You and I Both Are Nothing but Thieves

June 2, 2010

There are few albums I’m looking forward to more this summer than Steel Train’s third, self-titled release.  Not much has been revealed about it so far, but the guys over at MonkeyWhale filmed a stripped-down, intimate performance of one of the record’s songs, “Bullet.”  As I’ve said before, Steel Train’s headed in a whole new direction and they’ll definitely be turning heads once the album drops on June 29th.

If you haven’t yet listened to Steel Train‘s already-released tracks, grab “You And I Undercover” below and check out our previous post on “Turnpike Ghost.”

MP3: Steel Train – “You and I Undercover”

Watch the video for “Bullet” after the jump.


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Beirut – Black Sessions

January 24, 2008


Beirut recently appeared on the Black Sessions (live broadcasts on French radio station France Inter), and played some of my absolute favorites, including what might just be my favorite song of 2007, “Nantes”. The accordian and accompanyment are stunning, offering a more live-band feel to the song, now giving me two favorite songs of 2007. After reading this interview from 2006 with Beirut’s genius, Zach Condon, I’ve gone back and listened to Gulag Orkestar, which I unfairly ignored when it came out, and it too is lovely. Expect to see The Flying Club Cup near the top of my favorite albums of 2007 list (which is coming very soon, if anyone cares anymore). Anyway, check out “Nantes” from Club Cup and “Postcards from Italy”, originally from Gulag Orkestar.

MP3: Beirut – “Nantes (Live @ Black Sessions)”
MP3: Beirut – “Postcards From Italy (Live @ Black Sessions)”

Alternate links and video footage of Beirut’s performance on Black Sessions after the jump

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