VIDEO: Talking Heads’ “Swamp”

The past three days have included little outside of paper writing and sleeping for me. Fun, I know. However, I have grown inexplicably drawn to the song “Swamp” by the Talking Heads. I’ve always enjoyed it, but this week has seen a huge spike in its plays. I usually only stop long enough to switch to “Girlfriend is Better” for a minute or two.

Ruby Isle: “Aly Walk With Me”

Oh man, this is so good it’s ridiculous. Ruby Isle have started a project of covering the #1 song on each week. Last go around it was Hello Blue Roses, now it’s “Aly, Walk With Me” by the Raveonettes. But where the original was a slow, sad tune, Ruby Isle’s version is pure dancefloor gold. They sped it up, changed the key and added a solo. Thank God Kindercore is back, and thanks Ruby Isle for this awesome cover.

MP3: Ruby Isle – Aly Walk With Me (The Raveonettes)

Ruby Isle also make some sweet music of their own. Check it out on their Myspace

Casper and the Cookies: “Kiss Me Beneath the Christmas Tree”

I know it’s not even December yet, but that hasn’t stopped Casper and the Cookies from posting a new Christmas song for your enjoyment! The gang are hard at work on their new album which should be due out in early ’08 on Happy Happy Birthday to Me records.

MP3: Casper and the Cookies – Kiss Me Beneath the Christmas Tree

Casper and the Cookies on Myspace

Raveonettes: “Aly, Walk With Me”

I just got the new Raveonettes record Lust Lust Lust and feel compelled to share my love. The record’s like some crazy combination of Teenage Fanclub and My Bloody Valentine covering 50s beat-pop groups. It’s as weird and appealing as it sounds.

MP3: The Raveonettes – Aly, Walk With Me
No it’s not some twisted tribute to the theme from Twin Peaks. “Aly, Walk With Me” is a sexy slow number that drifts to your ears like Clinic on downers.

The Raveonettes on Myspace

Dan Rossen: “Too Little Too Late”

So while I’m neck-deep in the seven papers and one exam I have this week, it’s nice to know that there are still wonderful things out there. Take, for example, this cover of JoJo’s “Too Little Too Late” by Dan Rossen of Grizzly Bear. I’m not sure that I’ve heard the original, but this cover is quite nice.

MP3: Dan Rossen – Too Little Too Late (Jo Jo cover) [link]

VIDEO: Bishop Allen’s “Click Click Click”

Stereogum’s got the video for Bishop Allen’s “Click Click Click.”

The guys (and lady) are currently on tour in Europe:

Bishop Allen Tour Dates
Nov 26 Paris @ Flech D’Or
Nov 27 Paris @ Flech D’Or
Nov 28 Amsterdam @ Paradiso
Nov 29 Groningen @ Vera
Nov 30 Rouen @ Emporium Galorium
Dec 01 Nijmegen @ Marleyn
Dec 02 Utrecht @ Ekko
Dec 04 Munster @ GLEIS 22
Dec 05 Giessen @ Muk
Dec 06 Fribourg @ Nouveau Monde
Dec 07 Lausanne @ LE ROMANDIE
Dec 08 Barcelona @ Primavera Club Festival
Dec 10 Trieste @ Tetris Club
Dec 11 Zagreb @ SC
Dec 12 Vienna @ Rhiz
Dec 13 Munchen @ Rote Sonne
Dec 14 Dusseldorf @ PRETTY VACANT
Dec 15 Freiburg @ Swamp
Dec 16 Berlin @ Magnet Club