Monday, March 21, 2011

The Civil Wars - "Disarm" (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)

Another year has gone by and I still have not made it out to SXSW in Austin. It is something that I have always wanted to do but never have been able to. Since I work at a record label the building was pretty much a ghost town last week with everyone in Austin. Those of us left were pretty much here to make sure no one stole the furniture. Stories are flooding in of the week and what it had to offer. My boss nearly made me cry in jealousy when he explained that Jack White had done a spontaneous street performance. I just keep reminding myself that I'm going to Ireland in a few weeks and then I don't feel soooo bad.

ITunes offered a free SXSW sampler which you can download here so if you didn't get to go either we can get a little sampling of what the week had to offer. This includes The Civil Wars. Can I just say how proud I am of them? I remember when I found them they had just started and all they had was a youtube video of their first track "Falling" and they actually responded to my @ mention Tweets. Now I have to share them with Taylor Swift and thousands of others. Its bittersweet really but absolutely incredible how they have exploded in the last year. Selfishly I want to keep them to myself but I can't help but tell everyone I know how amazing their music is. You can download their live SXSW performance on iTunes here. So here again I share a new video from The Civil Wars doing a Smashing Pumpkins cover. Enjoy! Also if you went to SXSW please comment with your favorite moment of the week!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Its A Video Kind Of Day

Thought I'd share some of my favorite music related videos on Youtube right now.

I am a huge animal person, especially dogs. All throughout elementary, middle and high school I wanted to be a veterinarian until I realized I hated science... kind of important. So this OK Go music video with all these cute pups just melts my heart.

Punch Brothers. Enough said. (fyi the mandolin may beat out the cello now that I really think about it)

This is probably one of the greatest moments of this kids life. Unfortunately he may look back and wonder, "What the heck was I wearing??"