just come outside and leave with me – a mix

Here’s a new playlist for these last few hot days, the ones where the light has changed, the mornings are deliciously cool and yet, by the middle of the day you’re reminded that it’s actually still summer for a bit longer. I’m ready for summer to be over, but these are the tunes that have gotten me through the last days of this annually endless season. Enjoy.

(Click here to follow/listen to playlist on Spotify.)

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catching up

Weekly tune time.

“Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas (Quiet Slang)”- Beach Slang
I love this song, whether loud or soft.

“Bondurant Women”- The Texas Gentlemen
Very much all in on this upcoming album from The Texas Gentlemen. You should be too.

“Near You”- Courtney Marie Andrews
Yes. Yes this is very nice. And sad.

“Swing”- Francis
I’ve tried really hard to convince myself it’s not summer anymore. It is. This track makes that fact a little more bearable.

“Brassy Sun”- S. Carey
Welp, this is very beautiful.

“Unraveling”- Frances Cone
This one, too.

“Stone Age”- David Ramirez
Pretty sure the upcoming David Ramirez record is gonna be a Thing. 4/4 on singles.

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catching up

These are heavy days. Let’s get lost in some music and bring some light into our lives for a bit.

“Appointments”- Julien Baker
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. That is all.

“Thunderbolt’s Goodnight”- Josh Ritter
This is a delight.

“Same Ghost”- The Tallest Man On Earth
Dang. This is lovely.

“Up All Night”- The War On Drugs
This is an exceptional little tune from an album I can’t wait for.

“Time”- David Ramirez
This, too, is an exceptional little tune from an album I can’t wait for.

“The Dream”- Widowspeak
Not to be that guy, but this is, um, dreamy.

“Sleeping In My Own Bed”- Morly
Like a lazy late summer afternoon, this one.

“LSD”- Jamila Woods feat. Chance the Rapper
Very into this. Also: I miss being a short drive to Lake Michigan.

“Bad Desire”- Noah Gundersen
Not entire sure what we are going to get from the new Noah Gundersen album, but I’ve been super into these first two singles.

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the radio’s been playing all your songs

About a month left of summer, so here’s a mix for these dog days of summer, the ones right before the heat breaks for good, the golden hours get longer and the sunsets get better. Listen below, subscribe/follow the playlist on Spotify, or check out all the songs from all the summer mixes I put together in one playlist. Enjoy.

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catching up

You guys wanna talk about jams? Cool.

“In Little Fires”- The Tallest Man On Earth
This is the best song The Tallest Man On Earth has put out in quite some time. It is magnificent. I can’t wait for the rest of this little series. (Song starts about 1:30 in.)

“Thomas County Law”- Iron & Wine
I’ll be honest: it feels real good to have a reason to be emotionally invested again in Sam Beam and Iron & Wine.

“It Came To Me”- The Barr Brothers
This here is an A+ jam.

“Carin At The Liquor Store”- The National
Time to get sad. (I love this tune.)

“Pain”- The War On Drugs
August 25 needs to get here already.

“Demon To The Dark”- Son Little
Very into this soulful little one.

“The Moons Detriment”- Shannon Lay
Hope you’re ready to get sad again. (This is just absolutely lovely.)

“Sirens (Parts 1 & 2)”- Fountaineer
The debut album from Fountaineer sounds like the end of summer.

“Olly”- Cape Francis
Really can’t wait for the debut album from Cape Francis that’s coming later in September.

“Glowing Brightly”- Florist
This is a slowly unfolding delight. More like this, please. (There will be more, in late September when Florist’s new album comes out, so there’s that.)

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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.

Sylvan Esso went and re-recorded 5 songs from the album they released this spring with a bunch of their friends and holy hell was that a good idea.

This Phoebe Bridgers tune is still one of my favorites of 2017.

We need a new album from Typhoon. Soon, preferably.

Really can’t wait for the new album from The War on Drugs, you guys.

Same goes for the forthcoming David Ramirez record.

Big ol’ yes on this one.

This from Lucy Rose is very lovely.

Joan Shelley: still a delight.

We didn’t get to talk about it much at the time, but that solo record from Jeff Tweedy that came out the other month is all the hundred emoji things. (This isn’t on there, but you get the idea.)

How about 3 unreleased Damien Jurado tunes? Sound good?

I very much love this song, even after 564 listens (or so).

Very much about this Chance the Rapper Tiny Desk.

This James Vincent McMorrow tune snuck up on me and is one of my favorites of 2017 now. Maybe it’ll do the same for you.


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catching up

It’s been…awhile. We now have a baby. A beautiful baby girl, in fact. A lot of what’s below has been what has been playing in our house the last part of my wife’s pregnancy and the first week of our little girl’s life. Parenthood is a real thing, you guys.

“Strangest Thing”- The War on Drugs
This is positively tremendous and affecting.

“Motion Sickness”- Phoebe Bridgers
Absolutely cannot wait for Phoebe Bridgers’ debut album, you guys.

“Watching From A Distance” / “Twins”- David Ramirez
Very much here for the new, ambient Springsteen-like turn in David Ramirez’s career.

“The Sound”- Noah Gundersen
Same goes for the emo-mixed-with-Springsteen turn in Noah Gundersen’s career.

“Rewind” (Echo Mountain Sessions)- Sylvan Esso
There’s a stripped back EP of songs from Sylvan Esso’s latest album coming this week and I am going to absolutely wear it out.

“You Would Have To Lose Your Mind”- The Barr Brothers
It is so, so good to hear something new from The Barr Brothers.

“Recite Remorse”- Waxahatchee
The new Waxahatchee album is essential listening, everyone.

“Showboat”- Josh Ritter
Josh Ritter is still better than most at this writing songs thing. So excited we get a new album from him in September.

“Universal Sound”- Tyler Childers
Very, very much looking forward to the album from Tyler Childers that comes out next week.

“Ascension”- Pickwick
Your summer needs this new Pickwick album. It’s all heaters.

“Pure Desire”- Sheer Mag
Your summer also very badly needs this new Sheer Mag album in it.

“The Past Is Like A Foreign Country”- Star Parks
This is wonerfully dreamy.

“What I Wanted to Hold”- Florist
Cool, yeah, needed my heart ripped out.

“Iditarod”- Cape Francis
This is very nice and I have left it on repeat a lot lately.

“Thirty”- The Weather Station
This song feels so familiar and dusty and relevant and perfect.

“Interstate Vision”- Lomelda
Yes. I am very excited about this and like it very much.

“Waste”- Oh Wonder
I have listened to this a socially inappropriate number of times.

“Pain”- The Texas Gentlemen
More that sounds like this, please.


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