Monday, October 19, 2009

Daytrotter: Hurray For the Riff Raff

So somewhat embarrassingly, I have just discovered Daytrotter, a website that brings in artists to record live sessions and then posts those sessions on the web. (I can just here indie hounds across New Orleans right now saying, "I knew about Daytrotter 3 years ago! Ugh!" Well, sorry. You win.)

Anyway, it's new to me at least, and it's really fantastic. The folks at Daytrotter really take the time to find the right bands, and their sessions are staggering-- Deerhunter, Aimee Mann, Bon Iver, Of Montreal, Andrew Bird, and Fleet Foxes have all recorded sessions for them so far. The sound quality is absolutely perfect, most of the songs are available for download, and a lot of artists are using the forum to test out forthcoming material. The newest session is New Orleans' own Hurray For The Riff Raff, and we couldn't be prouder.

There's four songs up, three unreleased tunes and then a staggering rendition of "Amelia's Song" from It Don't Mean I Don't Love You. I don't know quite what to say about the vocals on this track, but there's something just so absolutely perfect about the song right now--it just seems to work with the dropping temperatures of autumn, the lovely sweater weather we're getting right now.

Anyway, get on there and check it out.

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