catching up

Oh, hey there. You wanna talk about musics? Coooooooooool.

‘Where The Night Goes’- Josh Ritter
I’ve listened to this song somewhere in the ballpark of 100 times over the course of the last week. Hell, one day I drove to work and the entire 35 minutes was this song over and over. It’s one of the finest songs I’ve heard this year, all Springsteen-y and Petty-y and fall-y and nostalgia-y and perfect. Josh Ritter: still one of the best.

‘Stockholm’- Conner Youngblood
Oh good god, this is a thing. So much going on and so much beauty and so many layers for there not being all that much that’s being used, instrument-wise.

‘The Halocline’- Hippo Campus
Gorgeous little slowburner, this one.

‘Jamie’s Song’- Sylvan Esso
I think we are at the point where we can pretty well assume that Sylvan Esso can do no wrong.

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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 listen to Joan Shelley’s new album on NPR. It’s positively tremendous, will sound great as you ease into the week and is easily one of the best albums I’ve heard in 2015.

A Take Away Show with Natalie Prass? Yes. Very much yes.

I’ve listened to ‘Ambrosia’ by Field Report somewhere around 200 times, but man, this video still packs a ridiculous punch even though I know what’s coming.

If Ryan Adams doesn’t release this 1989 covers album (and soon), I’m going to be very disappointed. Given his track record with such things I should probably prepare myself.

This Hippo Campus tune is slowly but surely creeping up my list of favorite songs released so far this year.

Very much need the new Hey Marseilles album to get a street date/show up on my doorstep ASAP.

Well kids, we finally made it: today is the last day of the longest, most unrelenting month of the year. Congrats. I’m proud of you. Here’s what I’ve been listening to this month (click here to listen on Soundcloud). Enjoy.

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catching up

Let’s talk tunes.

‘Something’- Julien Baker
It’s been a long time since I fell in love with a sad song, which is weird cause that’s basically the thing this little blog has been most about for the last 4 years-plus. Good lord though, this number. It’s beautiful and heartfelt and crushing, and one of the very best songs I’ve heard this year.

‘Lost & Found’ (The Midnight remix)- Tyler Lyle
Remixes: generally not my thing. At all. This remix of one of my favorite songs from the latest Tyler Lyle album: MY THING ENTIRELY.

‘Seven Hours’- Little May
This feels fresh and familiar, all at once, like a song I’ve heard a million times but am still excited to listen to again. I like when that happens with a new tune.

‘Burn That Bridge’ (worktape)- Donovan Woods
Another sketch of a tune that Donovan Woods posts for shits and grins, another sad little tune I can’t get enough of.

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I wanna be somewhere different every day. – a mix

Below is a new mix for the end of summer, full of tunes I love and have been listening to most as this season slowly grinds its way through a never-ending August. You can click here to listen on Soundcloud. 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.

Going to go see Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats play two hometown release shows this week, both at places far, far too small for them to be playing. I couldn’t be more excited. Can’t wait to see them rip through this track right here, one that’s not on that tremendous new album of theirs.

Wild Child makes lovely music. Here’s a lovely new song.

A couple crazy good Tiny Desk Concerts you need to check out, if you haven’t already. First, Son Lox and then Beach Slang.

And finally this morning, here’s what I’ve been listening to so far this month. Enjoy.

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catching up

New week, new tunes.

‘Gibraltar’- Beirut
Basically going to just leave this on repeat until summer runs out. Don’t mind me.

‘Lay Down’- Son Little
And this soulful little number, it goes on repeat, too.

‘Snakeskin’- Deerhunter
There’s a reasonable chance that I get a speeding ticket at some point in the next month or so when this song comes up on shuffle while I’m driving.

‘Anybody Else’- Phil Cook
This forthcoming Phil Cook album sounds like it’s going to be an absolutely perfect soundtrack for the transition from summer to fall.

‘Belly’- Swimm
I’m running out of time to be really into summer jamz, but this one came in before I swear them off for good and I’m pretty damn happy it did.

‘Only Friend’- Valley Maker
Well this is some real pretty sadness right here.

‘Bullets’- Wild Child
Perfectly lovely, this new one from Wild Child.

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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.

What you should obviously be listening to today: the tremendous debut album from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

A bunch of your, and my, favorites singing tunes to help cheer up kids and teens with cancer and other illnesses is pretty goddamn awesome.



Another Take Away Show with The Districts? Yes, please. Also: more, please.

Shakey damn Graves, y’all.

Still very much just want Leon Bridges to sing me to sleep every day. So, there’s that. Enjoy.

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