I'm still coming down from a jam-packed music weekend so please excuse the brevity in my post today.
Friday night was Phantogram at the Music Box where I watched my girl-crush Sarah Barthel KILL it with her collaborator Josh Carter:
Photo courtesy of Knocksteady.
And Saturday night was the Gun Bun favorite Fruit Bats at the venerable Troubadour:
Photo courtsey of Rod Blackhurst.
With all the hullabaloo around the delivery of music these days, it was refreshing to experience music the way it's best heard: live.
Here are my picks for this week's Music Monday. You can access the playlist via Spotify here: GunBun Music Monday 2011
"Make A Fist" - Phantogram
I am a rabid fan of this electronic rock-duo. This track is from their new album Nightlife which was released last week. You should also check out their debut album Eyelid Movies - it's my favorite.
"The Same Thing" - Cass McCombs
I like the description of McCombs in this article: "He's a songwriter's songwriter." This track is from his second album of 2011, Humor Risk. It will be released tomorrow.
"Make My" - The Roots, Big K.R.I.T, Dice Raw
The Roots have released this lead single in advance of their 13th album, undun, which is due out in early December. You can read more about this "concept" album here and you can watch the video for this track here.
"Reaching Through To The Other Side" - My Brightest Diamond
No matter where you fall on the love it/hate it spectrum of this group's eclectic sound, there is no denying the unique and fabulous quality of lead singer Shara Worden's voice.
"Keep Time" - Gauntlet Hair
The silly picture of the guys behind this Denver-based band (with an equally silly name) would lead you to believe that they have a light, funny sense of themselves. But the haunting video of this track might make you think otherwise.
And lastly, here is a video of one of my favorite bands, Mumford & Sons, playing a new song last week on a Philly radio station. I am eagerly awaiting a new album from these guys.