catching up

Good little week of new tunes, this last one.

“Thinking Of A Place”- The War On Drugs
This is 11+ minutes that sound exactly like what you would expect from The War On Drugs and I love every minute of it and I can’t wait for a new album.

“Right Now”- HAIM
I know it’s cool to be part of the backlash against HAIM right now, but I am old and uncool and this is catchy as hell and I’m excited about their new album.

“There Go A Fool”- Justin Townes Earle
I haven’t heard it yet, but the three singles from it tell me that this forthcoming Justin Townes Earle record is going to be one of the finest of 2017.

“Nights With You”-
Oh good god. This is a jam.

“Love Is Dead”- Hazel English
This sounds like a hazy summer day.

“Cumberland Gap”- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Yes. This is very good and loud and makes me want to drive a car fast.

“Is This Called Home”- Lucy Rose
This is very, very lovely.

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New week, new tunes.

“Faded Valentine”- Justin Townes Earle
This is very, very, very, very, very nice.

“The Easy Way”- Laura Gibson
Would take roughly 37 more like this from Laura Gibson.

“Epilogue”- Keaton Henson
Cool yeah this will rip your heart out.

“Biking”- Frank Ocean feat Jay Z and Tyler, The Creator
Jam.

“You”- BLOXX
Just wanna drive fast to this, you guys.

“The Cricketers”- Fountaineer
Keep getting real lost in this one while driving home.

“Silver”- Waxahatchee
Very excited there’s about to be a new Waxahatchee album in the world.

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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.

Add The Staves to the list of those who should cover all of the songs.

How about a new tune from Small Houses? That seems like a good idea.

No big deal, just John Darnielle of Mountain Goats playing a tune while sitting on the floor.

These Kyle Morton tunes are (still) making me very impatient for the Typhoon record that’s being worked on currently.

Been revisiting this Rose Cousins tune a whole lot lately. Still not tired of it.

This session with Vagabon is very, very good.

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Let’s talk about the good stuff that’s come out since the last time we found ourselves here.

“Time On Her Side”- Future Islands
This new Future Islands record gets better each successive time through. You need it in your life. Loudly and on repeat.

“Turncoat”- Pickwick
Let’s get weird, kids.

“Your Love”- HAERTS
A little late on this, but holy hell is this gonna be playing loudly most of the summer.

“Lifetimes”- Oh Wonder
This one, too. Jam city.

“Laminated Cat”- Jeff Tweedy
An entire album of Jeff Tweedy playing Wilco, Loose Fur and Golden Smog songs? Yep, I’m in.

“The Hours”- Abram Shook
This is very nice and I have listened to it a socially inappropriate number of times lately.

“Mythological Beauty”-Big Thief
Looks like Big Thief is going to release one of the better albums of 2017 after releasing one of the better albums of 2016. Some artists are just good like that.

“Final”- Wilsen
Just wanna drink coffee and listen to this on repeat.

“Halfway Home”- Broken Social Scene
Gonna probably drive fast to this song a couple or 5 times this summer.

“Gone Away”- Stolen Jars
All jumpy and spastic and vibrant, just like spring.

“Fortunate Child”- Villagers & Nico Muhly
Well, this is haunting and lovely.

“High Times”- Casey Dienel
Go ahead and get lost in this one, y’all.

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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.

A brand new one, a fairly new one and a real old one from Pinegrove seem like the proper way to kick this off.


This Del Water Gap tune is one of my favorites of 2017.

Same goes for this Future Islands song,

Valley Queen: very good at music.

Time to check back in with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

Still not tired of this Laura Marling tune.

 

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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.

Covered my favorite releases of March for my friends over at Vinyl Me, Please. Was a real good month, you guys.

Still very, very enamored with this Phoebe Bridgers tunes. Mannnnnnnnnnnnn.

Here’s ol’ Donny Woods playing a lovely song he wrote.

Very much into this version of ‘Radio Kids’ on just a piano.

Been really, really stuck on this Hurray for the Riff Raff tune lately.

This is, unsurprisingly, lovely stuff from Laura Marling.

Pretty taken by this Nadia Reid tune. Find myself getting lost in it every single time.

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A couple good ones, just for you.

“Where I’ll Find You”- Joan Shelley
Joan at her loveliest.

“Person You’d Be Proud Of”- Cataldo
Love everything about this here tune.

“Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)” (Dolly Parton cover)- Whitney
This is very good, yes.

“The Truth Is a Beautiful Thing”- London Grammar
Simple and altogether nice, this one.

“Bad For You”- Kelli Schaefer
Kelli Schaefer released a really fantastic, exciting album a few weeks back and you should listen to it.

“Lucia” (Live)- Hiss Golden Messenger
A new, FREE live album from Hiss Golden Messenger is reason enough to post one of my favorite songs from them (it’s been sufficiently jammed out here and is tremendous in every way).

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