Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mazzy Star: Live at The Metro, Chicago, 1994

It's been quite a while (exactly four years!) since the last time I posted something regarding Mazzy Star, so when I came across this great bootleg (an FM broadcast from some WXRT radio) and I heard how good it was I decided it was time for some great atmosphere music... Besides, Hope Sandoval's last record ("Through the Devil Softly") is definetely one of my favourite ones this year (I haven't made up my mind yet for my "Best of 2009" list...), so I'm in a bit of a Hope Sandoval mood.
Well, if you want to know more about Mazzy Star go search @ Mazzy Star Boulevard, a good tool indeed (with tabs as well).
What more can I say? Great songs, great guitar licks by Roback: listen to Give you my lovin's steel guitar and you'll see where some of Damon and Naomi's stuff comes from, I guess. And yeah, the end of that song must be an homage to Reed's Sweet Jane (I mean: isn't David Roback one of Lou's most dedicate fans? C'mon!)

...and this is another good live performance from youtube:


Live at The Metro

Monday, January 11, 2010

Frightened Rabbit: Swim Until You Can't See Land

Man, have I been waiting for Frightened Rabbit's new "The Winter of Mixed Drinks"... In the meantime the only thing is listening to this first single off their forthcoming album (and listen to the second, Nothing like you, @ their myspace).
Included with Swim until you can't see land is also the (non-album track) Fun stuff.

Swim Until You Can't See Land