Monday Links

On Twitter 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, so I figured it makes sense to gather up the best of those links each Monday and post them here so that everyone can get in on the fun. Enjoy.

A few weeks behind on this, but NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert with Lisa Hannigan is just lovely. Grab some coffee and give it a watch/listen.

Another week, another fantastic Doe Bay Session from Sound on the Sound, this time with Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside. I’ve only posted once about the band around here, but I’ve been giving the record they released earlier this summer, Dirty Radio, a lot of time in my stereo. Make sure to check them out if you need something extremely fun and a little different.

A new song from Mumford & Sons, titled ‘Ghosts’ or ‘Ghosts That We Knew’ depending on the band member asked,  popped up online last week after they played it for a Philadelphia radio station. In general it sounds like what we would all expect it to sound like, though a bit more of a slow burner. Interested to hear what it sounds like when it all get fleshed out in the studio.

I perhaps played no song more over the summer than Lost Lander’s wonderfully catchy ‘Cold Feet.’ The band released an absolutely insane montage video for the song last week that’ll have you asking yourself just what exactly the video has to do with the song. But, you know, that’s okay- it just gives you another reason to hear that great jam again.

NoiseTrade is one of those websites that you should make sure to stop by each week or so to see what amazing bands are newly giving away their music for the price of an email address. This week saw Lord Huron put both of their fantastic EPs up and Josh Ritter make an extremely high quality live recording (featuring a stunning version of ‘Change of Time’) available. Make sure you grab both of those and then poke around the site to see what other music is there for the taking- you’re sure to find a ton of great stuff.

It was cold, windy and rainy a good portion of last week, perfect weather to dive back into demos from Wilco’s classic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot via Captain’s Dead. Always interesting to hear the rough cuts and alternate versions of songs from albums that hold a lot of personal significance.

The Lagniappe Sessions is a series of ongoing sessions curated by Aquarium Drunkard that features artists playing cover songs of their own favorite artists (that are then posted for you to hear/download). It’s a pretty awesome idea and the latest session with Alabama’s Colossal Gospel is probably my favorite so far. The Blood Brothers cover in particular is fantastically interesting and great.

I leave you with one of my favorite videos I’ve never posted before of The Tallest Man on Earth walking the streets of Sydney playing an old American folk tune called ‘Stepstone.’ It’s a sad, sweet, nostalgic tune that always sounds perfect each time I hear it. Enjoy.

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