Can a blog post be both long overdue and perfectly timed? You bet your stars and stripes it can!
When All Songs Considered held its Tiny Desk Concert contest, The Most Americans recorded an amazing live version of “A Song This Simple,” complete with singing wine glasses and Old Glory being all glorious in the background. It’s a thing of beauty, and it’s just what you need to turn your patriotism up to 11 today.
Check it out above, listen to new Most Americans song “Smell Like A Cynic” below and have an amazing 4th!
The Most Americans — “Smell Like A Cynic” [Spotify/iTunes]
Time to say goodbye to another Friday Cheers season. Sniff. It’s incredibly sad to think of how far off the next one is, but I figure I can suppress some of that longing by looking back at highlights from the shows I was able to make it to.
Without further ado, I present the inaugural YHT Friday Cheers Awards.
Would everyone love to hear Rob Ickes play some yazz dobro?
It’s the little things.
Bones is one of those albums I’ve been falling for from the inside out — one memorable moment at a time. (I promise I wrote the first part of that last sentence without the album’s title in mind. Spooooooky.)
The one exception would be the big, bombastic “Change Is Everyting,” which I loved wholly and instantly when I saw Son Lux open for tUnE-yArDs at the National back in March. The rest of Bones has grabbed me one little piece at a time. Here are a few spots I thought y’all might have fun listening out for:
A special CD Monday for the start of summer…
I was driving up (well… down and over, then up) to Chincoteague while Joe Pug was playing in Richmond on Friday, so I’m deploying Messenger as tactical redress.