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(31) Days of Good//12.23.17

“[The title track] was essentially a song about depression. Going through a dark time and it takes you over and you’re trying to escape it. I wrote all those lyrics very quickly when I was in this shitty place. I’m sort of amazed now when I listen back to it, how lucid I was. I wrote it pretty quickly, thinking I was going to go back and change it. But I went back and I decided I knew what I wanted to say in that song.” – A.C. Newman

The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions [from Whiteout Conditions]


“They infuse a lot more modern tones on “Toughen Up,” bringing in synths and light touches of electronic life for a much richer sonic variety. Inherently one of the more pop-driven tracks on the record, it’s more natural tones make it feel like the intersection of Future Islands and Canadian folk rock.” (via Northern Transmissions)

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Toughen Up [from The Wild]


Molly Tuttle – Good Enough [from Rise]


Mt. Wolf – Soteria [from Aetherlight]



[new music roundup] 4.7.17


A few of my favorite new releases this week…





Clark//Death Peak



Diet Cig//Swear I’m Good At This



Father John Misty//Pure Comedy



Future Islands//The Far Field



Happyness//Write In



The New Pornographers//Whiteout Conditions



The Octopus Project//Memory Mirror



Timber Timbre//Sincerely, Future Pollution



White Reaper//The World’s Best American Band



What are your favorite new releases this week?


[anticipation] The New Pornographers//Whiteout Conditions

The New Pornographers are set to release a new album, Whiteout Conditions, later this Spring and today they dropped their first new song since 2014’s Brill Bruisers. The new single, “High Ticket Attractions,” is classic Pornographers. So in other words, it’s indie pop gold.

Whiteout Conditions is out April 7 via the bands own label Collected Works (pre-order).



(31) Days of Good//12.13.14


Quintessential indie pop from the quintessential indie pop super group.

♩ The New Pornographers – War on the East Coast [from Brill Bruisers]




“Drummer Pat Mahoney was the backbone of LCD Soundsystem. For his new project, Museum of Love, he partners with Dennis McNany and the duo’s self-titled debut features a little ditty we love called ‘In Infancy’.” (via KCRW: Morning Becomes Eclectic)

Museum of Love – In Infancy [from Museum of Love]



grmln - soon away

“GRMLN’s ‘Of Nothing’ is a bold but contemplative song that’s perfect for windows-down listening and solitary thought.” (via All Songs Considered)

♩ GRMLN – Of Nothing [from Soon Away]



the 2 bears - the night is young

London-based dance-pop sidetrack of Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell. This track is 7+ minutes long (13+ if you count the secret song attached) with a gradual instrumental buildup. Hold on ‘til the end, this track is marvelous.

♩ The 2 Bears – The Night Is Young [from The Night Is Young]



les sins - michael

“Album opener ‘Talk About’ is a solid introduction to Les Sins’ sound. While some have eagerly followed his singles released over the past few years, it’s a welcoming track for new listeners and debut-anticipating fans alike. Wavering synths reminiscent of Disclosure build around a choppy vocal sample for a warm, house sound.”  (via Alex Vickery, The 405)

♩ Les Sins – Talk About [from Michael]