The blog has been a little empty lately and your shopping carts may be too full, so I thought I would share some songs you might like that you’ve probably never heard before. Consider it my gift to you.
First up, we have this beautiful song by the Vulgar Boatmen. I wrote a blog post before about how great this band is (was), but I didn’t mention this gem. It’s called There’s a Family. Here is the studio version:
Here is a live version from a club concert in the early 90s. I’m not sure which version I enjoy more.
Next we have the “Twee” band Allo Darlin’. It’s probably that I’m getting old, but I don’t mind a sweet pop song, especially these vulnerable and heartfelt pieces:
You’ve probably heard the Kinks’ song, Strangers, but I bet you haven’t heard this cover by Lucius before:
This Tiny Desk Concert by Lucius is also pretty amazing. I especially enjoy around the 12 minute mark when they are asked if they would play one more song and they then scavenge through the desks to find items to use for percussion while playing Genevieve.
These aren’t quite Matt’s punk or heavy metal covers, but I hope you enjoy them anyway.