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John Maus – Hey Moon

Posted September 25, 2011 by Kevin

“We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves”, the new John Maus album is a jaw dropper.  On first listen I’d say it’s stirring up a good mix of James Blake meets Ariel Pink vibe and the result is brilliant.   This is a top runner for me this year so far.  This cover of Molly […]

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Calexico
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Calexico – Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins)

Posted September 14, 2012 by Kevin

Calexico is the only band that can claim its song was played on the last Space Shuttle mission: Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords dedicated the band’s “Slowness” to her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. It was just the latest in a long line of quiet accomplishments by the Arizona band, which stirs traditional Southwestern sounds with the […]

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james blake
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James Blake – A Case of You

Posted October 7, 2011 by Kevin

When asked to give his definition of dubstep in an interview last month, James Blake said, “There’s a very broad template, but it largely focuses on a bassline and the intricacies of drum patterns and it has an intense focus on a feeling– and I think that’s a separation from some other dance music.” Ostensibly, […]

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Willie Nelson – Just Breathe (Pearl Jam) ft. Lukas and Micah Wilson

Posted September 21, 2012 by Kevin

Another example of how to pick and play a cover song.  Not a lot of variation from the original but there something uniquely Willie Nelson about it.  This coming off of Nelson’s 54th and latest studio album, “Heroes” that dropped May 15th.  

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My Morning Jacket
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My Morning Jacket – Take My Breath Away

Posted October 14, 2011 by Wesley Warren

This sounds like one of those impossible cover songs that you’d see in the old days of Napster. I can’t tell you how many times I fell for downloading “Radiohead & Guns N’ Roses – Comfortably Numb.” But this one’s real, baby. So if you’ve ever had a hankering to hear Jim James belt 80’s […]

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