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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Islands In the Session

If you read this blog regularly you are more than aware of my great love for Without question my favourite place to discover and download music that is sometimes familiar and other times entirely new to me. The love in continues this week with a new session by Montreal’s own Islands. Four songs have been posted and I encourage all of you to visit and have a listen. Fresh on the heels of their superb new Anti release, Arm’s Way (out today) these songs are well worth addition to your favourite portable music device. One of the highlights, at least for me was the cover of Brian Eno’s ‘Big Ship’ from Another Green World. Imaginative pop with a blackened edge the three additional tracks are superb. The talented sextet is currently on the road and I suggest you check to see if they might be playing in your neighbourhood. Tour dates here.

Download and enjoy.

And speaking of free music, I would like to direct you to NPR’s site to listen to DeVotchKa live at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC. Fresh from the current tour with opener and my favourite girl Basia Bulat this concert is pure joy. The band is a wonder to hear live and even more divine to see.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Ooo yes, too much audio goodness! I am going to set aside some time for some quality listening. Thanks!

Basia Bulat opening for DeVotchKa - that must have been some concert. She was great when she opened for Final Fantasy last year.

Phronk said...

Islands is one of those bands whose name I keep seeing pop up everywhere I go. I guess that means it's my fate to finally check them out.