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(31) Days of Good//12.21.15

A few more of the best videos of 2015…



♩ Autre Ne Veut – Panic Room [from Age of Transparency]




♩ The Weeknd – The Hills [from Beauty Behind The Madness]




Weird…but I’m super intrigued.

♩ Yung Lean – Hoover [single]




♩ Kendrick Lamar – Alright [from To Pimp A Butterfly]




One of the most unique artists in popular music, and if she wanted to be as big as Taylor Swift she could be…she can craft a pop song as well as anyone…she just chooses to not play it straight.

♩ Grimes – Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream [from Art Angels]




♩ Banks – Better [single]




Favorite LPs of 2015: Part 2

Brendan’s favorite LPs of 2015. When you’re done here, be sure to check out Billy’s favorite LPs and EPs. Need more Brendan? Find more here.


11 – D’Angelo // Black Messiah 
(technically a 2014 release, but it might as well be a 2015 release and we never properly acknowledged this fine piece of music last year)


♩ Really Love



10 – Freddie Gibbs // Shadow of a Doubt


♩ 10 Times (ft. Gucci Mane & E-40)



9 – Khelani // You Should Be Here


♩ The Way (ft. Chance the Rapper)



8 – Leon Bridges //  Coming Home


♩ Coming Home



7 – Travi$ Scott // Rodeo


♩ Antidote



6 – Vince Staples // Summertime ‘06




5 – Father John Misty // I Love You, Honeybear

father joh misty - i love you honeybear

True Affection



4 – Kendrick Lamar // To Pimp a Butterfly


♩ These Walls (ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat)



3 – The Weeknd // Beauty Behind The Madness


♩ The Hills



2 – Disclosure // Caracal


Good Intentions (ft. Miguel)



1 – Jamie xx // In Colour


♩ Loud Places (ft. Romy)



(31) Days of Good//12.2.15


I’ve always enjoyed the musical stylings of Dan Deacon, but i wouldn’t have called myself a true fan until he released 2012’s America. Since then, i’ve anxiously awaited a follow up and couldn’t be happier. And if you ever have the chance to see Mr. Deacon live, DO IT. I was lucky enough to catch him at Outside Lands this year and it was magical.

Dan Deacon – Learning to Relax [from Glass Riffer]



belle and sebastian - girls in peacetime want to dance

At first listen, I wasn’t immediately hooked on this album. But shortly after few more listens, it became a big time favorite of mine this year. I always appreciate when artists/bands experiment with their signature sound and try new things. With that said, this particular track is classic Belle & Sebastian and couldn’t help but pick it as my favorite.

Belle & Sebastian – The Cat With The Cream [from Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance]




Rappers like Kanye and Drake seem to get all the press these days, but Kendrick deserves it —  easily one of the most impressive Hip Hop artist of 2015. Seriously, the biggest thing Yeezy released all year were his adidas kicks and those things are a bigger waste of money than the Apple Watch. It’s hard enough to follow up a debut album, but to follow up an LP like good kids m.A.D.d. City is even more daunting. In short, Kendrick crushed expectations.

♩ Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta [from To Pimp A Butterfly]




[new music roundup] 3.17.15

twin shadow eclipse


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Kendrick Lamar//To Pimp a Butterfly



Modest Mouse//Strangers to Ourselves



Ólafur Arnalds and Alice Sara Ott//The Chopin Project

[olafurarnalds.com] + [alicesaraott.com]


San Cisco//Gracetown



Twin Shadow//Eclipse