Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Killers Cover Conor Oberst

One of today's best indie songs has been covered by one today's biggest pop stars. Listen to The Killer's cover of "Four Winds" by Conor Oberst (formerly known as Bright Eyes) then listen to the original. I think this song is great to begin with and say what you will about The Killers but they know how to make a catchy tune.

Four Winds by The Killers on Grooveshark
Four Winds by Bright Eyes on Grooveshark

Monday, March 30, 2009

Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois

Sufjan Steven's Illinois is remembered as one of 2005's greatest albums. It's a vast work with a scope that ranges from incredibly wide to extremely narrow. An indie classic for sure. But one of it's greatest attributes is also one of it's biggest obstacles; it is very long. With 22 tracks clocking in at a total of 74 minutes this album can be hard to get through in just one sitting. Illinois is one of those albums you can come back to periodically in life and still find something new because you haven't been able to play every track over and over again. Here are two of my favorite lesser played songs on the disc.

Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois by Sufjan Stevens on Grooveshark
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. by Sufjan Stevens on Grooveshark

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

One of the best movie trailers I've seen in a long time. I love seeing children's books like these being adapted to film. Couldn't have picked a better song for it- by The Arcade Fire (who are notorious for not allowing their music to be used in films). What do you guys think? Will the Where The Wild Things Are movie be a hit?