I was lucky enough to see Mark Oliver Everett perform with Eels for the first time last night, and I have to admit, this song has been trailing me every since. Unlike the rest of Everett’s self-proclaimed “sad bastard songs,” “Where I’m From” is the lightning strike in The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett‘s melodic thunderstorm.
Okay, let’s get this straight, Beck Hansen, you made me wait an entire decade to hear your companion piece to Sea Change? Morning Phase‘s opening track, not-so-subtly entitled “Morning,” is everything I’ve ever wanted in a song crush.
Plants and Animals have come a long way since the release of their self-titled debut in 2002. Although the Montreal-based trio initially began as a fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants instrumental project, the band has called upon new sounds (and voices) over the past decade to create what they refer to as “post-classic rock.” Plucking inspiration from Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, and Hunter S. Thompson, Plants and Animals wowed NXNE fans at the Yonge-Dundas Square stage.