It's Monday and it's early, so I'll spare the everyone the "good morning" bit. I will say, however, that I played a serious game of catch up yesterday after being on vacation all last week, and have a ridiculous amount of music for you. Starting at about 10AM PST I'll be publishing a new post every half an hour, all day long. So you'll definitely want to stay tuned! Here are some remixes to tide you over. Here's to a great (GRAMMY) week ahead! [...]
T he art of the cover song is one all musicians have practiced at some point in their lives, some just stick with us more than others. 2012 was filled with fantastic covers, but after a very *ahem* scientific study, the ones below were last year's stand outs. In our minds and hearts anyway... 1. Heart of Mine (Bob Dylan) Blake Mills, Danielle Haim and Taylor Goldsmith | Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Click here to view the embedded [...]
Happy New Year from SpinningPlatters. Please go support a local live music venue or seven... Thursday, December 27th The Growlers, Sam Flax, The Abigails at The Fillmore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =HY696M0eC3A Friday, December 28th & Saturday, December 29th X, Hey Jerusalem at Slim's Hey Jerusalem are a band from Austin, TX that do a creepy blend of goth [...]
Art credit: Terra Schneider, Maddie Rosemurgy Music is inherently and intrinsically weaved into my life. Virtually everything I do, day in and day out, has a meticulously-chosen soundtrack. My guess, dear reader, is that we share this quality. For many years, I chose my music based on a single facet, be it lyrics, vocals, intricacy, simplicity, or whatever else delighted me at the time. I would study this quality, taking in as much as I could, until that artist or genre was exhausted for me, then I'd move on. As my tastes matured, however, this method [...]
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The Wild Honey Pie hosted Blake Mills in their home/studio as he played a few acoustic songs, one of which was a new one: "Don't Tell Your Friends About Me". If this is any indication of what his new album will be like, I cannot wait to hear the rest. This one definitely has a Ryan Adams vibe. Simply beautiful. The best part is you can download the track for free! Check out more, including "It'll All Work Out" over at The Wild Honey Pie. Don't Tell [...]
Three words. Fiona. Apple. Tickets. You want 'em? The Owl Mag's got 'em!
Everybody Taste is going on break for a week. While we're out, check in with our imprint Analog Edition's free label sampler , which features a gorgeous ocean-slapping instrumental from Blake Mills; an alternate take of Stone Darling's "Baby Come Home" that has J. Tillman (Father John Misty) on drums and Joel Morales (Babies On Acid) on bass; a giant swelling beauty of experimental pop from Lands & Peoples; the hushed previously vinyl-only Breakfast In Fur track "Ghost Story"; and a tease at our next release with DC fuzz-pop extraordinaires, Teen Mom. Analog Edition Sampler [...]
During one of his recent stopovers in New York while on tour with Fiona Apple, we had the pleasure of having the very busy Blake Mills down to our Ditmas Park home studio. As a summer storm rolled in, Blake set up with just his acoustic guitar, and blew us away with a fantastic performance of "It'll All Work Out" and a new song called "Don't Tell Your Friends About Me". The room, which we cleared out save for a vintage General Electric TV, served as a sparse and simple space in [...]
Electro-House Gods, Cold Blank's debut album, The Agenda has seen immediate success, and continues to create a buzz within the vast EDM universe. We tracked down the guys while they were touring Australia to answer some pressing questions about the album, beer and Adventure Time. Out now and available for purchase on Beatport and iTunes , The Agenda is a must have album for any fan of electronic music, so be sure to pick it up today! Featuring ten incredible tracks, ranging from Dubstep, to Drum and [...]
One of our very favorite artists— Black Mountain, North Carolina's Seth Kauffman—is gearing up for the release of his fifth LP and third under the nom de plume Floating Action on September 4th with Fake Blood . Kauffman's home-brewed, laid-back output revels in loose swinging rhythms, raw analog blasts of organ and guitar, and subtle yet entirely irresistible ear-worming melodies. Floating Action albums may not race up any charts, but Kauffman's coastal blend of dub and funk with rock and soul music is a timeless one. It now appears My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James shares that [...]
Apple has good taste in music.
Check out my photos of Fiona Apple at the Hollywood Palladium over at Stereogum .
The Hollywood Palladium was beyond sold out for Fiona Apple's last show on the current leg of her tour in support of new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of the Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Rope Will Do . Although she was thirty minutes late to the stage, Fiona was well worth the wait as she whipped through a seventeen song set. The second leg of her tour starts in late September and you better get tickets now if it isn't sold out already. Blake Mills pulled [...]
Stereogum The Hollywood Palladium was beyond sold out for Fiona Apple's last show on the current leg of her tour in support of new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of the Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Rope Will Do . Although she was thirty minutes late to the stage, Fiona was well worth the wait as she whipped through a seventeen song set. The second leg of her tour starts in late September and you [...]
This week is heavy on the world music... Maybe it's time that you took a leap and tried something completely new? It will be quite good for you. Thursday, July 26th King Tuff, Jaill, The Coathangers at Bottom Of The Hill Not only is King Tuff one of the most charismatic performers in rock & [...]
Fiona Apple’s guitarist (and certified solo musician in his own right) Blake Mills discusses his songwriting process, his girlfriend’s band Haim, and a mysterious upcoming trip to Cuba.
Fiona Apple encompasses everything a true artist should. She’s dazzling, angsty, and an incredibly talented performer who takes her music very seriously. In the 90s Apple gained a cult-like following, only made stronger by her seven year process to come out with a new project. She sure returned to the tour scene with a bang. Her stage time last night at the Orpheum was split front and center with an almost death-like grip on the mic and at the piano bench with a Phantom of the Opera-like passion. Though there was a mild interaction [...]
Photo by Steve CohenFiona Apple With Blake Mills Orpheum Theatre, MinneapolisMonday, July 16, 2012 From the moment she stepped on stage at the Orpheum, Fiona Apple seemed to be in her own special roo