Here is some of what caught my eye/ear this today:
Arik Roper's album artwork for Honest Strings: a Tribute to the Life and Work of Jack Rose.
Illustrator Arik Roper
Other than his apparent obsession with skulls and skeletors, I love his style.
Matt & Kim
I might be a little late hopping on the Matt & Kim train, but better late than never. It's some feel good music that is edgy enough that I can dig it ... in moderation.
This Raconteurs video, "Old Enough" (featuring Rick Skaggs and Ashley Monroe) is really good.
I've also come to a conclusion that, after giving them multiple chances and despite raving reviews of their new album, I can't get into Beach House. Just too sleepy for me, but you be the judge. I guess I just need those classic guitar riffs to make me happy. And happy I am, because I got my new guitar yesterday and spent a gorgeous afternoon breaking it in sitting on a rocky point in a remote bay on Lake George ; )