Ok. Maybe it will be bad.
Ok. Maybe it will be bad.
Oh my. This is just beautiful. Very Brandon Flowers-esque.
James Mercer… Thank you.
For those who don’t know him, James is the founding member and lead singer-songwriter of the indie rock group The Shins. The Shins remind me of the Garden State movie soundtrack. Bret and I listened to almost every song from that album during our freshmen year.
This past year, both Mercer and Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock contributed music to director Chris Malloy’s 180° South, a documentary about adventurers in Patagonia. Mercer’s contribution to the movie was a cover of Neil Young’s “Journey Through the Past.”
Listen below to this wonderful song along with Neil Young’s original (although I can’t help but envision Jimmy Fallon singing it!), and my favorite Shins track:
James Mercer – Journey Through The Past
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Neil Young – Journey Through The Past
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The Shins – Caring is Creepy
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I’ve posted about this band before and can’t WAIT to see them perform here in Pittsburgh in February. They’re going on tour with Dr. Dog starting January 28. If they’re coming to your area, you should definitely go. It’s going to be a fun and epic night!
Take a listen to The Head and the Heart below and visit their MySpace page:
Sounds Like Hallelujah by theheadandtheheart
Ghosts by theheadandtheheart
Down in the Valley by theheadandtheheart
Cats and Dogs by theheadandtheheart
It’s 2:00 am in the morning. “The Hangover” is on and me, Bret, and Nutmeg are all bundled up on the couch. At first, we were watching it, but that lasted about an entire minute. Bret and Nutmeg are completely asleep. Once I’m done making this post, I will close my computer and take Poor Sleepy Bret and Nutmeg to bed.
I muted the movie, and our place was silent for a good bit. Then I thought: “I wish I could play some music to put some happy dreams in both Bret and Nutmeg’s heads.”
I didn’t play any music since I was afraid I’d wake them up. However, if I could play any song, I would play this old Jack Johnson + Matt Costa song called “Lullaby.” I used to send this song to Bret whenever we were apart from each other for weeks during college breaks…