After seeing Andrew Bird twice in two days, my brain is kinda dead right now. In an attempt to get to be somewhat early (3:30 is early, right?), here’s some songs from Andrew’s amazing opener, Haley Bonar. She’s opened for Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Low and a bunch of others. If you’ve seen her, I’m pretty sure you’ll agree with me that she’s absolutely wonderful.
MP3: Haley Bonar – Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy
MP3: Haley Bonar – Am I Allowed
Pair this girl up with Immaculate Machine and the world just might end. Haley’s got a beautiful voice and a songwriting talent to match. Most of her songs are either guitar or keyboard-based, but both are particularly beautiful. Sadly, I wasn’t able to track down my two favorite tunes: “Car Wreck” and, what I believe was called “Route 16.” If someone has mp3s of these, feel free to leave a link in the comments.
Nice, thoughtful Destroyer post at Popsheep.
I saw the Parlour Boys at the Dame tonight. We talked about how the blogs have been lovin’ them. They were particularly fond of Skatterbrain Matt’s post on them.