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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] 10.13.17


A few of my favorite new releases…





Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile//Lotta Sea Lice



King Krule//The ooz



The Rural Alberta Advantage//The Wild






Stars//There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light



Suno Deko//Suno Deko



What are your favorite new releases this week?

(31) Days of Good//12.14.14


Over a shuffling drum beat, the track builds to a climax of buzzing guitars and a large, wordless vocal melody. (via Miles Bowe, Stereogum).

♩ The Rural Alberta Advantage – On The Rocks [from Mended With Gold]



luluc - passerby

“…delicate ‘Small Window’ heavy in gentle guitar strumming and angelic vocals. (Zoë) Randle says the song ‘was drawn from the sometimes enchanting space between dreaming and waking’ and we couldn’t think of a more appropriate description.” (via My Old Kentucky Blog)

♩ Luluc – Small Windows [from Passerby]




“There are tracks that can be compartmentalized. They fit within a genre, tucked neatly within a tab at the record store. This Hundred Waters‘ melancholic, angelic song sprawls itself openly, abstractly – with patience and grace. It is soul and ghost pop and R&B and all the nuances you want it to be, with each listen.” (via Abby Yemm, Turntable Kitchen)

♩ Hundred Waters – Murmurs [from The Moon Rang Like a Bell]



deerhoof - la isla bonita

“Paradise Girls” is bright and upbeat, defined by fluttery percussion and syncopated guitar lines. The song was inspired by the band’s long roster of female heroes, including ‘Joan Jet, Janet Jackson, [and] Kim Gordon.’ (via All Songs Considered)

♩ Deerhoof – Paradise Girls [from La Isla Bonita]





[new music roundup] 9.30.14


A few of my favorite new releases this week…

Christopher Owens: A New Testament



David Byrne and Fatboy Slim: The Remix Collection From Here Lies Love



Electric Youth: Innerworld



Kat Edmondson: The Big Picture



Prince: Art Official Age



Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL: Plectrumelectrum


The Rural Alberta Advantage: Mended With Gold



Tove Lo: Queen Of The Clouds



Yelle: Completement Fou