Nellie McKay Loses Her Pants At About 2:00

by delarue

OK, got your attention. Lots of people send their videos here; most of them suck. Here are a few that don’t.

Nellie McKay singing reggae? Proof that vegans can laugh at themselves too. And since she’s a vegan, she looks good without her pants, about two minutes in.

Basia Bulat’s Tall Tall Shadows, a catchy electric piano anthem that builds slowly to a growl, is the title track of her forthcoming album. She’s Canadian, which explains why she’s good. She’s at Bowery Ballroom on 11/23.

Veronica Falls‘ Broken Toy is a plaintive downstroke janglerock number from the female-fronted British band’s forthcoming Waiting for Something to Happen. Don’t let the press about them being a goth band fake you out – they’re way more interesting, and original.

You want gothic? Check out Peri Mauer‘s magnificent, cinematically epic Illuminations of the Night as played by the NY Repertory Orchestra at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin this past May 18. What did this blog choose to cover that night? Ludovico Einaudi at the Town Hall. This was obviously the more exciting place to be!

And Steel Pulse has released Put Your Hoodies On [4 Trayvon], in memory of Trayvon Martin. It came out before the George Zimmerman trial was over (everybody presuming a guilty verdict, of course) and is available as a free download here.