Covered In Gold

Natural CuriositiesChløë Black (Le temps de l’amour / Françoise Hardy)
Briana Marela (There Is A War / Leonard Cohen)
Stranded Horse (Transmission / Joy Division)
Kishi Bashi (This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads)
Wanda Jackson (In The Cold, Cold Night – feat. Shooter Jennings / The White Stripes)
Avid Dancer (Move On Up / Curtis Mayfield)
David Bazan (Read My Mind / The Killers)
Stars (Long Hot Summer / The Style Council)
How Sad (It Is What It Is / Blood Orange)
Brika (Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High / Arctic Monkeys)
Julia Holter (Gold Dust Woman / Fleetwood Mac)
De Montevert (Being Boring / Pet Shop Boys)
Birkwin Jersey (Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe / Kendrick Lamar)
Emily Wells (Philadelphia / Neil Young)
Lyla Foy (Something On Your Mind / Karen Dalton)
El Perro Del Mar (Breaking The Girl / Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Photo credit: Sunset Gray by Natural Curiosities

Our Foolish Deeds

Kris KnightElliott Power (Once Smitten)
Jelani Blackman (Submarine)
Kamau (BooDha)
Santigold (Chasing Shadows)
Sofi Tukker (Matadora)
Poliça (Wedding)
Aaron Taylor (Lesson Learnt)
Charlotte Day Wilson (After All)
Eeves (Feathers)
Jerry Folk (To My Soul)
Wildcat! Wildcat! (Straight To The Top)
Dan San (Dream)
Jorja Smith (Blue Lights)
Boy & Bear (Limit Of Love)
Kwamie Liv (Perfect Grace)
Rich Jones (Devotion)
Chet Faker (In-Between)

Photo credit: Ivory, oil on canvas by Kris Knight. Secrets Are The Things We Grow

We Were Happy Then

Deger BakirTV Girl (If You Want It)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads (Dance Little Rude Boy)
Tristesse Contemporanie (Woodwork)
Rodrigo Leão (Lonely Carousel – feat. Beth Gibbons)
Shout Out Louds (Blue Ice)
Chinawoman (To Be With Others)
The Space Lady (Synthesize Me)
Helado Negro (Dance Ghost)
Jeans Wilder (Sparkler)
Horrid Red (I’m Terribly Hurt)
The Memories (Knock On That Door)
Fimber Bravo (The Way We Live Today – feat. Alexis Taylor)
Alessi’s Ark (The Rain)
Angel Olsen (The Waiting)
Reputante (Safe n’ Sound)
The Spinto Band (Shake It Off), On An On (Ghost)

Photo credit: Collage by Deger Bakir

Back In Time

LOfficiel 1969Margo Guryan (California Shake)
Lee Hazlewood (I Just Learned To Run – unreleased studio outtake)
Lee Hazlewood (I Just Learned To Run)
Dave Helling (The Bells)
Tim Maia (Nobody Can Live Forever)
José Feliciano (If I Really Bug You)
Wilson Simonal (Nem Vem Que Nao Tem)
Alton Ellis (What Does It Take To Win Your Love)
Bob & Gene (I Can Be Cool)
The Jaynetts (Keep It To Yourself – Take 1)
Shirley Ann Lee (There’s A Light)
Young Holt Unlimited (Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy)
The Notations (A New Day)
Dr. Feelgood (Roxette)
Rod McKuen (Ellen, Ellen Did You Hear)
Fern Jones (Didn’t It Rain)
Jesse Winchester (Sassy)
Joe Cruz & The Cruzettes (Love Song)
Wendy Rene (After Laughter Comes Tears)
Amiri Baraka (Who Will Survive America)
Karen Dalton (In My Own Dream)
Alex Chilton (You Can Bet Your Heart On Me)

Photo credit: Editorial work from L’Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode, 1969

 

Science Of Dreams

Yoko TanjiDumbo Gets Mad (Younivers)
Husky Rescue (Far From The Storm)
Giorgio Tuma (Trough Your Hands Love Can Shine – feat. Laetitia Sadier)
Tops (Anything)
Youth Lagoon (Rotten Human)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow (Hey, You’re Mine)
William Alexander (Giant Fade)
Benny Sings (One Of This Hearts)
Petite League (Two Flags)
Tom Low (Phone)
Plastic Mermaids (Painted Lady)
Chris Wilson (Here She Comes)
Globelamp (Washington Moon)
Cloud (Patience Through The Storm)
JJ (Paranoid)
Mined (Bags)
Forced Random (Go Get It)

Photo credit: Illustration by Yoko Tanji

A Shiny New Year Ahead

2016 New Releases

Yrjo EdelmannIslandis (Home)
Hunk (Never Had A Dream)
Emmy The Great (Dance w Me)
Charlie Hilton (100 Million)
Pete Astor (Really Something)
Damien Jurado (Exit 353)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (Nobody Dies)
Fraser A. Gorman (Skyscraper Skyline Blues)
Nico Yaryan (Just Tell Me)
Pillar Point (Part Time Love)
Dear Tracks (All The Outs Are Free)
TW Walsh (Young Rebels)
Fat White Family (Whitest Boy On The Beach)
La Sera (High Notes)
Cian Nugent (Lost Your Way)
Matt Kivel (Jamie’s)
Your Friend (Heathering)

Photo credit: Magnetic Field Energy, oil painting on canvas by Yrjö Edelmann

Girls Waving Goodbye. 2015 Favorites

Kelsey HannahDe Montevert (Let’s Not Run Away Together)
Rozi Plain (Jogalong)
Ofelia K (Hawk Fly Tiger Run)
Yokota (Blindside)
Bas Jan (Sat Nav)
Pom Poms (Betty)
Lupa J (Dirty Skin)
Aimee deBeer (Oblivion)
Mothers (No Crying In Baseball)
Quigley (Lost Again)
CuckooLander (Everybody Has A Dark Side)
Farao (Warriors)
Belle Mare (Cicada)
New Pharaohs (This Changes Everything)
Mary Spender (Primrose)
Ava Luna (Steve Polyester)

Photo credit: Kelsey Hannah

It’s That Time Of Year Again

Christmas2015NASA Apollo 8: Merry Christmas
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