Yesterday we got to enjoy Norah Jones performing on Jay Leno which was a definite early week treat. Today we get to enjoy a remix of her track "Miriam" from by Peter Bjorn and John. Check out what the trio have done with the track over on Stereogum.
Swedish artist Miike Snow and Lykke Li, along with Peter Bjorn & John and The Teddybears, have come together to create a new collective/record label named Ingrid. As the promotional video for the label states, the collective was created with with the intent of “creating straight from the heart right to the people without any middle hands,” which gives the artists involved the “opportunity for creation, collaboration, and compilation sonically and visually.” With this in mind, the artists involved in the label will continue to work with their current record labels. After the jump, you can watch both of the promotional videos for Ingrid.
This was a nice surprise that came up earlier in the week. SKoA's favorite crooner Mayer Hawthorne remixes one of our favorite tracks from PB&J's latest album Gimme Some. Check out the remix for "Dig A Little Deeper" below and get your soulful dance on and if you haven't heard or picked up either Peter, Bjorn & John's latest album Gimme Some or Mayer Hawthorne's amazing, recently released sophomore album How Do You Do, you honestly need to get your head examined because you are missing out on some fine tuneage. Anyways, enjoy.
Last night Peter Bjorn & John were the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel's late night TV slot and they played a couple of songs from their recent album Gimme Some. The threesome ripped through two performances on the show and up at the top you can watch them perform "Dig A Little Deeper" and "Second Chance" courtesy of the tireless machine that is the Audio Perv.
Two months ago if you'd of asked the majority of music lovers about Otis Redding or the track featured here, "Try A Little Tenderness", people may have scratched their heads and continued to go on with their daily business whilst muttering "who is that guy asking me to try some tenderness?" under their breath. However, due to it's use in the recent track from Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne, (it's "Otis" in case you're wondering), the track has seen remixes over the past month and if you so wish, you can now ask people about Otis without the aforementioned confusion. Maybe.
Anyway, with the new found adoration/radio play for the track comes this cover of original track from those swedish guitar donning men that are Peter, Bjorn and John. Taking the non obvious cover, they turn it into a poppy yet fuzz filled direction that shows a different approach, all be it a pretty cool one that's well worth a watch/listen. Check it out below via A.V. Undercover.
Peter, Bjorn & John have offered up this special presentation of their recent album Gimme Some. It is a break down of each track performed live from the Swedish three piece. Check it out at the top courtesy of Pitchfork. The footage was shot by Ted Malmros and Gustaf von Arbin it's got some pretty neat looking shots and is a treat for the eyes.
To celebrate the July 30th ten year anniversary of The Strokes' debut album Is This It, Stereogum has gathered their favorite indie artists together to make a tribute album called Stroked: A Tribute to Is This It. The offering, which Stereogum is giving away for free, includes covers by artists such as The Morning Benders, Peter Bjorn & John, Austra, Wise Blood, Real Estate, Das Racist's Heems, Owen Pallett, Frankie Rose, Chelsea Wolfe, Deradoorian, and Computer Magic.
You can download the entire cover album for free here, and check out the albums tracklisting after the jump.
Stroked: A Tribute to Is This It:
01 Peter Bjorn and John: "Is This It"
02 Chelsea Wolfe: "The Modern Age"
03 Frankie Rose: "Soma"
04 Real Estate: "Barely Legal"
05 Wise Blood: "Someday"
06 Austra: "Alone, Together"
07 The Morning Benders: "Last Night"
08 Owen Pallett: "Hard to Explain"
09 Heems: "New York City Cops"
10 Deradoorian: "Trying Your Luck"
11 Computer Magic: "Take It or Leave It"
Sweden's Peter, Bjorn & John will be heading out on their longest North American tour to date, which kicks off in Chicago, IL on August 24th. Along the way, the band will be doing a series of mini-residencies in some of the country's largest cities. The tour is in support of their latest release, Gimme Some, which dropped back in March.
You can check out tour dates after the jump!
August 24th Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
25th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
26th Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
27th First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
28th Schuba’s Chicago, IL
29th Schuba’s Chicago, IL
31st Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
September 1st Magic Stick Detroit, MI
2nd Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON
3rd Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON
5th La Tulipe Montreal, PQ
7th House of Blues Boston, MA
9th 9:30 Club Washington, DC
10th Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
12th Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
13th Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
14th Highline Ballroom New York, NY
15th Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
16th Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
17th Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
18th Mercury Lounge New York, NY
22nd Plaza Theater Orlando, FL
23rd Bardot Miami Miami, FL
24th Czar Imperial Ballroom Tampa, FL
25th Club Downunder Tallahassee, FL
26th One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
27th Warehouse Live Houston, TX
30th Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
October 1st Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
3rd The Smell Los Angeles, CA
4th Echo Los Angeles, CA
5th El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
6th Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
7th New Parish Oakland, CA
8th Slim’s San Francisco, CA