Music Monday 5.11.09

Don't miss Steve Earle's new album, Townes, A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt. It's only $2.99 to download at Amazon today, and it's really good. Read more about Earle's relationship with Townes at Hear Ya.

I can't stop watching White Rabbits' new video for "Percussion Gun." It's really a simple video concept, but the execution is wonderful. I encourage you to watch in HD. The new album, It's Frightening, is out on May 19th.

New Grizzly Bear! Two songs on this video from their appearance on Jools Holland. Their new album, Veckatimest (CD), is out on May 26th.

The excellent Dark Was The Night compilation (CD, download) didn't end with a CD. They recently collected for a NYC concert. First, Bon Iver with "Flume" featuring My Brightest Diamond. Then a very cool, campy version of "This Land is Your Land" that's interrupted by Sharon Jones who takes it a whole new direction. It's fun, so enjoy!