My Most Played: October 2011
Nothing has enchanted me more in October than this video of Noah Gundersen and his siblings covering CSNY’s “Helplessly Hoping,” one of my favorite songs of all time. This frills free cover takes full advantage of the reverb of the room and the Gundersen’s familial honeyed harmonies accentuates everything I loved most about the original, while showing me something new to love about the song. If that’s not the definition of a great cover, I don’t know what is.
But it wasn’t the only thing I listened to all month.
Feist – Metals Dude York – Gangs of Dude York and Satanic Vs. Dan Mangan – “Leaves, Trees, Forest” Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter – Marble Son Numero Group – Eccentric Soul:The Deep City Label Gem Club – Breakers Typhoon – Daytrotter Session Cataldo – Prison Boxing Kelli Schaefer – “The Well” (Doe Bay Session)