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.
You can now stream the new album from Okkervil River over on NPR. You should do that.
Agatha over at Brand New Kind Of wrote the best thing I read last week, a brave, honest, heartbreaking piece loosely about Rob Sheffield’s new book but more about life and struggles and picking up all the pieces. I’m proud of her for putting it all out there, and more than proud to call her a friend.
Well, this video of Basia Bulat playing ‘It Can’t Be You’ at an art gallery in Ontario is absolutely lovely.
Also lovely? This video of Fallbrigade playing ‘Eve & Stay’ in a lagoon.
Heather over at Fuel/Friends wrote about the tremendous album Phosphorescent released earlier this year. She absolutely hit it out of the park, you guys. Seriously. Go read it. And then go buy the album.
Another week, another rocking new song from the forthcoming J. Roddy Walston & The Business record. Take a listen to ‘Black Light’:
Steven Hyden picked apart John Mayer and Jimmy Buffett. Steven Hyden is awesome.
Frightened Rabbit announced a September release for their latest EP. Here’s Scott playing a song from it, ‘Radio Silence.’
Need a good way to spend 20 or so minutes? Here, watch Typhoon play in the KEXP studio. Enjoy.