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James Vincent McMorrow – Wicked Game

Last week I shared an iPhone-recorded version of James Vincent McMorrow’s cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Games.” Now, for your listening/download pleasure is fantastic version of the the song as performed at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland.

Grab/stream the track below, and if you haven’t purchased James’ album Early In The Morning, you can do so here. Additionally, check out his Tiny Desk Show and remaining tour dates.

James Vincent McMorrow – Wicked Game

9/23 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
9/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
9/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater

James Vincent McMorrow @ Brighton Music Hall

He emerged onstage with his band-members, quietly and stoically, and silently picked up his guitar and began to play. No fanfare. No introduction. Because none was needed. Just the music, the harmonies, and the performance. Continue reading

The 10 Plagues In Song: Part II

Based on the enormous success that last year’s 10 Plagues In Song post was, I figured I’d do it all again. This is not an easy task. Finding one song about the death of livestock was hard enough. Searching for a second took some serious digging. But here you have it – the 10 Plauges in Song, Part II.

Update: My blogging protege Aaron has come up with his own indie version of the 10 plagues over at the Sound Co-OpCheck it out. And then check mine below.

  1. Blood: The Black Angels – River Of Blood
  2. Frogs: Flaming Lips – I Can Be A Frog
  3. Lice: Mogwai – Killing All The Flies
  4. Wild Animals: James Vincent McMorrow – The Sparrow And The Wolf
  5. Livestock Death: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – That Fierce Cow Is Common Sense In A Country Dress
  6. Boils: Frightened Rabbit – The Modern Leper
  7. Hail: Mastodon – Hail To Fire
  8. Locusts: The Avett Brothers – Pretty Girl From Locust
  9. Darkness: Johnny Cash – I See A Darkness
  10. Death of Firstborn: J. Tillman – Firstborn
Enjoy the music, and have a happy Passover. 

James Vincent McMorrow – Early In The Morning

Photo courtesy of Vagrant Records

I love music. I guess that was obvious, but sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of that fact. Hearing a new album by an artist you’ve never heard before – one who sounds eerily familiar and surprisingly fresh at the same time  – is one of the best ways to accomplish that goal. Continue reading