Song of the Week
Fleet Foxes' newest single, "Third of May / Ōdaigahara," from their forthcoming LP, Crack Up, tries to show that the music can pick up, quite literally, from exactly where it left off.
Music sometimes makes us feel invincible, but not even the best melody can cheat death.
Lauren Barth sings with the folk steadiness of Lucinda Williams and the slack sly of Liz Phair.
Where to seek relief when that isolation reaches a fever pitch? Well, there's one place that's always been safe. And that's within the confines of a song.
The Kernal doesn't need much to be convincing ... except, maybe, a red suit and a room full of people ready to dance.
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (ft. Rhiannon Giddens), 'St. James Infirmary Blues'
Langhorne Slim and Jill Andrews, 'Sea of Love'
John Prine with Holly Williams, 'I'm Tellin' You'
Jade Jackson, 'Motorcycle'
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, 'A Wonderful Seed'