YBP Top Albums of 2010

This was a tough one, but the number one slot in 2010 goes to LA rock band, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and their latest album, Before Today. Pink showed with this release that he’s not simply the guy that can put on a completely crazy live show, but he can also craft an incredible album, and at the end of the day, it’s Pink’s songwriting ability that is his bread and butter. An album that is just chock full of instant classics as this one is certainly deserving of top honors. Our number 1 album of the year is Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s Before Today.

The National – Terrible Love

Have you seen The National‘s charming new video for Terrible Love? Watch it here – it’s guaranteed to make you smile 🙂

S. Carey and Tallest Man

For the last stop of their tour, S. Carey (of Bon Iver) and the Tallest Man on Earth played at the 930 Club here in DC last night. It was especially full-circle for me; the first time I saw Tallest Man was when he opened for Bon Iver back in Boston, December 2008. I didn’t […]

Songs of Summer

The days are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer and summer is nearly upon us. We just love this time of year! Time to dig out those shorts, go for a walk in the park, and listen to some new summer tunes to set the mood right. There’s lot of new music coming out over the next couple […]


Bon Iver and St. Vincent cover Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’, and Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ as a part of a Brooklyn show that took place to raise money for Haiti relief. And two more covers! St. Vincent Covering The National‘s ‘Mistaken for Strangers’: And Bon Iver covering Johnny Cash’s ‘Satisfied Mind’: MP3:> Bon Iver and St. Vincent […]