I hope a nice holiday break was had by all. I have 2 exams and a piece of coursework due in January, so I have lots of work to do already (boooo). Anyway, this post is about a great website I found while browsing the interwebs called If You Make It.
If You Make It
IYMI was set up by 25 year old Dave Garwacke, who lives in Brooklyn. The website is full of great videos. There are lots of videos of bands performing live, as well as the awesome Pink Couch Sessions. It does pretty much what it says on the tin. Great bands go and play a song on a pink couch. Some of the bands that have played: Vivian Girls, Matty Pop Chart, Ghost Mice and my personal favourites Best Friends Forever. You can also download the MP3s from the sessions.
I haven’t had time to check out the bands I don’t know (yet) but here are some videos I’d recommend:
Best Friends Forever play Circus Song on the Pink Couch: Seriously, you need to click that link. BFF are so fantastic. I really love this band and I’m crossing my fingers and toes and hoping they come over to London in 2009.
Best Friends Forever play Handpocket live: Handpocket is my favourite song from BFF’s record Romance Conflict Adventure. It’s just so bouncy and fun.
Matty Pop Chart plays Under The Sea on the Pink Couch: Yes, that Under The Sea. This is the best version of a Disney Classic that I’ve ever witnessed. Semi Related: Have you ever seen the kids movie The Secret of Nimh? The one with the cute mice and the creepy owl? He does a good cover of the song from that, Flying Dreams. His album is FREE from Plan-It-X, click here.
Vivian Girls play I Can’t Stay on the Pink Couch: Vivian Girls playing acoustically!
Bomb the Music Industry! play Holland 1945 Live: It looks alot of fun. When I go to shows and bands say they’re going to do a cover I always hope it’s a cover I know. I’d love to go to a show and a band play this song, because it’s the type of song most people know the words to and it would just be a big fun sing along.