Jun 14, 2010

New Favorite Irish Band: The Villagers

The Villagers, aka Dublin singer/songwriter Conor O'Brien, are taking the Irish music industry by storm at the moment. I bought their album, Becoming a Jackal, at the weekend, and it lives up to the hype. Hope my week can live up to its soundtrack. This guy looks like he's twelve-and-a-half, but his voice, lyrics, and talent have hair, crows feet, years, and weight. Check out this video from Later with Jools Holland:

Stalk the Villagers online: WeAreVillagers.com, iTunes, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter.
Stalk in person:16 June Brooklyn Knitting Factory, 17 June Brooklyn Union Hall, 19 June Boston The Armory Cafe Room, 21 June Washington DC9, 22 June Philadelphia Side Chapel @ Unitarian Church, 23 June New York Joe’s Pub. (I'm hoping to hit one of the Brooklyn or New York dates!)


so158 said...

They/he are/is my new favorite too!

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Jacinta said...

That's cool--didn't realize he was on WNYC. Go see him this week at Joe's Pub. I've been blaring the album since I saw him the other night and realize I haven't liked a band this much in ages. I could even swing seeing him again although I did say a very—ahem—cheery hi to him the other night; he's a bit soft spoken and might think me a stalker! YOU should see him though!

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