Geographer – This Is How We Walk On The Moon (Arthur Russell Cover)

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Referred to as “the first modern musician” by Nico Muhly, Arthur Russell is the late New York composer whose experimental music ranged from avant-disco to classical cello compositions. Russell influenced a generation of artists to come, including Devendra Banhart who wrote:

I moved to New York because of Arthur Russell — he’s my favorite musician. Over the last two years, I’ve listened to him constantly and have been reading [Tim Lawrence’s 2009 Russell biography] called ‘Hold On to Your Dreams’ about how downtown, experimental, underground disco and classical composition and all those scenes blended together.

That said, enjoy this quality rework of Russell’s “This Is How We Walk On The Moon” by San Francisco-based indie band Geographer. A free download is available here.

Devendra Banhart – Mi Negrita (Daniele Di Martino Edit)

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The divine Devendra Banhart is a Venezualan-American folk singer whose fourth album, Mala released in March. His enticing blend of Latin American romantic folk is infused with “flamenco-tinged guitars, ranchera-influenced group vocals, strutting mariachi percussion and quietly-enunciated, reverb-coated Spanish vocals,” as described by All Things Go.

It doesn’t get much better than that – but when you add a beach house backing by the skilled London-based producer Daniele di Martino, the result is an exquisite rework that’s perfect for a Friday afternoon (or rooftop rendezvous).

Make sure to pick up a free download below and check out the tour dates. He’ll be playing at DC’s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue June 8th.

 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

5/31 Park West – Chicago, IL Buy Tickets
6/1  Saint Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI  Buy Tickets 
6/3  Danforth Music Hall – Toronto. ON Buy Tickets
6/5  Théâtre Corona – Montreal, QC Buy Tickets
6/7  Wilbur Theatre – Boston, MA Buy Tickets
6/8  Sixth & I Historic Synagogue – Washington, DC Buy Tickets
6/10  Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA Buy Tickets 
6/12  The Town Hall – New York, NY Buy Tickets 
6/26  Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland Buy Tickets
6/28  The Old Market – Brighton, UK Buy Tickets
6/29  Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, UK Buy Tickets
7/2  Kulturkirch – Köln, Germany Buy Tickets
7/3  Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany Buy Tickets
7/4  Muffathalle – Munich, Germany Buy Tickets
7/6  Heineken Open’er Festival – Gdynia, Poland Buy Tickets
7/8  Heimathafen Neukölln – Berlin, Germany Buy Tickets
7/9  Mousonturm – Frankfurt, Germany Buy Tickets
7/11  Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands Buy Tickets
7/12  Le Splendid – Lille, France Buy Tickets
7/13  Le Trianon – Paris, FR Buy Tickets
7/14  Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland Buy Tickets
7/17 The Ritz – Manchester, UK  Buy Tickets
7/18  Barbican Hall – London, UK Buy Tickets
7/20  Plaine de la machine à feu, Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium Buy Tickets
7/21  Colours of Ostrava festival  – Ostrava, Czech Republic Buy Tickets
7/22  KKL Luzerner Saal – Lucerne Switzerland Blue Balls Festival Buy Tickets
7/25  Piazza Napoleone – Lucca, Italy With Neil Young Buy Tickets
7/26  Rock in Rome – Rome, Italy With Neil Young Buy Tickets
7/27  CarroPonte – Milan, Italy Buy Tickets
7/30  Sala Apolo – Barcelona, Spain Buy Tickets
7/31  Teatro Circo Price – Madrid, Spain Buy Tickets
8/2  Casa da Musica – Porto, Portugal Buy Tickets
8/3  CCB, Lisbon – Portugal Buy Tickets
8/24 FYF Fest – Los Angeles, CA Buy Tickets