catching up

Been very quiet on the site, but I’m back from vacation and we have jams to talk about.

‘Getting Ready To Get Down’- Josh Ritter
This is essentially the sound of Tom Petty, Tom Cochrane’s ‘Life Is A Highway’ and Ritter’s own ‘To The Dogs Or Whoever’ having a baby. It. Is. Magnificent.

‘In The Midst Of It All’- Tom Misch feat Sam Wills
You just got pregnant. Sorry. Congrats, though.

‘The Difference’- Noah Gundersen
All anxious and understated, I very much like this new one from Noah Gundersen.

‘The Woman’- Jimi Charles Moody
You guys, I think Jimi Charles Moody is on the cusp of being something big.

‘Pray For Rain’- Pure Bathing Culture
It’s so goddamn hot outside. This sounds perfect.

‘All My Life I Have Been Running’- Evening Hymns
This song needs an open road and a car with the pedal pressed to the floor.

‘Lion’s Heart’- Eliza & The Bear
This song used to be called ‘The Southern Wild.’ I’m not sure this is ‘better,’ but I loved the original and this is the same song but a little slicker, and thus I love it, too.

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catching up

It’s been a couple weeks, and I’m going on vacation in a few days. We need to catch up on some tunes, guys and gals.

‘Costanoan Bones’- Bryan John Appleby
Very, very much dig the sprawling, Beach Boys-esque vibes on this one. This may be the album I’m most looking forward to the rest of 2015.

‘Leave A Trace’- Chvrches
Good lord is this catchy.

‘Borderlands’- Houndstooth
All jangles and summer vibes, this one’s been on repeat a whole bunch lately.

‘Look It Here’- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Do I prefer the original, rougher version of this? Sure, yeah. But make no mistake about it: this is still a jam.

‘Gone’- JR JR
They can call themselves whatever they want, I want to hear the music they are making.

‘In The Dark’- Ryan Adams
Man alive, this one.

‘Woman’- City and Colour
A 9+ minute spacey jam as a single? You do you, Dallas Green.

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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.

Two new Bon Iver tunes? Sure, these are fan-shot, but the sound quality isn’t atrocious, and it’s pretty obvious both of these songs are fantastic. Really, really hope this means Justin’s been secretly putting together the next Bon Iver album over the last few years as he’s been working with seemingly everyone.

And now, Jason Isbell covering Skynyrd.

Another new live video from Balto? Yes, please.

Since we are halfway through the month (a little more, whatever), here’s what I’ve been listening to lately via a playlist over on Spotify and the below playlist on Soundcloud (click here to listen on Soundcloud). Enjoy.

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burnt – a mix

Well, it took longer than normal, but I finally got a sunburn last weekend. This of course means that summer has now gone on for too long and I am done with it, which sucks because we are now in the longest, hottest, most-terrible portion of the year. Here’s a soundtrack for right now, the moment when it feels like we are all melting. Enjoy.


(listen via the embedded player above or click here to listen on 8tracks. or click here to go to a playlist on Spotify that has *most of* the songs from this mix and the other two summer mixes I’ve made.)

1. Forget You In LA- Poema
2. unsaid- flor
3. Saltwater- Geowulf
4. Harlem- Cathedrals
5. Forces- Japanese Wallpaper feat Airling
6. Leave A Trace- Chvrches
7. Push Pull- Purity Ring
8. Foolish- Alpine
9. Gone- JR JR
10. When I Get Older- Wild Party
11. IDLE HANDS- EXGF
12. Illusion- Beat Connection
13. Real June- Seoul
14. Yes I’m Changing- Tame Impala
15. Tide Teeth- Night Beds
16. Loud Places- Jamie xx

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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 now streaming the new albums from Tame Impala and Jason Isbell. They are both tremendous (in very different ways), and you should really give them both a chance.

Chastity Brown: very, very, very lovely.

Really love this tune/video from Balto.

This Take Away Show with Leon Bridges is just as gorgeous as you’d expect,

Finally made some updates to the ‘What I’m Listening To’ playlist on Spotify. Take a look/listen.

How about three very fun, very good covers? Sounds good, huh? Yep.


This interview with Justin Vernon is phenomenal for about 55 different reasons.

The best way you could spend the next 34+ minutes is by watching this Hayden show. Enjoy.

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catching up

Time for tunes.

‘1922’- Phil Cook
Beginning to think this upcoming Phil Cook record is going to be the only thing I listen to this fall.

‘Fools’- Wild Child
File under: Things That Are Real Catchy

‘Girls’- Widowspeak
Basically the sound version of what a long walk after a long day feels like.

‘Winning Streak’- Glen Hansard
Lovely, breezy summer tune, this one. Enjoy.

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meet me in the city – a mix

Almost 2 months ago my friend Dainon posted a link on my page that was simply a picture of cd-r with ‘I like to make mix cds and leave them in strangers mailboxes’ on it, which immediately lead to me re-posting it and saying I would make the first 5 people who responded a mix. Below is the mix (with a few swaps- I took out the songs I put on the summer mixes and put in some fresh ones that I think fit just as well). It’s one of my favorite mixes I’ve made in a long time, both because it was a really fun idea and because there are a lot of old favorites on there. Might have to trot this idea out again at some point. Enjoy!


(listen via the embedded player above or click here to listen on 8tracks)

1. Would You?- Richard Swift
2. Everywhere I’m Local- Har Mar Superstar
3. I Need Never Get Old- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
4. Blackout- Pickwick
5. Cry Baby Cry (The Beatles cover)- Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps
6. Ring Ring- Sleigh Bells
7. Let’s Fall Asleep Together- Teen Daze
8. Beach- William Joseph Cook
9. Meet Me In The City- The Black Keys
10. Can You Get To That (Funkadelic cover)- Houndmouth
11. Southern Grammar- Hiss Golden Messenger
12. Float- The National Reserve
13. Gallup, NM- The Shouting Matches
14. I Am Not Willing- Wilco
15. Lament- Mount Moriah
16. Grown Ocean- Fleet Foxes
17. Weekends- Tiger Waves
18. I Get Up- Quiet Hounds
19. Rock & Roll (Take It Easy)- Ark Life
20. Beach House- The Cave Singers

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