5 Fridays is a new VSQ series that features the release of a brand new single every Friday during months that happen to have, well, five Fridays. Each monthly series will be based around a unique theme and every single release will reflect that theme. For our debut series, we will be celebrating the anniversary of some of the biggest releases in the history of rock and popular music. Check back next week for the announcement of the first 5 Fridays single…
For the final week of our debut series we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Spoon’s super-ubiquitous Gimme Fiction.
The Kinks’ lead man, Ray Davies, has reemerged from the shadows with a new duets album that revisits a lot of the old material that made his name synonymous with rock and roll. The new album, titled See My Friends, features a wide range of artists, from Metallica, to Bruce Springsteen, doing the duet treatment to his greatest hits.
Lexington, KY’s favorite music blog You Ain’t No Picasso has started posting more of a rapidly popular Covers Archives for select indie artists. These posts not only point out all the covers and who they originate from, but they also offer each one for free download.
At this time, there are only a few, but with the popularity of the posts, here’s to hoping for more!
My Morning Jacket (70+)Spoon (22+)Of Montreal (86+)Rilo Kiley (7+)
If you still want to rock out to your favorite songs but fear being shushed in the study hall, The Vitamin String Quartet has transformed dance party anthems into sophisticated string arrangements to accompany you and your homework assignments. Violin, viola and cello minimize the racket yet maintain the raw energy in songs such as "15 Step," "Sex on Fire," and "Viva la Vida." You'll be living the good life with this instrumental tribute as you get your tunes and your A+.
1. 15 Step - Radiohead
2. The Way We Get By - Spoon
3. Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
4. Soul Meets Body - Death Cab for Cutie
5. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
6. Good Life - Kanye West
7. Across The Universe - The Beatles
8. Blister in The Sun - Violent Femmes
9. Rebellion - The Arcade Fire
10. Between The Bars - Elliot Smith
We are excited for our new albums, out tomorrow. We know that our fans have high expectations and we don't think you will be disappointed. Check out the mp3 clips below to preview our new albums and check back tomorrow for some special promotions!
Vitamin String Quartet Performs Radiohead's In Rainbows
Delivering experimental rock with an emotional punch, In Rainbows is another instantly-classic collection from the worlds’ most adventurous band. Taking inspiration from Radiohead’s vivid compositions, Vitamin String Quartet’s Tribute to In Rainbows explores the line between innovation and tradition. Violins, viola, and cello reinterpret lilting ballads such as “Nude” and “House of Cards,” and reverently transform guitar masterpieces such as “Bodysnatchers” and “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi.”
House of Cards - Radiohead
Vitamin String Quartet: Per_Versions
VSQ boldly steps forward with this haunting collection of string quartet tributes to Portishead, Cat Power, Spoon, and many other indie icons. Per_Versions further pushes the boundaries with a selection of VSQ’s own genre-bending compositions. This union of classical and cutting-edge is the perfect alternative to the mainstream.
Eraser - No AgeThe Greatest - Cat PowerThe Way We Get By - Spoon