I honestly really loved V V Brown's debut album, Travelling Like the Light, and every once in a while, her song, "Leave!" comes up on my iPod and I just can't help but tap my foot to it.
She's hoping that her latest single, "Children", will inspire a singalong too, you can check out the video at vevo.com (officially released on VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live").
What can I say? It's catchy, I love the ice-cream van song.
The song will probably be featured on her second LP, Lollipops & Politics to be released February 7th, 2012 on Capitol Records.
Catch V V live:
November 7 Los Angeles, CA Bardot *
November 8 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Shop
November 9 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Café
November 10 Seattle, WA Nectar Lounge
You know I love The Smiths/Morrissey, so I'm always game to hear people's interpretation of their songs.
We've previously featured this 50s doo-wop band, The Bandana Splits, on our Freebies section, but I wanted to spotlight their cover of Morrissey's "Everyday is Like Sunday" here.
The song was recorded as a special gift to fans for reaching 1,000 "likes" on their facebook. I did listen to it, it's very harmonizing and acoustic and, er, harmless.
Maybe they'll play it at their upcoming show?
Speaking of cover lovers, Parenthetical Girls covered Kate Bush on their new release Privilege 12" released yesterday (November 1st). You can listen for yourself on soundcloud.
Okay, so the singer isn't a girl, but I never said you had to be an XX to fit in this "Girls Girls Girls" series.
Well, it looks like the 'Rent-Girls will be doing some dates:
Dec 1 Brooklyn, NY: GLASSLANDS *
Dec 2 Purchase, NY: SUNY PURCHASE
Dec 8 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: SMOG (Bard College)
Just briefly, but I wanted to pass this along: Rachael Yamagata has been invited to tour the White House to participate in an official White House "tweet up meeting" today (Wednesday) at 4:30pm EST.
I have re-tweeted her message:
We have previously mentioned her current tour dates. Rachael will be stopping by the Fine Line Cafe in Minneapolis on 11/11/11.