Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Four Rarities from Josh Ritter

Last summer I heard the album The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter and was instantly hooked. Not too long after that, thanks to emusic.com, I collected everything he had released. Finally got to see him perform live the other week and he more than lived up to my expectations. He was a hell of a showman, his band was on fire, and he played a handful of promising new songs that seem to point to another classic album hopefully being released very soon.

For those of you out there who haven't heard of him, I'll post a few videos.

Here are two acoustic songs and two covers from Josh Ritter. Give them a listen and let me know what you think.

Josh Ritter - "Golden Age of Radio" (acoustic - from the EP Four Songs Live)

Josh Ritter - "Wolves" (acoustic - from the EP Live at the Record Exchange)

Josh Ritter - "The River" (Bruce Springsteen cover - Live in Berlin)

Josh Ritter - "Blame it on the Tetons" (Modest Mouse cover from the Girl in the War digital EP)

Download Josh Ritter's music at emusic.com

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