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Video premiere: Jim James – A New Life

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I love Jim James’ new album, Regions Of Light And Sound of God. I think it is playful, full of humour and good melodies. I like the fact that I can see why these songs are on his solo album instead of on a new release by My Morning Jacket.

Here is the new video for the song A New Life:

– Hallgeir

Afghan Whigs top 10 cover songs

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We saw Afghan Whigs at last years Oyafestival and of the 80 concerts I saw in 2012 I rated them on third place. What struck me was not only the great live versions of their own songs, but their very clever choices of cover songs.

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And it was funky as hell!

I started to dig around the interweb and found a lot of very good cover versions done by Afghan Whigs, these are my ten favourites:

1.  See and don’t see – Afghan Whigs:

“Man, these words are kind of desperate and lonely, and they’re surrounded by this funky song. I might have to strip this one down someday.” – Greg Dulli

Originally by Marie Queenie Lyons:

2. Lovecrimes – Afghan Whigs (Frank Ocean cover):

“LoveCrimes came to me immediately. I had played around with that one maybe a week after I heard it. When I was looking to have something to play with the guys—we jam covers all the time…we had it down in half an hour. So that one was very, very natural.” – Greg Dulli (to AV Club)

3. True love travels on a gravel road (audio only) – Afghan Whigs (Nick Lowe):

4. Superstition (and Going to Town) – Afghan Whigs (Stevie Wonder):

5. Beast of Burden – Afghan Whigs (Rolling Stones):

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Video premiere: Jubilee Street – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

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Today the new video Jubilee Street from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds was released, as alwyas it is interesting. It is in fact very good, both the song and the video.

The  new album Push The Sky Away is only a couple of weeks away (February 19th) and we have gotten some very promising tastes from the album. Really looking forward to see them in Norway this summer.

The video is directed by John Hillcoat (Lawless, Proposition) and it is very cinematic, both in the images and the storytelling. Great video!

…and, oh yeah, Ray Winstone plays the lead character in the video.

Jubilee Street (official video):

Spotify:

– Hallgeir

Look out for: Holly Williams

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Ok, she is not new in the game, she has released two (good) albums before, but there haven’t been enough people paying attention. She’s a great artist.

In a couple of days (5 Feb), her new album will be released. It is called The Highway and she is releasing it independently, and she describes it as a new beginning. It will be released on Holly’s own label, Georgiana Records.

Her first single off the record is Drinkin’, what a wonderful song!

Holly Williams  was born March 12, 1981 she is the granddaughter of Hank Williams Sr., the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and half-sister of country singer Hank Williams III.

Let you go (live on Leno):

Here are even more tracks from Holly Williams via the excellent Noisetrade website:

“It’s all about the songwriting for me. I still love songs that I wrote when I was 17. I was always attracted to the heavier stuff and the real stories that painted a very clear picture for you in your head. Tom Waits songs read like little movies in my head, and I hope listeners always walk away feeling like I’ve taken them somewhere. That desire has remained the same through and through.”

– Holly Williams (to Noisetrade)

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New music: Lily & Madeleine

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We are very excited about this new EP from Lily & Madeleine and so should you all be! I do not know the complete tracklist but we will include the three songs we have heard here.

Great music, wonderful harmonies!

Their newest video, These great things:

Back to the river:

In the middle (fantastic song!):

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