New week, new tunes. (Oh, and I’ll be putting all the albums and singles that come/came out this week and are worth your time on this here playlist tomorrow and updating it every week, in case you’re looking for an easy way to stay up to date on the good stuff.)
“Believe”- Benjamin Booker
Unexpected and perfect, this one. You can listen to the whole new album right now. You should do that.
“The Only Heirs”- Local Natives feat. Nico Segal
Play this one loudly, over and over.
“If Before I Wake”- The Districts
This one gets played on 10, too, you guys.
“Alaska” (Acoustic)- Maggie Rogers
Love the original, love this stripped back version. Good any way it’s played.
“In Time”- Pickwick
Time to get a little anxious and weird.
“On the Frame” (Acoustic)- Beta Radio
This is very lovely.
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.
Here’s Julien Baker playing a new tune in the back of a car. Not to spoil the surprise, but it’s great.
Middle Kids has your next 11-plus minutes taken care of.
Decent chance this Joan Shelley tune is my favorite one released in 2017 at this point.
Very much still enamored with this Maggie Rogers tune despite listening to it about a thousand times.
Also, still not tired of this Valley Queen tune.
We’ve been listening to this tune a lot around the house lately. This is a lovely take on it.
Lucy Rose is so lovely, you guys.
Really looking forward to this Benjamin Booker album. You should be, too.
Same goes for the new one from Justin Townes Earles.
Time to escape into some music.
“If We Were Vampires”- Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
If this doesn’t make you feel things then I don’t know what you’re doing with your life, man.
“In The Summertime”- The Head and The Heart
I’ve loved this song for a long time. Still do. (Here’s the original version for comparison’s sake.)
“How to Boil an Egg”- Courtney Barnett
Yes. This is great.
“SGL”- Now, Now
:::::adds to playlist for summer:::: Ahhhhh, that’s nice.
“We’d Be Home”- Joan Shelley
Lovely love song, this one.
“Maybe A Moment”- Justin Townes Earle
Very, very excited about the new album from Justin Townes Earle that comes out next week. (You can get an early listen here.)
Kind of a hazy blur, much like life lately. Big fan.
“Down By The River”- Vikesh Kapoor
It’s been much too long since we heard from this man.
“Seventeen”- King Cardinal
Spent a lot of time lately playing this one very loudly. No regrets.
“No Curse”- Waxahatchee
Need to drive very fast to this song soon, I think.
“Turn The Skies Of Blue On”- Fionn Regan
This is two minutes and nine seconds of perfection.
“May I Have This Dance”- Francis and The Lights feat. Chance the Rapper
Everything Chance touches turns to gold.
This one’s ready for summer.
Music is all we got.
“Low Hey”- Chris Bathgate feat Tunde Olaniran
This is the best 3 minutes I’ve heard lately.
“America, Goodnight”/”Straight Up Western (White Noise)”- Cataldo
This new Cataldo record is really exceptional, you guys.
“Want You Back”- HAIM
I don’t give a shit: I love Haim. They are better at this than everyone else. Please keep your bad Haim takes to yourself.
“Turned Over To Dreams”- Daniel Martin Moore
With a little girl on the way at the end of July, you better believe I’m going to be listening a whole lot to this new Daniel Martin Moore collection of lullabies.
“Holy”- Jamila Woods
This. All day.
Jam, this one.
“What If We’re Wrong”- Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams’ b-sides are better than most of what makes up other artists’ albums.
“The Glow”- Sylvan Esso
New Sylvan Esso album was worth the wait and anticipation. Somehow. It’s so damn good.
“Dusty Eyes”- Bedouine
Go ahead and get lost in this one.
“Sheep”- Mt. Joy
A little late to this one, but this is fantastic and you should listen to it.
“My Friends”- Oh Wonder
Gonna play this new Oh Wonder album so much this summer that both my wife and my newborn will be tired of it. I can just feel it.
Here’s a mix for the quiet, brisk, wet part of spring, where the skies are mostly grey and everything is starting to bloom. Enjoy!
(click here to listen/follow playlist on Spotify)
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”- MØ
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.
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
Just wanna drive fast to this, you guys.
“The Cricketers”- Fountaineer
Keep getting real lost in this one while driving home.
Very excited there’s about to be a new Waxahatchee album in the world.