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(31) Days of Good//12.20.20


Ólafur Arnalds – Spiral [from some kind of piece]

Bertrand ChamayouDessner: Song for Octave [from Good Night!]

Adrianne Lenker – anything [from songs]

James Blake – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face [from Covers]



Favorite LPs//2017

I’m only ranking my top 5 this year With that said, you’ll still find more of my favorites listed after my top 5. I hope you enjoy my selections and find a few new favorites to add to yours. Cheers.

5 – Run The Jewels//Run the Jewels 3

Call Ticketron


4 – LCD Soundsystem//american dream

oh baby


3 – The xx//I See You

On Hold


2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein//Stranger Things 2



1 – Future Islands//The Far Field



The rest of my favorites (in alphabetical order)…


Dreams Tonite


Arcade Fire//Everything Now

Everything Now


Cigarettes After Sex//Cigarettes After Sex






David Bazan//Care




Heaven I Know



Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)


Hazel English//Just Give In / Never Going Home



Jay Som//Everybody Works

1 Billion Dogs


Julien Baker//Turn Out the Lights



Kendrick Lamar//DAMN.



Lana Del Rey//Lust For Life



Mura Masa//Mura Masa

Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)


Sound of Ceres//The Twin




Hang On Me


Sufjan Stevens • Nico Muhly • Bryce Dessner • James McAlister//Planetarium



Swells//What Are You Gonna Do?



Sylvan Esso//What Now

Just Dancing


Tom Adams//Silence

Come On, Dreamer


White Reaper//The World’s Best American Band

Judy French



[new music roundup] 6.9.17


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Allie X//CollXtion II



Big Thief//Capacity



Cigarettes After Sex//Cigarettes After Sex


Phoenix//Ti Amo



Slow Dancer//In A Mood



Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister//Planetarium



Swells//What Are You Gonna Do?



What are your favorite new releases this week?

[new music roundup] 11.5.13


A few of my favorite new releases this week…

Cut Copy//Free Your Mind



David Bowie//The Next Day Extra



Kronos Quartet with Bryce Dessner//Aheym







A few more worth a listen
Bob Dylan//The Complete Album Collection Vol. One
Bright Eyes//A Christmas Album (reissue) (Holiday Tunes)
The Melodic//Effra Parade


More new music at Larghearted Boy


[anticipation] Sufjan Stevens//Silver & Gold

On Nov. 13, Asthmatic Kitty will release Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10, a 5-EP Sufjan Stevens Christmas boxset.  This will come as no surprise to those that know me, but I am absolutely ecstatic for this new boxset.  I LOVE Christmas music and Stevens’ 2006 boxset, Songs for Christmas, Vols. 1-5, has been in heavy rotation around the holidays every year since.

The nearly 60-track collection feature collaborations with Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire and several other friends of Stevens.  It will be available in CD and vinyl formats, as well as as a digital download.  The vinyl edition, however, will not be available in stores until later this year or early in 2013.  You can order a special mail order edition of the vinyl set, but Asthmatic Kitty cannot guarantee it will be delivered by Christmas due to the boxset’s elaborate packaging.  The mail order edition will, however, included “special goodies.”

Below, you can enjoy the 12-minute song “Christmas Unicorn,” and the smorgasbord of goodies to be included with the physical forms of the Silver & Gold.

CD Contents:
1. Five CD EPs (Gloria, I Am Santa’s Helper, Christmas Infinity Voyage, Let It Snow, Christmas Unicorn)
2. Christmas stickers
3. Temporary tattoos (non-toxic & safe for children)
4. A paper ornament (self-assembly with directions)
5. An apocalyptic pull-out poster
6. Song lyrics and chord charts (sing along with your friends and enemies)
7. Hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic design (by Sufjan Stevens, drug-free since 1975)
8. Extensive liner notes (essays by Sufjan Stevens and Pastor Vito Aiuto)

Vinyl Boxset Contents:
1. Five EPs on 6 vinyl discs
2. Christmas stickers
3. Temporary tattoos
4. A paper ornament
5. An apocalyptic pull-out poster
6. A 40-page Christmas songbook with vocal and piano reductions
7. A Christmas coloring book
8. Hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic design
9. Extensive liner notes

Mail Order Vinyl Boxset Edition Contents:
It’s a surprise!

UPDATE: New track “Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling”


(via Paste Magazine)