I've been spending enough time on the internet lately that I was able to listen through most of the Spinner.com's new releases. This past week (at this moment they're still up) had some great music, new artists and some old ones too.
Yeasayer is a great new-ish band from Brooklyn who describe their music as "Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel". I mean, how can you not be intrigued? I caught them on Kimmel– yes, I occasionally watch Jimmy, but I don't stay up for him like I used to for Conan. You can head over to Hulu for their Late Night performance. But here's a clip of them performing "Tightrope" covered on the Dark was the Night album from TheCurrent for your immediate satisfaction.
I was taken aback when I saw that Dave and Tim had put out a new live album. I consumed DMB to an almost idolic amount in high school. So much so that I have stopped listening to them altogether, except in early June, when the warm weather seems to push DMB through the speakers on its own. But this is good. It's new stuff and old stuff all done in their typical open-tuning driven way. Here's #41, complete with crowd sing-a-long.