by Bruno Gianni
So... I don't get tired of discovering nice music sessions around the web. And here is another one.
But first a little bit on clothes... Allsaints Spitalfields is a british high street retailer, and I would not try to describe their clothing style, you can check it out by yourself.. They've had a long history of collaboration and supporting with the music industry. U2, Stereophonics, Kelis, Robbie Williams and Kings of Leon are some of the artists they have worked with. And as if that is not enough they have created their own music sessions. The Allsaints Basement Sessions is filmed in a warehouse below their E1 design studios in London. And there they record interviews, podcasts and of course, a lot of great live music.
Okay, enough of words, lets go to what matters... The first video I selected from these sessions is a really nice acoustic version of The Beginning of the Twist by The Futureheads.
Then I present you this version of Second Chance, by Peter, Bjorn and John, a great trio that has been around for more than 12 years...
But, the main reason I wrote this post is about to come... Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People... In my opinion this version is even better than the original, but who am i to say that... Decide by yourself...
Of course, there is more of it, and I suggest you to go to their website or to their youtube channel to check it out.
by Luigi Gianni
Where the hell have these guys come from!?
Mark Foster was a struggling musician in Los Angeles in 2009, writing commercial jingles for living. His luck changed one year later, when he wrote their most famous song yet, Pumped Up Kicks. The hit became a viral success after Foster posted the song in its website for free.
He then joined friends Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius to form the band we know today, Foster & the People. Well… Almost the band we know today. It happens that their first fans misheard their name, calling it "Foster the People". In the end, Mark didn’t mind, and started enjoying the nurturing image it evoked of “taking care” of people.
In 2011 they released their debut studio album, Torches. Allmusic called it “catchy, electro-lite dance-pop”, and drove comparisons to MGMT and Phoenix. U2 guitarist The Edge singled out the album as one of his favorite records. Now the band is touring around the world while recording their second album, as Mark has promised at least a couple of new songs until the end of the year.
Critics are still wondering though what kind of style Foster the People is trying to evoke, if any… In Mark’s own words: “Who cares? Call it what you want!”
I don't. I’m just glad they’re here.
by Bruno Gianni
Hello there, first of all i would like to thank all the support, comments and suggestions we are receiving in these first days of our platform.
Then to characterize this post, I would like to recommend to all music lovers out there this pretty amazing website/music service, or whatever you wanna call it... 8tracks... This handcrafted internet radio, as they call themselves, has been responsible lately for introducing to me a lot of great songs and, mainly, a lot of great bands...
How does it work? Yes, users create their own playlists/mixes so then others can listen to it... Well, nothing new there, right!... The thing is that it is so user friendly, neat and good looking that really catches the attention... at least got mine... And there are really good mixes, which makes it even better!!
It is definitely a must check website. And it will probably help me out in a lot of posts here, so whenever I find a mix worth sharing I will definitely post it here or in our facebook page. And obviously, if you also find a good one, let us know...
So, check it out, and enjoy this great mix to inaugurate.
About the mix...
"34 different Indie songs to be played out loud, with friends or alone. Aww yeee. Music from Foster the People, Young the Giant, Mumford and Sons, Two Door Cinema Club and more. " (8tracks user: sonalxm)
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