catching up

Welp. It’s been forever again. Here’s the best stuff I’ve heard since the last time I told you about the best stuff I heard.

“On My Knees”- Middle Kids
One of my favorite songs of 2018, this one right here.

“Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York” – The Tallest Man on Earth
Didn’t realize Tallest Man On Earth was gonna start writing the best stuff of his career out of nowhere, but here we are.

“Pynk”/”I Like That”- Janelle Monáe
Good lord. Janelle for President.

“Sky Full of Song”- Florence + The Machine
Very here for Florence Sings Restrained Ballads, if that’s what this new album is gonna be.

“Never Say Die”- Chvrches
Damn, this is a catchy one.

“Nostalgia”- MØ
Already prepared to play this one too many times this summer.

“On the Low”- Tove Stryke
Same goes for this one.

“Talking Straight”- Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
And, if we are being honest, this one, too.

“Thunderpussy”- Thunderpussy
Sure. Let’s go ahead and turn this one way up.

“Don’t Mean To Pry”- Horse Feathers
Big fan of this AM Gold turn Horse Feathers has taken.

“Steampowered Blues”- Phil Cook
Can’t wait for this new Phil Cook record, you guys.

“Our Friend Bobby”- Donovan Woods
Donovan Woods has a new album coming out tomorrow. In related news: I’m very excited for it to be tomorrow.

“Back in Brooklyn”- Half Waif
This one is quickly climbing up the Adam’s Favorite Sad Songs of 2018 list.

“No One’s Gonna Love You (Stockhold Version)”- Band of Horses

“No Hard Feelings” (Avett Brothers cover)- Manchester Orchestra
Quite the cover right here.

“Putting on Airs”- Erin Rae
There’s something about the unhurried ease of this song that’s so engrossing.

“Who”- Caitlin Canty
Keep getting very lost in this one.

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catching up

It’s been 3 weeks. We have so many tunes to talk about.

“Passing Clouds”- Hiss Golden Messenger
This is all sorts of funky and groovy and I am very much here for it. An A+ jam for an A+ cause.

“Young”- Sun June
I have absolutely worn this song out the last few weeks. It is 100% perfect.

“Believe”- Amen Dunes
Now this… this is a tune. Holy cow.

“Won’t Be Long”- The Dead Tongues
This one is in HEAVY rotation right now. It’s a delight.

“Summertime”- Field Report
The thing about the new Field Report album is that it’s one of my favorite records so far this year.

“Truck Full of Money”- Donovan Woods
There’s something about the bridge in this song that I can’t get over. It’s a grower and it’s a great song, because that’s all Donny writes.

“Wide Awake”- Parquet Courts
Let’s. Get. Wild. Kids.

“There’s A Reason”- Wet
I’m very happy Wet is back.

“Brace”- Twin Shadow feat Rainsford
This is a mighty fine pop tune.

“Sisters”- Natalie Prass
Very much here for the very funky and very catchy left turn Natalie Prass has taken with her tunes.

“Prior Things”- Hop Along
The structure of this song is sort of insane and all over the place and I enjoy it very much.

“Colored Glass”- Faustina Masigat
I keep getting lost in this tune. It’s a good problem.

“An Ocean”- The Tallest Man on Earth
It’s very good to have The Tallest Man on Earth back making tunes about birds and such.

“Children of the Civil War”- Tyler Lyle
This is a very good song and I’m glad my friend Tyler has officially shared it. His new EP is very good and you should buy it.


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spring2018 – a playlist

The time changed yesterday, so while it’s still not officially spring, it’s spring. And with that unofficial start, here are a bunch of tunes I intend to keep in heavy rotation as we march through the next few months. I’ll keep adding tunes that I think fit the whole ‘hey, there’s finally green grass and sunlight and people seem happy again’ vibe of the season as we go on, so make sure to follow it on Spotify (or just check in every so often).

A note: I’m going to start doing these seasonal things this way- the ongoing playlist way- from here on out, I think. Our baby girl is just starting to crawl, and all that time and energy I used to have to spend hours worrying about transitions and order and such is all gone. And if we are all being honest, and we should be, none of us is listening to music in any specific order in 2018. Also: all these songs play well together. In conclusion: best to just hit shuffle on this here playlist.

Alright, that’s enough words. Enjoy!

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catching up

Been about two weeks. Sorry about that. Good music things came out. Here are some of my recent favorites.

“Make Me Feel” – Janelle Monáe
Holy crap. This is the jam.

“Saturdays” – Twin Shadow feat Haim
This is a supreme jam, too.

“Nobody”- Sam Himself
The thing about this song is that I want to drive fast while listening to it.

“Without Applause”- Horse Feathers
Very, very happy these guys are back. And excited about this new direction.

