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Daytrotter.com is Absolutely Wonderful

Written by : Posted on July 31, 2009 : No Comments

Daytrotter - Tricky

So I know I can be a bit behind on things, and this is a perfect example. I don’t know how it has taken me so long to come across this wonderful site, and if it wasn’t for Ben I still wouldn’t know about it. Daytrotter gives “you exclusive, re-worked, alternate versions of old songs and unreleased tracks by some of your favorite bands and by a lot of your next favorite bands.” As of today, they have served up 649 sessions, all available to download for free. How good is that?! Daytrotter’s list of artists is so impressive that I became a kid in a candy shop. I was only planning on posting 2-3 songs, but the list grew to 6 and if I hadn’t forced myself to stop looking then I’m sure it would have easily grown bigger.

Tricky – Dear God,

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Spoon – Peace Like a River

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Annuals – Ida, My

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Cold War Kids – Hospital Beds

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Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

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Bon Iver – Lump Sum

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Bon Iver Goes Back to His Roots

Written by : Posted on April 20, 2009 : 2 Comments

Bon Iver

So where do you find a man whose cult status is beginning to rival that of Sufjan and Connor Oberst…. who has been receiving national and international acclaim for his creativity with the release of For Emma, Forever Ago with his most recent project Bon Iver… who is being sought after for collaboration by some of the industry’s most respected artists?

A high school jazz auditorium.

That’s right. A high school jazz auditorium. Last night Justin Vernon (frontman of Bon Iver) performed a fundraiser show with his former high school’s jazz band. Pimping a white suit and staying out of the spotlight as much as possible, Vernon and the Memorial High School Jazz Ensemble performed both Bon Iver tunes such as “Lump Sum” and “For Emma” as well as more peculiar pieces such as Sinatra’s “The Lady is a Tramp” and Mahalia Jackson’s “Satisfied Mind.”

This guy is the shit.