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 Grizzly Bear and Aimee Mann. Band of Horses is also streaming their newest offering on SoundCloud. Let’s also not forget that new albums from the following acts are also streaming (and available tomorrow to buy, which means I’ll be very poor): Field Report, Neil Halstead, The Avett Brothers, Sea Wolf and The xx.
Kris Orlowski will be releasing Pieces We Are, a self-described ‘forkestral’ EP that features 17 orchestra members, 5 band members an 15+ vocalists, on October 16th. This last week we were given the first taste of what’s to come in the form of the sweeping, soaring 5th track ‘Mountains.’
Sound On The Sound rolled out the first of this years’ ‘Doe Bay Sessions’ last week, starting the series off with video of the Portland Cello Project covering Kanye West and Pantera. Absolutely stunning, no?
My friend Sam over at Folk Hive wrote some absolutely stunning words and posted a (tiny) mixtape. The songs are great, the words are somehow even better.
Michael Kiwanuka covered Radiohead’s ‘No Surprises’ as part of Dermot O’Leary’s Saturday Sessions. Damn.
Last week Frightened Rabbit unleashed ‘Boxing Night,’ the second single we’ve heard from the a new EP coming out at the end of the month. It’s as stupendous as you’d think it’d be. Take a listen to/watch an acoustic version below or click here to stream the version that will appear on the EP.
We end with Noah Gundersen covering Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case Of You.’ Sorry for the early morning gut punch….but holy crap. Enjoy.