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(31) Days of Good//12.7.17

Though technically not the lead-off track, the title track from the electronic duo’s third album is spectacular and the perfect way to kick things off — a dazzling and colorful combination of sounds that build and builds. This is one of those songs that I can’t help but turn the volume up and it always seems to give me the chills. Do yourself a favor and listen to “Intro” (a monologue from the 2011 film, Another Earth) and “A Moment Apart” together. They really should just be combined into one track in my opinion.

ODESZA – A Moment Apart [from A Moment Apart]
[odesza.com]

 

Absolutely stunning. If you’re a fan of artists like Nils Frahm and Max Richter, this is going to be right up your alley.

From The Mouth of The Sun – Light Blooms in Hollow Space [from Hymn Binding]
[ftmots.bandcamp.com]

 

“As a woman, 30 is the age you’re taught to fear” says The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman. “When you’re 25 you picture it like falling off the edge of a cliff into some amorphous, bisected destiny — one path being children and suburbia and the other some sort of cartoonish loneliness.” Lindeman says she wrote this song about the precise moment when “joy [is] on the cusp of despair.”

The Weather Station – Thirty [from The Weather Station]
[theweatherstation.net]

 

Alvvays’ sophomore effort was easily one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. With that said, I’m extremely happy to report that the Canadian indie pop quintet did not disappoint. “Dreams Tonite” is an alluring new wave ballad that highlights frontwoman Molly Rankin’s stunning vocals and could easily be pulled from your favorite 80s coming-of-age flick. “If I saw you on the street, would I have you in my dreams tonight?” might be one of the best lines of all time.

Alvvays – Dreams Tonite [from Antisocialites]
[alvvays.com]

 

#31days2017

[new music roundup] 9.8.17

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Alex Cameron//Forced Witness

[facebook.com/ALKCM]

 

Alvvays//Antisocialites

[alvvays.com]

 

Deerhoof//Mountain Moves

[deerhoof.net]

 

Giant Claw//Soft Channel

[giantclaw.bandcamp.com]

 

Lomelda//Thx

[lomelda.bandcamp.com]

 

Nassau//Heron

[nassautheband.bandcamp.com]

 

The National//Sleep Well Beast

[americanmary.com]

 

Nosaj Thing//Parallels

[nosajthing.com]

 

Odesza//A Moment Apart

[odesza.com]

 

Susanne Sundfør//Music For People In Trouble

[susannesundfor.com]

 

Zola Jesus//Okovi

[zolajesus.com]

 

What are your favorite new releases this week?

Favorite Albums of 2014

30 – Various Artists//The Space Project
the space project
Youth Lagoon – Worms (via soundcloud)
[lefserecords.com]

 

29 – Young Fathers//Dead
young fathers dead
Am I Not Your Boy
[young-fathers.com]

 

28 – Painted Palms//Forever
painted_palms_forever
Spinning Signs
[paintedpalms.net]

 

27 – Mapei//Hey Hey
mapei - hey hey
Don’t Wait
[mapeiofficial.com]

 

26 – LCD Soundsystem//the long goodbye
lcd soundsystem - the long goodbye
♩ Losing My Edge (Live at Madison Square Garden)

[lcdsoundsystem.com]

 

25 – The Acid//Liminal
the acid-liminal
Creeper
[wearetheacid.com]

 

24 – Mr Little Jeans//Pocketknife
mr little jeans - pocketknife-2014
♩ Heaven Sent
[mrlittlejeansmusic.com]

 

23 – ODESZA//In Return
odesza - the return
♩ Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren)
[odesza.com]

 

22 – Various Artists//Cut Copy Presents: Oceans Apart
Print
Ara Koufax – Brenda
[cutcopy.net]

 

21 – We Plants Are Happy Plants//Songs About the Unspeakable
We Plants are Happy Plants - Songs-About-The-Unspeakable
♩ Euphrosyne
[wpahp.com]

 

20 – I Break Horses//Chiaroscuro
i break horses - chiaroscuro
♩ Heart to Know
[ibreakhorses.se]

 

19 – Perfume Genius//Too Bright
perfume genius - too bright
Queen
[perfumegenius.net]

 

18 – Gem Club//In Roses
gem club - in roses
Hypericum
[iamgemclub.com]

 

17 – Sia//1000 Forms of Fear
sia-1000-forms-of-fear
Eye of the Needle
[siamusic.net]

 

16 – FKA twigs//LP1
fkatwigslp1
♩ Two Weeks
[f-k-a-twigs.tumblr.com]

 

15 – RAC//Strangers
rac_strangers_2014
Cheap Sunglasses (ft. Matthew Koma)
[rac.fm]

 

14 – Deptford Goth//Songs
deptfordgoth-songs
The Loop
[deptfordgoth.com]

 

13 – Halls//Love to Give
halls-love to give
♩ Walls
[hallsmusic.net]

 

12 – Alvvays//Alvvays
alvvays - alvvays
Archie, Marry Me
[alvvays.com]

 

11 – God Help The Girl//God Help The Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
god help the girst - OST
God Help The Girl
[godhelpthegirl.com]

 

10 – Slow Club//Complete Surrender
slow club - complete surrender
♩ Suffering You, Suffering Me
[slowclubband.com]

 

9 – St. Vincent//St. Vincent
stvincent_stvincent2014
Digital Witness
[ilovestvincent.com]

 

8 – Röyksopp//The Inevitable End
royksopp_inevitable_end
Something In My Heart- Prologue
[royksopp.com]

 

7 – Run the Jewels//Run the Jewels 2
run the jewels - run the jewels 2
Blockbuster Night Part 1
[runthejewels.net]

 

6 – Phantogram//Voices
phantogram_voices
Fall in Love
[phantogram.com]

 

5 – Sisyphus//Sisyphus
sisyphus_cover
♩ Calm it Down
[sisyphusmusic.com]

 

4 – King Tuff//Black Moon Spell
king tuff - black moon spell
Black Moon Spell
[kingtuffworld.com]

 

3 – Blackbird Blackbird//Tangerine Sky
blackbird blackbird - tangerine sky
More Beautiful (Spotify Exclusive)
[birdblackbird.net]

 

2 – Future Islands//Singles
FI_singles
Seasons (Waiting On You)
[future-islands.com]

 

1 – Kishi Bashi//Lighght
kishi bashi - lighght
Q&A
[kishibashi.com]

 

#31days2014

(31) Days of Good//12.10.14

evian christ - waterfall ep

“Evian Christ – from teacher training to Kanye West’s inner cirlce.”  (via Kate Hutchison, The Guardian)

Evian Christ – Propeller [from Waterfall EP]

[facebook.com/evianchrist]

 

We Plants are Happy Plants - Songs-About-The-Unspeakable

The only thing wrong with this is song, is that it ends. It’s a like a dream you don’t want to wake up from.

We Plants Are Happy Plants – Euphrosyne [from Songs About the Unspeakable]

[wpahp.com]

 

odesza - the return

This album is fantastic beginning to end and packed full of gems, but something about this particular track really caught my attention. I can’t really describe why I like this track so much…I just do. And I believe you will as well.

ODESZA – Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren) [from In Return]

[odesza.com]

 

moonhooch - this is cave music

Jazz for people who hate jazz. Musical noise at it’s very best.

Moon Hooch – Bari 3 [from This Is Cave Music]

[moonhooch.com]

 

dawn golden - still life

Love the sounds on this cut — one of my favorite musical discoveries this year. Thank you All Songs Considered.

Dawn Golden – I Won’t Bend [from Still Life]

[dawngoldenmusic.com]

 

#31days2014