Bonus Roundup: Jan 15 – 21, 2012

Let's kick it with another batch of new songs and videos in this week's Bonus Roundup!

-We begin with Robert Deeble's live cover of "Ring Them Bells" by Bob Dylan.

-We previously shared Louise Burns' "Drop Names Not Bombs." Here's the video, which features a sort of fun, sort of spooky karaoke performance.

Louise Burns "Drop Names Not Bombs" from Light Organ Records on Vimeo.

-Here's another video for a catchy song by a talented female artist: "Next to Me" by Emeli Sande.

-When I discussed Timber Timbre's album Creep On Creepin' On, I mentioned how it seemed like the score for the combination of a Silly Symphony cartoon and a horror film. This video from Narrow Sparrow for "Spooky Head" is very much what I had in mind. And musically, the comparison to Timber Timbre is apt as well.

Narrow Sparrow – Spooky Head from Richard Portillo on Vimeo.

-Let's take a video break with "Hold On To The Metal" by Royal Canoe. It's a really great indie pop song, in the Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer, Local Natives vein. Lots of interesting melody and texture. Look for their debut EP 2/21/12.

-Back to the videos with Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny, another act we've previously featured. This is a cool live take for the Lightship Sessions. The song is "Sweet Tooth Bird." I love the horn and marching drum beat, and Beth has such a compelling voice and gift for melody.

-This is a video-heavy post, but I'm not complaining. Here's another that seems to use very fitting found footage, "Bingo Bango" by Alright Alright. The shots of toy cars, super heroes, and old dances all perfectly match the vintage kineticism of this song's surf / garage vibe.

Alright Alright – Bingo Bango from Alright Alright on Vimeo.

-Time for a bit of a cool down with Silver Tongues via their song "Black Kite." It's like an ambient lullaby.

-And we say good-bye for now with another delightful indie pop song from Coast Jumper. The song "For Youth" is buoyant and intricate in a way that reminds me a bit of Ra Ra Riot. They'll be playing some shows out West over the next few weeks for our readers across the country.