Lydia Loveless released a tremendous new record, Daughter, last Friday. It’s sad, twangy, rootsy and near perfect. Her voice is the beautiful match to her songwriting. There are many great songs on the album, including the singles Love is Not Enough, Wringer, and the album closer Don’t Bother Mountain. The stand-out track for me is …
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Yo, this song is pure joy. The Go! Team – Semicircle Song.
The new Los Campesinos! single “5 Flucloxacillin” emits the kind of warmth need this January. Their new album is coming out late February.
Bayuk – Old JuneLast night I went to see Me and My Drummer live at Kulturladen, Konstanz. Their show was great, and I loved the new material live more than I initially did when Love Is A Fridge came out earlier this year. (I love the band.)The true discovery of the evening, however, was the …
Blood Orange Performs “Augustine / Thank You” On Conan
I don’t quite know what to make of Blood Orange. Musically, it’s based on a kind of synth, drum computer pop that I usually don’t connect with, even when it is executed to perfection as it is here. Yet Dev Hynes’ voice – meaning his singing, his art/aesthetic, and his public, political message – is …
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It’s raining then, I’m stuck inside staring at the ceiling Might as well just go to sleep.“Projection” a newish PWR BTTM tune and a illustrated video by Laurent Hrybyk.(Source: http://www.stereogum.com/)
We’ve all been there: Those days in bed, when the space left by heartache and/or ennui cannot be filled by books, magazines, lovers or our extensive guitar collection. Jokes aside, I dig the aesthetics of this new Lydia Loveless video for “Longer,” a precursor to her new album Real, out on Bloodshot in August.(Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Singer and poet Jamila Woods released a great video for her terrific song “Blk Girl Soldier.” Feministing has more info on the song and the video and the full lyrics. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Okkervill River – or rather, Will Sheff – have released a new song, “Okkervil River R.I.P.”, and as usual, it is beautiful, sad, and literary. Unfortunately, the upcoming release might be the last one. (ATO Records)
Working out in a gym can be a joyless activity if you can’t get yourself into the right frame of mind. (Not to mention the obnoxious people around you.) Instead of cranking up the EDM or metal, think of this charming slacker pop hit by Izzy True. Or better yet, just kick back and watch …