Beck Song Reader

In 2012 Beck released Song Reader, an album of only sheet music with the hope that musicians would perform and record their own interpretations of his songs.

We now have a recording of these 20 songs from the likes of Tweedy, Norah Jones, Lord Huron, Jack White, Laura Marling, Jarvis Cocker, David Johansen, Eleanor Friedberger, Sparks, Jack Black, and Beck himself.

Listen here to Laura Marling singing “Sorry” followed by Jarvis Cocker’s contribution “Eyes That Say ‘I Love You’”.

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Laura Marling “Sorry”

Jarvis Cocker “Eyes That Say ‘I Love You’”

Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis, a young child-actress, moved on to a music career, best known with her band Rilo Kiley.

Her 3rd solo album and her first in 5 years is The Voyager.

Produced primarily by Ryan Adams, “She’s Not Me” is a standout as is the song “Just One of the Guys” recorded with Beck who also provides backing vocals.

Jenny Lewis

“She’s Not Me”

“Just One of the Guys”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L and music from around the world.

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Van Wolfen “Ich Glaube” (Hamburg, Germany)
*The Pretty Reckless “Heaven Knows” (New York City)
*Sulu Babylon “This Is How” (Goole/Hull U.K.)
*Peter Kernel “It’s Gonna Be Great” (Switzerland/Canada)
*First Aid Kit “Master Pretender” (Stockholm, Sweden)
*Jimmy & The Revolvers “Whistle For My Love” (Liverpool)
*Kascarade f/J. E Gordon “Rise Again” (orig) (Bradford, UK)
*The Bamboos “Avenger” (Melbourne, Australia)
*Black Belt Karate “Transformer” (Los Angeles)
*The Dagger “Inside The Monolithic Dome” (Stockholm)
Jim Button “White Nights” (replay) (Hamburg, Germany)
*Boys “Summer Of Love” (West London)
*Borghesia “Kaufen Macht Frei” (Slovania/Croatia)
*Kate Tempest “Hot Night Cold Spaceship” (S.E. London)
*Rob Decoup “War Hero” (Vienna, Austria)
*Latimer House “Until Then” (London)
*Blackbird Blackbird “Feel It In My Bones” (San Francisco)
*Juniore “La Fin du Monde” (France)
*Doro “Nutbush City Limits” (Dusseldorf, Germany)
*New Pornographers “Moves” (Vancouver)
*Jesse Denaro “Speed Of Light” (Orange County)
*Laurie Shaw “I Won’t Leave You” (Cork, Ireland)
*Phildel “Moonsea” (London)
*Eric Clapton “Call Me The Breeze” (United Kingdom)
*Les Big Byrd “Indus Waves” (Stockholm, Sweden)
*Bosco Delrey “Egyptian Holed Up” (France)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “She Lost You”
*Diamond Version f/N. Tennant “Where You There” (Germany)
*Gold Dust Lounge “Riff Raff” (Miami, Florida)
*Peter Matthew Bauer “Liberation!” (N.Y.C.)

Daniel Bachman

Daniel Bachman is a young guitar virtuoso of note.

Hailing from Virginia, his new album is entitled Orange Co. Serenade.

I’m fond of “Little Lady Blues.”

Daniel Bachman

The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs hail from Philadelphia.

Initially formed by Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel, Vile moved on to a solo career and the band carries on as a 4-piece.

The ethereal gorgeous “Under the Pressure” is from their latest album Lost in a Dream.

The War on Drugs

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L rocks our world from Berlin every Monday.

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*Nightbox “Burning” (Canada/Ireland)
*Borghesia “We Don’t Believe You” (Slovenia/Croatia)
*The Art Of Amputation “Losing The Limb” (London)
*Phildel “Celestial” (London)
*KAV “Dance In A Panic” (United Kingdom)
*Blackbird Blackbird “Tangerine Sky” (San Francisco)
*The Hertz Complex “The Boxer Rebellion” (London)
*Teleman “Steam Train Girl” (London)
*Tom Vek “Sherman (Animals In The Jungle” (London)
*Peter Kernal “High Fever” (Switzerland/Canada)
Ali Ingle “A Life Unlike Yours” (Liverpool) (replay)
*The Echo Theory “Perfect As Me” (Phoenix, Arizona)
*Diamond Version f/Leslie Winer “This Blank…”(Germany)
*Everything Goes Cold “Henchman Follows Hand” (S.F.)
*Kascarade f/Julie E Gordon “Rise Again” (Bradford, U.K.)
*Bright Light Bright Light f/Elton John “I Wish…” (London)
*Jenny Lewis “Just One Of The Guys” (Los Angeles)
*Plastikman “EXtend” (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
*Rob Decoup “Rays Of Sun” (Vienna/N.Y.C.)
*Little Dragon “Pretty Girls” (Gothenburg, Sweden)
*Laurie Shaw “Sun Shadows” (Cork, Ireland)
*FraZic “Stay Today Gone 2morrow” (Stuttgart, Germany)
*Latimer House “Birdcage Walk” (Prague/London)
Villiers “The Dancer” (Lancashire, U.K.) (replay)
*Vaniish “Kaleidoscoped” (San Francisco)
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “Science Fiction”
*Deathstars “Explode” (Sweden)
*Freddie And The Filos “Stay True” (Seville, Spain)

Owen Pallett

Owen Pallet is a renowned Canadian composer and producer.

