On Twitter 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, so I figured it makes sense to gather up the best of those links each Monday and post them here so that everyone can get in on the fun. Enjoy.
Probably the biggest news of the last week was the Daytrotter’s move from a free site to a (very cheap) subscription site. I’m more than happy to pay the $2 a month to have access to the fantastic daily output from one of the most important music sites on the web. It is, quite simply, the best deal in music, and I was extremely pleased to see the almost universal acceptance of the move. If you haven’t subscribed just yet make it a point to do so.
Sound on the Sound posted their weekly Doe Bay Session, this time with Frank Fairfield. Listening to and watching Frank play music is like taking a time machine to a bygone musical era.
My buddy Heather over at Fuel/Friends unleashed her autumn mix, Nothing Gold Can Stay, this last week. It is, quite obviously, pretty freaking magnificent and something you should download ASAP if you haven’t already. Just so much good stuff on it.
Jon over at Wake the Deaf posted a pretty great collection of his favorite ‘folk’ tunes called Fight All Day/Folk All Night. There’s an incredible amount of good stuff on there, some of which you’ve probably heard but a good amount you haven’t.
Jessica over at New Music Collaborative posted a mix of songs that aren’t terrible/campy for your Halloween soundtrack. Make sure you go on over there and download Dancing in the Graveyard so you have the proper tunes for tonight.
Reverb posted a lovely 3 song session with favorites around here Blind Pilot. The entire thing is up for stream/download on their site- the version of ‘Just One’ is exceptional.
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Pickwick is going to break out in a huge way over the next year. This video of them doing an a capella rendition of the unbelievably catchy ‘Blackout’ in a University of Washington reading room does nothing but solidify that feeling. Man.
Paste premiered the below gorgeous new video for Milo Greene’s ‘1957,’ one of my favorite songs of the year. You can never go wrong having great songs played in fantastic settings. Absolutely cannot wait to hear a full length album (supposedly coming in the spring) from this group.