If you, like me, watched Fleet Foxes perform on SNL a couple weeks ago and thought, Gee, I wish that they could find a much smaller space, say a moving vehicle, and play that song acoustic while riding around London, then you, my friend, are in luck. My Must List this week is completely consumed by the latest installments of the Black Cab Sessions, in which artists sit in the back of a taxi and play a song. I know Whitney Pastorek wrote about this site last year, but you have to check it out again — the sheer awesomeness of the late-’08 performances deserve a second (or third) look.
Acts of the singer/songwriter persuasion translate the best (see: Bon Iver, Ryan Adams, Jens Lekman), but it’s fun watching Man Man squeeze a full keyboard (powered via cigarette lighter adapter), horn, and saxophone in the back seat, or Brian Wilson pile in five back-up singers (not to mention the sound guy and camera man) to harmonize ”That Lucky Old Sun.” I’m currently digging the aforementioned Brian Wilson extravaganza, complete with an impromptu rendition of ”California Girls,” which I’ve embedded below.
Now tell me — what are the latest pop culture items on your Must List? List up to three items from current TV/movies/music/books/games/online. Don’t forget your e-mail address, in case we decide to use your submission in the magazine. Deadline is Thursday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. ET.