Sunday, April 15, 2007
Some cat was layin' down some rock 'n' roll, lotta soul.
I'm probably going to throw up (?) a handful of Bowie covers tomorrow, but until I do, you can get a pretty decent cover of "Starman" from Austin singer-songwriter Justin Wiles's Music Page. I also recommend that fans of Elliott Smith, Nilsson, Donovan, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Simon & Garfunkel, Jose Gonzalez, Dear 23-era Posies, etc. check out the slew of original stuff there as well. Some of the songsincluding but not limited to "Triple Hotel" and "Expecting a Song"kind of freak me out because they sound like Elliott Smith came back and collaborated with him. And, if you're in Austin, you can see him play at the showcase on Tuesday the 17th at B.B. Rovers. No, he's not a friend of mine or anything. He's just a cute talented young artist I stumbled on recently whose work impressed me far more than that of a lot of signed artists in the same genre. It's very rare for me to randomly find artists on the Internet sharing nearly 50 of their songs for free that are actually worth listening to.