catching up

Time to talk about some tunes, guys and girls.

‘There’s No One Crying Over Me Either’- American Wrestlers
This is easily the best tune I heard this week.

‘Heavenly Father’ (Bon Iver cover)- Highasakite
Holy tremendous, gorgeous cover, Batman.

‘Awake’- Folly & The Hunter
Gonna go ahead and pencil this one onto my summer mix, kids.

‘Winter Is For Kierkegaard’- Tyler Lyle
This song means a whole lot to me. I’m so glad it’s finally going to get a proper release.

‘Indiana Rose’- Barna Howard
The thing about this Barna Howard tune is that it’s real good. Real, real good.

‘Unstoppable’- Lianne La Havas
More pop songs like this, please.

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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.

The new album from Alabama Shakes is streaming ahead of its release tomorrow. You should go listen to it. Right now. It might be the finest thing I’ve heard so far this year.

Here’s Justin Vernon covering Spoon. Wow.

Wanna watch Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats burn the place to the ground? Yeah, you do.

I use the word lovely to describe The Staves a lot, but seriously, they are lovely.

Absolutely love the way Benjamin Booker and his band play with the rhythm of ‘Wicked Waters’ here.

Sean Rowe covers Lucinda Williams. It is very, very good.

And now, Husky on a Berlin rooftop.

If you ever get the chance to see Vikesh Kapoor live, you need to do so. Here he is playing ‘Ode To My Hometown.’

Lucy Rose and her band playing her catchy single. It’s real catchy.

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

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Oh man, so many tunes.

’40 Watt’- ELEL
Summer jam, this one, all floating synths, a big beat and (what sounds like) steel drums.

‘Dark Bird Is Home’- The Tallest Man On Earth
Hey, wanna feel a whole bunch of things? Here you go.

‘Kiloran’- Palace
You should really know about and care about and love all over Palace. They are a thing.

‘Tide Teeth’- Night Beds
You’re not going to get Country Sleep, Vol. 2 from Night Beds, sorry kids. BUT you’re gonna get jamz. So there’s that.

‘Garden’- Wilsen
Really, really love this shifty, nervous little tune from Wilsen.

‘Hold You Like A Harness’- Hip Hatchet
Hip Hatchet released a new album this week. It’s phenomenal. Go buy it.

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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.

The new album from Alabama Shakes is now streaming. You should go listen to it. Right now. Seriously.

So, this solo piano version of ‘Prosthetic Love’? It’s a thing. Whoa.

Mavis Staples, Brittany Howard and Angelique Kidjo in Mavis’ dressing room on Easter. I mean, no big deal.

Here’s a Spofity playlist of what I’ve been listening to lately.

How about Hayden playing a tune in a diner? Sure, totally normal. Enjoy.

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Parents are on their way, so we’ll do this a little early this week. Below you’ll find some real good tunes that showed up on my radar over the last week. I think you may even like some/a few/all of them.

”Cause I’m A Man’- Tame Impala
You know what? Let’s slow it down and get kinda sensual right away, okay?

‘Sunshine On My Back’- The National
Nah, nevermind, let’s get kinda sad and brooding, you guys.

‘City On The Hill’- Desaparecidos
No, no- let’s get loud and angry and political. And catchy. So catchy,

‘Take It Back’- Liza Anne
Actually, I’m feeling more like a sad pop song right now.

‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ (Drake Cover)- Bear’s Den
On second thought, I want to listen to the studio version of one of my favorite covers in awhile.

‘Seoul’- Wangel
Wait wait- how about a swirling, lovely, robot-ish-voiced jam? Yep, let’s listen.

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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.

Stop what you are doing and go stream the new album from Lord Huron that comes out tomorrow. And the new one from Waxahatchee. Both are amongst the very best albums produced so far this year.

Leon Bridges debut album comes out in late June. This video of him playing ‘There She Goes’ doesn’t help my impatience.

Sylvan Esso plays the Tiny Desk, goodness ensues. Enjoy.

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Tunes. Let’s talk about some.

‘David’s Wolves’- Hip Hatchet
I first heard ‘David’s Wolves’ about a year and a half ago as part of Hip Hatchet’s magnificent Daytrotter session (you can hear that take here) and have been waiting rather (im)patiently for a finished version since. The wait was worth it, because this is one of the finest songs released so far this year. Can’t wait to hear the rest of this album.

‘Run Baby Run’- Toro Y Moi
This is about as refreshing as it gets, kids. Two minutes and forty five seconds of tremendous pop right here.

‘Nobody Looks Like You’- Donovan Woods
Donovan Woods is working on a new album, which makes me very happy. What really ups the happy, if you will, is that he dropped this little working version of a new song called ‘Nobody Looks Like You’ on Soundcloud the other day. This one’s a gem.

‘Foolish’- Alpine
You should probably just go ahead and add this one to your ‘summer jamz’ playlist, kids.

‘Alligator Years’- Twinsmith
Yeah, just go ahead and add this to that ‘summer jamz’ playlist, too. Damn is this catchy.

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