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LSTN // Gardens & Villa Cover The Animals, Currently Bringing Happiness to Cities Across America

Maybe it’s just us, but it seems everything Gardens & Villa touch turns to gold. They take a song, morph it into what on the surface seems cool and collected. Then you find yourself at the two minute mark, energized and body moving. Your confidence is overwhelming. You’re ready to take over the world. It’s just what they’ve done to The Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place,” a song we all recognize from some distant youth. RCRD LBL shares the exclusive download >>> enjoy the cover.

The G&V dudes are currently on tour. The music is without a doubt something you’ve got to experience in person. If you’re in Chicago, head to Schubas tonight for their show with Moon King. They’ll head to Bloomington tomorrow and then join Polica for handful of shows >>> full list of dates and tickets.

WATCH: Exitmusic Performs “The City” in Empty Concert Hall

ForNoOne.tv shares a new video of Exitmusic performing “The City” in an empty, Chicago concert hall during a soundcheck. Don’t let the setting push you away from watching; Exitmusic proves they can deliver a stellar performance in any setting, crowd or no crowd. The video premiered earlier today on SPIN. Watch HERE.

In other awesome news, NPR just included Exitmusic in Our Favorite Music of the Year (So Far). Listen to the All Songs Considered discussion HERE.

Exitmusic heads back out on tour tomorrow, playing at Toronto’s Wrong Bar with Young Magic, Moon King, Purity Ring & Hundred In The Hands. See all upcoming shows HERE.

WATCH: Damien Jurado Live at WBEZ, On Tour Now


Damien Jurado returned to Chicago’s WBEZ a few days ago for an in-studio performance before playing a SOLD OUT show at Schuba’s later that night! You might have heard Damien on the show back in 2010, playing in support of Saint Bartlett. He chats it up with host Andrew Gill and plays a few songs as well. You can download the entire show HERE and watch him play “Working Titles” and “Museum of Flight,” both off of 2012′s Maraqopa, above.

Damien is currently on tour. He’ll play Somerville tonight and ANOTHER SOLD OUT show at the Mercury Lounge on Saturday! When previewing the show, The New York Times writes, “A snarling hard-core punk turned diligently bleeding heart, Mr. Jurado is a folk singer-songwriter with rare delicacy and resilience. His 10th studio album, Maraqopa (Secretly Canadian), is his most intriguing yet: acidly psychedelic and uneasily introspective, it even dips a toe into lush Wall of Sound pop (“Reel to Reel”).” Check all tour dates HERE.

Yeasayer Top Best Of Lists, Cover “You Oughta Know,” Prep For NYE

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ODD BLOOD has been topping Best of 2010 lists left and right — Rolling Stone, Spin, Myspace (NUMBER ONE!) etc, etc.

And before Yeasayer ring in the New Year in Chicago, they stopped by a Brooklyn holiday party to join Suckers for some choice 90s covers. Anand Wilder does lead vox on “You Oughta Know.” It really challenges Beyonce’s take of Alanis Morissette’s angst-fueled classic.

Check out all the videos and a recap on Stereogum.

Yeasayer’s NYE show at the Metro is sold out, but tickets are still available for the New Years Eve, Eve show here.

One More Chance To See JENS LEKMAN In Chicago

Tickets for JENS LEKMAN’S three night stand at The Empty Bottle are long gone, but Chicago is in luck as Jens has added one more show due to high demand. On January 3 Jens will perform an all ages show at the Viaduct Theater. These tickets are extremely limited, so act fast. Tickets are available HERE.

AUDIO

All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado

VIDEOS

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

Conversations by Woman's Hour

COMING SOON

JJ
V
CD / LP
Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

Cayucas
Las Vegas, NV - Donwtown Container Park - FREE SHOW

The War On Drugs
Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

See all upcoming shows