Chromatics are getting ready to put out their first album in five years. To tease a little, they’ve released this reworked cover of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey My MY,” titled “Into The Black.” It’s nice and moody. Also dig this retro, split screen video.
From time to time, I like to check in on recent musical performances on the late night talk shows. Here is are a few new finds from the ol telly.
Who knew Jimmy Fallon did such a spot on impersonation of Neil Young? Who knew the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air would make such a great folk ballad? I didn’t, but I’d say this is one of the best comedy bits I’ve seen Fallon do since he debuted on Late Night earlier this year.
This is probably all over the blogs by now, but I just found this morning on Stereogum. Check out Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood performing one of my favorite Neil Young songs, “Tell Me Why” from After the Goldrush at the Hollywood Bowl. Pretty amazing.[audio:https://secureservercdn.net/18.104.22.168/wvv.338.myftpupload.com/soundbox/Radiohead_TellMeWhy_v2.mp3]
(There is also another version from the same concert, showing “Faust Arp” right before hand.)
And for good measure… Here is Wilco and Fleet Foxes performing a great cover of Bob Dylan and the Band’s “I Shall Be Released.” Fleet Foxes fantastic vocal harmonies really suit a song like this…