It’s been a long time since we’ve heard or seen anything from Fleet Foxes, or their frontman, Robin Pecknold. I was beginning to get worried. But alas, earlier this week he made his return on live TV.
Pecknold, along with Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and drummer Neil Morgan, covered Pearl Jam’s “Corduroy” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, who have been celebrating Pearl Jam all week long with other bands covering their songs, as well as Pearl Jam themselves playing. Read the rest of this entry »
Daniel Rossen feels bad about not being home in New York considering all that has happened as of late. He said so in the description of a new song that he shared on soundcloud called “Not Coming Back”.
This one is from January 2011 around the same time as a few of the EP songs. it’s not exactly finished, the lyric is rough, but I still enjoy what it is and eventually this song lead to other tunes on the EP and on Shields that I’m happy with. It’s a wintery New York song to me, it reminds me of home. And at this particular moment I miss home, and I feel like I should be there after all that’s happened recently. So there it is.
The song definitely feels appropriate with all that is going on. Dan should definitely consider releasing this properly whether solo or with Grizzly Bear. It’s worthy.
Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen uploaded an old demo to soundcloud this weekend, adding:
Old song/demo. too old to work on anymore and won’t see the light of day in any other format
He has simply titled it “Untitled (December 2009). It’s a shame he won’t properly release it, as it’s a gem. But, at least we have it in our hands. Download it below.
“Silent Song” definitely has traces of Grizzly Bear within it, reminding me a lot of “Southern Point”. Take a listen below.
“Saint Nothing” is the first track made available from the EP. If you’re a fan of his intimate sparse moments of reflection on Grizzly Bear albums, then you’re going to love “Saint Nothing”.
It’s safe to say that 2016 was a pretty weird year, but one thing we can all agree on is just how crazy of a year it was for music. From the highly anticipated to the complete out of nowhere surprise drops, the year truly didn’t disappoint at all. We finally got that Radiohead album we were all clamoring for and even got some releases we weren’t expecting to see in 2016 (we’re looking at you, Schmilco, Abandoned Mansion, Epoch and Run The Jewls 3).
There were so many great releases that it was difficult keeping up with all of them, which was literally half the battle. You’ll notice that some artists I chose multiple songs which is not a mistake, its 100% on purpose. There were certain songs from certain artists off of certain albums that just were just so good that I couldn’t not include them.
There was no shortage of great shows to be found in 2014. You can find the best 50 that I saw in 2014 right here. Throughout the year, we took thousands upon thousands of photos, documenting every moment of these unforgettable shows. We put in a lot of work trying to capture the essence of these performances, and I wanted to share these photos with you in one giant collection.
These are not only photos that I took, but also photos taken by our great team of contributing photographers. They’re posted in chronological order, as there was simply no other right way to go about ordering the photos. Below each photo, is the link to the original post, as well as the photographer credit (if it’s other than myself).
So with that said, sit back, and enjoy our favorite live concert photos that we took in 2014. You can also find the gallery posted over at our facebook page. There’s probably one too many photos posted here, but we probably saw way too many shows.
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Back in January I was lucky enough to catch the NYC stop of The Gene Clark No Other Band’s tour when they played at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
It was a special evening, as I got to see such great talents such as Beach House, Robin Pecknold, Hamilton Leithauser, Daniel Rossen and more perform the wonderful songs off Gene Clark’s No Other.
It seems Pitchfork was there too as they captured the whole concert, minus the encore. So if you weren’t able to catch any of the performances, now is your chance to take the whole night in.
Find the show posted below.
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Gene Clark’s (of The Byrds) 1974 album No Other was one of those albums that was initially a commercial failure, but went on to become a highly regarded cult classic. It’s so beloved that some members of prolific indie bands will come together to perform the entire album live on tour.
The band will include Alex Scally & Victoria Legrand of Beach House, Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen), Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Iain Matthews (Plainsong/ Fairport Convention), and more.
The tour will take place late in January, and will bring them here in New York on January 25 at MHOW. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday at noon (they’re on AMEX presale now).
Find the list of tour dates posted below.
Jan. 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Jan. 23 – Baltimore, MD – Floristree
Jan. 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Jan. 25 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg