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.
A few mixes to start your week, all of which you need badly: Sam over at Folk Hive posted a mixtape for fall and seriously, kids, every single thing about it is perfect- the writing and the tunes. The fine folks over at Halfway House Music posted their own (superb) Autumn mix, which you need to go download. My friend Natalie over at It’s Too Sunny Out Here posted her October mixtape and it is, as you would expect, full of jammy jams. And last but not least, you should go grab the new covers mix that the fellas over at Wake The Deaf posted. As expected, it’s full of gems.
Favorites around here Pickwick will be releasing their debut album sometime soon. We don’t know when, exactly, but we do have a few teaser videos, including the one below with a little bit of ‘Window Sill’ in it (the other one is here). Color me impatient.
Heather over at Fuel/Friends posted a tremendous Chapel Session with Hey Marseilles. Take a look/listen to ‘Looking Back’ below and then head over to Fuel/Friends to grab the entire session.
Ben Gibbard stopped by NPR and played a Tiny Desk Concert. It’s lovely, as those things tend to be.
This article on the ‘Mumford-ization’ (dumbest term ever, just so we are clear) of pop music made me want to Hulk Smash the internet. Then this reasoned, correct take on their success made me want to love the internet again.
Houndmouth layed down a few songs for a PBR Lounge Session recently. Check out ‘Penitentiary’ below and then click here to check out the video for ‘Houston Train.’
Want to see various events in music history acted out by 8-bit characters? Yeah, you do. Click here.
The folks over at Taylor Guitars had Allen Stone play ‘The Bed I Made’ in their backyard. It’s…it’s really damn good. Enjoy.