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 thing you should do immediately: go download this summer mix.

And then go download a recording Wilco’s first ever acoustic show.

Oh, and then go listen to NPR’s favorite songs of 2015 so far (complete with a slick little player).

And finally, watch/listen to Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats play ‘I’ve Been Failing You’ in Amsterdam. Enjoy.

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my favorite tunes of 2015 so far

So, we are officially 6 months into 2015, which means it’s officially time to take stock of what we’ve liked best so far. Below are a few playlists- one Spotify, one Soundcloud, since neither has ALL of the tunes- of what I’ve liked best so far this year. Hopefully you’ll find something new to love. What have been your favorites so far?


(listen via the player above or click here to listen on Soundcloud, or click here to listen to see all my monthly playlists of what I’ve been listening to so far this year on Soundcloud)


(listen via the player above or click here to listen on Spotify.)

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catching up

It’s been awhile. Let’s talk jams.

‘Beach’- William Joseph Cook
I really wish I had waited on my summer mixes, cause this would have been front and center on one of them.

‘Forces’- Japanese Wallpaper ft. Airling
Oh, and this one too.

‘Forget You In LA’- Poema
Annnnnnnnd this one.

‘In Motion’- The Lighthouse and The Whaler
Well this is a great deal of fun, huh?

‘Lousy Connection’- Ezra Furman
This is a good PSA for why you always listen to other people’s ‘best of’ lists. Tremendous tune, this one.

”Til You Just Don’t’- Donovan Woods
Let’s go ahead and end on a sad note (because those are my favorite notes). 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.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats playing ‘Howling At Nothing’ on the streets in Amsterdam. Real, real good.

The Staves covering ‘The Whole Of The Moon': also real good.

Wanna feel some things? Cool, here’s Sharon Van Etten covering Karen Dalton.

A new one from Shakey Graves? Yes, please.

If you’re a Spotify user, my favorite songs so far this year can be found here and my summer mixes (missing 3 songs between the two) can be found here.

And then Langhorne Slim & Jill Andrews sing together and things are perfect. 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.

NPR is still streaming new records from Leon Bridges, Bully and Desaparecidos. They are all very, very good.

Sylvan Esso and Jenn Wasner covering Gillian Welch is probably the best thing you’re gonna hear today.

And now here’s Noah Gundersen playing ‘Heartbreaker’ in black & white, which is really, really great.

Also great: Steven Hyden on lead singers going solo (and what a horrific idea it almost always is).

Yeah, so, Wilco covering ‘Cut Your Hair’ is a very wonderful thing indeed.

A new one from Balto right here, just for you.

Was reminded last week while watching ‘Austin To Boston’ what a showstopper the below video is. It’s worth watching again (like 20 more times). Enjoy.

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catching up

It’s been awhile- let’s talk tunes.

‘Great Tide’- Phil Cook
This is very easily my favorite song that’s come out in the last few weeks. It’s five minutes and twenty seconds of perfection.

‘Stay On My Shore’- Joan Shelley
Mmmmm yes, yes this is what lovely sounds like.

‘I Want To Feel Alive’- The Lighthouse and The Whaler
Here’s the thing: this is great.

‘Something More Than Free’- Jason Isbell
So, good news: this new Jason Isbell album is probably going to rip your heart out.

‘Pacing’- Tep No
It’s gonna be super hot for the next week. I’m gonna probably get sunburned listening to this song.

‘A Long Time Ago’- Kalle Mattson
Well, this is something that I like very much, yes.

‘Endless String’- Hilang Child
I’m probably going to spend a day soon just listening to this on repeat while I daydream. That’ll be a good day.

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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.

YOU CAN NOW STREAM THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM LEON BRIDGES. NPR is doing awesome work this week and also has new ones from Desaparecidos, Bully and Wolf Alice.

First Aid Kit covering Emmylou Harris while Emmylou watches. THAT’S OKAY I GUESS.

Cameron Crowe walks you through the music he’s used in his films. THAT’S OKAY I GUESS.

Years & Years made my favorite song on my summer mixes this year (‘Memo’) and my favorite one on my mixes last year (‘Eyes Shut’). Here are stripped down versions of each, because yes, please.

I love this piece by Steven Hyden on how an artist might make some money in today’s music industry. I’ve got some ideas that expand upon his main one (DORK ALERT), but his idea alone would be a really interesting thing to see in practice.

A new take on an old favorite (‘Late July’) from Small Houses.

Here’s what I’ve been listening to so far in June (click here to listen on Soundcloud). Enjoy!

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