Mood: Languid

21 Feb

1.Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

This slow tune, aptly titled “Falling slowly” is from the 2007 indie musical “Once” (I haven’t seen it yet, although I feel compelled to). Slow, but in a delicious way.

mp3: Falling Slowly [Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová] – download-worthy!

2. Rihanna and the Klaxons

We all know who Rihanna is (unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year or so since “Umbrella” became the source of my love/hate relationship with remixes/covers (really, how many different Umbrella remixes/covers are out there??), but for those of you like myself who only pretend to know anything about music, according to Godsent website Wikipedia, the “Klaxons are a Mercury Prize winning English band based in London. The word ‘klaxon’ is derived from the Greek verb klazō, meaning ‘to shriek’, and most commonly refers to air-raid sirens or other warning devices.” (Wikipedia) This live version of “Umbrella” at the Brit Awards 2008 held in London on Feb 20, 2008 was performed by the Rihanna and the Klaxons, the result of which is absolute aural viscousness. I mean, Rihanna literally oozes the word “Umbre-eh-eh-llaaaa” in this performance.

mp3: Umbrella [Rihanna and the Klaxons]

Props to Hypeful for the mp3.

A little taste of the Klaxon’s siren-esque refrains:

Google image the Klaxons. They have the funnest pictures (yes, I said funnest).

mp3: Golden Skans [The Klaxons]

mp3: Atlantis to Interzone (Crystal Castles Remix) [The Klaxons]
More about the Klaxons on their website.

3. Vic Chesnutt and Liz Durrett

Vic Chesnutt records West Side Story’s “Somewhere” with his niece Liz Durrett. I had no idea they were related!

mp3: Somewhere [Vic Chesnutt and Liz Durrett]

More about Vic Chesnutt on Wikipedia.


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