Ladies and Gentlemen! We here at Hutchdaddy Vinyl are honored to debut the new video from the talented duo that is Pocket Vinyl! The band is made up of the husband and wife team of musician Eric Stevenson and artist Elizabeth Jancewicz! Here’s the exclusive premiere of the incredibly creative video for the single “Quiet Epiphany,” off their 2011 album Monsters Talking. This video is so tight that it will draw you in from the first frame! Enjoy… and for now, you’ll only see it here!!
Here’s your End-of-October Mixtape Monday… on November 1st! Due to traveling and other commitments, I had to delay Mixtape Monday to Tuesday. I am deeply sorry for the delay! Without further ado, here are the ten tracks for this week that I’m listening to and you should be too! Enjoy.. and as always let me know what you think!
1. Muse - “Feeling Good”
“Feeling Good” was originally written in 1965 and made popular by Nina Simone. The classic has been covered by many artists, but in September of 2010 the British magazine NME called Muse’s cover the greatest cover song of all time. They gained the honor beating out The Beatles’ version of “Twist and Shout” and Johnny Cash’s “Hurt.” I love Muse’s music and overall groove, so when I heard this cover in the 2008 film Seven Pounds, it stuck as one of my favorites by the band.
2. Grouplove - “Colours”
This track was introduced to me by the guys in Switchfoot as a tune I should check out. ”Colours” is one of those tunes that you’ll find humming for hours. I’m new to this band and their music, but if this track is any indication, I’m looking forward to checking out more of their music.
3. Coldplay - “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”
The first single off the just-released Mylo Xyloto, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” gets your foot tapping and head bopping. This is the only song off the new album streamed on Spotify currently.
4. The Beach Boys - “Good Vibrations”
Arguably one of the greatest rock n’ roll songs off all time, “Good Vibrations” is like a mini rock symphony. The layers, harmonies and intricacies of this song, crafted by the genius of Brian Wilson, are mind-blowing. I have dusted this track off again in honor of the at-long-last release of the SMiLE project! The Beach Boys and record companies involved have finally come to release these tracks that have been locked in a vault for almost fifty years.
5. Rodrigo y Gabriela - “Diablo Rojo”
Rodrigo y Gabriela are a Mexican guitar duo, known for their fast passed instrumental music. “Diablo Rojo” comes from their 2006 self-titled album. It is a definite fan favorite and is bound to get you dancing.
6. Nickel Creek - “Somebody More Like You”
The California-based Nickel Creek was an incredible progressive bluegrass trio that blended harmonies and beautiful musicianship. ”Somebody More Like You” comes from the 2005 album Why Should the Fire Die? I’ve had the honor of seeing this band in concert and their live shows were like no other. It was refreshing to see how they could do so much with so little production.
7. The Fugees - “Killing Me Softly With His Song”
Inspired for this mixtape by Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s “History of Rap 3” collaboration the other night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, this track was my jam in high school. A cover of Robert Flack’s 1973 classic, The Fugees put this song back on the front burner when they released the track on 1996’s The Score. I love Lauryn Hill’s vocals on the remake.
8. Spoon - “I Turn My Camera On”
“I Turn My Camera On,” off the 2005 album Gimme Fiction, used to be featured on the warm up playlist before Switchfoot shows a few tours back and was on the band’s iTunes Celebrity Playlist. There’s an unmistakable groove to this song that often puts it on my repeat list.
9. Pocket Vinyl - “Field Day”
Piano-driven slam rock… that’s the way one would describe the talented Pocket Vinyl. Their sound and shows are unique in many ways. Eric Stevenson provides his own rock groove while the gifted Elizabeth Jancewicz creates a live painting on stage. I highly recommend you check this duo out if they come to a city near you! ”Field Day,” from 2010’s The Protagonist, is a track that takes you on a journey over overcoming odds and gets you jamming the whole way.
10. Dispatch - “The General”
“The General” is one of those songs that should be on everyone’s playlist. I was reminded of this song again thanks to the good folks over at NoiseTrade. Right now, you can get the track for free(please leave a tip if you’re able to) as part of their five-song NoiseTrade Sampler. I highly recommend this Boston-based acoustic roots-rock trio.
Ahh belated Mixtape Monday… you bring joy to my Tuesday. I hope that’s what you’re saying right now as you wrap up your listening. Go ahead… spin it again! You know you want to. Or check out the past Mixtape Monday’s here and here.
Start your Monday off with an imaginative video and great tune from the very talented, Western NY-based, Pocket Vinyl! “A Little Joke” is the first video from their 2011 sophomore album Monsters Talking. It showcases the beautiful artistry of Elizabeth Jancewicz. If you like this one, do check out the rest of PV’s creative videos and work. Enjoy!