“Impossible Weight” – Deep Sea Diver with Sharon Van Etten
The music to this sounds thoroughly modern, but Sharon’s vocals have a terrific New Wave quality.
“Guest in Your Life” – Sinai Vessel
This song sounds warm and familiar, like the fall clothes we are all pulling out as the weather gets cooler.
“80 Days of Rain” – Lande Hekt
Apparently this song is about climate change.
“Oceans” – Pearl Jam
Last week PJ released the recording of their 1992 MTV Unplugged performance in the US for the first time. I think I own it on an import CD that is packed away somewhere, but it had still been years since I listened to any of it. For those of us who were watching at the time, I’m sure you remember what a phenomenal performance it was. It’s kind of typical Pearl Jam to open the show, which would have been the first time a lot of people ever saw or heard them, with this track instead of one of the songs that was going to be released as a single. A pretty stunning vocal performance by Eddie. Not sure he can still hit those high notes.
“Remove 45” – De La Soul, Styles P, Talib Kweli, Mysonne, & Chuck D
Y’all know what time it is.
“This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” – Talking Heads
Another video thanks to a Number Ones bonus track. This week Tom Breihan wrote about this Talking Heads deep track. It’s a song I know a little, but would certainly not be the first TH track I picked for a playlist. But after reading his write-up, watching the utterly charming video from Stop Making Sense, and realizing how good David Bryne’s vocals are, I had to share it.