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The Best Songs of 2011 | 75 – 51

Check out songs 100-76. And keep up with the list on Spotify here. 75 The Kill Van Kulls – Lost and Found [buy the single] [more Kill Van Kulls on Speakers] 74 WILD FLAG – Boom [buy the album] [more WILD FLAG on Speakers] 73 Noah and the Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. [buy the album] 72 Gauntlet Hair … Read more

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Our 25 Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 (Quarter 4)

Album art courtesy of Arts & Crafts As we coast into the end of 2011, we have a batch of new contenders for those Best of the Year lists that you’ll soon see on every music blog known to man and woman. Including this one. Here are the top twenty-five albums we’re most looking forward … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Scarlet Tanager – Tumbleweed

Artwork by Susan Logsdon Scarlet Tanager burst onto the local scene in a tornado of cute. I know that particular adjective has been frequently used when describing the Saint Louis six-piece, but GD if it ain’t totally accurate. And, I mean that in the best sense possible, nowhere near a patronizing connotation. About four or … Read more

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James Blake Covers Feist’s “Limit to Your Love”

Could it be that we already have 2011’s Cover of the Year? A definite possibility if ever one did exist. It will be tough to top James Blake’s cover of “Limit to Your Love,” written and originally recorded by Feist on her 2007 record, The Reminder (check out a live version by Ms. Feist HERE). … Read more

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Sally Seltmann (The Interview)

You might not know the “name” Sally Seltmann. There is a reason for this. For starters, Seltmann recorded under the moniker “New Buffalo” for years, and gained plenty of fans doing so. As a result, this makes her new album, Heart That’s Pounding, her first project under her real name. Sally who, right? Or maybe … Read more