer Tick - Easy Links: http://www.sufjan.com http://www.myspace.com/tortoise http://www.thejeffreylewissite.com http://www.myspace.com/theraa http://www.myspace.com/deertick [read more]
Today's Mix/Cover/Live includes Bonjay, Ryan Adams, Sufjan Stevens and Christian Aids. MP3: Bonjay - Want A Gang (Hard Mix Remix) http://www.myspace.com/bonjaymusic MP3: Ryan Adams - Expressway To Yr. Skul (Sonic Youth) MP3: Sufjan Stevens - Age Of Adz (Live) http://www.sufjan.com/ MP3: Christian Aids - Young Luv http://christianaids.bandcamp.com/ [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]
Welcome to Label Picks for New Music. Every fortnight we invite a label to pick one up and coming band on their own label and another not associated with the label. This first edition features Oxford-based Alcopop Records. Jack Clothier picks Ute and Gunning for Tamar as his picks for the best new music. [read more]