Joss Stone Takes Broken Bells’ “High Road”

  UK soul singer Joss Stone‘s The Soul Sessions Vol 2 is upon us. If you’re a fan of Joss (and understand math) you’ll know this is the followup to 2002/3’s Vol 1–the singer’s much acclaimed debut. This one, just like the last, is chock-full of mostly soul standards and a few re-worked rock songs. That’s right, c-o-v-e-r-s. Vol 2‘s “Fell in Love with A Boy” is Broken Bells’ “The High Road.” Oh and it’s damn good.     The Soul Sessions Vol 2 is out now. Be sure to pick it up at your favorite (e)retailer.     Joss will be touring Europe, … Continue reading Joss Stone Takes Broken Bells’ “High Road”

The Killers’ “Battle Born” Out Now!

  I went to Target earlier this evening and decided to pick up The Killers‘ Battle Born despite the decidedly lackluster leading single “Runaways.” The cashier, probably horrified that I was buying a CD, told me she wished they’d stopped making music after “Human.” I laughed. And then I got really angry. I fucking love “Human.” And I love The goddamn Killers.   Sure Brandon Flowers et al haven’t thought of a lyric about the devil, death, or damnation, that they didn’t later record. Sure their songs sound the same–and a lot like U2 or Bruce Springsteen. And your point? … Continue reading The Killers’ “Battle Born” Out Now!

MNDR Live via The Fader

Rhyme et Reason’s editors have been steady obsessed with MNDR ever since we posted her/their song “Feed Me Diamonds” a few weeks back. (Note to self: Amanda Warner is the person; MNDR is the person + Peter Wade.) Recently The Fader got MNDR to perform for their Open Bar series and I thought I should share.   Check out “Faster Horses”:   and “Stay”   Can’t get enough! But that’s lucky because MNDR’s debut Feed Me Diamonds is out now.   Continue reading MNDR Live via The Fader

Lana Del Rey covers “Blue Velvet” for H(&)M UPDATED!

Eternal Rhyme et Reason favorite Lana Del Rey covered Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” for a David Lynch -inspired advert for Swedish über retailer H&M. It’s as dark and dreamy as any of her own material. Check it out below: How can we get our hands on the full version?! UPDATE: Listen to the cover in full! Continue reading Lana Del Rey covers “Blue Velvet” for H(&)M UPDATED!

ReR Recommends: Songs To Get You Through Today

Sunday, fun-day? Not really. Well not from where I’m writing anyway. I leave you some exciting songs from a handful of our favorite artists (most are remixes of songs we’ve already featured and this is a GOOD thing) to get me you through. You can even download 1 or 2! “Devil in Me (Noosa Remix)”–Cinnamon Girl “End of The World Everyday (Vindata Remix)”– Wildcat! Wildcat! “Video Games (Krush Remix)”– Lana Del Rey “Sweet Nothing”– Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch “You Can Yell”–Astronauts, etc. Continue reading ReR Recommends: Songs To Get You Through Today