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(31) Days of Good//12.28.20

 

Ellis – Fall Apart [from Born Again]

Asaf Avidan – Earth Odyssey [from Anagnorisis]

Chiiild – Pirouette [from Synthetic Soul]

Local Natives – Lemon (feat. Sharon Van Etten) [from Sour Lemon]

 

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(31) Days of Good//12.8.16

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Local Natives had kind of fallen off my radar since their 2013 album Hummingbird. “Past Lives” is their first new song since then and it’s nice to have them back in the mix. Guitarist/vocalist Taylor Rice the following to say about the song in a press release – “The world is not static, it’s made new over and over again. But we tend to live the same patterns in a loop, loving the same way, wrestling the same demons, the same dynamics playing out around us again and again. Untangling every moment and decision that led us to where we are now can make fate feel concrete, inescapable. But our world is not fixed, it’s constantly reemerging, and we can change it into whatever we want.”

Local Natives – Past Lives [from Sunlit Youth]

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Too bad this song wasn’t released in the early 80s, it’s sound is perfect for the Stranger Things Season 2 soundtrack.

Patience – The Church [from The Church / My Own Invention]

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Frøkedal is Anne Lise Frøkedal’s solo debut (in the past she’s collaborated with Robyn Hitchcock and Sufjan Stevens and fronted Norway’s Harrys Gym before they split in 2013). “The Sign” is a percussion driven track accompanied by some flawless vocals and heavenly harmonies. According to Frøkedal, “Olaf Olsen, who plays the drums, lives in a cozy old house outside of Oslo. I remember going out to him on a beautiful summer’s day and recorded us playing this song, me on an acoustic guitar while he was all over the drumkit. It was so much fun – and that recording remained the core of the track.”

Frøkedal – The Sign [from Hold On Dreamer]

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[new music roundup] 9.9.16

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A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Allah-Las//Calico Review

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Jack White//Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016

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Local Natives//Sunlit Youth

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Okkervil River//Away

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Teenage Fanclub//Here

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Wilco//Schmilco

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What are your favorite new releases this week?

 

 

Favorite Albums of 2013 (so far)

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We’re halfway through 2013 and it’s shaping up to be quite the year in music.

Highlights definitely include the return of My Bloody Valentine, Daft Punk, and David Bowie, along with some really fantastic debuts from Disclosure, Ex Cops, Little Green Cars, On An On, and Rhye.  But with high comes the low, and though I was super excited for new albums from The Knife and Phoenix, they were quite the letdown in my opinion.

These are simply in alphabetical order.  It’s hard enough to rank my top 10, i don’t want to do it more than once a year.  Enjoy all of these on Spotify, which i’ll continue to update throughout the rest of 2013.  And with some highly anticipated releases still on the horizon, including new albums from Porcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, and Elton John, i’m sure this list will evolve.

But enough babbling, enjoy my favorite albums of 2013 (so far) and please check back in December to see which (if any) make the cut for my top 10 of the year.

 

Autre Ne Veut//Anxiety

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Baths//Obsidian

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Buke & Gase//General Dome

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Camera Obscura//Desire Lines

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Christopher Owens//Lysandre

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CHVRCHES//Recover EP

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The City and Horses//Strange Range

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Daft Punk//Random Access Memories

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David Bowie//The Next Day

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Disclosure//Settle

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Eleanor Friedberger//Personal Record

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Evenings//Yore

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Ex Cops//True Hallucinations

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Gliss//Langsom Dans

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Guards//In Guards We Trust

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The Joy Formidable//Wolf’s Law

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Lady Lamb the Beekeeeper//Ripely Pine

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Little Green Cars//Absolute Zero

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Local Natives//Hummingbird

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The Mary Onettes//Hit the Waves

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The Men//New Moon

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My Bloody Valentine//m b v

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The National//Trouble Will Find Me

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Oberhofer//Notalgia EP

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On An On//Give In

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Rhye//Woman

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Saturday Looks Good To Me//One Kiss Ends It All

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Sigur Rós//Kveikur
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Surfer Blood//Pythons

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Surrogate//Post-Heroic

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Telekinesis//Dormarion

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TRAILS AND WAYS//Trilingual EP

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Vampire Weekend//Modern Vampires of the City

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs//Mosquito

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Yo La Tengo//Fade

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Youth Lagoon//Wondrous Bughouse

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[new music roundup] 1.29.13

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A few of my favorite new releases this week, including the latest from Ducktails, Local Natives, On An On, and Tegan and Sara.  As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy for the rest of the week’s new music.

What are your favorite new releases this week?

 

Buke and Gase//General Dome

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Ducktails//The Flower Lane

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Local Natives//Hummingbird


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On An On//Give In

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Tegan and Sara//Heartthrob

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A few more worth a listen:
Indians//Somewhere Else
Mice Parade//Candela
The Ruby Suns//Christopher