Posts Tagged ‘singer songwriter’

We Love Good Cover Versions

February 15, 2009

Here’s a pretty good one.  Tori Amos covering Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”  Far superior to The Smashing Pumpkins version released in 1994…and hey, I like the Pumpkins, too.

**Bonus**  I love Tori’s cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” too.  Check it out.

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Video Wars: “Without You” by Mark Gormley

February 11, 2009

This is a potpourri of suckitude.

I wonder if Jon has given up?

“River” by Joni Mitchell

December 24, 2008

“Put the Lights on the Tree” by Sufjan Stevens

December 11, 2008

Funky little animation accompanies the song…

“Upward Over the Mountain” by Iron and Wine

October 26, 2008

Another great artist on Subpop Records.  Sam Beam is a talented singer-songwriter that records and performs under the name Iron and Wine.  The song featured in the video, “Upward Over the Mountain,” appears on Iron and Wine’s album The Creek Drank the Cradle. This is another great song without an artist produced video to accompany it, so enjoy this video produced by Xavier Reivax.  It’s not half-bad.  The second song featured is Grant-Lee Phillip’s “St. Expedite.”

Check out Iron and Wine’s official website or on MySpace for more info.

“Volcano” by Damien Rice

September 15, 2008

I’m a big fan….I’m hoping he’ll be releasing a new album soon. This song, “Volcano” is from his album 0. Recorded live at Abbey Road Studios. Oh, in the interest of full-disclosure, I have a voice-crush on the woman singing with him, Lisa Hannigan.

“Empty” by Ray LaMontagne

September 14, 2008

Good stuff. Ray will be staring a U.S. tour in about 2 weeks. Check out dates and more at his Official Website.