Last week Phoenix released the first act of a 4 part mini-documentary titled, INITIALS P.H.O.E.N.I.X. Directed by Guillaume Delaperriere, each video shows the creative process behind their most recent album Bankrupt! Fun fact! Phoenix played today at Governors Ball in New York, although we were not in attendance we hope to catch them on the west coast at Fyf Fest. You can now watch the entire documentary below!
If you were to combine the sounds of Grizzly Bear and Beirut your outcome would be Forestears! Their sound is incredible and it’s been my jam commuting to and from work for the past week. I can’t even tell you what genre their music falls under except for the “THEY’RE REALLY GOOD, JUST TRUST ME” genre. This creative bunch comes from Brighton and keeps us on the other side of the pond wanting more. Big things are in store for these guys, I’m sure of it. Check out their video for their song Smoulder House below.
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This was not our first time seeing the very talented Jake Bugg. We caught a bit of his set at Coachella this past year and decided that when he came to LA next, we will be there. So eventually he did come to LA to play a show at the Fonda Theatre and we….. were NOT there. He was SOLD OUT. (the worst words to hear as avid concert goers.) We were so convinced that we were going to his next show and we were a little gutted when we didn’t. Jake Bugg was sold out and selling out. Soooo we didn’t get to see him at the Fonda, but we saw him this past friday at the Wiltern and it was well worth the wait. We sang, we danced, played some air guitar and threw up two fingers. It was a great way to spend our Friday night.
For this weeks Music Monday we wanted to share some of our favorite covers. Not much reading for this post but a lot of listening, hope you enjoy!
The M. Sisters
P.S. Not mentioned here is Wildcat! Wildcat!’s cover for “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. We’ve seen them live many times where they played this cover and I’m so bummed we can’t share it with you guys. Guess you’ll just have to go see them live!
No, your calendar is not wrong it IS in fact Tuesday. Yesterday we celebrated our Music Monday by going to the Grammy Museum and FINALLY seeing the Ringo: Peace & Love exhibit. The Grammy Museum is a very interactive place and we LOVE that. We spent most of our time playing with the instruments, roaming the museum and the memorabilia as well as listening to some great music. Without giving too much away the museum has so many great things. They dip into every aspect of music from how it’s made, who wrote it, who performed it, and who wore it. This museum has four levels of music history well worth seeing. We ended our tour with a well overdue visit to the Ringo: Peace & Love exhibit. First in the exhibit is a short film with clips from Ringo’s home life as well as his career (spoiler alert) many cameo’s by the Beatles. There are drum kits all over this place and two of them you can actually play and guess what, Ringo is there to teach you! On video nonetheless but still freaking exciting! Ringo Starr teaches you three types of beats, the same techniques he used to teach his son Zak who has been drumming for The Who since 1996. If it isn’t enough that you get to sit down and play on a replica of Ringo’s Black Oyster Pearl drum kit, you can also sing along with the Beatles in the Yellow Submarine Karaoke Booth! You had me at karaoke… The Grammy Museum was such a great way to spend our Music Monday hope everyone enjoyed their Monday!
Where do we even begin with these boys? The band that needs no introduction, the Beatles. We stopped by Target this past weekend to pick up our own copy of the On Air- Live at the BBC Volume 2 and by golly I am glad we did. As we got into Abbey (My Fiat, named for obvious reasons) we couldn’t wait to rip off that impossible plastic rapping and take a listen. The first track “And Here We Go Again” a 15 second intro for the 63 tracklist album begins and Rodney Burke booms through our speakers as if we were listening to BBC live in our living room. Gaaaahhhh to be alive when this was the present, although many probably feel the same; living in the wrong era. After listening to the entire album we both wanted to ditch everything we have now and pack it in with 60’s stylized everything. So now we leave you with a bit of our own 60’s inspiration.
Every Monday we will be posting a “Music Monday” post (almost every Monday) a post dedicated to music whether it’s shows we’ve been to, new music we’ve discovered, or anything that has inspired us recently. Our music related posts are not limited to just Monday’s but it’s a good start. To kick off our Music Monday post we thought it would be a good idea to put together an album of all the shows we attended this past month… we had a pretty good month so here it is. #rocktober