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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday Bears: St. Vincent on Kimmel

St. Vincent (Annie) brought her unwavering lush brown eyes to the to Jimmy Kimmel Live stage last night, performing an uneven rendition of "Marrow" from her recent album Actor.

The song careened with a distorted flow as Annie marched through the assorted lyrical metronomes as her eight person backing band ebbed through "Marrow"'s sly progressions. It may not be one of Actor's best, and it seems like an odd suggestion (at least to me) for her to perform on late night, but it's hard to ignore that indelible intrigue that Annie exudes when she's on stage.

St. Vincent - Marrow (Live on Kimmel)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday Bears: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Daytrotter Session

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is a name that has been really swirling around the music scene as of late. The band, led by ex Ima Robot member Edward Sharpe, whose new music sounds nothing like his former band, has reformed his image and now aims to be this generations modern hippie guru. More than likely that's the result of their being about three of them left.

The group, made up of a number so large I'm not 100% on how big it actually is, made their Daytrotter debut today. The bulk of the material is from the band's recently released debut album Up From Below, including the 60's folk-revival single "40 Day Dream."

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Bears: Dirty Projectors on Letterman

Sorry about another delay in posts recently. I'm pleased to announce that I have succesfully moved out and will return to my regular Bears and Bullets schedule permanently.

Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors made their CBS late night debut last night on The Late Show with David Letterman performing Bitte Orce's lead track "Cannibal Resource," rather than their jittery single "Stillness in the Move."

Despite "Cannibal Resource"'s unpredictable motions and movements, the song is executed to a delicate precision by the band doing their best as a modern day Talking Heads. Or something similar.

Dirty Projectors - Cannibal Resource (Live on Letterman)