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 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 the archive of posts here. Enjoy.
Gold Star of The Week (that’s not a thing, except for this week) goes to Heather over at Fuel/Friends, who hit a grand slam with her spring mix. Seriously. Go get it right now. Every single song is good.
Second Gold Star of The Week (still not a thing, so that’s why I can hand out two) goes to KEXP for posting videos of two new Pickwick songs. I absolutely can’t wait to hear their debut album (and, I trust, neither can you).
Things that seem like a really good idea: La Blogotheque taping Michael Kiwanuka for a Take Away Show. Things that are good in practice: La Blogotheque taping Michael Kiwanuka for a Take Away Show (as the below video shows).
Aquarium Drunkard posted their lastest Lagniappe Session last week, this one with Horse Feathers (a band who released an incredible new album last week, lest you forget). It’s a lovely two song set featuring covers of Bruce Springsteen and Time Hardin. Oh, and it’s free to download.
Scott over at Visible Voice posted a stellar recording (and review) of the Alabama Shakes show he caught in Boston on April 15th. It, too, is free to download. Go get it. And while you’re there, check out the recording Scott posted from that Brunch Session I mentioned last week with Spirit Family Reunion. It’ll have you stomping and clapping.
You want to hear a (stellar) track from the forthcoming Tallest Man on Earth album? Yeah, you do. Head over to Listen Before You Buy to check out ‘Bright Lanterns.’
Natural Beardy posted one of their Beardy Sessions with a band I had never heard of, Pure Bathing Culture. As you can see in the video below, we all need to get familiar.
Coachella happened once again over the weekend, but there were changes. Like John Fogerty joining The Black Keys to cover The Band’s ‘The Weight.’ You know, just a small change.
One of the albums I’m most excited for this summer is the debut from Milo Greene (it comes out July 17th). This video of them playing ‘Cutty Love’ at SXSW only makes me more impatient.
I lied earlier- Heather from Fuel/Friends gets two gold stars (again, not a thing…yet…might have to make it one). She earned the second one for posting this ridiculous, powerful video of Daniel Blue (of Motopony) slaying Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ with some help from Hannalee. Whoa. Enjoy.