“Gentle Frame”- Thunderpussy
Wonderfully crunchy, this one.

“GL”- Ratboys
We could all benefit from listening to more Ratboys.

“Missing Me”- Angie McMahon
Really hope there’s an album soon from Angie McMahon, if we’re being honest.

“Over Rainbows and Rainier”- Damien Jurado
Yep, I’m very much here for sparse new Damien Jurado songs.

“Scattershot”- Caitlin Canty
Pretty sure this upcoming album from Caitlin Canty is gonna be all heaters.

“AZ”- Now, Now
:::Right Clicks:::
:::Adds to summer playlist:::

“Tomorrow On The Runway” (The Innocence Mission cover)- Sam Beam
Lovely, as you’d expect.

“Blind Spot”- Field Report
As you know, I’m very much all in on the upcoming Field Report album. This doesn’t change that.

“Cannonball!”- Buck Meek
This is a little funky and I very much like it.

“I Promise You – Ezra’s Demo”- Ezra Koenig
Yes, it’s about a rabbit and stuff BUT LISTEN: it’s not often a song can be both a jam AND be totally acceptable for my baby’s playlist.

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catching up

Let’s talk about that good music.

“If I Knew”- Field Report
Damn. I cannot wait to hear this album.

“Moon River”- Frank Ocean
Hadn’t ever thought of this as a swirling, gospel-tinged tune, but here’s Frank making me think it should have been that way all along.

“Still Clean”- Soccer Mommy
This right here is quite the tune.

“Wait By The River”- Lord Huron
Was out on the new Lord Huron album before this song (those first two songs were…not great, Bob). Now I’m intrigued.

“I’m Tired, You’re Lonely”- Liza Anne
This one fits right in during the middle of the winter.

“Headlights and Goodbyes”- Jacob Thomas Jr.
This one, too.

“Fool For Waiting”- Dan Mangan
This is a tremendous little love song.

“Not Your Friend”- Ruler
This sounds a bit like American Football, which means it is very good.

“Follow Me”- Wild Child
This is very lovely.

“Lottery” (Acoustic)- Jade Bird
I’ve listened to this song more than any other so far this year. This new acoustic take is a delight.

“Ain’t That Fine”- I’m With Her
That new I’m With Her album has been in heavy rotation around these parts. This song has been the one that’s sticking lately.

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catching up

Howdy. It’s me. There has been good music released that I haven’t posted here previously. It’s below.

“When The Wall Comes Down”- Hiss Golden Messenger and The Blind Boys of Alabama

“Empty Handed”- Christof van der Ven
This is the best track I’ve heard lately.

“Torpedo Love”- Thunderpussy
This is 1a on the list of best tracks I’ve heard lately. Stay with it- the payoff is tremendous.

“Overland”- I’m With Her
A gorgeous new tune from one of the albums I’m most excited for over the next few months.

“Burn That Bridge”- Donovan Woods
Very excited there’s a new album coming in April from Donovan.

“Mistake”- Middle Kids
The thing about Middle Kids is they are fantastic and write fantastic songs.

“Get Out”- Chvrches
This sounds exactly like a Chvrches song and I love it so much.

“Motel”- Caitlin Canty
This Caitlin Canty album that’s coming out at the end of March has quickly become one I’m VERY much looking forward to.

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catching up

So many good new tunes lately. Let’s talk about them.

“Addictions”- Lucy Dacus
Holy cow. This forthcoming album from Lucy Dacus is going to be something else.

“Never Look Back”- Field Report
I forgot how much I love Chris Porterfield’s voice and the way he describes feelings and turns phrases.

“Miki Dora”- Amen Dunes
Oh. Oh wow. This is very nice.

“To Live A Life”/”Nothing Has To Be True”- First Aid Kit
Big yes on both of these. That new album of theirs is some kind of lovely.

“More I See”- S. Carey
Sounds a little like spring, this one.

“Mainland”- Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
And this one? This one sounds like summer.

“How Simple”- Hop Along
A big, jangly, winding, soul-searching delight. So happy Hop Along are releasing a new album soon.

“Take Me For A Ride”- Caitlin Canty
Is this country? I don’t know, man. I know it’s good. Very good.

“How to Socialise & Make Friends”- Camp Cope
You should probably get to know Camp Cope, because they are badasses and are about to take over.

“Everybody Wants To Be Famous”- Superorganism / “God Save Our Young Blood”- BØRNS with Lana Del Rey
I dunno, man. These are the two best pop songs I’ve heard so far this year. I love pop music. These are great. Whatever. I don’t have time to argue.

“Jenny Jenkins”- Mt. Joy
We can talk about what this song owes to 2011-2013, or we can just stop being cynical and enjoy the fact it’s catchy as all hell.

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