It starts on a Wednesday, with a faint feeling of not-rightness about the head, as if the senses were secretly, suddenly drunk. And you can't teach like this, so you check yourself out early from work, a pre-emptive strike that gives false hope Thursday morning but ultimately fails: by Thursday night the throat begins to swell and catch, shrugging itself into place like a cachet of blankets, and the body remembers: this is how it begins, and it's not going to be fun. Friday morning marks the first of 5 days of high fever [...]
Watch Dawn Landes sing with a choir of bell chimes! Performed in the historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights where Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Henry Ward Beecher used to "hang out." Also, don't forget Dawn's performance of "Sleigh Ride" a few years back: Continue reading VIDEO: Dawn Landes "Joy to The World" w/ a Choir of Bell Chimes! at Backseat Sandbar .
I’m still in doubt about 2012…If you'd asked me one week ago what kind of year it was in French music, I would have said “hmm”… Big names fell short, no album really stood out, no song kept ringing around in my head… But that was last week. When making this list and going through all the music, it turned out 2012 wasn’t that bad. A lot of talent stood out. So no Françoise Hardy, no Berry, No Pauline Croze, no Daphné, no Barbara Carlotti….but instead: 10 Dawn Landes - Mal Habillée [...]
DOWNLOAD: Hannah Cohen - "The Crying Game" ( Yuka Honda Remix) (MP3) Owen Pallett backstage w/ Grizzly Bear in Canada (via Ed Droste Instagram ) As mentioned , Doveman (aka Thomas Bartlett) is doing his next Burgundy Stain Session show at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on October 12 . Those residencies always come with a slew of guests, and he's revealed that this next one [...]
A Kentucky-girl with a husky voice who fell in love with France, who learned to speak French by listening to French music and finally released a French EP. Dawn Landes ' story in a nutshell. The countryfied singer, who released two albums on France-based label Fargo, got help from (among others) Karen Lohier of Katel, Tunde from TV On The Radio and Matthew C. from Nada Surf. With the latter, she sings a pretty duet. The EP closes with a Georges Brassens cover, and features touches of doo-wop, country, jazz and Françoise Hardy-style weepers. Not all songs [...]
La Vie au Lasso (mp3) Dawn Landes http://www.facebook.com/dawnla ndes/ ケンタッキーのフォー クシンガーが最近発表 した 新曲なのだ。ただし歌 詞がフランス語。ちょ いと 変り種なのだ。 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =9-bvy-BlTBY Dawn Landes, La Vie au Lasso Ariel Storm - Flower http://music-islands.com/blog/ ?p=233
In 2005, Kentucky-born Dawn Landes flew to Paris and her liaison amoureuse with the French people, music and culture began. The feeling, happily, was mutual as Gallic radio and critics picked up on Landes' early recordings and her debut album picked up by a regional label. Landes toured the countryside, picking up the language and becoming enamored with the music iconic performers like Serge Gainsbourg and Francoise Hardy. Landes salutes the early 60's French pop style known as Yé-Yé with Mal Habillée (Badly Dressed), a seven track [...]
Last weekend I did something a bit taboo. No, nothing that bad. What I did was this: I took my email inbox, and I cleared it. I archived everything - over 15,000 unread messages. It had just gotten a bit too out of control. Then, this week, I checked ALL my emails, filtered out what I wanted to cover, and pulled some select ones to add to my radio show. Understand this: going through sometimes up to 100 emails in an evening is very time consuming. You have [...]
La cantante y compositora estadounidense Dawn Landes regresa con un álbum cantado completamente en francés. Mal Habillée es su nombre y en él han colaborado autores y músicos franceses, además de otros invitados como Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) o Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio). La Vie Au Lasso es el primer single. Mp3: Dawn Landes. La Vie Au Lasso
photos by Amanda Hatfield Opening on keys, Meiburg's choice to begin with "Snow Leopard" about brought me out of my seat. As a guy who regularly pontificates, "Shearwater's Rook is in my Top 5 albums of all-time," it was a welcome initiation to a band I was long overdue to see live. Ten of the 18-song set was off Animal Joy. The highlight, for me, was the solo rendition of "Hail, Mary" which I previously thought of as a relatively easy going number, again, much to [...]
The National at Beacon Theater in 2011 ( more by Toby Tenenbaum ) Doveman 's Burgundy Stain Sessions at Le Poisson Rouge continue TONIGHT (4/13) with Aaron Dessner and Bryan Devendorf of The National , Julia Stone (of Angus and Julia Stone), Trixie Whitley , and more. Tickets for tonight's show, and for the next three , are still available. In related news, Doveman collaborator and occasional Burgundy [...]
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Today our picks start with Fanfarlo at the Hype Hotel located at 504 Trinity Street. They're scheduled to take the stage at 10:00 PM. A few years ago I enjoyed a set from Dawn Landes at South by Southwest so she's my next pick. She will be playing at Lustre Pearl starting at 8:00 PM. The address is 97 Rainy Street. And if you decide to stick around the Lustre Pearl you'll be in for a [...]
Sneak Attack Media At SXSW Tonight the Devil brings you a second helping of great artists appearing at SXSW supported by my friends at Sneak Attack Media. ______________________________ __________ GENTLEMEN HALL Go See Thursday, March 15 3:00pm, Paradigm/AM Only Showcase @ IFC Crossroads House (302 E. 6th St) 9:00pm, Roxy Theatre Showcase @ [...]
Dawn Landes is one of my favorite people, hands down. If she wants to cover Tom Petty, then I'm all ears. Thanks to the folks at Live & Breathing for their wonderful work.
Dawn Landes, Ray Rizzo and friends are going to be performing tonight at theRudyard Kiplin and are inviting the rest of Louisville...not just to join them as audience, but to join them on stage as performers. Hootenanny-style! The fun gets underway at 9pm and is a suggested donation of $5. Continue reading Dawn Landes, Ray Rizzo, Brian Schreck, Roadie & others @ Rudyard Kipling TONIGHT - 12/27 at Backseat Sandbar .
Hem have released a holiday track from their upcoming album Departure and Farewell called "Identical Snowflakes". I'm not really a holiday music person, but I am very much a Hem person - the New York based indie rockers rank high on my list of most-favorite-bands-ever. "Identical Snowflakes" is what you'd expect a holiday track to be; sweet and lovely, but with the added bonus of Sally Green's gorgeous vocals and the band's signature harmonies. You'd have to be completely heartless not to love it. Hem - Identical Snowflakes [via [...]
On the subject of retro-pop how about this from trio Dawn Landes, Annie Nero, and Lauren Balthrop collectively The Bandana Splits . The Bandana Splits - Sometimes And a Smiths cover too. The Bandana Splits -Everyday Is Like Sunday
Dawn Landes, Annie Nero, and Lauren Balthrop cover Morrissey's 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' in their new girl group the Bandana Splits.
Apparently, it's Sam Cohen week on the ole blog. Tuesday, I posted about the former Apollo Sunshine musician's psychedelic-infused solo project Yellowbirds . Now today, we have The Bandana Splits: a doo-wop flavored girl-group project produced by Cohen. The trio of singers is comprised of Brooklynites Lauren Balthrop, Annie Nero, and one of Everybody Taste's favorite folkies, Dawn Landes. Try a single serving of the fabulous debut via "Sometimes"—an irresistibly upbeat harmony and tambourine smothered gem that immediately lifts the spirits. The album, Mr. Sam Presents The Bandana Splits , is out now and you can snag your [...]