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MP3/Video: Passenger – “Facebook” + “Tiny Dancer” (Elton John Cover)

Having spent the vast majority of the last two years in Australia – residing, busking and recording an entire album with our finest talents – U.K-born, Mike Rosenberg (aka. Passenger), has become an adopted son of sorts (and there’s plenty of room for a new one since we stopped claiming Mel Gibson).

So it’s great to see him out on the road again for a co-headline stint with local favourite Old Man River, and up-and-comer, Daniel Lee Kendall.

To celebrate, Mike’s gone out an released a little-heard, acoustic-driven gem called “Facebook”, which he’s giving away for free via his Triple J Unearthed profile. In quintessential Passenger fashion, the track draws inspiration from the most commonplace and relatable of everyday experiences (I mean, Facebook, right?) and somehow manages to extrapolate something transcendental.

MP3: Passenger - “Facebook”

And for shits and giggles, Mike and his tour mates have recorded this incredibly awesome vignette of them singing Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer”, modelled off the unforgettable scene in the film, Almost Famous’.

Video: Passenger, Old Man River & Daniel Lee Kendall – “Tiny Dancer”

Passenger, Old Man River & Daniel Lee Kendall – Tour 2011
Katoomba: Wed 9 Feb @ Clarendon Guesthouse
Bulli: Thurs 10 Feb @ Heritage Hotel
Sydney: Fri 11 Feb @ Annandale Hotel
Newcastle: Sat 12 Feb @ Northern Star Hotel
Currumbin: Fri 18 Feb @ The Soundlounge
Brisbane: Sat 19 Feb @ Old Museum
Hobart: Thurs 24 Feb @ Republic Bar
Melbourne: Fri 25 Feb @ East Brunswick Club
Mornington Perninsula: Sat 26 Feb @ Between The Bays
Perth: Fri 4 Mar @ Amplifier Bar
North Fremantle: Sat 5 Mar @ Mojo’s
Nunnup: Sat 6 Mar @ Nannup Festival

Passenger’s ‘Flight Of The Crow’ is out now on Inertia.
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Posted in blogs on February 3rd, 2011 - By George / Tags: , , , , ,