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.
The new album from Ivan & Alyosha is now streaming on NPR. You’d do well to start your week by giving it a spin.
A little self-promotion: I wrote some stuff (more than just ‘I like this’) about 5 artists I think people should pay attention to in 2013 for Red Said Blog. Give it a look if you’d like.
Iron & Wine has a new album coming out in the near future. ‘The Waves of Galveston’ won’t be on said album, but you can download a (gorgeous) acoustic version of it thanks to KUTX. I may not love all of Iron & Wine’s recent output but, as this song shows, the tunes Sam writes are still the same under all that jazz: beautiful.
Most interesting thing you’ll read all week: this piece penned by Bill Baird on his experience being on a major label.
I’ve been pretty obsessed with Night Beds lately. This gorgeous video of them playing ‘Ramona’ with strings does nothing to stop that obsession.
I featured Shakey Graves (again) yesterday, but Sam over at Folk Hive did it far, far better, as it normally the case. Read it, people. She writes the good words about the good stuff.
The Head and The Heart are currently working on a new album. Here’s some video of a new song that might end up on that album.
Here’s the thing… I’ve heard the songs The Lumineers play in the below video a million times, and maybe you have too. It doesn’t matter. This video should still puts smile on my face (and should do the same for you). Enjoy.