The Glitch Mob covers The White Stripes

Did you see The Glitch Mob roll through Nashville’s Exit/In a couple of weeks ago?  Maybe, if you were lucky enough to get tickets to the sold out show.  Have you seen The White Stripes lately?  No, because they aren’t around anymore (*sob*).

Well, thanks to the magic of computers and the internet, you can hear what it would be like if they were on the same stage.  Check it out below.

Washed Out covers Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game

Rising chillwave star Washed Out (aka Ernest Greene) is following up the release of his much hyped debut LP, Within and Without, with a cover of Chris Isaak’s sultry classic “Wicked Game”.  The Sub Pop Records signee got his start in rural Georgia recording songs in his bedroom, which is exactly where his songs are most likely to be played.  If you don’t know about Washed Out yet, you will very soon.

I have attached some songs from his most recent LP below, as well as a link to the Sirius XMU session performance where he covered “Wicked Game”.

Enjoy.

Wicked Game

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Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Releases Children’s Book

I guess having seen a broke mother turn her children’s subway entertainment into the world-wide phenomenon of Harry Potter made an impression on indie-rocker Colin Meloy of the Decemberists.  Well, now that Harry Potter is over, Meloy, along with his wife, has released a children’s book entitled, Wildwood.  You can read a quick little blurb about it from Rolling Stone.

Meloy and his Decemberists will be in Nashville on August 6th for a show at the Ryman.  If you are the type that loves inspired lyrical indie folk (ala Death Cab For Cutie), this is a do not miss show for you.  You can get tickets here.  Below are a couple of songs to help you spend your money.

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Live Tom Waits album

The music blog, Aquarium Drunkard, has put up a link to download a live Tom Waits album Never Talk To Strangers.

Tom Waits is hands down one of my favorite artists of all time.  I once learned that he was playing in Radio City Music Hall for a benefit concert for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and I cashed in about a bazillion airline miles to get to New York to see him perform.  The reclusive Waits rarely tours anymore, but, if he happens to be within several hundred miles, it is well worth your time to go check him out.  Did anyone reading this get to see him at the Ryman in 2006?

Click on over to Aquarium Drunkard to read a little diddy about his feelings on Waits.  You can click here to download the 1979 recording.