His 4th solo album In Conflict features contribution from Brian Eno on guitar, synthesizer and some vocals.

“The Riverbed” is one of his many absorbing songs.

Owen Pallett

Die Antwoord

If you take a South African hip-hop band and add a dose of Ministry you have Die Antwoord.

Donker Mag (translation: Dark Power) is their new 3rd album.

“Pitbull Terrier” leads the way.

Die Antwoord

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L’s weekly broadcast celebrating in Germany.

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*The Talks “Radio” (Hull, U.K.)
*Teleman “23 Floors Up” (London)
New Model Army “Horsemen” (Bradford, England)
*Janelle Monáe “Heroes” (Bowie cover) (Kansas City)
*Warshow Angels “Sexy TV Trash” (New York City)
*Clairy Brown & The Bangin’…”Jenny” (Australia)
*The Hertz Complex “Maybe I Know” (London)
*Ali Ingle “A Life Unlike Yours” (Liverpool)
*Camcorder “Love Blisters” (North Hollywood)
*The Acid “Fame” (Factory Floor remix) (U.K.)
*Rob Decoup “Don’t Take My Gun” (Austria)
*Die Apokalyptischen Reiter “Die Zeit” (Germany)
*Jubilee Courts “City Flow” (Northampton, England)
*Babes “Isn’t It Love” (Los Angeles)
*Katalina Kicks “Search And Destroy” (Stooges) London)
*Fate Of The Galaxies “Muse In My Eyes” (Phoenix)
*Temple Velocity “Alice” (London)
*Jekyll “I Do What I Can” (Blackpool, England)
*Amy Lynn & The Gunshow “Remember…(N.Y.C.)
*The GOASST “Last Call” (Sean Lennon) (N.Y.C.)
*Xandria “Our Neverworld” (Beilefeld, Germany)
*Haunted Hearts “Initiate Me” (Wherever)
*The Black Angels “An Occurrence at 4507…” (Austin)
*Calling All Astronauts “Hands Up Who Wants” (London)
*Yann Tiersen “Steinn” (France)
*Ugly Buggs “Summertime” (Jay Aston) (London/L.A.)
*The Shy Lips “She Was Born In Bahia” (Gothenburg, SE)
*Desert Noises “Out Of My Head” (Provo, Utah)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Don’t Surrender”
*The Black Lips “Smiling” (Atlanta, Georgia)

Grimes

As we await Grimes’ new album, her follow-up to the stellar Visions from 2012, she has given us a new song with the help of young producer Blood Diamonds.

Listen here to “Go”.

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Lopsided World of L

Another wonderful SHE show from Jonathan L.

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Joan Jett “Watersign” (New York)
*Strange Relations “Very White Teeth” (Minneapolis)
*Amy Lynn & The Gunshow “Dirty Mouth” (N.Y.C.)
*Nostalghia “Sunshiny Milk” (Los Angeles)
MØ “Maiden” (Odense, Denmark)
*Kate Tempest “Marshall Law” (South East London)
*Ruby/Leslie Rankine “Spin” (new mix) (Scotland)
*Babes “ATMO” (Los Angeles)
*Blues Pills “High Class Woman” (Sweden)
*Rökkurró “Killing Time” (Iceland)
*Jim Button “White Nights” (Hamburg, Germany)
*Tamara Bubble “Cut The Check”(a cappella) (Brooklyn)
*Jessica Lea Mayfield “I Wanna Love You” (Kent, Ohio)
*Puma Simone “UnConventional” (New Haven, CT)
Puma Simone “Congratulations” (New Haven, CT)
*Ummagma “Lama (Sounds of Sputnik mix) (Ukraine)
*Elliphant “Everything 4 U” (Stockholm, Sweden)
*Suzanne Paris “Oliver” (Aspen, Colorado)
** EXCLUSIVE!** Inouwee “Lovers” (Copenhagen)
*Doro “Raise Your Fist* (French version) (Germany)
*Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun “Youth..” (Atlanta)
*Karol ConKá “Você Não Vai” (Brazil)
*The Shapes “The Dream Song” (Palermo, Italy)
*Genna Marabese “Lost For Words” (United Kingdom)
*Emma Russack “Get Back” (Melbourne, Austrlia)
*Mental Monky Ballet “Different” (Stockholm, Sweden)
*Epica “Guilt Demeanor” (The Netherlands)
*Stumbleine f/ Violet Skies “Heroine” (London)
*Shirley Levi “Luv Is Lonely” (Acoustic live) (L.A.)
*Hella Donna “Gimme Lights, Camera, …” (Germany)
*Kina Grannis “Oh Father” (Los Angeles)

Alt-J

Alt-J, the Leeds-based band who won the Mercury Music Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave, will give us their sophomore disc in September.

“Hunger of the Pine” is from the forthcoming This Is All Yours.

Alt-J