Lykke Li Little Bit:
The first video for Lykke Li, the girl in the photo I posted last night. And that's the world-famous Kleerup pounding on the piano. And me dancing shirtless, in my underpants. Right? The Swedish Li's first album, cleverly titled Youth Novels, is due out January 30. Expect more from her and be sure to check out the lyrics to this song.
Sia Day Too Soon:
Sia's an odd sock, isn't she? This song is much more mainstream than I expected, like a 70's soul tune concocted for AM radio (think Carole King or Roberta Flack). I love it. As for the video, there is a visual payoff at the end.
One Night Only Just For Tonight:
Somebody was weaned on Bono Vox! This new group from Helmsley, UK (watch this!), was surely signed in the wake of The Kooks. Started a Fire, their debut album hits February 4. Their previous single, You And Me, isn't bad either, if not musically distinctive. And how old are they, with the babyfresh skin and emo hair?