February 15, 2009

Happy morning after


Rub your eyes and nurse your Valentine’s Day hangover with two mixes from When You Awake, full of songs that “represent that warm feeling you get when you wake up in your lover’s arms” (which makes me think of this, but hey).

Bands like Vetiver, Bowerbirds, Hymns, Dr. Dog and Langhorne Slim all selected tunes for the compilations, as well as some of your favorite bloggers. Check out their choices and two full mixes here.

The Ship Song (live at Glastonbury) – Nick Cave
[the original was selected by Howlin’ Rain for the mix]

January 27, 2009

Vetiver: it smells good


These last few weeks I’ve been steadily enjoying the new song from the forthcoming Vetiver release Tight Knit (due Feb 17th, their debut album with Sub Pop).

“Everyday” is a warmly jangling folk tune with an electric midsummer current of joy running smack dab through it. One writer said that Vetiver’s music “unfolds like a road trip down Highway 1, towards songwriter Andy Cabic’s home in San Francisco.” I’m goofy-eyed in love with this little song — it’s moving in right next door to Blitzen Trapper’s “Furr.”

So, side story: this weekend I was also somehow convinced to go shopping for a new shade of lipstick with my sister, one of my own personal levels of hell — not only shopping, but comparing all those colors, the plum rose vs the honey plum rose, and what have you. So, we ended up at Aveda, where we were misted and dabbed with various things that smelled good by the salesladies upon entering the premises. The scent I chose contained vetiver, and I never knew vetiver was a plant.

And now, paradoxically, I think I like this Vetiver song even more.

Everyday – Vetiver

You can currently hear their warm and lovely music live throughout Europe in February, then all over the US in March.

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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—Hunter S. Thompson

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