It’s That Time Of Year Again

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Jennifer O’Connor & Amy Bezunartea (I Feel Christmas)
Sweet Baboo (Don’t Be Alone This Christmas)
Boys Age (Monster’s Envy)
D.R.A.M. (#1HappyHoliday)
Chic Gamine (Noel)
Madeleine Peyroux (Noël D’espoir)
The Silhouettes (Under The Mistletoe)
The Limiñanas (Christmas)
The Blank Tapes (No Gifts This Xmas)
The Creams (Santa Says)
Frugal Father (Merry Mother)
Pure Bathing Culture (Good King Wenceslas)
Cassie Ramone (Run Run Rudolph)
Death Cab For Cutie (Christmas Baby Please Come Home)
Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff (Surviving Christmas)
Mr Little Jeans (Dear Santa)
Yo La Tengo (It’s Christmas Time)
The Sudden Deaths Of Stars (What Is Winter Good For?)
Andrew Bird (Auld Lang Syne)

Photo credit: 50s Mid Century Pink & Blue Deer. Vintage Christmas Card Greeting.

Give Me Another Chance

Steven TabbuttSaxsyndrum feat. Sea Oleena (Dance, Dance, Dance – Lykke Li)
Glass Animals (Gold Lime – Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Gold Lion” & Erykah Badu’s “The Healer”)
Jaakko Eino Kalevi (Everything Nice – Popcaan)
Fort Lean (Travellin – Jeremy Spencer Band)
Emily Reo (Dreams – Fleetwood Mac)
Sondre Lerche (Countdown – Beyoncé)
Noms (Army Dreamers – Kate Bush)
Smoke Fairies (If I Were A Carpenter – Tim Hardin)
Jack Ladder (So Far Away – Dire Straits)
Lyla Foy (Cornflake Girl – Tori Amos)
Ezra Furman (I Can Change – LCD Soundsystem)
Elsie (Heart Of Glass – Blondie)
Total Warr (Is This It – The Strokes)
Dirty Projectors (Hyperballad – Björk)
Geographer (I Know What I Know – Paul Simon)
Jared Mees & The Ground Children (With Me Tonight – The Beach Boys)
Drug Train (30th Century Man – Scott Walker)
Jock Scott (There’s A Hole In Daddy’s Arm – John Prine’s “Sam Stone”)

Photo credit: The Oracles, by Steven Tabbutt

Nature And Nurture

Eva ymetal IsisStatic Animal (Majorca)
She-Devils (Come)
The Goon Sax (Boyfriend)
Pete Astor (My Right Hand)
Bad Sounds (Avalanche)
Andy Shauf (Jenny Come Home)
Strawberry Whiplash (Time Takes You Away)
Fade Up Fade Out Bye Bye (O Papa)
Lucy Dacus (I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore)
Snøskred (Puzzle)
Young Husband (Waverley Street)
Bruising (Emo Friends)
Shunkan (Paleontologist)
Jessie Jones (Quicksilver Screen)
Teen (All About Us)
Moss Lime (I Always Get What I Want)
Flowers (Ego Loss)
Mothers (It Hurts Until It Doesn’t)

Photo credit: Isis, silver and gold piece by ymetal

 

Kiss And Make Up

Jun CenCaroline Polachek (The Boy Who I’ll See Again)
The Blue Jean Committee (Gentle And Soft)
Felicia Douglass (Might)
Tiger Waves (In Retrograde – feat. Jana Horn)
Steady Holiday (Your Version Of Me)
Tallows (Sprawl – feat. Samantha Crain)
Verydeadly (Wolves)
The High Llamas (Here Comes The Rattling Trees)
Dralms (Shook)
Seamus Fogarty (Ducks & Drakes)
The Burning Hell (What You Want)
Stroik (Lonely Feather)
Tim Calleja (Hold Up A Line)
Monk Parker (Sadly Yes)
Lenparrot (Amadeo’s Wife)
Vita Bergen (Schoolyard)
Khruangbin (White Gloves)
Richard Dick (You Know I Love You)

Photo credit: Illustration by Jun Cen – Wissen Greece Issue

Perceive Yourself

Shiori MatsumotoFrugal Father (Lucid)
Girl Friend (Arrive Alone Leave Alone)
The Phoenix Foundation (Give Up Your Dreams)
Anne-Marie (Boy)
Corsica Arts Club (Don’t You Drift On By)
Little Wolves (Cigarettes And Geminis)
Dev09 (You Made Me)
Roman Scott (Honey Don’t Go – feat. Kwame)
Jesse Davidson (Laika)
Briana Marela (Surrender)
The KickDrums (Home)
Wovoka Gentle (Seventh Day)
Harrison Brome (Midnight Island)
North Arm (Careless)
Huxlee (Teammate)
Stay Bless (Paradise)
London O’Connor (Nobody Hangs Out Anymore)

