‘Rotton Ol’ Me’/’Wild Card’- Shakey Graves

Here’s the thing about how good Shakey Graves is: these two ridiculously good songs below? They aren’t even on the album he’s putting out next month. Good lord, man. Enjoy.



Bonus: Hey, let’s just go ahead and post a bunch of live takes of the songs that WILL be on the album, okay?


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fall2014 – a mix

I say this every year, but fall is my favorite season. It’s got all of the good things: postseason baseball, the ability to keep the windows open all day and night, changing trees, chili, pumpkin beer & pumpkin pie, football and sweatshirt weather, amongst other things. This is a mix for days filled with those things. Enjoy.

(listen via the embedded player above or click here to listen on 8tracks)

1. Dearly Departed- Shakey Graves
2. I See A Darkness- Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
3. Saturday’s Song- Hiss Golden Messenger
4. Decision Day- Field Report
5. The Lake- DeYarmond Edison
6. Our Love Will- Ryan Tanner
7. A Memory Of You- Matthew & The Atlas
8. You’re With Me- Ark Life
9. Afraid of Nothing- Sharon Van Etten
10. Still Trying- Nathaniel Rateliff
11. Justice- Miss America
12. Elysium- Bear’s Den
13. Even the Darkness Has Eyes- The Barr Brothers
14. Forgiveness (Patty Griffin cover)- The Local Strangers
15. These Days (Jackson Browne cover)- David McMillin
16. Wolf (Live)- Sylvan Esso
17. Terror In The Canyons (The Wounded Master) (Live)- Phosphorescent
18. Oh, Mississippi (Live)- Lissie

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‘Little Lover’- Foreign Fields

Not totally sure what I was expecting when I pressed play on the below Foreign Fields tune- something pretty, probably- but it for sure wasn’t a breezy, sexy little number with a video that gets real weird at the end. Hey, I mean, not judging or complaining in the least- I dig it. A lot. Enjoy.

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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.

You should really get on over to NPR and stream the new albums from Tweedy and Perfume Genius.

I know I’ve been really shy about my excitement for this upcoming Shakey Graves album, but I’m really excited, you guys. Here he is playing another new one, this one called ‘Only Son.’

I’m also real excited about the new record from The Rural Alberta Advantage that comes out at the end of September. Here they are playing some new songs and some old songs. Real good, all of them.

We haven’t talked about it (at some point we will), but the new album from Hiss Golden Messenger is one of the very finest that’s been released this year. Here’s a live take of ‘Southern Grammar.’

This video of Myriam Gendron playing ‘Threnody’ is lovely as lovely gets.

A couple Tiny Desk Concerts worth your time this morning: the first from Justin Townes Earle, the second from Sturgill Simpson. Enjoy.

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a few for the weekend

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‘The Perfect Parts’- Shakey Graves

It’s becoming more and more apparent that this upcoming Shakey Graves album a) is going to be everything we hoped it would be and b) is going to make him an absolute star. The latest proof comes in the form of ‘The Perfect Parts,’ a loud, crunchy, tremendous tune. You’ve got less than a month til Shakey Graves is a household name. Enjoy.

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‘Without You’/’Just A Dream’- Tobias Jesso Jr.

Just a couple of beautiful love songs pounded out on a piano in a bar, courtesy of Tobias Jesso Jr. and La Blogotheque. Man alive. Enjoy.

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