Brian Williams Interviews Julian Casablancas

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In this interview Casablancas talks about the state of The Strokes and whether or not his solo career is a sign of the Strokes splitting. Julian sounds optimistic about the band, who are currently touring, and are set to headline Lollapalooza. Casablancas also gives a shout out to my personal favorite The Dirty Projectors saying that he has “the most respect for them”. Brian Williams continues to impress me with his honest knowledge of the indie world and I look forward to seeing where the strokes are later this year.

Awesome Cover of Excuses by The Morning Benders

I’ll be honest, I never thought that any live video this year would compare to the amazing yourstruly session of Excuses by The Morning Benders.  The studio version was a bit of a let down, although this is only because the live performance was stunning.  Somehow one guy on youtube has managed to recreate the feeling I got when I first heard the video.  Using only his voice, chairs for percussion, a trumpet and a ukulele the song is done amazing justice.  After this video I think Excuses is bound to be the live performance song of the year.