Mostly Music. Often Insight. Sometimes Nonsense.

March 31, 2014 12:01 pm

My Silver Lining by First Aid Kit. The first single from the Söderberg sisters’ forthcoming album, Stay Gold“It’s a song about searching for a reason to keep on keeping on, to find that good that comes with the bad,” the sisters explained in a press release. “We wanted to create a piece that was dark yet uplifting at the same time.” 

March 22, 2014 5:40 pm

Call My Name by Haerts. Brooklyn foursome Haerts have released a glowing retro synth track from their forthcoming debut album that will have you searching your milk crates for old ’80s era records.  

5:28 pm

You Gotta Feel It by Kevin Drew. Broken Social Scene founder and frontman Kevin Drew is back with a new solo album called Darlings. It’s a bit of a departure from the indie baroque sound of BSS. It’s more personal, richer sounding and definitely sexier. As Drew explains, Darlings is “about the rise and fall of love and sex, in my own life and in today’s society”. With tracks like Body Butter and Good Sex it’s sure to turn the heat up.   

4:37 pm

Just Because by The Belle Brigade. Brother-sister duo Barbara and Ethan Gruska aka The Belle Brigade are back with their second album, Just Because. A pleasant dose of retro West Coast folk-pop, the new album draws heavily on forebears such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and even that other L.A. family band, Haim. Sit back and soak it in! 

4:23 pm

It Comes Back To You by Christopher Owens. It’s no secret that I’m a huge Christopher Owens fan and once called his previous band, Girls “the best goddamn band in the world.” Well, Girls dissolved but Owens is back with a soul-wrenching, country-tinged, gospel-infused track from his sophomore solo album. Check it out! 

4:12 pm

Night Like This by LP. The title track from LP’s upcoming debut album for Warner Records is an anthemic pop gem that opens with big tribal drum beats, features big hooks and LP’s dynamic and expressive vocals. Give it a listen! 

4:04 pm

Feather Tongue by Lyla Foy. A gauzy synth pop jam featuring Lyla Foy’s smoky vocals. From her forthcoming SubPop debut album, Mirrors The Sky

March 20, 2014 3:31 pm

No Rest For The Wicked by Lykke Li. Gorgeous, moody, down-tempo track from Lykke Li’s forthcoming album, I Never Learn

March 9, 2014 3:30 pm

Pieces by Son Lux. An unreleased track from 2007 that I could listen to on repeat for hours on end. Genius. 

3:04 pm

The Satellites by Brian Eno and Karl Hyde. Listen to the propulsive dance track from the duo’s collaborative album, Someday World. Featuring Eno’s Roxy Music bandmate Andy Mackay, Eno’s daughter Darla Eno, Sinead O’Connor producer John Reynolds, the record’s co-producer Fred Gibson, and Georgia Gibson.

2:59 pm

Taking My Chances by Sharon Van Etten. It took me a few listens to get into this track from SVE’s forthcoming album, Are We There. The track is a bit more polished than her previous work but the slow blues groove and Van Etten’s mesmerizing voice ultimately prove too captivating to resist. 

February 28, 2014 4:18 pm

Lykke Li is coming back this May with a new album, I Never Learn. Here’s the trailer. Is it May already? 

4:16 pm

Simple and Sure by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. New twee track from The Pains’ forthcoming album Days of Abandon.

February 12, 2014 9:22 pm

Funnel of Love by Sqürl. Featuring Jim Jarmusch on guitar and Madeline Follin of Cults on vocals. From the soundtrack to Jarmusch’s new film, “Only Lovers Left Alive.”

9:18 pm

I Know It’s You by Guards. Love this song by Guards that is featured on the excellent soundtrack for the new movie (don’t judge me) “Endless Love”. Check out the full soundtrack here