Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – S.O.B.
This raucous sing-and-clap-along is my absolute favourite discovery this week. Add this to the list of great songs that appear cheery until you listen to the lyrics. The Missouri-born Rateliff and his band The Night Sweats (what a great name!) have themselves a winner with this song and the good news is the rest of the album seems just as promising. A great start to the soundtrack of your week.
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Trying So Hard Not To Know
When I find a band I really really like, I select two songs by them for the playlist. Here’s a super live performance.
NeedToBreathe – More Heart, Less Attack (Live Acoustic)
The name of the song made me smile. It’s good advice too.
Young The Giant – Crystallised (In The Open)
This live performance – recorded live at Joshua Tree – is a good indication of how tight this band is. Very well done.
Ben Sollee – Letting Go (Live at the Deep End Ranch)
One man and a cello. Kentucky musician Ben Sollee takes the cello out of its orchestra context and plays a rousing folk song in a way that I haven’t heard before.