Grizzly Bear- “Yet Again” (Live on Ellen)
Apparently Ellen DeGeneres is a Grizzly Bear “super fan” Could this gal get any cooler? If you have never checked out Grizzly Bear live, I highly recommend them. Plus their recent album, Shields, is one of the best from 2012. Nice choice, Ellen.
Alabama Shakes- “Pocket Change”
Alabama Shakes is in to contributing to film lately and I am certainly not complaining. After earning a spot on the Silver Lining Playbook’s soundtrack, the band is back with a little song for HBO’s True Blood. “Pocket Change” is vintage Alabama Shakes. After being one of the best new bands in 2012, I’ll take new music from them when I can get it.
MS MR- “Hurricane” (Live for NYLON)
If you have yet to check out the likes of MS MR, I cannot recommend their debut album enough. It’s the perfect mix of gothic and cinematic pop music. And the clarity in Lizzy Plapinger’s voice, incredible. Check out Secondhand Rapture available now and peep a review before purchasing.
Henry Pope- “Ready to Dougie”
The Fugees x Cali Swag
An unlikely combo, but producer Henry Pope somehow makes it works. He adds a new funk onto an R&B classic that will make you see Miss Lauryn Hill in a new light.
Mumford & Sons- A Take Away Show
Every now and then I like to search through the YouTube archives for fun acoustic performances and what not. I some how missed this gem that Mumford & Sons did almost two years ago. It’s an absolute classic as the guys attempt to translate some of their music into french. If you can spare 10 minutes, give it a watch.
Honestly, how cute are these guys? Let’s talk about Pharrell dancing around that stage.