On this hot summer night, I bring you the cool, soothing voice of Aoife (sounds like “effie”) O’Donovan. I heard her in New York at the Prairie Home Companion Show, and she was phenomenal. She also recently played on the Mountain Stage (hear the recording here). She has been in the band Crooked Still for some time, but this is her first solo album. Sit back, drink something with clinking ice and beads of condensation dripping down the side of the glass, and have a great night.
Vampires are still relevant, right? Edward Cullen and stuff? Great.
For this Friday night, I want to share with you another set of songs I truly enjoy. Vampire Weekend is who? Let’s ask Wikipedia…..
Who is Vampire Weekend?
“Vampire Weekend is an American indie rock band from New York City, that formed in 2006 and signed to XL Recordings. The band has four members: Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson, and Chris Baio. The band released its first album Vampire Weekend in 2008, which produced the singles “Mansard Roof“, “A-Punk“, “Oxford Comma” and “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa“. The band’s most recent album, Contra, was released in 2010.”
Wow. That was easy. Now we are all up to speed.
When it comes to which album is better, I’ve heard great arguments for each. However, I think whichever one you hear first is the one you’ll end up liking the most. This is also the case with the movies “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch.” It just so happens I saw Lock Stock first and listened to Contra first, so these are the ones I like more.
White Sky – I love this song. It makes me smile 🙂
Taxi Cab – let’s slow it down a bit
I Think Ur a Contra
now go to bed kids.
That’s right, I acknowledge that it is not Friday, but I just stumbled upon such an awesome video that I had to make an exception.
I give you “Three White Horses” by Andrew Bird.
Reasons I like this video/song:
1. Andrew Bird has a cool voice.
2. Andrew Brid can play the violin and sing at the same time. That takes coordination.
3. The change in tempo at 2:15 is nifty.
4. Andrew Bird has a nice scarf.
Breaking the rules a bit for the Rest Easy, Friday Night post, but I hope you’ll excuse me. Tonight, instead of group of songs from a selected artist you’ll find just one video with one song. This is the video I put together from the recent trip to Harkers Island in search of False Albacore. How’d it go? Play the video and find out.
Have a great weekend!
There are few words to describe the awesomeness of this band. All I can do is implore you to listen. If you are strapped for time, just watch “Business Time.” It is the best. I can’t wait for you to listen. I’m so excited for you.
“Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros”
“Issues (Think About It)”
“Something for the Ladies”
My life is like this table in front of me. Full of to-do lists, books, bills, clutter, a trout unlimited calendar…. Just have a lot on the plate right now. Is that bad? No. Not at all. It just means, I’ve had less time to interact with this blog and you all that happen to swing by from time to time. I also haven’t been able to visit your pages and read the great content you’ve been putting out these last couple weeks.