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Favorite Music - June 2015 (Spotify Playlist)

Favorite Music – June 2015 (Spotify Playlist)

Take a listen to some of our favorite music (new and old) for June 2015. Lot’s of hot summer tunes this month including tracks from Beirut, Jamie XX, Sharon Van Etten and a new favorite album of mine by Colleen. All of these and more can be found in the Spotify playlist below. Also feel free to...
May 2015 Spotify Playlist

May 2015 Spotify Playlist

  A May 2015 Spotify playlist of new and old favorites. Not necessarily music that was released during the month, but simply music I enjoyed listening to. Most of the songs can be found on the Spotify playlist below, with the full list of songs a little farther down. A Man of Ideas – “Ships Passing” Angelo...
April 2015 Favorites

April 2015 Favorites

  Some of my favorite music for the month of April 2015. Not necessarily music that was released during the month, but simply music I enjoyed listening to. Most of the songs can be found on the Spotify playlist below, with the full list of songs a little farther down. Fair warning, the playlist does takes a brief detour...
March 2015 Favorites

March 2015 Favorites

Some of my favorite music during the month of March 2015. Not necessarily music that was released during the month, but simply music I enjoyed listening to. Most of the songs can be found on the Spotify playlist below, with the full list of songs a little farther down. Alice Bowman – “What” Alice Bowman – “Waiting” BORNS...
Favorite Albums of 2014

Favorite Albums of 2014

I wasn’t my best music loving self in 2014. I traded a good portion of my typical music listening time instead to audiobooks and podcasts. I can’t tell if I neglected music because I preferred other audio entertainments more, if I wasn’t that impressed by the years releases, or if I simply didn’t do as good...
[Song of the Day] Lia Ices - "Thousand Eyes"

[Song of the Day] Lia Ices – “Thousand Eyes”

“Thousand Eyes” is off Lia Ices September 2014 album Ices, the follow-up to her wonderful 2011 Grown Unknown. I enjoy Grown Unknown more than Ices, but Lia Kessel still produces several great songs this time out, “Thousand Eyes” being one of them. You can find Lia Ices albums through her Website or Jagjaguwar and follow...
[Song of the Day] Shannon and the Clams - "Rip Van Winkle"

[Song of the Day] Shannon and the Clams – “Rip Van Winkle”

“Rip Van Winkle” and “Into a Dream” are both off Shannon and the Clams 2013 album Dreams in the Rat House. I missed this when it first came out last year, but have been blasting sunny beach music loud to scare away the gloomy weather and found these songs in the process. They’ve had no...
[Song of the Day] The Abigails - "Twenty Nine"

[Song of the Day] The Abigails – “Twenty Nine”

I don’t think I could do a better job of placing The Abigails in a certain genera than they did themselves with “Drunken Nylon String Twang.” “Twenty Nine” is off their 2014 album Tundra which can be found on their Bandcamp or through Burger Records. “Black Hell” and “The Waiting Game” are both off Songs...
[Song of the Day] Chinawoman - "What Was Said"

[Song of the Day] Chinawoman – “What Was Said”

“What Was Said” is off Chinawoman’s self-released 2014 album Let’s Part in Style, available through her Bandcamp or Website. I’ve also included a few of my favorites off older releases (“Lifetime In One Night“/”To Be With Others”/”Kiss In Taksim Square“), because they are too weird, dark, and good not to include. In addition to Bandcamp...
[Song of the Day] Alaska In Winter - " Close Your Eyes - We Are Blind (Feat. Zach Condon)"

[Song of the Day] Alaska In Winter – ” Close Your Eyes – We Are Blind (Feat. Zach Condon)”

This isn’t a new song, but I heard it for the first time the other day while perusing around for some Beirut songs. Alaska In Winter wasn’t someone I was aware of when he was releasing music, which is a shame since it appears he no longer is. Fortunately he still wants to share the...
[Song of the Day] Juniore - "La Fin Du Monde"/"Christine"/"Dans Le Noir"

[Song of the Day] Juniore – “La Fin Du Monde”/”Christine”/”Dans Le Noir”

I have zero idea about what the lyrics in Juniore’s songs are about, but I have a difficult time picking up lyrics in languages I actually do understand, so it matters little. What does matter is the voice, that of Anna Jean, and the melody, both of which are sublime. The Bandcamp page for “Christine”/”Dans...
[Song of the Day]/[Music Video] Disa - "Sculpture"/"Stones"

[Song of the Day]/[Music Video] Disa – “Sculpture”/”Stones”

I’m not sure what it is that makes Icelandic artists so appealing to me, but it seems like I can’t go even a few months without becoming obsessed with a new one. Rather than question why that is, or why so many seem to come from that area of the world, I’m instead going to...