Sounds of the South

Daily Update! – Week of May 16th

Welcome to this week’s Daily Update post! We’ll be updating this post every day with any interesting news relevant to our bands. Keep checking back for more articles, bulletins and media from the Ba Da Bing artists.

Here’s what we’ve got for you today…

Friday, May 20, 2011


Watch a short interview and performance by tUnE-yArDs from

Sharon Van Etten

Watch Sharon and Bon Iver sing Sounds of the South.

Read this super long, awesome interview Sharon did with Brendan from Draw Us Lines.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sharon Van Etten

Check here for the updated line up of the Northside Festival, which will feature Sharon as well as Beirut


The Boston Herald talks here about tUnE-yArDs’ engaging live performance.

Babel Music featured the new performance video for “You Yes You” on their blog. Read the post and watch the video here.


Spinner talked about the new Blondie album that will feature Zach Condon as a guest. Read the article here.

Prefix also covered Zach Condon and Beirut’s involvement in the new Blondie Record. Read more here.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sharon Van Etten

Check out this video performance of her performing “Think You Can Wait” with the National at MusicNow.


Here’s a yours truly video of Merrill performing “You Yes You.”

Merrill is one of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s “Women Who Rock”!  Read the article here.

Also, check out this article about the Our Band Could Be Your Life concert.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon was named one of the most highly anticipated artists involved in the Sasquatch 2011 lineup. Read more here.

The MusicNow recap highlights a duet Sharon did with Sharon Van Etten during Sound Of The South. Watch the performance here.


Death + Taxes praise two new tracks from Beirut that debuted at their most recent show in New Jersey. Read and watch here.

Music Feeds also featured the newly debuted Beirut tracks on their site. Read the article here.


Read the feature SPIN published about tUnE-yArDs in their ‘Breaking Out’ column here.

The Hartford Courant previewed tUnE-yArDs’ next tour stop, Milford. Read the article here.

Damon & Naomi

Greg Kott reviews the new Damon & Naomi album for the Chicago Tribune. Read what he had to say here.


Monday, May 16, 2011


This article talks about 4 new Beirut songs and includes videos of recent live performances.  Check out Zach’s new material here.

Here are pics from Beirut’s recent Wellmont Theater show.

This article mentions Zach’s DJ set on June 14th for uncapped LIVE.  Read about it here.

Read about Beirut’s new album and his part in the film Bombay Beach (and check out the trailer!) here.

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon is mentioned in this article with Alex Schaaf of Yellow Ostrich as one of the artists hes been listening to.  Read the interview here.

Here’s a video of Sharon performing with Sounds of South at the Music Now Festival.

This article about the Music Now Festival includes a nice paragraph about Sharon.


This Courier-Journal article talks about Sharon’s music and her “melodic message.”

And of course, another fantastic album review here.

Now that tUnE-YaRds is on tour, the internet is being swarmed by show reviews.  Check a few of ‘em out…FlywheelSala Rossa, Lincoln Hall (Chicago Tribune article)

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