Sunday, June 10, 2007

Great Lake Swimmers plus Top 5 Songs of the Weekend!

Yesterday we went to Pittsburgh to see Great Lake Swimmers perform @ Garfield Artworks where the lovely Eleni Mendell opened along with local act, Pairdown. Prior to the show we were not familiar with Ms. Mendell's work, although it did not take long for her to win us over with her beautiful voice, bringing to mind the likes of Cat Power, Sam Phillips and Jenny Lewis. As far as Great Lake Swimmers -- they were even better than advertised, if one could imagine. As a result, we left Pittsburgh even bigger fans than we already were of this amazing quartet from Toronto.

Eleni Mandell

Great Lake Swimmers

Also, enjoy our Top 5 Songs of the Weekend:

5. [Mp3] Airborne Toxic Event - Does This Mean You're Moving On? We already posted this song before, but it is just *so* good, also definitely check out their cool video which they recently shared with us

4. [Mp3] Los Campesinos! - We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives Welsh band coming to our shores this summer that you should check out at Lollapolooza amongst all the other crap

3. [Mp3] Maps - To The Sky Beautifully peaceful music to listen to while driving on a sunny afternoon like this one

2. [Mp3] Eleni Mendell - Girls A standout song from her fantastic performance

1. [Mp3] Great Lake Swimmers - Put There By The Land Our favorite from their latest album, Ongiara

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