Last night we here at One Thirty BPM went to see EMA and Wild Beasts (full review later). Midway through EMA’s set she ripped into a cover of the Violent Femmes classic “Add It Up.” Judging by the accomplished way that she and her band tore the song apart we knew it couldn’t be the first time, but we were surprised that we hadn’t heard about it sooner. Upon returning home we hungrily searched for some fan-recorded video of this performance from one of her other dates, and voila! Someone who saw her performance at the Botanique in Belgium a couple of weeks back captured a nice video of it. We recommend you watch it below.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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