Photo credit: Invisible feeling, oil on canvas by Shiori Matsumoto

Not Merely Survive

Rebecca Leveille GuayFrankie Cosmos (Young)
Radiation City (Juicy)
Jane Weaver (Mission Desire)
Eleanor Friedberger (He Didn’t Mention His Mother)
Fern (It Comes Slow)
Lowly (Fire)
Doe Paoro (Hypotheticals)
Pale Honey (Youth)
Flint Eastwood (Find What You’re Looking For)
Nova Heart (We Are Golden)
The Drink (No Memory)
Laser (Leaving It Too Late)
Mr Little Jeans (Waking Up)
Mini Dresses (Are You Real)
Elvett (Home)

Photo credit: Rebecca Léveillé-Guay

 

Salt In The Wound

Nicholas Mottola JacobsenThe Goon Sax (Sometimes Accidentally)
Magic Potion (Booored)
Mooncreatures (Guilt Chills)
Hidden Charms (Dreaming Of Another Girl)
The Mantles (Doorframe)
Drinks (Laying Down Rock)
Ulrika Spacek (I Don’t Know)
Anthonie Tonnon (Railway Lines)
Zooz (I Can See The Sunshine)
Trudy (Behave)
Spires (Nothing More)
Finnmark! (Transpennine Express)
Triptides (Clementine)
The Honeydrips (Gamlestan)
Martha Ffion (No Applause)
Breakfast Muff (I Want To Want To)
Thousand (The Kill)
Frog Eyes (Joe With The Jam)

Photo credit: Nicholas Mottola Jacobsen

Your Answer Was Goodbye

I make a date for golf, and you can bet your life it rains.
I try to give a party, and the guy upstairs complains.
I guess I’ll go through life, just catching colds and missing trains.
Everything happens to me…

Donald ChristieBig Haunt (Under Your Skin)
Plastic Flowers (Now She’s Gone)
In Tall Buildings (Flare Gun)
Sondre Lerche (Bad Law)
The Rosebuds (In My Teeth)
Mirage (Do You Remember)
Gordi (Nothing’s As It Seems)
The Antlers (Hotel)
Montaigne (I Am Not An End)
J Fernández (Close Your Eyes)
Summer Camp (Beyond Clueless)
Holy Family (My Kayfabe Babe)
Tessera Skies (Droplet)
Alex K. Wisner (The Hunt)
Matt Kivel (Insignificance)
Tomas Barfod (True To You – feat. Gruff Rhys)
S. Carey (Crown The Pines)

Photo credit: Donald Christie for i-D magazine

Songs I Used To Sing For You

To my lovely son with all my heart

Denis DuboisOpal (Hear The Wind Blow)
The Shins (Those To Come)
Broadcast (Before We Begin)
The Ladybug Transistor (Song For The Ending Day)
The Sea And Cake (Jacking The Ball)
Blueboy (Sea Horses)
Sigmatropic (The Jasmine – feat. Steve Wynn)
Apostle Of Hustle (Baby, You’re In Luck)
The Radio Dept. (Your Father)
My Morning Jacket (Golden)
Holly Golightly (Walk A Mile)
Grandaddy (I’m On Standby)
M. Ward (Fuel For Fire)
Clem Snide (I’ll Be Your Mirror)
Sparklehorse (More Yellow Birds)
The Elected (Greetings In Braille)
The Handsome Family (The Sad Milkman)
Sufjan Stevens (Flint, For The Unemployed And Underpaid)
Arthur Russell (A Little Lost)
The Clientele (Losing Harringey)

Photo credit: Hypocampe by Denis Dubois

We Are All Poets

Natalie FossTobi Lou (New Bish)
Pell (Queso)
A. Chal (Round Whippin)
Okenyo (Just A Story)
Benny Sings (You And Me – feat. Goldlink)
Grizzly City Boys (Early 2000s)
S’natra (Feeling Good – feat. Synead)
Broderick Batts (Wavey)
Emaad (Motion City)
Kweku Collins (Kings)
JuJu Rogers (Dreams – feat. Oddisee)
Iris Gold (Goldmine)
Smino (Raw)
Noah Sims (She Gets The Best Of Us – feat. MC Tree)
Salomon Faye (Tell Your Friends)
Danny Winter (Too Cold – feat. Ibn Inglor)
Marcus (Cellular II – feat. Baro)
Mizan (7 Billion)

Photo credit: The Observer, illustration by Natalie Foss