Reckoner is off Radiohead’s awesome 2007 album In Rainbows. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the song played live a few years back, but for those who haven’t seen Thom Yorke in action, here’s a semi-live version of the song performed for Radiohead’s film Scotch Mist. Hope you enjoy the seductive mystique of this song as much as I do.
We recently saw the Villalobos Brothers perform in Hoboken with a few friends. We were there to see a rock band and didn’t expect to see an opener comprised of three Mexican violinists and a guitar player. About halfway through their first song, we all looked at each other and were like “this is f*!king awesome.” The music video above is for the Villalobos Brothers song El San Lorenzo which was shot on the rooftops of Brooklyn – and we hope you like it as much as we did seeing them perform it live. Check out their website and catch them on tour if you just so happen to be in Mexico.
Every so often we get a real hankering for some good old ’90s rock and as a result Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana is our Song of The Week. The hit song was off their 1991 album Nevermind, which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and reached #1 on the Billboard charts in January 1992. Rock on.
It’s hard to think that a song with gun shots in the chorus would become so widely popular, but our Song of the Week, Paper Planes by M.I.A. proved that wrong. Born Mathangi Arulpragasam, M.I.A. blew up when Paper Planes was featured in the Pineapple Express movie trailer and she’s still churning out hits. The music video for Paper Planes above has over 31M views at the time of this writing!
It’s a rainy Tuesday here in New York and the mood is pretty calm, which is why we chose the mellow I’ll Try Anything Once by The Strokes as our Song of the Week. The music video above is a fan made video featuring clips from Sofia Coppola’s film Somewhere, which the song was in. While it’s a very simple tune, it’s likely to have you humming to have yourself after listening. Enjoy.
Little Wing is often a favorite amongst Jimi Hendrix fans and our Frachelli Song of the Week is the awesome vocal-less rendition of the song by guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. Stevie Ray Vaughan covered Little Wing on his ’91 album The Sky is Crying and we dug up this live performance which also transitions into another Hendrix track – Third Stone from the Sun. Enjoy.
Originally by Arcade Fire, a cover of The Suburbs is our Frachelli Song of the Week. Performed by Mr. Little Jeans (aka Monica Birk) this dark electro version of the song is a great rendition of the already awesome Arcade Fire tune. We also found a music video for the cover featuring supermodel and Frachelli Crush of the Week Alessandra Ambrosio, who dances seductively in between rally racing footage. We’re not sure what autocross and supermodels have to do the the suburbs, but we love it nonetheless. Enjoy.