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(31) Days of Good//12.13.17

A few of my favorite covers from 2017. Am I missing any of your favorites?

Sharon Van Etten – The End of the World (Skeeter Davis cover) [from Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album]


Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – American Dream (LCD soundsystem cover) [single]


Moving Units – Disorder (Joy Division cover) [from A Tribute to Joy Division: Collision with Joy Division]


Day Wave & Hazel English – PDA (Interpol cover) [single]


Rogue Wave – Let My Love Open the Door (Pete Townshend cover) [from Cover Me]


Japandroids – Love –> Building On Fire (Talking Heads cover) [from Near To The Wild Heart Of Life]


♩ Middle Kids – All the Small Things (Blink-182 cover) [from Amazon Acoustics]



Grandaddy – Love Hurts (The Everly Brothers cover) [from Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album]


The Blow – Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston/George Benson cover) [from Brand New Abyss]


Jim James – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (The Beach Boys cover) [from Tribute To 2]


Benjamin Gibbard – Is This Music? (Teenage Fanclub cover) [from Bandwagonesque]


CHVRCHES – Call It Off (Tegan and Sara cover) [from Tegan And Sara Present The Con X: Covers]



[new music roundup] 12.8.17

A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Belle & Sebastian//How to Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)



The Echo Friendly//Surveying the Damage



Jim James//Tribute To 2



Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno//Finding Shore [reissue]



What are your favorite new releases this week?

(31) Days of Good: 12.15.13


Had David Bowie not released a new album this year, Reflektor would have been my #1. This record is full of excellent tracks, but “Afterlife” definitely stands out and is easily my favorite.

♩ Arcade Fire – Afterlife [from Reflektor]



Easily my favorite track from Jim James’ (My Morning Jacket) solo debut. I’m a sucker for slow-building doo-wop and strings, which this track combines beautifully.

♩ Jim James – A New Life [from Regions of Light and Sound of God]



This track is absolutely stunning, which explains why it’s been one of favorites all year. Had Johnny Cash ever collaborated with Enigma, I imagine it would’ve sounded a bit like this.

♩ Phosphorescent – Song For Zula [from Muchacho]



Certain tracks have a way of always lifting my spirits and this is one of them.

♩ Mikal Cronin – Weight [from MCII]


What is (31) Days of Good?

[new music roundup] 2.5.13


A few of my favorite new releases, including the latest from EELS, Frightened Rabbit, The Spinto Band, and Thao and The Get Down Stay Down.  Oh, and My Bloody Valentine surprised us all with m b v, their LONG awaited follow up to 1991’s Loveless!!  As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy more new music.

What are your favorite new releases this week?


Dog Bite//Velvet Changes



EELS – Wonderful, Glorious



Elephant Stone//Elephant Stone



Frightened Rabbit//Pedestrian Verse



Guards//In Guards We Trust



My Bloody Valentine//m b v
YouTube Stream


The Spinto Band//Cool Cocoon



Thao and The Get Down Stay Down//We The Common



Unknown Mortal Orchestra//II



A few more worth a listen:
Bettie Serveert//Oh Mayhem
Bjork //Bastards
Depeche Mode//Heaven
Jim James//Regions of Light and Sound of God
Richard Thompson//Electric