FIRST LISTEN: ‘Helplessness Blues’ by Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop Records)

Helplessness Blues

The album has been receiving very favorable reviews. SPIN Magazine gave the album 9/10 stars. The Independent gave it 5/5 stars. The Guardian gave it 4/5 stars.
The title track has been released as a free download via the Fleet Foxes website.

Purchase Helplessness Blues here

‘Lover of the Light’ by Mumford and Sons (Live at Coachella)

A new and unreleased track.

Big Talk album coming in summer of 2011

Drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers (Island Def Jam) has announced that he will be releasing a solo album in the summer of 2011 titled Big Talk. The album features Vannucci on every instrument excepting lead guitar. It will be released via a team effort from Epitaph Records and Vannucci’s own new label Little Oil. The album was mixed by famed producer Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Smashing Pumpkins) and recorded in part in London. The major part of the album was recorded at The Killers’ studio (Battle Born Studio) in Las Vegas and was produced by Joe Chicarelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket).

Official website

Single “Getaways” is due on May 10th, 2011. The eponymous album will be due July 12th, 2011.
One clip from the album

‘Papa Hobo’ covered by Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend)

The original version was released on the eponymous second album by Paul Simon (1972). It was recorded for the soundtrack to upcoming movie Ceremony. A copy of the song can be downloaded legally at Paste Magazine’s site.
‘Papa Hobo’ (original version)

‘Cecelia’ performed by Paul Simon + Jimmy Fallon + STOMP

Cecelia

‘Get In Line’ by Ron Sexsmith at SXSW 2011

This is the first track from the recently released Long Player Late Bloomer (2011). The album was produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, 311, Motley Crue, Metallica, etc). HTA was present for this show and Ron is a rare talent.

‘Saddest Song’ performed by Andrew Capener (Parlor Hawk) + Mindy Gledhill

HTA Presents Mindy Gledhill + Julie Feeney + Parlor Hawk
THURSDAY NIGHT//April 7, 2011//8PM
VELOUR MUSIC GALLERY $8

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Article about the show in The Daily Universe

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Article about the show in the Daily Herald

FIRST LISTEN: ‘So Beautiful So What’ by Paul Simon (Concord Music Group)

So Beautiful Or So What

So Beautiful So What is due April 12, 2011. It was produced by longtime Paul Simon producer Phil Ramone (Still Crazy After All These Years, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon). Of the album Simon has said, “It’s the best work I’ve done in 20 years.” This means it should be his greatest album since his no. 1 platinum selling album Rhythm of the Saints (1990). Simon wrote all of the songs on the album and it carries his signature multi-instrumental sound and religiously tied lyrics steeped in fine pop prose.

‘You Are a Tourist’ video by Death Cab for Cutie to stream live

At 4PM PST/ 7PM EST on Tuesday April 5th the band will record and broadcast their music video live at the link below.

You Are a Tourist