Monday Links

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.

NPR is now streaming new records from Angel Olsen, Lost In The Trees and St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Oh, and you can (and should, seriously) also stream the new albums from Noah Gundersen and Band of Horses ahead of their release tomorrow.

Two long, fantastic pieces of writing of writing you should take the time to read this morning. First, Emily Guendelsberger on the problem of equating big social media numbers for an artist with actual, real life popularity. And second, Rosanne Cash on her love of narrative in song.

Speaking of Noah Gundersen, here are he and his sister playing ‘Dying Now.’

Sylvan Esso running through ‘Play It Right’ at the Wilderness Bureau. Jam city.

Just Mike Clark hanging out and playing ‘Second Hand Love.’ No big deal.

I’ve watched this video of Bear’s Den covering Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Coming Home’ an obscene number of times. It’s just so. damn. good. Enjoy.

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