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The National: “Lean (from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack)”
Last year’s Hunger Games soundtrack was quite good with contributions from Kid Cudi, The Civil Wars and Arcade Fire. This years looks like its only going to get better, we’ve already heard a track from Sia, Diplo and The Weeknd so here’s now The National and the mumbly “Lean”. Always good to hear that baritone.
One of my favourite music blogs, Sunset in the Rearview, has just started a new feature called “Listen While You Work”. They put together a ten-song playlist that is perfect to plug into and get shit done while listening to awesome music.
This is all them, I just really love listening to it…and as usual I think you will too.
The National are back and here’s another track (….and she nailed the rhyme!) No, but seriously, here’s “Don’t Swallow The Cap” from the upcoming album Trouble Will Find Me (check out other single “Demons" too). It’s got that nonchalant, I could give a attitude that Matt Berninger does so well and what makes The National something you look forward to listening to.
disCOVER: Julia Stone “Bloodbuzz Ohio (The National Cover)”
As if being one half of the beautifully folksy Angus & Julia Stone wasn’t enough, Julia Stone is now doing some things on her own and they are just as beautiful and maybe this cover of The National’s “Bloodbuzz Ohio” is even more so. From her second solo album, By The Horns, Stone’s take on “Bloodbuzz Ohio” is almost a world away from the deep tones of Matt Berringer and The National’s original take on it. Instead, Stone brings it to much more familiar ground with quirky instrumentation and piercingly sweet vocals. However, there is still that sense of melancholy of the original.
If you liked that, also check out Oh Land’s take on The National track.
Over the weekend NBC’s Chuck came to an end after five seasons. It was bittersweet because it was time but it always sucks to say goodbye to something you love. Chuck was a great show full of heart, good times and great characters. It was also full of some absolutely great music selections introducing me to artists such as The National, Frightened Rabbit, Band of Horses, Local Natives, The Antlers, Blitzen Trapper, Clock Opera, The Naked and Famous, Freelance Whales, Telekinesis to name a few. Oh and it also re-ignited my love and appreciation for Bon Iver (and we all know how much I love them).
Now I know this is a music blog but I want to pay tribute to Chuck and its influence on my music tastes that ultimately filter into what I choose to contribute to ITYLTS. So here’s some of the music that made this show great.
We kick the list off with the stellar “Short Skirt, Long Jacket” by Cake, Chuck’s opening theme…and then enjoy the rest of it.
And if you haven’t ever heard of or watched Chuck just try the pilot…and see how you go from there…
The National made some big noise this last week debuted two brand new tracks Rylan and I Need A Girl on Canadian radio station Q and performed with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon on a track from The National’s amazing album High Violet. The last time The National released something new it was Exile Vilify, which was beautiful…and they’re keeping up standards.
disCOVER: Oh Land “Bloodbuzz Ohio (The National Cover)”
Danish singer/songwriter Oh Land has been popping up all over the place recently, White Lights from debut album Oh Land is rather good. And now she’s done a cover of The National’s Bloodbuzz Ohio. The cover completely changes the sombre tone of Matt Berringer’s vocals and instead introduces us to a more optimistic approach that still carries a little of the haunting-ness of the original. You can download it if you click that lovely down arrow on the soundcloud below.
Its July, so we’ve just passed into the second half of the year, HIGH FIVES. And with that milestone, every blog seems to be coming out with a best of the year so far list, so we thought we’d do the same. This is based merely on what ITYLTS thinks has been great this year. The only requirements to be on the list is for the track to either be released this year or to have ‘emerged’ this year, and it’s one song per artist. This basically covers songs that have been around maybe since last year but only have been released this year all official like. So here it is and in no particular order: