Soulful San Diego cinephiles The Moviegoers have released a new digital EP, entitled BeÂ a Man, and they’d like you to have it.
The three-song release takes some of the sweetest elements of the 90sâ€”Pavement, The Breeders, Elliott Smith, Yo La Tengoâ€”and fuses them into a deliciously caramelized rock and roll concoction. Clocking in at an all-too-brief 12 minutes, BeÂ a Man is so heartfelt and catchy you may find yourself listening to it 10 times in a row. At least that’s what happened to us.
You can experience the sugary goodness by downloading the EPâ€”miraculously free of charge. We dare you not to love it.
Lots of Beatles, Kinks, Dylan…
The below tracks have been culled from years of research and dozens of live shows. Not every song has the greatest recording fidelity, but as much as possible, I chose the tapes with the best combination of performance and sound for this collection…It should be noted that Elliott Smith was a fan of the bands he coveredâ€”most of these were not one-offs, but songs he performed regularly. His Texas heritage is on display when he sings Willie Nelson, his pop influences as he strums the Kinks, the same for Big Star, and his beloved Beatles. He took his covers very seriously, too: at many a live show, he wouldnâ€™t play a request because he didnâ€™t feel he could do it justice that night.
2007, Kill Rock Stars
The best vault-cleaning release since Syd Barrett’s Opel suffers only from its brevity.