Beyoncé and Dixie Chicks did a fabulous mashup of Queen Bey’s “Daddy Lessons” and the Chicks’ “Long Time Gone” at the CMAs…
Field recordings of Ibiza melt into an ambient, swirling melody layered beneath Patti Smith’s trippy spoken word vocal. Smith is joined by Soundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith in this Nico cover, the last song Nico performed with sounds from the city in which she died. The result is mesmeric. The track is featured on the trio’s upcoming Nico tribute album, Killer Road.
Actress Fairuza Balk has made her band/art collective Armed Love Militia’s 2010 single, “Stormwinds,” available on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Fairuza wrote and sang on the moody, sultry track. The sound reminds me of early Elysian Fields, so of course I adore it. After re-releasing the song, Fairuza tweeted the good news that she’s contemplating a full-length Kickstarter album.
Fairuza Official Site