11:01am

Sat October 22, 2011
Weekend Listening

What We're Listening To: Feist, Laura Marling & Booker T

Sometimes the videos that come out surrounding the release & promotion of a new album are better than the album. In other cases they just refine the visual aspects of the album. That's true this week with two from Feist & Laura Marling as well as a Tiny Desk Concert from the legendary Booker T.

One Song. One Take. One Cab. It's so simple and probably one of my favorite things in music on the net. The Black Cab Sessions are one of the reasons why they invented the internet and Feist stopped in to while she was on tour in Europe. Here she is with some backup singers in the back of a London cab with "Undiscovered First":

Laura Marling's latest is out now, A Creature I Don't Know. Peter recommended a striking acoustic number she did in an exclusive private concert with the NYTimes, you can check out her rendition of “Don’t Ask Me Why” here. "Sophia" is one of my top three favorites from the new album:

NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts are another one of those stripped down internet music concepts I just love. Like The Black Cab Sessions, they bring in an artist for an intimate performance in a confined space. In this case it's the NPR Music offices. Here's video of the legendary Booker T. Jones at NPR: