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The Barr Brothers - Cloud (live on KEXP)

Canadian band. Good stuff. Lead singer sounds a bit like Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck.

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Bill Murray - Shelter from the Storm (Bob Dylan)

Not quite a cover but pretty damn good.

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The Rural Alberta Advantage Live at Massey Hall | July 8, 2014

Here’s a great concert vid of The RAA at Massey Hall just a couple of months ago.

One fave is Don’t Haunt This Place, a song that highlights Amy Coles’ beautiful voice.

They also showcase some songs from the now released Mended with Gold.

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you got to change clothes (jay-z vs griz)

Wait What - you got to change clothes (jay-z vs griz)

Looks like Wait What (Charlie Kubal) has a new EP out. This first track is awesome! The full set is here: https://soundcloud.com/wait-what/sets/were-all-busy-but

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The Rural Alberta Advantage - On The Rocks


The RAA, and their new album, are the artist of the weekend

I’ve played this album over and over again this week. Absolutely killer! Hoping to catch them live in Toronto, December 18.

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Tweedy - Low Key

Awesome video!



My dad and I got to make a music video for “Low Key” with Nick Offerman, John Hodgman, Michael Shannon, Chance the Rapper, Steve Albini, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Mavis Staples, Sammy Tweedy, and more.

The new Sukirae record from Tweedy is the artist of the weekend

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The Rural Alberta Advantage - S.O.S. (Abba)

This week is all about The RAA. Their new album, Mended with Gold, is in heavy rotation.


S.O.S. - The Rural Alberta Advantage (orig. by ABBA)

I love what Nils does with this one.  Worth the click through.

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From the beginning, I wanted the Fallon walk-ons to be classics of the genre, the talk-show equivalent of video game Easter eggs. When we had Salma Hayek on the show, rather than play “Mexican Radio” or even “Salmon Falls,” we did some Internet research and unearthed the theme song from the first Mexican soap opera she ever starred on, “Theresa.” She knew it faintly at first, or at least knew it was something she should know, and her eyes went wide when she figured out what it was. When Edward Norton was on, promoting “The Bourne Legacy,” we played Patrick Hernandez’s 1979 disco hit “Born to be Alive.” And we thought we had a great left-field pick when we played the Dave Matthews Band’s “The Space Between” for football player Michael Strahan, but somehow he knew it immediately. Howard Stern once came up to me during a bathroom break, confused, to ask me why we played this disco song by Bell and James for his wife, Beth Ostrovsky. “She’s from Pittsburgh, right?” I asked. He nodded. I explained that everyone from Pittsburgh gets that treatment — it’s a band in-joke that refers back to the late-’70s basketball comedy “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.” I’m not sure he was satisfied by the answer.

The Fallon walkovers, as trivial as they may seem, have been the culmination of everything I’ve cared about my whole life: making strange musical connections, reveling in the way that something obscure can illuminate something obvious.

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Strand of Oaks - "Pink Rabbits" (The National cover)

Strand of Oaks - Pink Rabbits (The National)

Nice find Luke!


Pink Rabbits - Strand of Oaks (orig. by The National)

Back to back Fridays of me posting a cover of this great National track.  Enjoy.

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I have trouble thinking of a more self-indulgent, “first world problem” than saying “I hate this free new album I’ve been given.”


When the 1990s were getting older, there was this crazy new music format called MP3. It wasn’t the greatest audio format, but it was good enough. It was compressed in such a way that it was easy to download, and yet sounded good to most normal people. Suddenly, you could download a whole album’s worth of music to your computer. And, for me at least, that music was free. (Because I stole it.)

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Pink Rabbits (The National Cover)

Caitlin Rose - Pink Rabbits (The National)


pink rabbits [the national cover] | caitlin rose

more national. memories ignited with about today

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Old Man Luedecke - Closing Time (Leonard Cohen)

Some beautiful apocalypse poetry for you. And banjo.

And the Johnny Walker wisdom’s running high

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Frazey Ford - September Fields

Frazey Ford - September Fields

Frazey Ford is one of the Be Good Tanyas. This song is from her newest upcoming album, Indian Ocean.

One of my favourite female voices.

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Jack White at Château de Fontainebleau - A Take Away Show

Great stuff.