From the Juno soundtrack. Great movie, great soundtrack. Buy them both.
Posts Tagged ‘Folk’
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.
Fan produced video. Sufjan really makes this his own song with this rendition.
Courtesy of Funny or Die. Watch the latest from New Zealand’s 4th most-popular folk-parody duo. Enjoy.
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.
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.
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.
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.