Monday, June 07, 2010

Staff Infection: Avett Brothers

For my first stab at Staff Infection, I think I should let you know about the various ways I listen to music on a daily, if not weekly basis. This may explain why my lists aren't always going to be cohesive or may seem randomly chaotic. Well, that's because, I'd say in an average week I listen to '60s & '70s vinyl albums 30%, my iPod on shuffle with new and older music 40%, Top 40 radio, %10 (I'm a pop-culture junkie who needs to know what's hot for the masses, and well, I have a problem: I'm a little addicted to tween pop), and brand new mp3s on the Internet, 20%. Actually it's more like 39%...... that adds up to more than 100% of music-listening percentage, but hey, that's what we do here.

That being said, we all know that The Rolling Stones recently released the documentary Stones in Exile and reissued their infamous (and my favorite) album Exile on Main St. I know, I know, Mick Jagger recorded some new vocals, but it's not the end of the world because we are also given some great outtakes. Thanks to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for showing the documentary, btw. After listening to a lot of Stones lately, I went back and fell in love with The Avett Brothers all over again. Oh, and some folks I know recently put out albums and I finally got a chance to hear them. Only one of these songs made me cry this week.

The Rolling Stones, "Loving Cup (Alternate Version)" from Exile on Main St. (Reissue)

The Avett Brothers, "January Wedding" from I and You and Love

Graham Nash, "Sleep Song" from Songs for Beginners

Matt Pond PA, "Specks" from The Dark Leaves

K-Os "Tom Sawyer," from Live show at The Gramercy Theatre (a good friend plays guitar on this Rush smash-up. I heard them play it live, opening for big-time rapper Drake and it ruled.)

LCD Soundsystem, "Dance Yrself Clean" from This Is Happening

Every week a different Green Light Go staff member will write about what bands have infected their ears for the week and give you an opportunity to hear it for yourself.

This week: Shannon McCarthy, Green Light Go Writer/Blogger-in-Chief


  1. Anonymous11:37 PM

    gimme little drink (awesome drum fill) from your lovin' cup!

  2. thanks for the nice comment.....Hi Anonymous, I'm Shannon......and I like awesome drum fills too!