catching up

Didn’t realize it had been 3 weeks. That’s too long. Here’s the best stuff I’ve heard lately.

‘White Lights’- The Rural Alberta Advantage
This. Is. Great. And. I’m. So. Happy. They. Are. Back. More. Please.

‘Only Here For Your Love’- Futurebirds
Well, this is tremendously lovely.

‘Kick Jump Twist’- Sylvan Esso
Back and weirder than ever.

‘Keep Growing’- Camp Cope
Psst. Camp Cope is a band you should be more into.

‘Dog Years’- Maggie Rogers
This sounds like summer. Given that it rainsnowed this morning, I’ll take it.

‘Family’- Palace
Can’t really get over this voice, you guys.

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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.

Wrote some words about my favorite records that came out in October for my friends over at Vinyl Me, Please. It was a good month, like most have been this year.

A new song from one of my very favorite songwriters. A real nice one at that.

And now, here’s Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster playing one of my favorite songs of 2016 next to a lake.

This is also one of my favorite songs of the year, but James Vincent McMorrow isn’t playing it next to a lake.

Another ‘song Adam liked most in 2016’ contender right here. I’ve listened to this song probably 250 times. It is perfection.

This one too, you guys.

Weyes Blood playing ‘Seven Words’ in bed? Will watch, yes.

This Local Natives song is still great and after the week we’ve had, sounds even more pertinent.

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The Cubs won the World Series last night. I’m still don’t fully understand this new world we now live in. Anyways, tunes.

‘Elegy’- Leif Vollebekk
In a year that seemed to include a new album from every artist I was hoping to get a new album from (and many I didn’t even know I wanted), Leif Vollebekk was a notable absence. That all change in February, and the first track from the album lets us know it’ll be worth the wait.

‘Near To The Wild Heart Of Life’- Japandroids
Japandroids were also on that list of notable 2016 albums that never came to fruition. Well, they are back with a new batch of loud, sweaty, brash anthems in January, and that makes me real, real happy. Now all I need is something new from Phosphorescent and I will have nothing more to ask for, really.

‘See You’- Lady Lamb
I missed Lady Lamb so much. This is absolutely tremendous.

‘Which Will’- Amber Arcades
And then sometimes your friends send you things that lodge themselves in your brain for days on end. Thanks, Dainon. 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.

The best way you can spend your next 11 minutes is with this Lucy Dacus Take Away Show.

It’s been a long time since I heard this one and yep, it’s still tremendous.

Just wanna say it again: that Fruit Bats record from earlier this year is mighty, mighty good, you guys.

Joan Shelley: still the most lovely.

And now, 27 real nice minutes of Courtney Marie Andrews being delightful and singing her delightful tunes.

A new one from Hip Hatchet? Yes, please.

Pretty sure I’ll never tire of Jason Isbell and his songs.

Made a mix the other week real quick in the morning of tunes I’ve loved as fall has (sort of) settled into our lives. You can subscribe here, if you’d like. Enjoy!

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It’s been too long, you guys.

‘You Don’t Know Me’- The Cave Singers
1000 more like this, please.

‘Beautiful Strangers’- Kevin Morby
A really great tune (which is all he ever writes), for a really great cause.

‘Folk Hero’- Loamlands
This new Loamlands album is one of the finest I’ve heard this year. That voice.

‘Out On the Weekend’- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
I like this very much.

‘The Middle’- Wet
New tunes from Wet? Cool. Yes. Will listen.

‘Make It Better’- Hazel English
If I didn’t hate summer so much I’d say this song makes me wish it was summer again.

‘The End’- Daughter
Always up for listening to new a Daughter track and feeling things. Always.

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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.

Let’s kick this off with something lighthearted and fun. Just kidding, Kyle Morton is here to rip your heart out.

Still not tired of this song from Mount Moriah.

We’ve been over this before, but J. Roddy Walston & the Business are bad, bad men.

My friends in Fort Frances are doing their first west coast tour, so they covered Led Zeppelin in anticipation.

More like this, please.

If you didn’t know, I’m here to tell you: Julia Jacklin put out one of the best records of 2016 a few weeks back. You need it in your life.

Very stuck on this Conor Oberst tune lately. Enjoy.

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Tunes: Here are some good ones.

‘All to Myself’- Amber Coffman
Never a big Dirty Projectors fan, but this is GREAT.

‘Annie’- Young in the City
I have been listening to this a socially inappropriate amount lately. I have no regrets.

‘Bud’- Fenne Lily
Well, this is tremendously lovely.

‘Boyish’- Hippo Campus
This sounds like summer.

 

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