catching up

Alright, let’s listen to some good songs.

‘8 (circle)’- Bon Iver
The new Bon Iver album is pretty damn great, you guys, but this is THE jam.

Heart Like A Levee’- Hiss Golden Messenger
I’ve spent the last few days listening to the latest Hiss Golden Messenger record whenever I can, and, well, it’s as good as I had been hoping for. Mannnnn. Here’s the superb title track. Go pick it up tomorrow.

‘Hay Plain’- Julia Jacklin
Also with a tremendous new album coming out tomorrow: Julia Jacklin. Get excited about this one.

‘Dallas Love Field’- Henry Jamison
Yep, this sounds real good as fall finally arrives.

‘My Little Darlin Knows My Nature’- Kyle Morton
I’ve listened to this song about 50 times since it was released. It is heartbreaking and charming and perfect every single time.

‘It’s Over’- Palace
Oh yes, yes this is very nice.

‘Desire Gets in the Way’- American Football
Still a big soft spot in my heart for American Football. Huge, really.

‘False Dawn’- Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster
One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums of 2016. Enjoy.

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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.

September was a real, real good month, both in life and with music. Here’s all the music I loved the most from those 30 days.

How about we start with a new Pinegrove song? Yes, let’s do that.

Your next 37+ minutes are spoken for, thanks to Valley Queen.

And now, here’s Keaton Henson playing a really sad version of one of the saddest songs of the year. Goodness.

Julia Jacklin’s debut album comes out at the end of the week. You should be very excited about it.

Still real in love with that album Fruit Bats released earlier this year, you guys.

This tune by The Staves is one of my very favorite of the year.

Michael Kiwanuka covering Ariana Grande? SURE.

Lucy Rose: still very lovely.

Local Natives covering Beyonce? Sure, yeah, okay.

Will likely never tire of this Conner Youngblood song, and this is an incredibly beautiful version.

Villagers is here to smash your heart. You’re welcome.

Holy hell, this new one from Julien Baker. Enjoy.

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fall2016 – a mix

Well, we finally made it through that endless goddamn summer, you guys. Here are a bunch of tunes for the golden days, turning trees and sweater weather ahead. Enjoy!

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tell her I’m just dancing

We are in the final few days of this brutally long summer. Here are the songs that have soundtracked the last, dying days of it for me. Enjoy!

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catching up

Oh, hey there. It’s almost fall. That makes me happy. Also: I got married last weekend.

‘It’ll Work Itself Out’- Donovan Woods
Another new one from Donovan Woods. He is good at this.

‘Born Astray’- Balto
Well, this is one of the finer tunes I’ve heard lately.

‘It’s Not Real’- Hazel English
Very excited about this upcoming EP from Hazel English, you guys.

‘See Her Out (That’s Just Life)’- Francis and the Lights
Need this new Francis and the Lights album to be released ASAP.

‘Tiny Fires’- Kevin Morby
Kevin Morby is a machine that just continues to put out tremendous little tunes.

‘The Birds of Late December’- Luke Temple
This is about as pleasant as can be.

‘Sulphur Springs’- Conner Youngblood
Ooooo yes, this is nice.

‘Signs of Light’- The Head and The Heart
I’ve listened to this track about 85 times this week. It is great.

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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.

A short, sweet Pinegrove song that’s only on the European deluxe edition of the tremendous album they released earlier this year? Yes, I would like to hear that.

Wrote about my favorite records from August for my friends over at Vinyl Me, Please. It feels real good to be done with The Great Summer Music Lull.

I’ve listened to the studio version of James Vincent McMorrow jam an inappropriate number of times. This live version is even better, maybe?

Here’s Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster playing one of the very best songs of 2016 (from one of the very best records of 2016, which will be out later this month).

This Anderson .Paak Tiny Desk Concert is basically just 15 minutes of excitement.

My, this is lovely stuff from Billie Marten.

You write a real good song about the Midwest and I am gonna listen to it over and over and never tire of it.

Lisa Hannigan is just making beautiful music, you guys.

And now, here’s Fort Frances covering ‘Summer In The City’ on a rooftop.

Oh, yeah: here’s a mix I made for some friends. It contains some of my favorite songs (and favorite recordings of those songs) and it’s made to be the perfect soundtrack for these late summer nights. Enjoy.

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catching up

Almost done with summer. That’s nice to say.

‘Coins’- Local Natives
YES. This is everything I want Local Natives to be.

‘Katchi’- Nick Waterhouse featuring Leon Bridges
More of this, please.

’33 “God”‘- Bon Iver
This album is going to be a thing.

‘Cost of the Cold’- Joan Shelley
This is about as lovely as it gets, guys and girls.

‘Carousel’- Itasca
Also tremendously lovely: this.

‘Radio’- Sylvan Esso
My god, it’s nice to have Sylvan Esso back.

‘The Stable Song’- Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony
Probably just gonna listen to this Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony record on repeat for the entirety of fall.

‘Someone to Lose’- Wilco
The thing about Wilco is they only make good music.

‘Coming of Age’- Julia Jacklin
Very much a fan of this 90’s alt-rock kinda thing that’s happening right here.

‘Diction’- Hoots and Hellmouth
It’s real nice to hear new stuff from Hoots and Hellmouth.

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