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Videos of the day: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (on Kimmel)

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros did two fantastic performances with That’s What’s Up and Man on Fire on Kimmel TV- Show last night, both songs are from their second album, Here, which came out May 29.

I saw them at last years Oya Festival in Oslo it was good, but my expectations were perhaps a bit too high…

After seeing these two clips I really look forward seeing them again this summer at Vikedal Roots Festival. I Believe it’s gonna be a better concert than the one in Oslo, I think they’re a better band now.

That’s What’s Up:

Man on Fire:

– Hallgeir

Video Premiere: Para by Calexico

The Americana/alt. country band Calexico have a new album called Algiers coming out at the end of the summer, and yesterday they premiered their new video to the track Para.

Great track, very intense.

The new album will be released September 11th.

Para:

Or you can listen or download the song here:

Track list for Algiers:

01 “Epic”
02 “Splitter”
03 “Sinner In The Sea”
04 “Fortune Teller”
05 “Para”
06 “Algiers”
07 “Maybe On Monday”
08 “Puerto”
09 “Better And Better”
10 “No Te Vayas”
11 “Hush”
12 “Solstice of a Vanishing Mind”

– Hallgeir

Look out for: Saturday City

Saturday City is an accoustic 60’s inspired indie/pop duo consisting of brothers, Magnus (29) and Stian (23) Gulbrandsen from Moss, Norway. They have a pleasant, mellow but fresh sound that reminds me of Iron & Wine or William Fitzsimmons but with the added harmony parts.

We’ve played together in a couple of bands that just stopped functioning, we then decided to go for it, just the two of us.

– interview NRK

Stian is also a member of  Death By Unga Bunga (Oya Festival booking), we will check them out later this summer. Magnus is also a guitarist in The Dahlmanns.

Misty Grass:

Their musical favourites include Townes Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, early Bee Gees, John Martyn and Beatles (and more). Very good taste in music and the influences seep into their lovely songs. They’ve described their music as “Folk/country-ish but with a “beatlesque” touch”. That’s about right, I think.
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6 songs from Rock in Rio (webcast) – Bruce Springsteen

Half an hour of great concert footage from Rock in Rio, Lisboa

6 songs webcast from Sunday’s Rock in Rio last Sunday (3 June):

Spirit in the Night
Because the Night
No Surrender
She’s the One
I’m on Fire
Shackled & Drawn

The whole performance is great but Shackled & Drawn is fantastic!

– Hallgeir

Video of the day: Spirit in the night (live) – Bruce Springsteen and The E-street Band

Today’s video is just a teaser to remind us that the Springsteen tour is heading our way. The clip is pro-shot and from this years Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands.

Great audience contact, great band, fantastic song!
 

 

– Hallgeir