Monday Links

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.

NPR premiered highly anticipated new tracks from The Avett Brothers, Cat Power, The Antlers, Ivan & Alyosha and more. All are worth time in your ears.

HypeM is currently streaming the debut full-length from Milo Greene ahead of its July 17th release. Take a listen.

Amazon is currently running some deals that you should take advantage of. Celebration Rock, the sweaty, loud, fantastic new record from Japandroids, is currently $2.99 and the 174-song digital release of Ryan Adams’ Live After Deaf is currently $8.99 (edit: nevermind, looks like that was a mistake- it’s no longer available for that price/as that package). Not bad, huh?

Bahamas stopped by Studio 360 the other week and played a lovely little session. If you head over to their page you can grab a download of their performance of ‘For Good Reason’ for free (it’s stunning, so you should go do that). Here’s a wonderful little video of Afie (and his lovely backup singers) playing ‘Already Yours.’

Remember all that wonderful discussion around that Emily White/David Lowery thing the other week? Dave over at Rawkblog took all that to heart and came up with some common sense rules/guidelines for fans and artists. I’m on board with everything listed.

Piggybacking on the Emily White/David Lowery thing: NewMusicBox posted a fascinating study on data, artists and the struggle to connect with fans in meaningful ways in a world so reliant/tied to streaming services.

American Songwriter puts out a fantastic compilation each and every month. Their July sampler is no different. Oh, and it’s a free download. Get it.

Also fantastic: Tyler Lyle’s Live At Eddie’s Attic. And make sure to read the liner notes, as they are incredible as usual. Take a listen to ‘Nashville’ below and then go over there and get the album (and although it’s technically free, you should fork over a few bucks- it’ll make you feel good and you’ll be supporting the making of a new EP)

Michael Kiwanuka playing ‘Lasan’ in an empty concert venue? Yeah, that’s nice. Enjoy.

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