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Derek Webb – Democracy Vol 2 #9

13th Dec 11 (Tue) Leave a comment

One a month, from March to December 2011…

Derek Webb’s Democracy Vol 2… This month, it is “Falling Slowly” by The Swell Season. It starts out not as expected, a little more rough around the edges compared to the original.  I love this song, though – and I think Derek does it justice.

For those not in the know, Democracy Vol 2 is a continuation of the covers project Derek started last year. The fans get to nominate songs and then vote once the nominations are tallied. Here’s what he’s done in 2010 and 2011 to date (you can still go back and buy this volume):

  • January 2010: The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • February: Coldplay – Fix You
  • March: Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’
  • April: Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
  • May: Sufjan Stevens – Chicago *a personal fave*
  • June: U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name
  • July: Huey Lewis & the News – Power of Love
  • August: The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby *a personal fave*
  • September: Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence
  • October: Radiohead – Karma Police *a personal fave*
  • November: Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
  • December: Robert Robinson (traditional hymn) – Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • January 2011: off
  • February: off
  • March: Cee-Lo Green – F**k You *a personal fave*
  • April: Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  • May: The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
  • June: U2 – One
  • July: Dallán Forgaill (traditional hymn) – Be Thou My Vision
  • August: Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • September: The Beatles – Revolution *a personal fave*
  • October: Rich Mullins – Creed
  • November: The Swell Season – Falling Slowly

~Dan – np: Childish Gambino Camp

Democracy Vol. 2 is a series of subscription based albums of cover songs that Derek will be recording annually, starting January 2010. Those who participate will not only receive the exclusive album, but will democratically decide what songs Derek will record.

Ever wished you could hear Derek cover your favorite Beatles song? Or Backstreet Boys song? Or even re-record your favorite old Caedmon’s Call song? Here’s your chance. Songs will be nominated and voted down to 10. Derek will record them (demo quality) and deliver them digitally (320kbps MP3s), one song per month for 10 months (March to December). Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique collaborative project with Derek Webb!


The Swell Season Announces Hiatus

24th Aug 10 (Tue) Leave a comment

As reported on Paste

It’s been a rough week for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova of The Swell Season. Just days after a fan committed suicide onstage at their Saratoga, Calif. show, the duo has announced that they are going on hiatus.The decision to part ways seems unrelated to the Saratoga tragedy; however, and the pair will still perform the remainder of their European fall tour dates. Hansard told that he and Irglova are pursuing different musical projects. “I’ll go back to The Frames, and Mar will make her own record at some point,” he said. “This band will eventually naturally end. But right now, all of us are just so grateful.”

The duo (which snagged an Oscar for Best Original Song with 2006’s “Falling Slowly”) forged ahead with their collaboration this past year despite ending their romantic relationship, and the two appear to be on good terms. Hansard said he’s looking forward to Irglova’s solo material. “I love the way she writes,” he said. “I think she’s an incredible songwriter, and I think she could make a really beautiful, beautiful record. I have no doubt, in fact.”

I’m bummed to see them part ways, and deeply saddened about the recent fan suicide… I hope they get back together some day.  I know I’ll enjoy future music from both Glen and Marketa.  I’m also glad I got to see them last fall in Eugene, Oregon.  Click here for my review (and more photos).

~Dan – np: John Zorn / Masada String TrioFilm Works XI: Under the Wing

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