You know that real good, peaceful feeling you get when you are listening to something that sounds like exactly what you want to be listening to at that very moment? I get that feeling every time Chris Staples‘ ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ comes on. In fact, the whole album from which it comes, American Soft (due out next Tuesday and available to stream right here), elicits that feeling. Real fantastic, this one (and album). Enjoy.
Didn’t really expect a big, bright, beautiful song from Hey Rosetta! (to go with the announcement of their new album, due out October 21st), but sometimes Monday surprises you. Enjoy.
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 the archive of posts here.
It doesn’t get any better than this video of Sylvan Esso and friends playing ‘Wolf.’ It just doesn’t.
This piece on the production of vinyl and the strain its re/newfound popularity puts on those producers was the best thing I read last week. This piece on ‘craft’ bourbon was the most depressing. You take the good with the bad, I suppose.
A new song from Widower? Yes, please.
TWO new ones from Shakey Graves? Double yes, please.
Ryan Adams is a national treasure. Also, he can cover whatever and whoever he damn well pleases.
You know who else can cover whatever and whoever they damn well please? First Aid Kit, that’s who.
It’s a new month. Here’s a playlist of (most of) what I was listening to last month (click here to listen on Soundcloud). Enjoy.
Below you’re going to hear a brilliant, beautiful new song from Nathaniel Rateliff, because he only writes brilliant, beautiful songs. Goodness. Enjoy.
As you’ll hear below, this tremendous new Quiet Life song demands a few things. First, a beer. Maybe whiskey. Maybe gin. Whatever. A drink. There. Fixed. Second, some dancing. Maybe you just tap your toe, maybe you end up dancing around your living room like no one can see you (they can’t)- I don’t know, man, I just know you aren’t going to be sitting still. And lastly, it demands repeated plays. Get on with it now. Enjoy.
The Wooden Sky’s ‘Saturday Night’ has about everything you’d ever want in a summer anthem: wailing guitars, that driving, straight-ahead drum beat and sneers about lost love (or love that never was) and hard lives. It’s good to have The Wooden Sky back. Enjoy.
A quality summer night slow-burner, this softly-swinging new one from Palace. Very much looking forward to hearing their debut EP, Lost In The Night, when it comes out in late October. Enjoy.