catching up

A few tunes for you before a holiday break.

‘Call Ya Momma’- Justin Townes Earle

‘Take My Side’- Will Butler

‘The Woods’- Hollow Coves

‘Think of England’- Bear’s Den

 

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Monday Links

On Twitter and Facebook I share links each day to various stuff that I think is great and/or worth people’s time. But not everyone that comes here is on Twitter or Facebook, so I gather up the best of those links each Monday and post them here so everyone can get in on the fun. If you’ve missed any of the past Monday Links (or just want to waste some time), check out the archive here.

What the world certainly needs more of: Hiss Golden Messenger on the TV.

Absolutely gorgeous video from HearYa of a gorgeous rendition of Strand of Oaks’ ‘Woke Up To The Light’ here.

Damien Rice, a guitar and a big, empty room. Yes, this is nice.

And now: a brand new video for one of the finest songs of 2014, ‘The Glow’ by Esmé Patterson.

Here’s a lovely cover of ‘America’ from First Aid Kit, who only do lovely things.

Gonna see if I can’t make a few of these between now and spring, for those days/weekends when being under blankets and drinking a pot or two of coffee is all you want to do. Enjoy.

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‘Closer’- Nathaniel Rateliff

A sparse, stunning new tune from Nathaniel Rateliff for you this late November Sunday. Look for Rateliff’s Closer EP on January 27th. Enjoy.

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‘Hollywood’- Tobias Jesso Jr.

Sometimes all you need is an engaging voice and a piano (and a few broken down horns) to make something altogether lovely and compelling, as Tobias Jesso Jr. and his new song ‘Hollywood’ prove. Get familiar, guys and girls- this is going to be a name to watch in 2015. Enjoy.

 

Bonus: Tobias also put together one of the finest Take Away Shows I’ve ever watched/heard. Man oh man, these songs.

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Monday Links

On Twitter and Facebook I share links each day to various stuff that I think is great and/or worth people’s time. But not everyone that comes here is on Twitter or Facebook, so I gather up the best of those links each Monday and post them here so everyone can get in on the fun. If you’ve missed any of the past Monday Links (or just want to waste some time), check out the archive here.

Fell down a Nathaniel Rateliff Youtube Rabbit Hole last week and stubbled across these three videos of tunes of his I’m 85% positive aren’t released yet and am 100% positive are fantastic.


This stripped down version of Ang Low’s ‘Wild Horses’ is about as lovely as it gets.

Go here to listen to (and download) Phosphorescent covering all of the things.

Just First Aid Kit sitting around the American Songwriter studios, playing ‘Waitress Song’ and being tremendous.

Hiss Golden Messenger’s new album has soundtracked my fall. This set MC Taylor recorded about a year ago for Paste has a few songs from it and is mighty fine.

You know what Shakey? Cover whatever you damn well please.

And finally, here’s a full Damien Rice concert. You know, cause you wanted to feel things first thing on a Monday. Enjoy.

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‘Memo’- Years and Years

Some insanely gorgeous (and insanely good) pop for you today, courtesy of Years and Years. Enjoy.

 

Bonus: I will take any excuse to post one of the finest tracks of the year- ‘Eyes Shut’- again, so here it is.

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‘For No One’- Houndmouth

I tried to think of something to say about ‘For No One,’ the first single from Houndmouth’s forthcoming sophomore album, but I can’t say it any better than my friend Jeff did this morning: it’s a bitter song, wrapped up prettily except for that bleed through (‘that bleed through’ referring to the chilling, angry, faint voice in the background, the one, I think, that brings this song to life). Real, real good, this one. Can’t wait for that album. Enjoy.

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