On Twitter (and Facebook) 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 or Facebook, 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.
Ryan Hollingsworth posted his spring mix, Good Medicine, Volume 18, this last week. It is absolutely superb and you need it in your ears. Go get it.
Matt from Everybody Taste penned what was easily my favorite piece of writing last week. Titled ‘I Don’t Like Radiohead: The Problem With Consensus & Independent Taste,’ it pretty much says everything I believe about how we should all think about the music we love in words that are better than I could ever hope to write.
So The National are back in full force, it seems. Listen to a 3-song set they did for the BBC here, and take a listen to the latest single from the album, ‘Don’t Swallow the Cap,’ below. This album is gonna be special.
The superb videos from the Mike Clark LHS Room 125 Classroom Session keep on coming. Here’s the one for ‘Moonshine,’ perhaps my favorite so far.
File ‘Night Beds covering Robyn‘ under ‘Things That Are Awesome.’
Also, go ahead and file ‘Sports Balls Replaced With Cats‘ under ‘Things That Are Awesome,’ too.
Pickwick released a fantastically beautiful and weird video for ‘Lady Luck’ last week. It only makes me like them more.
Wanna see Noah Gundersen play ‘Boat House’ on a windy hill in San Francisco? Thought so.
Field Report recently rewrote/reworked their wonderful tune ‘I Am Not Waiting Anymore.’ It’s… guys and girls, it’s stunning. Just listen:
This piece from Stereogum on how and why the definition of what a ‘festival headliner’ is has changed was extremely interesting. Worth a read, especially with festival season just kicking off.
Fort Frances have released the second single, ‘I Had Love,’ from Harbour, the fantastic new EP they are releasing April 23rd. Take a listen (and, if you’re in Chicago, make it a point to be at the release show at Schuba’s on May 5th).
Turns out our obsession with new music is actually rewarding for our brains. You can’t argue with science, people.
I leave you today with the official video for Donovan Woods’ ‘The Coldest State.’ It is magnificent in every single way. Enjoy.