Stargazing

Summer bucket list: go stargazing! “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” ― Stephen Hawking

Itsuko Suzuki

Andy C Jenkins (Lazy Coast)
Ashley Shadow (Tired)
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight (The Lucky One)
De Montevert (It’s Alright I’m Probably Dreaming)
Julia Jacklin (Pool Party)
Psychic Ills (Another Change)
Gorgeous Bully (Beaucoup)
The Pooches (Heart Attack)
Girl Ray (I’ll Make This Fun)
Syvia (Anxious Animal)
Karenmeat (On The Couch)
The Good Sax (Up To Anything)
Kevin Morby (Dorothy)
Darren Hayman (I’ve Been A Bad Bad Boy)
Kane Strang (Full Moon, Hungry Sun)
Erin Tobey (Work It Out)
Overcoats (Nighttime Hunger)

Photo credit: Landscape collage by Itsuko Suzuki

Lazy Days

Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer and roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Those days of soda and pretzels and beer…

Uinverso

Case/Lang/Veirs (Honey And Smoke)
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop (Every Songbird Says)
Steady Holiday (When I See Color)
Britta Phillips (Ingrid Superstar)
Slow Club (Ancient Rolling Sea)
Mutual Benefit (Lost Dreamers)
Jealous Of The Birds (Goji Berry Sunset)
Snowblink (How Now)
Andy Shauf (The Worst In You)
Persuasion (Leave Her Alone)
Thomas Cohen (Bloom Forever)
Laura J. Martin (My Landing Place)
Luka (Pauses Of The Night)
Haunt (Crave)
Har Mar Superstar (How Did I Get Through The Day?)
Cat’s Eyes (Drag)
Zefereli (Stupid Goodbye)

Photo credit: Menina com vaso, illustration by Uinverso

Pour Me Up Another

Dinara MirtalipovaNoemi (Katie Cruel / Karen Dalton)
Andrew Bird (Far From Any Road / The Handsome Family)
Sarah Belkner – feat. Martha Marlow (River Man / Nick Drake)
Gordi (Avant Gardener / Courtney Barnett)
The Familiar (Take Me To Church / Hozier)
Simian Ghost (Be My Wife / David Bowie)
DIV I DED (Kinky Love / Nancy Sinatra / Pale Saints)
Yuna (Thinkin Bout You / Frank Ocean)
Smoke Fairies (Smoke Softly Thru Snow / Captain Beefheart)
Black Lizard (Well, Allright / Buddy Holly)
Oliver Wilde (Waiting For Nothing / Sparklehorse)
Shunkan (Flesh Without Blood / Grimes)
Robyn Sherwell (Landslide / Fleetwood Mac)
C Duncan (Pearly Dewdrops’ Drops / Cocteau Twins)
Will Samson (Love Will Find You In The End / Daniel Johnston)
Kathryn Williams (Beautiful Cosmos / Ivor Cutler)
Feast – feat. Timber Timber (Don’t Give Up / Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush)

Photo credit: Mermaids, illustration by Dinara Mirtalipova

The Heart Skipped A Beat

Michela Picchi collageMarissa Nadler (Katie I Know)
The Echocentrics (Gettin’ Away With You Gal – feat. Bill Callahan)
Lawrence Arabia (A Lake)
Amarillo (Islands & Diamonds)
Elisa Coia (These Days)
Beth Orton (1973)
Alice Boman (Be Mine – Jaakko Eino Kalevi Remix)
Giorgio Tuma (Maude Hope – feat. Laetitia Sadier)
Salt Cathedral (No Ordinary Man)
Andy Shauf (The Magician)
Motorama (Holy Day)
Júníus Meyvant (Neon Experience)
Eerie Wanda (I Am Over Here)
Steady Holiday (Open Water)
Kevin Morby (Destroyer)

Photo credit: Dive, collage by Michela Picchi on Behance

Fight That Battle

Dan ah KimH. Hawkline (Ghouls)
Sigmatropic (When Jesus Walked The Streets Of Athens)
Woods (Sun City Creeps)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (Get Some)
Aloha (Don’t Wanna Win)
The See See (The Rain & The Snow)
The Burning Hell (Men Without Hats)
Jennifer O’Connor (It’s A Lie)
The Arcs (Lake Superior)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (Astonished Man)
Gramma’s Boyfriend (I Live My Broken Dreams)
Growwing Pains (I Feel Something Let’s Do Nothing)
The School (All I Want From You Is Everything)
Flowers (Bitter Pill)
Blue House (Hot Air Balloons)
Thomas Cohen (Honeymoon)

