Podcast – “Redone, Remastered, Remixes”

This week we come to you it another show concept of covers and remixes ranging from electronic to acoustic. Modern artist covering older tracks, as well as stripped down versions of other. Check out itsoundsbetterlive.com regularly to see when the site will launch and other interesting items. Make sure to leave feedback as to what you would want us to improve to make this website better as a music medium.


The Vaccines – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift Cover)

The Black Keys – My Mind Is Ramblin (Junior Kimbrough Cover)

Cowboy Jack Clements – Guess Things Happen (Johnny Cash)

Tokyo Police Club – Be Good(RAC Remix)

Phoenix – Lasso (Two Door Cinema Club Cover)


the xx  -Reconsider (Jamie xx Remix)

Bloc Party – Plans (Mogwai Remix)


If You Leave – Nada Surf (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Cover)

Ryan Adams – Wonderwall (Oasis Cover)

Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (Live cover, Leonard Cohen)

Alex Turner – Love is a Laserquest  (Arctic Monkeys Acoustic)




Podcast – “2013…Thus far”

New artists, new albums, and new music is all that this weeks podcast is about. Check out new artists on the scene such as Palma Violets and Kodaline as well as returning “Live Nation” artists (Artists with a huge audience that would only be promoted by Live Nation) such as Queens of the Stone Age and The Strokes.

Austin City Limit artists also are here with new bands that surfaced such as Haim, Deap Vally and Savages.

Soul Love – Beady Eye

I Found Love – Palma violets
(Red 7 September 17th)

Way Back When – Kodaline

Melody Calling – The Vaccines

Partners In Crime – The Strokes

There Goes Our Love Again – White Lies

Let Me Go – Haim
(ACL October 5th and October 12th)

City’s Full – Savages
(ACL October 4th and October 11th)

Creeplife – Deap Vally
(ACL October 5th and October 12th)

Do I Wanna Know – Arctic MOnkeys
(ACL October 4th and October 11th)

Foals – Inhaler

My God Is The Sun – Queens of the Stone Age
(ACL October 4th and October 11th)

Why’d You Only Call Me When You Are High – Arctic Monkeys
(ACL October 4th and October 11th)

Melody Calling – The Vaccines

The new EP BY The Vaccines is out now. Earlier this year the band released this song as a live stream on their soundcloud. Now we have a video for it. The video is one about trying to time the right time to talk to a person you like. It is a bit funny seeing how we all are and can relate to the dreaded call after meeting someone.

“On a personal note, I have been wanting to see this band for a long time, ever since they came out with their first album. Please help me to get them to plat at ACL this year by going to their facebook and demanding them to play. https://www.facebook.com/aclfestival

Click here for the review of their first album

Summer Playlist 2013

Summer playlist are a thing that must be done. There has to be a soundtrack to the summer fling, the beach, parks, break-ups, etc. Luckily for you here we have thirty tracks. Each contributor to It Sound Better Live has chosen their summer songs and hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Click on the name of the author to see their contribution to It Sounds Better Live and the song to be directed to a link if one exists.


Another Texas summer has come and gone. Summer used to mean no school, carefree days, friends and what not. As I grew up and finished high school those days have changed now those carefree no school days turned into 8 hour work days. Thankfully amazing friends and my music makes the somber Texas heat less of a drag. Some of the songs here are about specific moments and some about the summer overall.

1. “I Always Knew” – The Vaccines 

2. “On My Way Downtown” (Live) – Lucero

3. “Pickin’ Time” – Johnny Cash

4. “The Only Place” – Best Coast

5. “Do I Wanna Know” – Arctic Monkeys

6. “Sunrise” – Ryan Bingham

7. “Natural Life” – Hacienda

8. “Hustle And Cuss” – The Dead Weather

9. “Elephant” – Tame Impala

10. “This F*cking Job” – Drive-by Trucker


If there is a beat I will listen. I love all of electronica and enjoy a vast array of genres. I indulge in the many different sounds and styles that artist produce. This summer, to me, is full of trance, deep house and as much funk as one could possibly handle. The only genre that I have neglected that is dear to me is drum and bass. Needless to say the list is incomplete but rest assured the following deserve a listen.

Andrew Bayer does amazing work and has always produced tracks leaning towards high energy trance. This is a delightful change for some:

1. Andrew Bayer “Need Your Love” 

Boom Jinx never fails…this track is just perfect.

2. Boom Jinx, Maor Levi & Ashley Tomberlin “When You Loved Me” [Maor Levi Club Mix]

Everything that Myon and Shane 54 touch turns into gold.  Lana del Ray’s voice plus trance equals a delightful listen. The track with Natalie Peris is just simply beautiful.

3. Lana Del Rey “Young & Beautiful” [Myon & Shane 54 Summer of Love Mix] (CDR)

4.Myon & Shane 54 with Natalie Peris — Outshine (Nigel Good Remix)

Sleepy Tom of Fool’s Gold record label has an interesting sound…a little bit of electro house but not quite:

5. Sleepy Tom “let it go”

Pretty Lights just released an album after diligently developing his own sounds for two years.  The summer would be incomplete without a listen:

6. Pretty Lights “Color of my Soul”

As Daft Punk’s “Lucky” pumps through the airways on every local radio station, the remixes will surely also begin to start. This track was above the rest…for now:

7. Daft Punk “Get Lucky” (Hotmouth vs The Frederik Edit) (I heard this on  the Lazy Rich show…idk if its even released..but i listen to it a lot lol”

Dillon Francis is so diverse so he had to be on the list. This track is fairly new and a good bit of fun.

8. Dillon Francis ft Simon Lord “Messages” 

Zedd’s track “Clarity” was probably played in every dubstep set once in the past year but this Brillz remix gives it a fresh face and a bit of a change up:

9. Zedd-Clarity (Brillz Remix) 

Mark Knight is amazing and will always be on my list probably as long as I have hearing.  This track in particular is quite funky:

10. Mark Knight “Your Love”


I saved myself for last because I know no one is going to read this far down…. but in case you did I have something for you. My personal top ten tracks for this summer that sum up all kinds of emotions and feelings because after all, that is hat music is all about. Enjoy the rest of your summer and enjoy this list.

  1. Get Free – Major Lazer
  2. Concert Pitch – Empire of the Sun
  3. Rill Rill – Sleigh Bells
  4. Next Time Around – Little Joy
  5. Lovesick – Peace
  6. Post Break-Up Sex – The Vaccines
  7. Leave Before The Lights Come On – Arctic Monkeys
  8. The Passenger – Iggy Pop
  9. This Modern Love – Bloc Party
  10. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight – The Postal Service

The Melting Pot – Podcast

This week the show is called the melting pot with respect to having a variety of music and awesome insight on artists. Make sure to listen to this podcast, a vocal version of this amazing blog that is all about music.

The Vaccines – Melody Calling
Released today(6/25) and has been played at concerts

The Cure – The Only One

New Order – Ceremony

Peace – Lovesick

Palma Violets – Rattlesnake Highway
(Red 7 – Austin) September 17th

The Maccabees – X-ray

Haim – Forever (4:09)

Grimes – Vowels = Space and Time (4:21)

Crystal Castles (4:18) – Vanished
(House of Blues April 20th)

Die Antwoord – Cookie Thumper

MIA – Bring the Noize

Beam Me Up vs Clash vs Reload (Remix by It Sounds Better Live)