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(31) Day of Good//12.9.20


The Shins – The Great Divide [single]

Bad Moves – Local Radio [from Untenable]

BRONCHO – Friends [single]

Black Marble – Johnny and Mary [from I Must Be Living Twice EP]


[new music roundup] 3.10.17


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


David Bazan//Care



Hurray For The Riff Raff//The Navigator



Jay Som//Everybody Works



Laura Marling//Semper Femina



The Magnetic Fields//50 Song Memoir



Moon Bounce//Clean House



Nathan Fake//Providence



Roland Tings//Each Moment A Diamond



The Shins//Heartworms



Tennis//Yours Conditionally



What are your favorite new releases?


[anticipation] The Shins//Heartworms

The Shins will return this Spring with their fifth studio LP – Heartworms. Stream the album’s second single, “Name For You,” below (stream the first single, “Dead Alive,” here). And be sure to check their upcoming live dates for a show near you.

01 “Name For You”
02 “Painting A Hole”
03 “Cherry Hearts”
04 “Fantasy Island”
05 “Mildenhall”
06 “Rubber Ballz”
07 “Half A Million”
08 “Dead Alive”
09 “Heartworms”
10 “So Now What”
11 “The Fear”

Heartworms is out 3/10 via Columbia (pre-order).




(31) Days of Good: 12.24.12


I’ve restrained myself until now, but it’s Christmas Eve and I can’t hold out any longer.  So without further ado, some holiday goodness for this most wonderful time of the year.  Happy Holidays everyone!  Have fun, be merry, stay safe.


♩Black Prairie feat. Sallie Ford – (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag [from Holidays Rule]



♩Damien Jurado – Kalla Hus



♩Eleanor Friedberger – Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me) [from Holidays Rule]



♩Electric Guest – Holiday



♩Ellie Goulding – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey cover)



♩Fitz and The Tantrums – Santa Stole My Lady



♩French Horn Rebellion – Cold Enough (feat. Jody Watley) [from Love is Dangerous EP]



♩Parenthetical Girls – Rejoice! Rejoice! [from Good Christian Men Rejoice, It’s Parenthetical Girls]



♩The Shins – Wonderful Christmastime [from Holidays Rule]



Tune it tomorrow for more holiday tunes.

[anticipation] Holidays Rule

More holiday tunes to look forward to!

Starbucks’ label, Hear Music, and Concord will release a compilation of artists covering holiday classics on Oct 30th.  Holidays Rule will feature the likes of The Civl Wars, Eleanor Friedberger, The Head and The Heart, Paul McCartney, Rufus Wainwright (who also has a touring Christmas show with his sister Martha), Sharon Van Etten, and many, many more.  Check out the complete track list while enjoying Rufus and Sharon’s rendition of one of favorites, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.  Enjoy.

01 fun.: “Sleigh Ride”
02 The Shins: “Wonderful Christmastime”
03 Rufus Wainwright with Sharon Van Etten: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
04 Paul McCartney: “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)”
05 Black Prairie: “(Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man With the Bag” [ft. Sallie Ford]
06 The Civil Wars: “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
07 Calexico: “Green Grows the Holly”
08 AgesandAges: “We Need a Little Christmas”
09 Holly Golightly: “That’s What I Want For Christmas”
10 Irma Thomas with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band: “May Everyday Be Christmas”
11 Heartless Bastards: “Blue Christmas”
12 Eleanor Friedberger: “Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me”
13 Fruit Bats: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
14 Y La Bamba: “Señor Santa”
15 The Punch Brothers: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
16 The Head and The Heart: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”
17 Andrew Bird: “Auld Lang Syne”