Song of the Day: Four Tet – Live in Tokyo

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I don’t typically delve into EDM in my “Song of the Day” posts. It’s not that I don’t dig electronic music, it’s more that I just don’t know EDM as intimately as other genres (and it’s so vast these days). But, man, Four Tet just nails a sound I really love.

Check out this full live set from Tokyo:

Technically this post should be called “Set of the Day” since this is more than a song, but at least it’s all one track.

And just for kicks, here’s a little bonus round I recently came across where Four Tet takes only samples from Michael Jackson’s Thriller and creates a new tune in a matter of 10 minutes:

Not the best tune, but man, talk about editing mastery.

Song of the Day: The Barr Brothers – “Even The Darkness Has Arms”

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Ok, so I’ve written these guys up before, but this song is new to me and just so f-ing good…

That opening dual guitar part is utter perfection. It’d be great with just one guitar, but I love how the second guitar follows along with the melody.

I have no idea if the Barr Brothers are working on a new album, but I just hope they keep releasing new tunes like this. Keep ‘em coming guys!

Song(s) of the Day: Sunday Bluegrass Edition – Jerry Douglas, Greensky Bluegrass and the Infamous Stringdusters

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning here in NYC and it just feels like a bluegrass kind of day today. I recently downloaded some new (to me) bluegrass, including The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, and some older Jerry Douglas. Here are a few favorite video selections to celebrate a sunny spring day:

One of my favorite Jerry Douglas tunes:

The Greensky guys doing their take on the Grateful Dead’s famous two-song segment (“Chinacat Sunflower” –> “I Know Your Rider”):

The Infamous Stringdusters doing a bluegrassified version of U2′s “In God’s Country” (one of my favorites off of the 2nd — and somewhat underrated — half of Joshua Tree):

Downloads:
Jerry Douglas | Greensky Bluegrass | The Infamous Stringdusters