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.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats playing ‘Howling At Nothing’ on the streets in Amsterdam. Real, real good.

The Staves covering ‘The Whole Of The Moon': also real good.

Wanna feel some things? Cool, here’s Sharon Van Etten covering Karen Dalton.

A new one from Shakey Graves? Yes, please.

If you’re a Spotify user, my favorite songs so far this year can be found here and my summer mixes (missing 3 songs between the two) can be found here.

And then Langhorne Slim & Jill Andrews sing together and things are perfect. 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.

NPR is still streaming new records from Leon Bridges, Bully and Desaparecidos. They are all very, very good.

Sylvan Esso and Jenn Wasner covering Gillian Welch is probably the best thing you’re gonna hear today.

And now here’s Noah Gundersen playing ‘Heartbreaker’ in black & white, which is really, really great.

Also great: Steven Hyden on lead singers going solo (and what a horrific idea it almost always is).

Yeah, so, Wilco covering ‘Cut Your Hair’ is a very wonderful thing indeed.

A new one from Balto right here, just for you.

Was reminded last week while watching ‘Austin To Boston’ what a showstopper the below video is. It’s worth watching again (like 20 more times). Enjoy.

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catching up

It’s been awhile- let’s talk tunes.

‘Great Tide’- Phil Cook
This is very easily my favorite song that’s come out in the last few weeks. It’s five minutes and twenty seconds of perfection.

‘Stay On My Shore’- Joan Shelley
Mmmmm yes, yes this is what lovely sounds like.

‘I Want To Feel Alive’- The Lighthouse and The Whaler
Here’s the thing: this is great.

‘Something More Than Free’- Jason Isbell
So, good news: this new Jason Isbell album is probably going to rip your heart out.

‘Pacing’- Tep No
It’s gonna be super hot for the next week. I’m gonna probably get sunburned listening to this song.

‘A Long Time Ago’- Kalle Mattson
Well, this is something that I like very much, yes.

‘Endless String’- Hilang Child
I’m probably going to spend a day soon just listening to this on repeat while I daydream. That’ll be a good day.

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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 CAN NOW STREAM THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM LEON BRIDGES. NPR is doing awesome work this week and also has new ones from Desaparecidos, Bully and Wolf Alice.

First Aid Kit covering Emmylou Harris while Emmylou watches. THAT’S OKAY I GUESS.

Cameron Crowe walks you through the music he’s used in his films. THAT’S OKAY I GUESS.

Years & Years made my favorite song on my summer mixes this year (‘Memo’) and my favorite one on my mixes last year (‘Eyes Shut’). Here are stripped down versions of each, because yes, please.

I love this piece by Steven Hyden on how an artist might make some money in today’s music industry. I’ve got some ideas that expand upon his main one (DORK ALERT), but his idea alone would be a really interesting thing to see in practice.

A new take on an old favorite (‘Late July’) from Small Houses.

Here’s what I’ve been listening to so far in June (click here to listen on Soundcloud). Enjoy!

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summertime2015 – the mixes

I make two mixes every summer (three a few years when I was really ambitious- oh, to be young again), and it’s always one of my very favorite endeavors. So much ground to cover, so many different sounds for the season, so many JAMZ to try and fit in, and this year was no different. Below are the songs that will be soundtracking my summer days and nights- I hope they do the same for yours. Enjoy!


(listen via the embedded player above, or click here to listen on 8tracks)
1. Summertime- Lowell
2. Memo- Years & Years
3. Lovers- COMPNY
4. Wildfire- Scavenger Hunt
5. 40 WATT- ELEL
6. Grand Old Flags- Fountaineer
7. Archie, Marry Me- Alvvays
8. Happy Homes- Benjamin Booker
9. Shoegaze- Alabama Shakes
10. Waitress- Hop Along
11. Best Of Luck- Fort Frances
12. Alligator Years- Twinsmith
13. Now- Tom Misch
14. Pacing- Tep No
15. The Years (prologue)- The Midnight
16. Still- The Japanese House
17. Seoul- Wangel


(listen via the embedded player above, or click here to listen on 8tracks)
1. Haunted By You- Future Islands
2. Deadwater- Wet
3. Heavenly Father (Bon Iver cover)- Highasakite
4. Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)- Phosphorescent
5. Great Tide- Phil Cook
6. Howling At Nothing- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
7. Honey Slider- Houndmouth
8. Blue Honey- Jimi Charles Moody
9. My Baby Don’t Understand Me- Natalie Prass
10. Veins- Palace
11. More Like The Moon- Wilco
12. Make It Holy- The Staves
13. These Days- Jackson Browne
14. Damn Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)- Ryan Adams
15. River- Leon Bridges
16. Alta Falls- The Barr Brothers
17. Hot Scary Summer- Villagers

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catching up

Oh, guys and girls, we have new tunes to talk about.

‘No No No’- Beirut
The thing about Beirut is their songs are always pretty and always contain approximately one and a half verses of words. I love them so much.

‘Ditchdigger’- Tyler Lyle
This is one of my very favorite songs Tyler Lyle has ever written, a song that introduces who he is and what he’s doing. I’m so happy his new album is out in the world. Go buy it– it’s well worth your time and money.

‘Nobody Knows’- Misun
So, uh, this is a jam. Also, part of me always hopes they are going to break into ‘Bennie and the Jets’ at some point, and even though I know they won’t, I always keep that hope alive.

‘Smooth Sailin”- Leon Bridges
You already know I love Leon. This song doesn’t change that.

‘Settle Down’- Palace
Not sure I’m ever going to get tired of this guy’s voice. Man alive.

‘Home’- Tom Misch
Impeccable and incredibly catchy, as all Tom Misch tunes tend to be.

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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.

Tyler Lyle has a lovely new album coming out tomorrow. You can/should go stream it right now.

Courtney Barnett just being all wordy and lovely in this here Take Away Show.

Just The Barr Brothers hanging out in a park making beautiful musics.

And now, something wonderful from The River And The Road.

Waxahatchee in a church. Yes, please.

Here’s a little playlist of what I was listening to in May (click here to listen on SoundCloud). Enjoy.

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