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 new album from Patrick Watson. You should do that.

The thing about the songs from Hiss Golden Messenger’s Lateness of Dancers is that they are still perfect. Here’s MC Taylor playing two of those songs.

Hey, here’s Natalie Prass playing one of the finest songs released so far this year, ‘My Baby Don’t Understand Me.’

….and Wangel playing another, ‘Seoul.’

The four musicians played the rest of their set like a bunch of medium-talent, delusional, backstabbing traitors.‘ Easily my favorite piece of comedic writing in the last while.

Made a short new mix last week. I think you might like a few tunes. (Click here to listen on 8tracks.)

Four videos of Nathaniel Rateliff playing in Belfast in 2010 sounds like the right way to end this here update. Enjoy.


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catching up

Man, this has been a pretty tremendous week for the musics.

‘These Are The Mountains Moving’- Fort Frances
I’ll have a lot more words about this next week, but yeah, this is a thing. Wow.

‘Deadwater’- Wet
This is pop song is beyond exceptional.

‘Haunted By You’- Future Islands
Thing I’m going to do after work sometime soon: put this song on repeat and sip some sort of drink (bourbon, likely) on my front porch. I think it’s going to be a really good time.

‘Moony Eyed Walrus’- Cayucas
Pretty sure this new Cayucas album is what that really weird, sunburned portion of summer is going to sound like.

‘Saltwater’- Geowulf
A perfectly hazy summer jam, this one.

‘Thule’- Hilang Child
Here’s the conclusion I’ve come to about Hilang Child: all his/their songs are beautiful.

‘I Of The Storm’- Of Monsters and Men
Sure, I’ve got my own feelings about Of Monsters and Men, but I won’t even pretend I can deny this is a great song.

‘Sound & Color’- Alabama Shakes
The record Alabama Shakes released the other week is easily my favorite album that’s come out in 2015. The title track is one of my favorites, and this video is the kind of weird, wonderful, ambitious sort of thing that permeates the whole album.

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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 new albums from The Tallest Man On Earth and Torres. You should do that.

This video of James Vincent McMorrow playing ‘Red Dust’ on a beach in a jungle in Mexico is a good reminder that a) this song is perfect and b) this song started off as an acoustic bonus track. Man.

Keeping it low key, here’s Waxahatchee playing one of my favorite songs of 2015.

‘Anonymous’ by Fort Frances is still the song of the spring (according to me). Here they are playing it.

The Staves playing ‘Black and White’….in black and white. Yes, please.

And now, here’s Sean Rowe covering Neko Case.

The thing about this Mandolin Orange song is that it puts a smile on my face every single time I hear it.

Got an hour and want to feel some things? Cool, here’s an hour of Damien Rice playing. Enjoy.

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catching up

Time to talk about some tunes, guys and girls.

‘There’s No One Crying Over Me Either’- American Wrestlers
This is easily the best tune I heard this week.

‘Heavenly Father’ (Bon Iver cover)- Highasakite
Holy tremendous, gorgeous cover, Batman.

‘Awake’- Folly & The Hunter
Gonna go ahead and pencil this one onto my summer mix, kids.

‘Winter Is For Kierkegaard’- Tyler Lyle
This song means a whole lot to me. I’m so glad it’s finally going to get a proper release.

‘Indiana Rose’- Barna Howard
The thing about this Barna Howard tune is that it’s real good. Real, real good.

‘Unstoppable’- Lianne La Havas
More pop songs like this, please.

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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.

The new album from Alabama Shakes is streaming ahead of its release tomorrow. You should go listen to it. Right now. It might be the finest thing I’ve heard so far this year.

Here’s Justin Vernon covering Spoon. Wow.

Wanna watch Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats burn the place to the ground? Yeah, you do.

I use the word lovely to describe The Staves a lot, but seriously, they are lovely.

Absolutely love the way Benjamin Booker and his band play with the rhythm of ‘Wicked Waters’ here.

Sean Rowe covers Lucinda Williams. It is very, very good.

And now, Husky on a Berlin rooftop.

If you ever get the chance to see Vikesh Kapoor live, you need to do so. Here he is playing ‘Ode To My Hometown.’

Lucy Rose and her band playing her catchy single. It’s real catchy.

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

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catching up

Oh man, so many tunes.

’40 Watt’- ELEL
Summer jam, this one, all floating synths, a big beat and (what sounds like) steel drums.

‘Dark Bird Is Home’- The Tallest Man On Earth
Hey, wanna feel a whole bunch of things? Here you go.

‘Kiloran’- Palace
You should really know about and care about and love all over Palace. They are a thing.

‘Tide Teeth’- Night Beds
You’re not going to get Country Sleep, Vol. 2 from Night Beds, sorry kids. BUT you’re gonna get jamz. So there’s that.

‘Garden’- Wilsen
Really, really love this shifty, nervous little tune from Wilsen.

‘Hold You Like A Harness’- Hip Hatchet
Hip Hatchet released a new album this week. It’s phenomenal. Go buy it.

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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.

The new album from Alabama Shakes is now streaming. You should go listen to it. Right now. Seriously.

So, this solo piano version of ‘Prosthetic Love’? It’s a thing. Whoa.

Mavis Staples, Brittany Howard and Angelique Kidjo in Mavis’ dressing room on Easter. I mean, no big deal.

Here’s a Spofity playlist of what I’ve been listening to lately.

How about Hayden playing a tune in a diner? Sure, totally normal. Enjoy.

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