Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Finally catching up

Speaking of Vh1.com, they are finally catching up with me - three of the artists I told you about last summer are currently featured on their "artists on the rise" You Oughta Know feature: Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, and Feist.

Ok, so Vh1 is a little slow on the uptake for Lost Things Found's tastes, but the good news is that as part of the series, all of these artists recorded live, in-studio versions of their songs which are available to watch online. As usual, Sara Bareilles totally blows me away - I just love her soulful, powerful voice. And the 3-part harmony intro on "Bottle It Up" is a really nice update. "Many the Miles" is still my favorite and this version is PERFECT.

Colbie Caillat's set is extra laid back - you can almost hear the ocean waves lapping in the background. And I really love the ringing, mandolin-like quality of the guitars.

And last but not least, Feist performs the now-ubiquitous "1 2 3 4" along with a couple more tracks. What I love about Feist is she never phones it in and she never performs a song the same way twice - this is the rockin' out version of "1 2 3 4."

There's a bunch of other unplugged stuff on the site, too - see if your favorites are there!

And remember, you heard it here first.

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