Month: February 2012

Ivory & Gold – More Than This (Roxy Music Cover)

:: This is a great song (!) and very cool cover…

Cover of ‘More Than This’ by Brian Ferry.

Ivory & Gold (Karen Marie Groth and Ronni Vindahl)

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New Single: French Wives – Younger [Free Download]

:: This track just is a spirit-lifter…

This is the second single taken from French Wives upcoming album “Dream of the Inbetween”, set for release on May 07, 2012 via Electric Honey Records. ‘Younger’ was released February 27, 2012 and is available to anyone as free download on French Wives Soundcloud.

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This is ‘Numbers’, the first single of French Wives:

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Bon Iver – Towers (Official Video)

:: Perfect as always. Well done, Bonny Bear!

Director: NABIL (
Producer: Kathleen Heffernan
DOP: Larkin Sieple
Editor: Isaac Hagy
Color: Brandon Chavez
Production Company: NE Direction

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More ‘Bon Iver’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Feb 18 – Bon Iver at AIR Studios (4AD/Jagjaguwar Session)
2011, 02 Dec – 2011, 02 Dec – Bon Iver’s 10 Videos Deluxe Edition Release
2011, 6 Nov – Bon Iver LIVE TONIGHT
2011, 25 Aug – James Blake & Bon Iver – Fall Creek Boys Choir
2011, 19 Aug – Bon Iver – Holocene

New Single: Gotye – Easy Way Out [Official Film Clip]

:: Has been one of my favourite tracks on the album from the start, and now it comes with a brilliant film clip… Enjoy!

This is the next single taken from Gotye’s fantastic album “Making Mirrors”, released August 19, 2011 via Samples ‘n’ Seconds Records. In Europe the, the album was finally released on December 16, 2011 via Universal Redcords. All songs are written and produced by Gotye (aka Wally de Backer), he also did the design and layout of the album. In ‘Easy Way Out’, Gotye played drums, percussion, guitar and orchestra samples,
lead and backing vocals.

The amazing stop motion video clip is directed by Darcy Prendergast (

These are the official live visuals Gotye is using to feature ‘Easy Way Out’ in his live shows.  I was lucky having a ticket for the one he played last week in Berlin, and I gotta admit the visual are fitting the song just perfectly. The clip is animated and directed by Benjamin Drake and Eddie White.

Gotye (picture by James Bryans)


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More ‘Gotye’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Jan 10 − Walk off the Earth and Sarah Blackwood – Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye Cover)
2011, Nov 24 − Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know

New Album: Fanfarlo – Rooms Filled With Light (2012/02/27)

:: A truly beautiful record…

This is the official video for ‘Deconstruction’, the first single taken from Fanfarlo’s second album “Rooms Filled With Light”. The record is out today (February 27, 2012) in Germany, worldwide February 28 via Atlantic Records (WEA International Inc. outside the U.S.). The video is directed by Alex Southam.

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01. Replicate
02. Deconstruction
03. Lenslife
04. Shiny Things
05. Tunguska
06. Everything Turns
07. Tightrope
08. Feathers
09. Bones
10. Dig
11. A Flood
12. Everything Resolves

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Michael Kiwanuka Feat. Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) – Lasan

:: Absolutely loving this!

Michael Kiwanuka

Upcoming Toudates 2012:
13th May – Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
14th May – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
15th May – Manchester, HMV Ritz
17th May – Glasgow, ABC
19th May – Dublin, Academy
21st May – Sheffield, Leadmill
22nd May – Cambridge, Junction
23rd May – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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More ‘Michael Kiwanuka’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Jan 04 – Out Now: Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Home Again’ EP
2011, Oct 14 – Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A Tale / – I’m Getting Ready