Saturday, March 26, 2011

Who Said the Office Was for Work?

I don't pretend I'm not madly in love with NPR's All Songs Considered. So, taking cues from them, some friends and I at the Belmont Vision launched our very own version of their Tiny Desk Concerts, by inviting Belmont artists to come and play in the office.

So far we've done two and will probably do one more before getting sucked into the whirlpool of college graduation, but I just wanted to direct your attention to our nifty little project. Last month we did a shoot with a local band called The Westbound Rangers, and recently we worked with a fellow named Robert Gay, who just put out an EP in January. Take a look.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NPR Streams Live from SXSW

If you're not tuning into NPR All Song's Considered's live stream from South by Southwest, I really don't know what to say. They've got video this year. Do it.

For the love of whatever, click here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The National Release Video for 'Conversation 16'

Actors from the television series Mad Men keep turning up in music videos. There was Christina Hendricks (the redhead with the pen) in the Broken Bells video, and now John Slattery (the infamous Roger Sterling) has turned up in The National's newest video for "Conversation 16" off of last Spring's High Violet.

It's a quirky little video. Kristin Schaal, from Flight of the Conchords and The Daily Show, plays the President and Slattery plays a Secret Service agent alongside front man Matt Berninger. Only, you quickly figure out that Slattery has got a thing for Madame President.

It's weird and funny. And of course, this is the song that has the best lyric I heard all year: "I think the kids are in trouble." Fantastic. Check it out above.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's Just Overkill

Been thinking about this song lately. I recommend taking it for a spin.

Unrelated: Just finished freshening things up in the layout and design department. Ya dig?

Windows : Broken Bells

This fine morning the good folks at NPR are bringing us a glimpse of the upcoming Broken Bells EP Meyrin Fields. The song is "Windows." Apparently the songs on the EP come from the original Broken Bells sessions, but just didn't fit with the rest of the album. That said, they're not B sides, either. In any case, check out "Windows" by Broken Bells.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Broken Bells to Release EP

Looks like those Broken Bells are still ringing. (Was that lame?) Shins frontman James Mercer and b.a. producer-man Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) are keeping it together and are releasing an EP follow up to last year's debut self-titled album. The EP is called Meyrin Fields and it's due March 29.

Here's the tracklist:

01. Meyrin Fields
o2. Windows

03. An Easy Life

04. Heartless Empire

New Songs by Death Cab

Interested in hearing a couple tunes from the forthcoming Death Cab for Cutie album Codes and Keys? Today Paste tweeted a link to a Tumblr entitled F**k Yeah Death Cab for Cutie.

There are two songs posted, one called (well,) "Codes and Keys" and the other "When the Sun Goes Down on Your Street." The quality is not great, but hey– all sneak previews are welcome. Have at it.