Chamberlin – Pumped Up Kicks (Foster The People Cover)

At the risk of sharing a song that some people might be tiring of (although it hasn’t really reached an over-saturation level for me personally), I’m going to share the cover that Chamberlin did of Foster the People’s smash hit, Pumped Up Kicks. Chamberlin recorded the cover after fans voted for its inclusion in the group’s covers EP. The band is teaming up with Vermont Coffee to offer the proceeds of the EP’s sales to the flood victims of Hurricane Irene in Vermont and in their community. You can purchase it at their website.

The other songs that were covered on the EP are Kanye/Justin Vernon’s Lost In The World, Passion Pit’s Little Secrets, Cult’s Go Outside, and Vampire Weekend’s Giving Up The Gun. It’s basically like I picked the covers, so I have to give props to their fans. And Chamberlin delivers on the great choices.

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Pumped Up Kicks by Chamberlin

Ryan Adams – Dirty Rain (In Studio Acoustic Version)

One thing that sets 1146 apart from other music blogs is the personal nature of many posts. We love writing about how we connect to the songs we’re sharing, and in fact, that’s why I’m here right now.  The tour I’m about to go on is bringing me to a few old haunts, and until I heard this Ryan Adams song this morning, it hadn’t occurred to me how I might react when I’m back.

“Last time I was hear I was raining, it ain’t raining anymore.”

I left a lot of things behind in the Midwest, tangible and intangible, and I think it’s a testament to the immediacy of this song that my head immediately went to St. Louis, and how I’d be looking at the same people and places through a very different lens.  Or maybe we just max out on our nostalgia at a certain point in our lives?

Dirty Rain is a track off Ryan Adam’s newly released acoustic album, Ashes & Fire.

Yellow Ostrich – Whale

What’s one thing that you find enjoyable to do but wish you were better at? I like to paint from time to time.

It’s calming to have some killer music playing and just put the acrylics to paper with whatever comes to mind. Depending on what music I have playing in the background, I feel like I’m progressively (slowly but surely) improving. I had one of these very moments yesterday.

[This picture was the outcome]

So what was the cause?

Yellow Ostrich played an acoustic version of their track entitled Whale on the Big Ugly Yellow Couch. I have no clue when the performance is from but I absolutely love it. For at least half the duration of doing my painting, I was listening to this performance on repeat. Check it out and tell me you don’t dig it.

Yellow Ostrich is on tour now so be sure to check ‘em out in a city nearby!

Until next Monday… catchya later tricks!

Future Islands – Where I Found You

Among the artists I’ve recently come across and been obsessing over is Future Islands. Future Islands came to my attention thanks to Jess‘s recommendation. I owe her because this Baltimore group is something that I wouldn’t have gone out of my way to listen to but it’s something that I have a great affinity for now.

I don’t know if I should admit this, but sometimes I daydream where those daydreams are playing out scenes like they would be played out in a movie. It’s soundtracking life in some sense (a very real sense when the daydreams are vivid or merge with points of minutiae from reality). Just listening to Where I Found You sends me into a movie sequence of a Zach Braff film and that’s the best way I can describe why I like it so much.

It’s on the album On The Water, which is out now. Go get it. I hope you like.