Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday Chill Music (July 11, 2008)

Friday Chill music is going to be a little less chill this week. We're going to explore the studio space, Bruce Dickinson style.

First up is a song by the French Kicks called The Way You Arrive. I discovered the band through a music appreciation group I joined called I'm All Ears. More on the group later but it's been a fruitful place for hearing new music, eating good food and for getting extra homework.

Next up is Tilly and the Wall. This is a band I first saw at Austin's South by Southwest in March and was completely blown away by their performance. They have a tap dancer who actually contributes to the rhythm of the song and the crowd really get's into them. I saw "Tilly" at the Great American Music Hall this week and they were great. Fantastic performers. Here's a video from my favorite song of the night, Let the Beat Control you. The video doesn't have the snap of a live performance but close your eyes and picture a small venue, packed with a ton of energy and you'll get the gist.

Jim James is a long time favorite at Kenny Kellogg headquarters so we'll bring you back down to earth with Jim James' version of Goin' to Acapulco. Thanks Schweif and Ananda for the recommendation.

Bonus: More Tilly on Letterman

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