Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Good Earwigs: The National and Bon Iver

I posted on The National once before, confidently predicting that it would become one of my favorite music acts of all time. Well, yes and no, as it turns out: yes, they've made a handful of songs that stay in the head in a good way, but no, much of their work has gone off the playlist and stands little chance of returning.

Here's a nice fan-made video of one of their better songs, "Fake Empire," which I don't take to be about literal empires at all:

While I'm posting on songs that won't quite leave the inner ear without a struggle, here's a nice performance of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" on the Letterman show:

The studio version of "Skinny Love" sounds like this, and I am glad something does.

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