Deer Tick covering Warren Zevon’s Carmelita.

Phosphorescent: Tiny Desk Concert — Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck specializes in a sort of free-wheeling weariness, with songs and characters that work extremely hard at taking it easy. Watch Houck play a stirring, road-ragged solo Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Fleet Foxes performing Mykonos from their self-titled album.

The Pine Hill Haints performing Walkin Talkin Deadman from their album Ghost Dance.

A little Alabama ghost music for you on Halloween.

The Ruby Spirit performing Caligari from their album Born Under A Veil — I saw these folks rock a little venue in Brooklyn last night. They had a lot of energy and a great stage presence.

Sam Beam a.k.a Iron & Wine performing Tree By The River, Biting Your Tail, Big Burned Hand, and Half Moon from his latest album Kiss Each Other Clean. I’d love to get a copy of that album with these pared down acoustic versions.

Also played is Upwards Over The Mountain from the album The Creek Drank The Cradle. That’s the first Iron & Wine song I heard and one of my favorites.

Deer Tick performing When She Comes Home from The Black Dirt Sessions.

It took me a while to warm up to this album. Love their first two albums, War Elephant and Born On Flag Day.

Firewater performing Isle of Dogs from their album The Ponzi Scheme — without a doubt my favorite song from this album. I Still Love You, Judas being a close second.

Weezer covering Radiohead’s Paranoid Android.

Don’t mind me. I’m gonna listen to this one on repeat for a bit.

The Beards performing Born With A Beard from their album Beards, Beards, Beards.

Filled under theme music.