One of my favorite music blogs, Puddlegum, turned me on to a great free download this week from Oakland-basedAudrye Sessions covering Elliott Smith’s Waltz #2. Audrye Sessions is an up and coming indie pop band whose debut album set to release in February next year. It’s not particularly my style of music, but this cover is fantastic. I couldn’t resist passing it along. I’m definitely adding this one to my Best Covers playlist. Enjoy!
The Western States Motel is the name given to the work of Monterey, CA native and Los Angeles resident Carl Jordan, whose first endeavor was the soundtrack to a short documentary on Johnny Cash’s infamous 1968 concert at Folsom Prison. His latest EP, Painted Birds Flying in the Orange Mirror Sun, was recorded in the confines of his LA home and sounds like a sunnier, more optimistic Elliot Smith. And that’s A-OK by me.