Live Performance

Noah Chenfeld – “Empty A” (Live Acoustic)

By Will Oliver, August 11th 2020

New York’s Noah Chenfeld has returned with a live performance of a timely new song entitled “Empty A,” which is a salute to MTA workers and essential workers.

Chenfeld gives a Dylan-esque performance from the perspective of an MTA worker taking a look at the changing landscape around him during this weird and troubling time. It’s a touching tribute and also feels like a nice tribute to all the great folk songs that came before.
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Last year Australian singer-songwriter Bonnie Stewart released her debut album as Bonniesongs, Energetic Mind. On Friday she released the live version of the album, Energetic Mind: Live, via Small Pond Records.

It’s a collection of special live performances, filmed and recorded across the world from her record label Small Pond’s recording studios to music venues across Australia.
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Yuno Covers Beach House’s “Zebra”

By Will Oliver, July 7th 2020

This summer has seen Sub Pop and Hardly Art launch their Got You Covered series, featuring artists from their label covering other artists from the labels’ catalogs.

The latest cover comes from Yuno who takes on Beach House’s “Zebra” and does it plenty of justice.

Find his great cover of “Zebra” available to watch below.

Phoebe Bridgers released her sophomore album Punisher last week via Dead Oceans and it’s easily one of the year’s best. We haven’t been able to stop playing it since it dropped.

Last night she performed one of its tracks, “I See You,” in her car as she drove around an empty parking lot, which was performed for The Late Late Show with James Corden and also features a brief interview beforehand.

Find the delightful performance available to watch below.
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Mt. Joy – “Bug Eyes”

By Will Oliver, June 24th 2020

Earlier this month saw Mt. Joy return with their brand new album Rearrange Us via Dualtone Records.

“Bug Eyes” is the opening track off the record, a slow-burning but expansive widescreen folk effort that sets the table for what is to come.

The band recently performed a few selections from Rearrange Us on CBS This Morning’s Saturday Sessions. Find “Bug Eyes” streaming below along with the performance.

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Bright Eyes Play “Mariana Trench” On Colbert

By Will Oliver, June 23rd 2020

Yesterday Bright Eyes announced that they were back with their first new album in 9 years with Down In The Weeds Where The World Once Was, which will be released on August 21 via Dead Oceans. They also released their brand new single, “Mariana Trench.”

Last night they made their first live performance in nearly a decade, performing the new single on Colbert, with a little help from Lucius on vocals, Queens Of The Stone Ages’ Jon Theodore on drums, Anna Butterss on bass and a horn section.

Find the performance available to watch below.
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The release of Car Seat Headrest’s new album Making A Door Less Open is creeping up, as May 1st is somehow just around the corner. Just last week the band shared “Hollywood” with us, the third song shared from the LP.

The band has let go of yet another album cut, with the seven and a half minute “There Must Be More Than Blood.” Out of all the tracks, this is probably the most “familiar” CSH sounding track.
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Best Coast returned with their fourth studio album Always Tomorrow on February 21st via Concord Records.

We saw them perform a few weeks ago out in Los Angeles and the band has recently given fans a glimpse into their live show with somewhat alternative versions of their tracks “Everything Has Changed” and “Different Light” that they performed for Vevo.

Find both performances available to watch below.
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