I know, I know, that song title is throwing you off (like it did to me at first). What the heck is Sarah Ruthie Bird doing writing about Demons? Well, that’s a very good question. The song “Demons” has everything to do with the British sensation, Dry The River. The five-membered band released their newest creation in April, and now at the start of June, the band’s reach has creeped across the Atlantic to saturate American playlists. My favorite tracks on the album are side-by-side (nos. 6 & 7), Demons and Bible Belt. Watch Listen Tell made a beautiful video of Bible Belt in 2010. Check it out!
England’s got talent-and her newest sensation, Birdy (Jasmine Van den Bogaerde), is just 15 years old! Birdy’s eponymous debut was released last November and it’s clear she has the piano-ballad and soulful vocals down. Her wispy covers are lovely, and her spunk has captivated audiences all over Europe. On her album, Birdy covers Bon Iver’s smash hit Skinny Love, Phoenix’s 1901, White Winter Hymnal by the Fleet Foxes, The Postal Service’s The District Sleeps Alone Tonight, and Young Blood by The Naked and the Famous-beautifully. Watch the video for Skinny Love below. I think she’ll be a one-hit cover wonder, but what do you think?
The weather in NYC is amazing. I can’t believe it…is it really February? Mild weekend weather always means an adventure, so yesterday, I HAD to explore. I’m a firm believer in the idea that life must have a soundtrack, so before I left my Harlem apartment for Brooklyn, I found some music to add to my “walking through Prospect Park” playlist. While I was perusing some of my favorite music blogs, I came across the band Fleet Foxes Sing. No, this isn’t the famous indie/folk band Fleet Foxes that has overtaken hipster playlists, but a group of musicians who borrow (or steal?!) the Fleet Foxes’ signature sound and smother top-40 hits like Rihanna’s We Found Love and Mike Snow’s Animal, indietastic anthems like Bon Iver’s Holocene and James Blake’s The Wilhelm Scream, and a musical tribute to Whitney Houston thrown in for good measure.These soaring harmonies and wispy melodies sound exactly like the Fleet Foxes and makes the heart long to sing the blues among the thick, leafy foliage of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Is it weird? Does it work? You decide. Check ’em out: