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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]



(31) Days of Good//12.6.16


Fantastic one-off. You could tell people this is from a John Hughes movie and I doubt anyone would think twice. Crossing my fingers for more new tunes.

The Blow – Think About Me [single]




Stand out track from the Oklahoma quartet’s impressive third full-length. Perfect mix of new wave pop and garage fuzz rock.

BRONCHO – Wanna [from Double Vanity]




A sobering tale of love lost. “I’m slowly fallin’ out of love with you” is repeated throughout and it sounds like it’s the most difficult realization this person has ever had to make.

The Range – Falling Out of Phase [from Potential]




[on repeat] The Blow//Think About Me

the blow think about me

Haven’t heard much from The Blow since they dropped their excellent self-titled LP back in 2013. Since then, the duo has begun the WOMANPRODUCER initiative, which is holding  of a series of events this week in Brooklyn.

To kick things off, The Blow are performing tomorrow at National Sawdust and releasing a brand new track – “Think About Me.” Enjoy the new track below. And hopefully this means more material from The Blow is coming.


(31) Days of Good: 12.17.13

A few picks from NPR: All Songs Considered…



“The number one album of 2013 was Dormarion by Telekinesis. I have a hard time thinking of anyone who’s doing pop music now better than Michael Benjamin Lerner. Love the tension, the restraint, build and dramatic release in these cuts, especially on this opening song, ‘Power Lines.” via Robin Hilton, NPR: All Songs Considered

♩ Telekinesis – Power Lines [from Dormarion]



“Man’ is a thrilling, gender-bending, fun and funny anthem, and certainly the grabbiest moment on The Worse Things Get… But the rest of the album delves deeper and more provocatively into a brilliant and complex mind: Neko Case has wrapped her luxuriantly powerful voice around some terrific songs in her time, but she’s never wrapped it around statements this bold, or nerves this exposed. When, in her cover of a Nico ballad, Case sings “You are beautiful and you are alone,” the loneliness and beauty are profound enough to overwhelm.”

Neko Case – Man [from The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You]



“A perfect mix of music and performance art, the voice/stories/songs of Khaela Maricich match beautifully with the electronic backbone/textures of Melissa Dyne. This is a spare record that I found a refreshing counterbalance to the world of electronica, where the incessant beats can be both amazing and suffocating. The Blow is a breath of fresh air.” via Bob Boilen, NPR: All Songs Considered

The Blow – Make it Up [from The Blow]


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[new music roundup] 10.1.13



A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Cumulus//I Never Meant It To Be Like This



Deltron 3030//Event II



Dr. Dog//B-Room



Elf Power//Sunlight on the Moon



Haim//Days Are Gone









Those Darlins//Blur The Line



Yuck//Glow and Behold



A few more worth a listen…
Basia Bulat//Tall Tall Shadow
Birdy//The Fire Within
Blitzen Trapper//VII
The Blow//The Blow
Bonobo//Animal Magic
Lorde//Pure Heroine
Quasi//Mole City
Rush//The Studio Albums 1989-2007
The Sadies//Internal Sounds


More new music at Largehearted Boy