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.

Gonna go ahead and start with Bon Iver for the second straight week, cause man alive.

Got 22 minutes? Here’s the best way you can spend them.

Really love this, obviously. (Also, my fiance made me a mix and this was the title track, so I’ve obviously got to share this.)

Very much enjoy this session from Bear’s Den. Think you will too.

Another new one from Michael Kiwaunka? Yes, please.

Margaret Glaspy put out a great record last week. Here she is in session, which is really good, too. Enjoy.

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It’s almost summer. It is very hot.

‘Vampires’- The Midnight
Juuuuuust the right amount of sax here.

‘Relatively Permanent’- Chris Staples
Like a (sad, strummy) cold drink on a hot day.

‘Rule the World’- Michael Kiwaunka
Very much all-in on this new Michael Kiwanuka album.

‘If You Should See’- Wye Oak
Wye Oak surprise released a new album last week and that makes me happy.

‘Time Of The Blue’- The Tallest Man on Earth
Quietly urgent, which is when he’s at his best.

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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.

Holy hell this video of Bon Iver performing ‘Heavenly Father’ in Sidney is unbelievably stunning. (The ones of ‘Creature Fear‘ and ‘Michicant‘ are also incredible.)

Joan Shelley is the most lovely.

More people should be into Covenhoven.

I did a bad job of mentioning it, but that album Adeline Hotel put out last month is tremendous.

It’s always nice when there’s a new Sera Cahoone song in the world.

Same goes for it being nice when there’s a new Shakey Graves song in the world.

I would like to take a nap inside this Tiny Desk Concert from Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop.

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Real fruitful week, this one.

‘Master & a Hound’- Gregory Alan Isakov and the Colorado Symphony
This collaborative album comes out tomorrow and I think it’s going to be the most beautiful thing we hear all year.

‘Villainy’- Local Natives
It’s so damn good to have Local Natives back, you guys.

‘They Want More’- Ages & Ages
Same goes for Ages & Ages. Can’t wait to hear their new album.

‘Life Or Just Living’- Caveman
Feel like this upcoming Caveman album is the one we’re all gonna need to be sure to add to our summer music rotation.

‘Prayer for the Dying’- Lisa Hannigan
Well, this is just tremendously lovely.

‘Auld Wives’- Bear’s Den
Color me intrigued for this new Bear’s Den album.

‘Home Game’- Waxahatchee
A collection of early recordings from Waxahatchee? Yes, please.

‘High Lonesome’- Adam Torres
This sounds like a lazy summer evening. I like that.

‘Intern’- Angel Olsen
Well, appears this new Angel Olsen album is going to be a thing.

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summertime2016

Below you’ll find a few mixes I put together to soundtrack summer, which won’t be here officially for a few weeks, but screw it, I’m done with spring and it’s getting hotter and so it’s time for electro-pop jams and songs about summertime crushes and whatnot. As always, these are divided into two distinct mixes- one meant for the beach/getting sunburned, another for long drives at dusk or drinking on the back deck with your friends. I think these mixes cover the most amount of territory of any of the mixes I’ve ever made- starts with Kanye and Chance, has The Boss in the middle and features ‘Motorcycle Drive By,’ a song I’ve been trying to fit on a mix for years, towards the end. I’m real happy it’s summer, and I’m real happy with these mixes. Hopefully they can help to soundtrack your upcoming endless summer. Enjoy!

Links to listen:
Spotify- days / nights
Apple Music- days / nights

Huge, huge thanks to my friend Liz, who is a wonderful person and lover of good music and put together each of the mixes on Apple Music for you to enjoy. She’s the best.

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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.

Oh. Hey. I wrote about my favorite releases from May for my friends over at Vinyl Me, Please.

New rule: Julien Baker covers all of the songs

Still love this Phil Cook song so much.

Best way you can spend the next 40 minutes is with this Pinegrove Audiotree Live Session.

This video of Doe Paoro and Son Little playing ‘Shadows’ together is, well, it’s really wonderful.

Oh wow. This from Evening Hymns is tremendously lovely.

Still not sure how that voice comes out of this man’s mouth, but I’m glad it does.

Summer mixes go up tomorrow around here, but first here are 18 tunes I love and think sound like summer but couldn’t make fit on either of the mixes I ended up with. Here’s a direct link to the playlist. Enjoy!

 

 

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Oh. Hey there.

‘The Lights Just Buzz’- Birger Olsen
This new album coming from Birger Olsen? It’s tremendous and you will love it.

‘Umpqua Rushing’- Blind Pilot
It’s real, real nice to hear new stuff from Blind Pilot.

‘Need A Friend’ (Wye Oak remix)- EL VY
Big time yes to this remix (and I hate remixes).

‘Don’t Need To Be Them’- The Sun Days
What summer sounds like, distilled down to a little more than three and a half minutes.

‘Shadows’- Doe Paoro feat Sun Little
Very smooth. Very good. Very much just want to listen to this on repeat.

‘Piano Player’/ ‘Goodness Pt. 2’- The Hotelier
This new album from The Hotelier makes me want to be young and brash and overly-emotional again. It’s one of my very favorite albums released in 2016.

‘All We Got’/ ‘Blessings’ / ‘Same Drugs’ / ‘Summer Friends’- Chance the Rapper
Don’t know anything about rap/hip hop, but the mixtape Chance the Rapper released a few weeks back is as good as everyone says it is. It’s very likely my favorite thing I’ve heard this year. Good god.



 

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