I guess this isn’t the best cover I’ve seen all year, but I’d definitely put it comfortably in the top three so far (and Jamey gets points for being involved in the #1 slot too — Of Montreal covering the Jackson 5!) When I saw James Husband/Of Montreal in Nashville, one of the highlights was this spirited cover of Lykke Li’s “Little Bit.”
Thanks to the Booty Patrol for tracking down a good video of Jamey performing it in Athens.
Lemme tell you what: every band that’s ever done a Take Away Show is probably angry at the Blogotheque guys right now. “You mean we could’ve recorded our session on a cool french carousel? That was an option?!” they are likely yelling after watching this video.
Mix some of the best songs of the year with the Take Away Show’s always fantastic cinematography and you’ve got a video that’s perfect for your Saturday afternoon.
Thanks to the Decibel Tolls for pointing me to this new cover Emily Reo did of Built to Spill’s “Cars.” Unfortunately I’m not really that up on my BTS, so I had to youtube the original. Embarrassing, I know.
Thanks to Stereogum for this great video of Bat for Lashes covering Radiohead’s “All I Need” live in concert. It’s not quite up to Radiohead standards — but really, who is? Would’ve been sweet to catch this in concert, but then again I’d just like to see Bat For Lashes in concert at all.
In a further attempt to suck up to non-Kentucky readers, I’ve got another out of state contest for you guys. (well, I guess you can win if you’re in KY — you’d just have to drive a really long way)
I’m giving away two tickets to the Harvest of Hope Festival in St. Augusine, Florida. Since I was born in Florida, to enter to win, leave a comment naming the state you were born in and the state you currently reside in.
I’ll pick a winner Thursday, March 4, and email you — so be sure to enter your email so I can contact you if you win!
Harvest of Hope runs March 12-14 in St. Augustine, FL. The lineup is full of fantastic bands like Man Man, Broken Social Scene and Cymbals Eat Guitars. I will be wildly jealous of whoever wins these tickets and gets to go. Best of luck, Floridians and people willing to drive a little ways!
As you may haveread on a few other KY blogs, Of Montreal will be playing a show at Buster’s this May. However, what you might not have picked up is that this is going to be a You Ain’t No Picasso Presents event, which means I’ll be there giving away the new YANP tshirts and just generally rocking out with you guys. So get excited, Lexington!
Of Montreal Tour Dates
April 6 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric – 18+
April 7 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon – 18+
April 8 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz – AA
April 9 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore – AA
April 10 – Orlando, FL – Firestone Live – AA
May 22 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin Wolf – 18+ **
May 23 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk – AA **
May 24 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater – 14+ **
May 25 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom – AA **
May 26 – Columbia, MO – 9th Street Summerfest – AA ** May 27 – Lexington, KY – Buster’s – 18+ **
May 28 – TBA
May 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts – AA **
May 30 – Waterford, CT – B.O.M.B Fest – AA
May 31 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson – AA **
June 1 – Richmond, VA – The National – AA **
June 2 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – AA **
** w/ James Husband & Noot d’Noot
Woo! I knew that I’d get to catch the Whigs again before too long. Of course, they were just in Kentucky, so it’s kind of my fault… but that’s not the point! The point is that they were just booked to play with Band of Skulls and the 22-20s at Cosmic Charlie’s on April 6th. Another fantastic band playing a block from my house? Don’t mind if I do, universe. Don’t mind if I do…
w/Band of Skulls
Tuesday, April 6
8pm | $12 | 21+
It seems like every time there’s a new We Are Scientists album out, the first I hear from it is a radio rip of their lead single from a British radio station. On the plus side, now that they’re wildly famous over there, the quality of the rips has gotten excellent! I guess that’s what having a few dedicated diehards will do, compared to being a young group nobody’s heard of yet.
Anyway, this track is called “Rules Don’t Stop” and will be on their upcoming record Barbara — out this June.
I’ll start with the upside: new Happy Hollows song! Now the unfortunate downside: you can’t make out even one word of the vocals. It’s a halfway decent recording otherwise, but you literally can’t hear anything she’s saying and it’s kind of a drag. Still, if you’re as into the band as I am, you’ll probably want to check it out. But if this is your first intro to the group, stop right there and go watch this sweet video instead.