Insound has a new "Save the Album" marketing campaign for their soon-to-come full-album download service, featuring videos of musicians talking about their favorite records while sitting in front of their sizeable collections. John Darnielle and Devendra Banhart are the highlights, jabbering about Boz Scaggs and Johnny Cash.
Eef Barzaley is doing a hell of a blog marketing campaign for his new tour. Today he talks to yet another site, Daytrotter: "My 4-year-old son woke me up at 6 a.m. excitedly proclaiming, “The food goes in the food holes and the blood goes in the blood holes.”"
Some covers to get you going for the weekend: Vic Chesnutt doing rough justice to "I'll Melt With You", Amy Annelle doing "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", and Ben Barnett of Kind of Like Spitting covering Gram Parsons' "Sin City" and Yo La Tengo's "Tom Courtenay".
MP3: Vic Chesnutt - I'll Melt With You
MP3: Amy Annelle - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
MP3: Kind of Like Spitting - Sin City
MP3: Kind of Like Spitting - Tom Courtenay