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 out the archive here.

Thing you should be doing this morning (probably instead of reading this): streaming the new albums from both Josh Ritter and Son Little. Both are absolutely fantastic.

Speaking of Mr. Ritter, here he is playing an acoustic version of the first single he put out from that new album.

Lucy Rose is about as lovely as it gets.

More of Phil Cook playing old gospel songs, please.

Three pieces of writing form the last few weeks that are more than worth your time and attention: Welsey Morris on identity (and our obsession with it), Steven Hyden on what makes a good driving song (there’s probably  a playlist on this subject from yours truly in the works), and Shea Serrano on the best/most important hip-hop song of 2004 (which I had many, many drinks while listening to).

I would very much like to have Gregory Alan Isakov sing me to sleep every single night.

I’ve had this Villagers song on repeat for the last few weeks. It’s just so damn good, guys and girls. Enjoy.

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