the Buzz for August 23rd, 2010


The Band Perry — “If I Die Young” (from The Band Perry) — If

I had another song picked out entirely, but Jaron Lowenstein (of country band Jaron and the Long Road to Love) gave this tune a shout-out on his Facebook yesterday, and I’ve been listening to it all morning positively enraptured by its elegant, easy beauty. The siblings Perry — led here by the exquisite Kimberly (think Taylor Swift’s ethereal beauty, but with Alison Krauss’ otherworldly talent) — deliver a simple, sweet knockout with their romantic rumination on leaving this plane, ready or not.


If you missed any of last week’s selections, here is a quick recap:

MONDAY: Tracey Thorn — “Oh, the Divorces!”
(from Love and its Opposite) — Oh,

TUESDAY: Joshua Kadison — “Beau’s All Night Radio Love Line”
(from Painted Desert Serenade) — Beau's

WEDNESDAY: Billy Bragg & Wilco (featuring Natalie Merchant)
“Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key” (from Mermaid Avenue) — Way

THURSDAY: Joni Mitchell — “All I Want” (from Blue) — All

FRIDAY: Cyndi Lauper (with Jonny Lang) — “How Blue Can You Get”
(from Memphis Blues) — How

SATURDAY: Lady Antebellum — “Learning to Fly”
(from iTunes Sessions: Lady Antebellum) — Learning

SUNDAY: Fleetwood Mac — “Steal Your Heart Away”
(from Say You Will) — Steal