Lights That Change is a neo-Shoegaze band out of the UK. With “Beautiful Soul” they offer up a bright, gauzy, floating slab of prettiness with some great female vocals.
Sadly, it seems that vocalist Lisa VonH has already split with the band.
The creator of Office Space, Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill has a new (live action) TV show on HBO called Silicon Valley.
The first episode is up free:
I’ve seen about half of it. It’s reasonably funny, but some of the geek characters are a bit too cliched…
Dwight’s linking of this piece on accordions got me listening to my favorite album featuring accordions, Paul Simon’s Graceland, one of the all time great albums. I was vaguely aware that a 25th Anniversary edition had come out, and poking around online I find that a documentary on the album had come out last year, all of which is available online.
If you like the album, ths documentary is well worth your time.
There’s still some Sunday left, so here’s Center of the Sun again with “Home”.
It’s taking me some time to catalog those signed Jack Vance book and do my taxes, so here’s a musical oddity: a Jordanian band covering Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” in Arabic. Enjoy!
Because a lot of people have been searching for this on St. Patrick’s day, and the old video appears to have died, here’s a new version.
All These Fallen Trees sounds a bit more post-rock than Shoegaze, but “God Created Earth, We Created Heaven” hits a sweet mellow spot between Midsummer and Explosions in the Sky.
I saw this on John Skipp’s Facebook page, and it came up at the SDC, so despite it already having 3 million hits, here’s two guys in a pizza parlor doing the best cover of Toto’s “Africa” you’ll hear, well, probably ever.
Mike Massie seems to have done a lot of other impressive covers, like this one of U2′s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”:
Or this one of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”:
And even Genesis’ “Home By The Sea”:
Indeed, it’s hard to go through this guy’s YouTube list and not find a great cover version.
Want to feel old? “Africa” came out in 1982, or 32 years ago. Go back 32 years before “Africa” and “Rock Around the Clock” was still 5 years away…
Thirty years ago today, from the place eardrums go to die, the Greatest Mockumentary Ever Told premiered:
Here’s Siskel & Ebert’s original review:
And this is pretty much obligatory:
I really am on a Slowdive cover kick. Skies of Ember is a Filipino band, and although it says so nowhere in the title or description, this video is actually a live instrumental cover of Slowdive’s “Catch the Breeze.”