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1.11.12

mix(ed bag)

Just some songs I been listenin’ to in no order of preference…..Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lana Del Ray, David Lynch w/ Karen O, UNKLE w/ Katrina Ford, Secret Sisters w/ Jack White on geetar…

Paradisco by planned_obsolescence

Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans by pillowjungle

David Lynch – Pinky’s Dream (feat. Karen O) by Pretty Much Amazing

UNKLE – Caged Bird (feat Katrina Ford) by davish34

Secret Sisters feat Jack White: Big River (Johnny Cash cover) by TheMusicFile

Posted at 8pm on 1/11/12 | 4 comments | Filed Under: female voices | read on

9.19.11

never tear us apart

Annie covers INXS. If you’re hankering for more St. Vincent covers, here is a treasure trove.

st.vincent never tear us apart by onetwothreegee

Posted at 11am on 9/19/11 | 2 comments | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on

8.13.11

cocoon by alpines

Loving this song.

Posted at 5pm on 8/13/11 | 6 comments | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on

8.13.11

immigrant song

Just discovered that the spine-tingling cover of Led Zepp’s Immigrant Song from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer is sung by Karen O!! (with music by Trent Reznor??)

Doesn’t compare to hearing Ann Wilson perform this song live, but it comes close. (Maybe.)

Posted at 5pm on 8/13/11 | 1 comment | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on

7.17.11

i am shell i am bone

Listening to Gazelle Twin‘s debut album, The Entire City. Imagine if The Knife, Enya and Hans Zimmer made a musical baby. Haunting gorgeous weirdness.

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5.3.11

nicks

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5.3.11

mosshart

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2.12.11

i follow rivers

Directed by Tarik Saleh, starring Swedish actor Fares Fares and Lykke Li herself. Filmed on the barren island of Gotland, Närsholmen. Inspired by the film “The Sacrifice” (which now I must see.) Powerful video. (Hat tip: Kate)

Posted at 12am on 2/12/11 | 1 comment | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on

4.21.10

i’ve eaten them baked, in their jackets and boots

I’m not a fan of Natalie Merchant, but my Dad promised that if I watched the first song of this performance it’d suck me in. He was right. I swear, the first song will have you thoroughly charmed. Natalie’s new album, Leave Your Sleep, is a collection of lost 19th century poems and nursery rhymes. This whole presentation/performance is a lovely mixture of delight and melancholy. The lyrics to these poem-songs can be found here.

Here are the lyrics to the first song/poem, The Sleepy Giant by Charles E. Carryl:

My age is three hundred and seventy-two
I think, with the deepest regret
How I used to pick up and voraciously chew
The dear little boys that I met

I’ve eaten them raw, in their holiday suits
Eaten them curried with rice
I’ve eaten them baked, in their jackets and boots
And found them exceedingly nice

But now that my jaws are too weak for such fare
I think it exceedingly rude
To do such a thing, when I’m quite well aware
Little boys do not like being chewed
Little boys do not like being chewed

So now I contentedly live upon eels
And try to do nothing amiss
And I pass all the time I can spare from my meals
In innocent slumber like this
Innocent slumber like this

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3.24.10

cosmic love

The stars! The moon! Those drums!
This song is epic.
Love how Florence sometimes has that Grace Slick warble thing going on.

Posted at 12pm on 3/24/10 | 1 comment | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on

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