Remember when 1975 performed live on Sirius XM and it sickened me?
I believe that Sirius XM sessions are a litmus test of musicianship. El Vy is a great example of success.
Matt Berninger, whom you may remember from such groups as The National, is also part of El Vy. He performed their single Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to sing, with Crescendo) live for Sirius XM.
First, here's the track from their album:
And here's their version for Sirius XM. It's different, but good and worth hearing.
A few more sessions of note:
Ed Sheeran's Don't
In this you will find proof of Ed Sheeran's adorability and talent. He uses nothing but a loop pedal and tiny toy guitar to play a song that will make you lose respect for Ellie Goulding and Niall Horan of One Direction. I thought we were mates, bro.
David Garrett's Smooth Criminal
In this you will find proof that violinists should be heard and not seen. I like this guy. I'm impressed. Respect, all round. But I just don't want to see anyone's face while they are intensely violinning. I don't mean to be impolite because I think this is interesting music. But when people close their eyes tightly with joy to me it indicates they are having a private time that I shouldn't watch. Can you watch without looking away?
Let me know if you see or hear any Sirius XM sessions you think I'd like.