Monday, May 24, 2004
Sam Beam avoids the blue ones
Things has been a tetch on the hectic side here in the city and I seek respite with a short post and the sweet sounds of gentle music. Here's three tracks by three artists who all seek the path of least resistance; songs for evening the keel and drawing in clean unobstructed breath calm blue ocean calm blue ocean ommmmmmmm
We'll go back to our regularly scheduled postings tomorrow with a collection from three cornerstones of modern electronic.
Iron and Wine - "Jesus the Mexican Boy"
Buy The Sea and the Rhythm direct from Iron and Wine's publisher.
Pitchfork interviews Sam Beam, the voice and sound of Iron and Wine
The tinymixtapes interview
Not a bad site; I'm curious to explore.
Sufjan Stevens - "Dress Looks Nice On You"
Buy Seven Swans, direct from Sufjan's publisher.
Also drop by the "Michigan" section for tons of outtake songs.
Fascinating interview from '01.
Sufjan discusses "faith-based" music and his desire to play banjo for Stryper.
A more recent interview with a cleaned up Sufjan, flanked by cuties in spandex and feathers. Progressions.
Rufus Wainwright - "The Money Song"
This song is an obscure B-Side, but if you like what you hear, you can buy Wainwright's new album, Want One from Rufus' official website.
A recent Independent (UK) interview
"Elton John saved me."
Rufus DID come into a lot of money and he DID move to New York City.