Posts Tagged ‘Folk’

“All I Want is You” by Barry Louis Polisar

April 14, 2009

From the Juno soundtrack.  Great movie, great soundtrack.  Buy them both.

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“Flume” by Bon Iver-live at Myspace Transmissions

April 13, 2009

We brought you Bon Iver’s performance of “Skinny Love” a few months ago.  Here’s another beautiful performance from Bon Iver.  Simple arrangement and wonderful harmonies as he performs “Flume” for MySpace Transmissions Studio.

“What Child is this, Anyway?” by Sufjan Stevens

December 24, 2008

Fan produced video.  Sufjan really makes this his own song with this rendition.

“River” by Joni Mitchell

December 24, 2008

Watch Flight of the Conchords Season 2 premiere online

December 18, 2008

Courtesy of Funny or Die. Watch the latest from New Zealand’s 4th most-popular folk-parody duo. Enjoy.

“Christmas in Prison” by John Prine

December 15, 2008

A holiday favorite of the Chum Master’s…..John Prine didn’t produce a video for the song, so this is a fan-produced video.  I couldn’t care less about the political parts of the video, and if it offends you, well, stop watching.  But don’t stop listening…it’s a great song.  Prine is a wonderful songwriter.  Check out more on John Prine at his official website or MySpace.

“Mario Kart Love Song” by Sam Hart

December 7, 2008

At first glance, I figured this would have some funny lyrics, but would be musically quite weak.  I was pleasantly surprised by the music.  The artist, Sam Hart, crafts a very nice song about Mario Kart, one of my favorite video games.

You can check out more of Sam’s videos at his YouTube channel.

Thanks to Erik

“How it Ends” by Devotchka

November 12, 2008

You might recognize this song from the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack, or more recently from a commercial for the video game Gears of War 2. Check out more of Devotchka at their official site or at their MySpace page. They didn’t realease an official video of this song so enjoy this song with a collection of photographs of the band.

“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver

November 3, 2008

A performance of “Skinny Love” from the album For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver, the performance name of Justin Vernon. Vernon wrote the album while retreating into the northwestern Wisconsin wilderness following the breakup of his long-time band. Give For Emma, Forever Ago a listen to. It’s a rare album in many ways, but particularly in its cohesiveness. You might find yourself hoping Bon Iver suffers another personal or professional setback so he’ll again produce a beautiful record like this one. You don’t need to feel guilty if that’s the case.

Ck. out more at Bon Iver’s official website or his MySpace page.

“Steal My Kisses” by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

October 27, 2008

Live at the Hollywood Bowl in 2003.  Ben Harper is the official house band at Chum HQ.  Naturally this is an unpaid position which requires artists to show up at my whim to perform in my basement.  We’re still looking for a band to actually honor the imaginary contract they never signed.  Such prima donnas.

Anyway, Ben Harper mixes it up so much, writing songs in many styles, folk, rock, reggae.  The beat boxer featured in this performance is Jeremy Nelson, son of Innocent Criminal bass master Juan Nelson.