PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Tony Winner Steve Kazee Picks His Favorite Indie-Rock and Alt-Country Songs
09 Apr 2014
"Dead Sea" (The Lumineers). Probably the most mainstream on this list, but when I first saw this clip way back in 2012 no one had yet heard the infectious "Ho Hey," so this band and this song were such a little hidden gem back then. I think it's great for popular music that they have found so much success, but sometimes I just like to remember the start. "You'll never sink when you are with me oh lord I'm your dead sea" — what a lyric.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.