I don’t know what they did to these drums but I like it.
WOW. D’Angelo doing David Bowie’s Space Oddity!!!
New Wes Anderson movie. I can’t wait to see this.
I have a much smaller flock of birds that does this around my building in the summer at sunset almost every night.
I don’t know about the video but this song is the jam.
It all started with a clever idea from KEXP’s DJ El Toro: “4AD 4VR,” a three-hour show featuring music from 4AD Records, a label that helped define a new genre of music. Back in the ’80s and ’90s, if you saw the 4AD logo on the back of an album, you knew you were holding something special. From frenetic pop-punk pioneers like Pixies and Throwing Musesto the otherworldly dreaminess of bands like Lush and Pale Saints, 4AD helped define a musical era.
Two of the biggest names on the 4AD label were Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance, so we couldn’t believe our luck when founding members and influential icons Robin Guthrie and Brendan Perry accepted our invitation to perform on the air at KEXP.
Guthrie had visited us in 2006 for a mesmerizing solo performance, but this time he brought with him a backing band. Together, his songs “Monument” and “Mission Dolores” radiated ethereal beauty, but also took on a crashing, spellbinding effect.
When Perry entered the studio and began to sing, all eyes were drawn to him. You could have heard a pin drop in the engineering booth when he and Guthrie began a stunning cover of Tim Buckley’s “Song to the Siren,” which any 4AD aficionado will recall from This Mortal Coil’s 1984 album It’ll End in Tears. By the time the song ended, there were indeed tears in the eyes of those in attendance. Both of these iconic artists continue to create amazing work, and have produced a legacy to celebrate. 4AD 4VR!
St. Vincent will release her new 11-track LP Strange Mercy on September 13 via 4AD. The last couple of days my Twitter-feed was overwhelmed by the hashtag #strangemercy, which we had to tweet to unlock Surgeon, a track taken from that new full-length. It took some time, but in the end it was (obviously) worth the effort. Grab the soothing new song and watch the teasers that came with it below.