The Lemon Twigs – These words

Is the band led by brothers Michael and Brian D’Addario the “next big thing”? Well, we don´t know by now, but what is sure is we must keep an eye on them.

They sound like some kind of seventies Beatles with Todd Rundgren at the controls. Stellar musicianship, beautifully crafted songs; for sure they have a vast knowledge of pop and rock music. These words is one of their best songs and this is a great sounding performance live on 89.3 The Current.

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Beck – Blue Moon

I don´t like all of Beck´s body of work to date. But I really enjoy his most acoustic guitar driven music, especially his 2002 album Sea change and his latest Morning phase. From this one is the outstanding Blue Moon.

This is a beautiful and truly heartfelt performance of the song at the EllenTVShow. Beck Hansen displays all his artistry in this delivery leaving no room for sceptics.

First Aid Kit – Waterloo sunset

Swedish siblings Karla and Johanna Söderberg are well known for their excellent covers of classic pop songs.

In this live performance on BBC Radio 2 they deliver a beautiful and truly great one of The Kinks landmark song. A folkie, delicate and warm approach to one of the best pop songs ever written.

Destroyer – Times Square

Canadian Dan Bejar´s band Destroyer performing “Times Square” live at the KEXP studio. This song is on their most recent album, 2015´s “Poison season“, arguably among their best. “This is the first record that I’ve ever done that comes close to my idea of myself as a singer” Bejar said on this record. Subtle, melancholic, elegant music and an excellent live performance.

She & Him – Turn to white

Many people look down on She & Him as a second class act: just pleasent and nice music but nothing to be outlined. I totally disagree as far as they have released some of the best folk tinged pop songs in America since their debut (and best album to date) in 2008, “Volume 1”.

“Turn to White” is the best song on their 2013 album “Volume 3” and this intimate and beautiful live performance at the Conan O´Brien show is absolutely stunning.