Photo credit: Illustration by Dan-ah Kim

Guess The Thought

Antonella MontesGrace Acladna (London)
Maria Usbeck (Moai Y Yo)
Yumi Zouma (Keep It Close To Me)
Oscar (Good Things)
Arthur Wimble (I Love My Love)
Apothek (Family)
Mind Enterprises (Stamps)
Σtella (Works For You)
Radiation City (Milky White)
Love Ssega (Pray For Love)
Kinds (Hands Up)
Balancer (Clarity)
Pell (Pretty Things)
Cool Sounds (In Blue Skies)
Hunter As A Horse (Fallen Leaves)
Tarantina (I Am A Loner)
Saint Sister (Madrid)

Photo credit: Red arms by Antonella Montes a.k.a. Lantomo

Across The Desert

DesertThe Vryll Society (Air)
Tempest (Too Slow)
Sample Answer (Good Boy)
Tuff Love (Carbon)
Captions (Two Step)
The Abigails (Calm Before The Storm)
Alice Phoebe Lou (Walking In The Garden)
William Z. Villain (Anybody Gonna Move?)
Ultimate Painting (Break The Chain)
Michael Nau (Winter Beat)
Lee Reit (Dream Another Night)
Smile (Boundless Plains To Share)
Quiet Hollers (Mont Blanc)
Let’s Say We Did (Sometimes Every Second Is A Dream)
Teen Daze (Along)
Psychic Ills (I Don’t Mind – feat. Hope Sandoval)

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Unheard Melodies Are Sweeter

Will BarnetChelsea Wolf (The Way We Used To)
Cults (Most Wanted)
Phèdre (Love Ablaze)
Crystal Stilts (Dark Eyes)
Hush! (There’s Something In The Stars Tonight)
Dean Wareham (Holding Pattern)
Tashaki Miyaki (Somethin’ Is Better Than Nothin’)
Sean Nicholas Savage (Chin Chin)
Girls Names (Pittura Infamante)
Suuns (2020)
Jesse Ruins (Dream Analysis)
Love Inks (Leather Glove)
Christine Owman (Familiar Act – feat. Mark Lanegan)
Lisa Papineau/Jun Miyake (The Here And After)
John Maus (Hey Moon – Molly Nilsson cover)
Alice Boman (Waiting)

Photo credit: Youth (1974) Color lithograph by Will Barnet (detail)

Drops

Hinke SchreuderThe Bulls (Prudence)
Sales (Jamz)
Phoncurves (Heartstrings)
Terribly Yours (Barbara)
Leisure Suite (Feel)
Lovespeake (Tightrope)
Lastlings (Verona)
Arthur Wimble (Hearts)
Dråpe (Replica)
Private Island (Drugs)
Plaza (Again)
Lower Spectrum (Masquerade)
Alma Elste (Limitless)
Bebeheaven (Heaven)
Dorian Pimpernel (Power)
Albert Ryan (Runner)

Photo credit: embroidery work by Hinke Schreuder

Time Lapse

Mouni FeddagShining Bird (Rivermouth)
Joy Crookes (New Manhattan)
Kevin Morby (I Have Been To The Mountain)
Tiny Deaths (The Gardener)
Willis Earl Beal (Survive)
Yes (Beautiful Mess)
Anderson Paak (The Bird)
Clea (Dire Consequences)
Stello NYC (Pretty Thing)
Favela (Blinker)
Purple Pilgrims (Thru Evry Cell)
The Walters (I Love You So)
Lanterns On The Lake (Through The Cellar Door)
Twin Cabins (Painfully Obvious)
EinarIndra (Sometimes I’m Wrong)
The Bernard Lakes (The Motorway)
Mesita (Epilogue)

Photo credit: Cover for an issue of Epigram/e2, student magazine at the University of Bristol, by illustrator Mouni Feddag