Vienna Teng: Ain’t No Sunshine / Lose Yourself Video

You can finally see Vienna Teng's mesmeric cover/mashup of "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers and Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in this newly released video of her live performance on Mountain Stage last year. And in case you missed my rave review of that concert, you can read it in this post.

Muruch’s Top 50 Songs of 2013

Following are the fifty favorite songs of the year that I submitted to Contrast Podcast's forthcoming Festive 50. I have to add an honorable mention to "Cassiopeia" by Sara Bareilles. I adore the song but only heard The Blessed Unrest album this week - long after having scheduled my Top Songs and Top Albums lists... Continue Reading →

Brendan’s 2013 Top Songs List

By: Brendan Brendan's Top 15 Free Downloads of 2013: Dr. Dog - These Days //noisetrade.com/service/widgetv2/7f7ae389-490a-4c46-9173-a8e372d4d854 Vienna Teng - The Hymn of Acxiom http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3261100776/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/t=5/transparent=true/ Brandi Carlile - Hard Way Home //noisetrade.com/service/widgetv2/898f6eae-08f5-4578-a862-845f1ab3fe22 Dying Machines - It Has Been Bing Satellites - Awakening http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1207051694/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/t=5/transparent=true/ Alabama Shakes - I Found You //www.noisetrade.com/service/widgetv2/9afd8904-1cdf-4462-9b72-0a0170ee8c0b Chloe Howl - Rumour (Yacht Remix) Charles... Continue Reading →

Vienna Teng: Aims

Vienna Teng is the kind of musical genius who can really do no wrong. I own and love all of her albums and had the privilege of witnessing two of her astounding live performances at Mountain Stage. Unfortunately, I think my opinion of her new album, Aims, suffers (only partially) from falling in the shadow... Continue Reading →

Vienna Teng: Stream 3 New Songs & Download Free Mp3!

Vienna Teng will release her new album, Aims, in September and perform live at Charleston, WV's Mountain Stage on June 21st. You can stream three songs from the new album below. "The Hymn of Acxiom" is also available as free, legal mp3 download here (just enter $0 as your price). http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3261100776/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/ Buy @ Amazon (Available... Continue Reading →

Vienna Teng: New Song Download!

Vienna Teng has shared a new song with her fans, which you can stream and download at SoundCloud. The lyrics of "The Hymn of Acxiom" were inspired by and wriiten from the point of view of a marketing database, but the song has a lovely, almost choral sound. Vienna also announced her plans to record... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Best of the Decade: Albums

In addition to my usual year end lists, I've also compiled Best of the Decade lists. Following are my favorite albums that were released between 2000-2009... Muruch's Best of the Decade: Albums 25. Muse: The Resistance This is one of those albums that has classic potential, and I expect to move its way up the... Continue Reading →

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