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.
You should really start your Monday by going and downloading Music vs. Misery’s brand new mix of Canadian goodness. It’s so damn good. Seriously. Go.
Sharon Van Etten will be releasing a deluxe edition of Tramp, the exquisite album she put out earlier this year, on November 13th. The deluxe edition will include demo versions of each song on the record as well as a demo version of ‘Tell Me,’ which didn’t make the album. Take a listen to ‘Tell Me’ below and click here to pre-order the album.
I was reminded last week that this Ben Gibbard solo show recording from 2007 is one of my favorite live recordings. So, so much goodness.
There was some tremendous writing last week by artists on the subject of money and exposure and the like: one a post from Lower Dens titled ‘Spotify and Music Consumption‘, the other a piece from Andy Othling titled ‘What happens when you make your music free for a day?‘ Both are more than worth your time.
Lord Huron stopped by NPR a little while back and played a Tiny Desk Concert, which you can watch here. As you would expect, it’s lovely.
Hey Marseilles taped a session with the young folks in Lawrence High School Room 125 the other week and the fantastic videos are slowly trickling out. Watch them play ‘Hold Your Head’ in the classroom below (and be sure to stick around for the phenomenal question about specificity in lyrics- and the great answer Matt provides).
This drunken, happy Yeasayer Take Away Show was released 4+ years ago but I just saw it for the first time last week. It has quickly become one of my favorite Take Away Shows.
I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s been a little while so I feel the need to repeat it: Shakey Graves is really damn good at music. This video of him playing ‘The Waters’ is further proof. Enjoy.