Tag Archives: Neil Young

Best Covers: Beck ‘Old Man’

Shared last night during NFL Sunday Night Football, Beck has revealed a cover of Neil Young’s track ‘Old Man’ from his 1972 album ‘Harvest’.

Performed for the NBC Sports ad to promote the forthcoming Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs game, check out the cover below.

Best Covers: The Nude Party “Out on the Weekend”

On their new album Midnight Manor The Nude Party go the full monty in revealing their influences: the record has streaks of the Kinks, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and early Rolling Stones, along with the garage-rock vibes of the Nuggets 1965-68 compilation. The group pays tribute to another influence in a new Amazon Original performance released Friday, covering Neil Young’s “Out on the Weekend.”

Music by Bergman: Billy Raffoul

Billy Raffoul’s anthemic debut single “Driver” serves as a potent calling card for the 23-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician. His signature sound is a rough-hewn, low-timbered rock and roll that nods to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, and Joe Cocker, and is powered by Raffoul’s gravelly, soulful voice and deeply felt lyrics.

Billy Raffoul has debuted his new song and video, ‘What Makes A Man’. A stripped-back track that’s not a million miles away from Bright Eyes et al, it’s a reflective, emotional cut that speaks out against systemic racism in policing. The singer-songwriters’ upcoming album ‘International Hotel’due 28th August.

 

Music by Bergman: Alfie Templeman

Alfie Templeman’s bedroom is painted orange, plastered with posters and cluttered with several instruments.  The 15-year-old Templeman is studying for his GCSEs, and he has perhaps the ultimate distraction. Full of soft, slow indie-pop and chunky choruses, his debut EP, Like An Animal, has just come out on Chess Club Records, and music takes up his every moment.

He sounds like he wants to whoop with joy, and you can’t blame him. Music has filled Templeman’s head since he can remember, and he’s been making songs alone in his bedroom for the past few years, in the same intimate fashion as his favourite songwriters, from Neil Young to Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker.

Seriosament, Andrew Bird

Amb el seu nou àlbum, “Are You Serious”, Andrew Bird ha ampliat l’abast del seu art reflectint directament la seva pròpia experiència.
Amb contribucions clau com les de Fiona Apple i Blake Mills, “Are You Serious” aconsegueix un nivell d’expressió que suposa una evolució personal. “Aquí estic amb el meu disc més directe, exposat i proper fins a la data”, diu. “Tingueu paciència” La revelació sorpresa de l’àlbum és “Left Handed Kisses”, un duet amb la singular Fiona Apple. Amb Bird interpretant a l’escèptic i Apple a la romàntica, la balada mostra a dos amants filosòficament oposats però atrets inevitablement. Sembla gairebé com un clàssic perdut de Johnny Cash i June Carter.
Are You Serious és el segon àlbum que Bird grava amb el productor Tony Berg, després de The Mysterious Production of Eggs el 2005. “Tony i jo vam passar mesos preparant-nos per Sound City”, diu Bird, referint-se al llegendari estudi de Los Angeles on Nirvana va gravar “Nevermind” I Neil Young, “After The Gold Rush”