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 is streaming new albums from Cat Power, Stars and more. Meanwhile, Paste is streaming the debut from RayLand Baxter and Entertainment Weekly has the new David Wax Museum album for your early listening pleasure. Oh, and Two Door Cinema Club is streaming their new album over on Soundcloud. Lots of good, new options.
Turns out someone taped that breathtaking Blind Pilot Fuel/Friends House Show I was lucky enough to attend a few weeks back. You can download it over at Fuel/Friends right now (and also watch some videos from the night). You’ll want to do that ASAP.
Hey Marseilles gave us a small taste, in the form of this video for ‘Hold Your Head’ that Look Sessions shot, of what to expect from their new album, which is slated to come out sometime later this year. Color me excited.
The gentlemen over at Wake the Deaf borrowed my day/night idea for their own summer mixes and, well, the results are superb. Grab a free download of the Day mix here and a free one of the Night mix here.
My friend Sam over at Folk Hive had Shakey Graves stop in her town a few weeks back. He played a show on the front porch of one of her friends, hung out and played a few songs for the folks at Show Me Shows. Here’s one of the videos, for ‘Unlucky Skin,’ that came out of it, but be sure to head over to read the (really incredible) words Sam wrote and watch a few other videos from the visit.
Frightened Rabbit have a new EP coming out in a month or so (September 24th, to be exact) and dropped the first song from it a bit back. I’m just now getting around to listening to/loving the hell out of it. Take a listen (or another, if you’ve already heard it) to ‘State Hospital.’
KEXP caught up with Typhoon at Pickathon and got them to play a new song, ‘Morton’s Fork,’ in front of the cameras. In related news, I want to mouth kiss KEXP.
The Italian Sessions recently posted a gorgeous video of Mighty Oaks playing a new song, ‘The Great Northwest.’ Their next album is tentatively supposed to come out later this year and, as you can see, it’s one we’ll need to keep an eye out for.
Bryan John Appleby recently covered Sufjan Stevens’ ‘John Wayne Gacy, Jr.’ as part of a Seattle benefit show. It’s…. it’s damn good.
Remember when I mentioned those insane moments that just seem to happen at Doe Bay as though they are normal, everyday occurrences? This video of Noah Gundersen covering Vic Chesnutt’s ‘Flirted With You All My Life’ lit only by tiki torches captures one of those. Whoaaa. Enjoy.