British jazz/hip-hop fusioners the Herbaliser opened for De La Soul at a recent show in Paris and Grandcrew.com was on the scene to capture the proceedings at Paris’ Jazz à la Villette. The funky soulful beats are out in full force here. Check out more on the new stellar release Session 2, which got an 8 from PopMatters back in August.
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The Swell Season is Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova’s first album without the built-in emotional resonance that comes from the identification of character, plot, and image with song. It’s hard to imagine the music from the Once soundtrack without recalling its place in the film, whether Glen was busking by himself or recording with the band. “Low Rising” has a video, but for the most part, the music has to speak for itself.
San Diego’s Anya Marina is a rising singer-songwriter whose 2009 sophomore effort Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II was produced by indie hero Britt Daniel from Spoon and Brian Karscig from Louis XIV. Marina has a tune on the new The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack where she appears in the company of Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear, and Death Cab for Cutie. The just-released video for “Satellite Heart” was shot in Portland with Scott Coffey behind the camera. Marina’s upcoming tour dates appear after the jump.
At a few points in this video, it looks like the new single from Tegan and Sara has a little life in it. It doesn’t take much—a lilt in the vocals—but it’s enough to show that “Hell”, in its banality and its cautiousness, does a disservice to the artist.
At their October 31st show at the Louisville Palace, supergroup Monsters of Folk channeled the rock gods KISS, complete with chains and eight-inch heels. Check out the fan video below.
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