Rainy Day – “I’ll Keep It With Mine” (Dylan Cover)

Rainy Day was a collaboration that joined musicians from several California-based bands, including Dream Syndicate, The Three O’Clock, Rain Parade and The Bangles (in the midst of what was known as the Paisley Underground scene—a lengthy story on that *here* for those not inclined to work this aft).

This rendition of Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It with Mine” comes from the lone album Rainy Day released, in 1984. It’s matched with footage from the 1961 film, Critique of Separation.

-Scott Bryson

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Built To Spill – “Conventional Wisdom”

It’s tough to tell, at first, whether this guy’s modern Don Quixote, a Medieval Times actor or a weekend LARPer (perhaps all three). What he does with his spare time is up to him, it seems, provided he gets his household paperwork done.

This appears to be the only official (non-live) Built To Spill video to emerge from their 20-year (and counting) run. “Conventional Wisdom” is taken from 2006’s You In Reverse.

-Scott Bryson

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The Cure – “Hello Goodbye”

The Cure’s contribution to Paul McCartney tribute The Art of McCartney is the best thing I’ve heard all day.

- Michelle Farres

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Death Cab For Cutie – “Cath…”

A remake of The Graduate’s final scene (nearly) plays out while the band sits pensively on a plot of artificial grass.

“Cath”—from 2008’s Narrow Stairs—sounds suspiciously like a companion to an earlier Death Cab tune (“Company Calls Epilogue” from We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes), or perhaps Ben Gibbard just likes writing songs about jilted lovers showing up at weddings.

DCFC have a new album coming out next year; let’s hope it’s more of this and none of that dreadful Codes & Keys business.

-Scott Bryson

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Joanna Gruesome – “Sugarcrush”

Wait, is this about food or feces?

Joanna Gruesome have presented us with a confusing collage of candy, talking pizzas, Bigfoot turds and jewel-encrusted dog poop, and those are among the least unusual items that pop up during “Sugarcrush’s” three-minute dash.

These kids are deranged, clearly, but they can put together a catchy tune. Their full-length debut, Weird Sister, came out last year.

-Scott Bryson

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Elephant Stone – “Child Of Nature (Om Namah Shivaya)”

Seems they’re on an album-a-year pace, now, and you’ll get no complaints from us.

“Child Of Nature (Om Namah Shivaya)” comes from Elephant Stone’s The Three Poisons, out last week. Rishi Dhir has said he wrote this particular track while trying to set music to the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Bonus: check out a live version, below.

-Scott Bryson

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Depeche Mode – “But Not Tonight”

When Depeche Mode played Toronto last September, Mr. Martin Gore sang “But Not Tonight” as a beautiful ballad. This of course prompts the question; who sang it better? The original is above, Martin’s version is below. The decision is yours.

-Michelle Farres

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