Singer/songwriter Becca Mancari might be from Appalachia, but she lives in Nashville these days. Similarly, her music reflects both her roots and her current locale, marrying folk sensibilities with Southern charm and soul. Summertime Momma is a perfect example of the fine musical line that Mancari walks.
On the new Destroyer album, Poison Season, you’ll find three different versions of Times Square — an opener, a closer, and a ’70s rock take on the song right in the middle. While that might seem like a strange move for most bands, it makes sense for Dan Bejar. During an interview with Pitchfork, he even broke it all down:
It’s a straight-ahead song in a lot of ways. But that’s why it couldn’t just be that version of the song on the record. I really despise pop music these days, so I can’t have people walking away humming songs. I’m totally about drawing lines in the sand: We’ve done this postmodern shrugging of the shoulders for a while now, and it hasn’t really worked out, so if I make pop music at this point, it’s by accident.
We’ve got the “accidental pop” version of the song for you to download. Get it while you can, because it’s only available for the next week!
In anticipation of the new Langhorne Slim & the Law album, The Spirit Moves, the band has given us a six-song EP featuring three tracks from the new one and three tracks from the last Langhorne album, 2012’s The Way We Move.
When Franz Ferdinand and Sparks get together, everybody wins. If you don’t believe us, here’s proof: The supergroup, known as FFS, is making the single Call Girl available for download for the next 24 hours!
Download no longer available, but you can still stream the audio here:
On their upcoming collaborative record, Iron & Wine and Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell decided to cover mostly lesser-known songs. This Talking Heads cover is one of the exceptions on Sing Into My Mouth.