Is it just us, or are there a lot of great female-fronted bands as of late? Well, be prepared to add Stone Darling to that list. Coming from Los Angeles, Liv Mrasico, Lindsay Dawn, Mikki Itzigsohn and Paige Stark were a favorite of this year’s SXSW festival and recently featured in Nylon Magazine. With the same current sound as Sleigh Bells and Metric, a throwback to Mazzy Star, and a bit of Dusty Springfield ‘60s countrified soul, these four lovely ladies are generating buzz.
This past weekend held the final two nights of My Morning Jacket’s epic five-night NYC stand. As we’ve already seen after Night 1 (The Tennessee Night), Night 2 (At Dawn), and Night 3 (It Still Moves), the band performed one of their albums in full every night. Refusing to repeat any songs, they encored not with other album tracks, but with rare and unreleased b-sides and covers.
Their shortest disc, Friday night’s Z saw the most epic encore. Eight songs, five of them covers, one of those over ten minutes long. The quintet roared through recent tunes like Shel Silverstein’s “Lullabys, Legends, and Lies” (download the studio recording here) and classic covers like the Who’s “A Quick One While He’s Away.” View the full set list below and watch videos/download MP3s of the ten-minute version of George Michael‘s “Careless Whisper” and “Lullabys.” Other songs added as video surfaces.
Check back this afternoon for Night 5: Evil Urges.