o be joyful (the new shovels & rope album) is streaming now at mtv.
listen to it, okay?
you shouldn’t be asking “why?” - but if you are, the answer is “because it’s awesome and awesome things make life better and everyone wants a better life, even richard branson and tom hanks (i assume).”
i also made a downloadable version, broken down into individual tracks. you can download by clicking the picture, or here. enjoy!
track listing: 1. sheets 2. cloudy shoes 3. denton, tx 4. lottery 5. window 6. new song 1 (just hangin’ around) 7. new song 2 (hide our bones) 8. new song 3 (i want to believe you) 9. wyoming birds 10. rachel and cali 11. ohio 12. wallingford
edit: a bunch of people have been asking me who the female vocalist is, and i’ve been telling them the truth - it’s melodie knight. then they say things like “beeeeeeeee-yoooooooooo-teeeeeeeeeee-ful” and “whoa, her parents named her right.”
i saw these dudes opening for des ark last weekend. it was one of those shows where you forget to breathe. i bought their first album (crazy) and their most recent (crazybeautiful). aaaand they’re definitely becoming one of my favorite bands.
this doesn’t really capture it all, but what could? it’ll have to do.
benoit pioulard - kids are getting younger (fan video)
i saw this guy last night at spectacle, as phase I of halloweekend night II…and it was beautiful. every song was one song, and there were crop-dusters and field-fires, and we laid on the floor and we closed our eyes.