Sunday Ramblings & Considerations – 10.02.11

In this edition: James Vincent McMorrow, Discover Saskatchewan, Beirut and Radiohead have busy Septembers, and VIDEOS!!!

James Vincent McMorrow covers “Wicked Game”

photo credit: Julie Ling

James Vincent McMorrow is a busy man. In February 2010, he released his self-produced and recorded debut, Early in the Morning. It quickly garnered attention in his native Ireland, and then throughout the UK over late 2010 and early this year. Released in the U.S. on January 25, tracks from Early in the Morning popped up on American TV shows, Chuck, Grey’s Anatomy, and Parenthood. He’s toured for most of 2011, coming to the US thrice since March. This past week, he wrapped up a fall tour that brought him to the US west coast.

One of this year’s highlights for McMorrow was the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Eighteen months after releasing his debut, McMorrow returned to his homeland a superstar. Not bad for a guy who learned to play guitar at age 19. McMorrow’s set at Kilkenny included covers of Sun Kil Moon‘s Like the River, Midlake‘s Roscoe, and Chris Isaak‘s Wicked Game.

Purchase: Early in the Morning [Itunes]

Check out: Wicked Game [mp3]

Watch: Roscoe

Discover Saskatchewan

Take a second to check out dream pop band, Saskatchewan. Their latest 7″, Skinny Dipping, is available on Bandcamp where you can pay what you want for it. It’s dark, methodical pace breaks nicely with gentle keys and haunting, distant vocals. Fans of Best Coast and Department of Eagles will enjoy this.

Check out: 
Saskatchewan – Skinny Dipping

Saskatchewan – Cabin Fever

Head to Bandcamp and get both tracks.

Consider these…

Videos, videos, videos…

Loch Lomond – Elephants and Little Girls


Mozart Parties – Black Cloud


Okkervil River – Your Past Life As A Blast


Reptar – Context Clues


tUnE-yArDs – Gangsta


Wooden Shjips – Lazy Bones


Enjoy your Sunday while you can! 

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