The Title

The TitleDenai Moore (Everything)
The Growlers (Humdrum Blues)
Adam Stafford (Ghostly Arms)
Blaenavon (Wunderkind)
Sivu (Better Man Than He)
Cosmo Sheldrake (The Fly)
Rainbow Chan (Fools Gold)
Fe (Giddy Up)
Papa (Young Rut)
Beaty Heart (Lekka Freakout)
Deafkid (Vigilante)
Phoria (Red)
Dead Times (Centuries)
Blood Cultures (Indian Summer)
Milosh (This Time)
Scenic (Hours On End)

Photo credit: “The Title” poster designed by Barfutura

Eggshells

EggshellsJunip (Walking Lightly)
Born Ruffians (With An Ax)
Parks, Squares and Alleys (Youth)
Autre Ne Veut (Counting)
MØ (Never Wanna Know)
Outfit (House On Fire)
The Features (This Disorder)
Haerts (All The Days)
Empty Pools (Small Talk)
The Dodos (Confidence)
Au Revoir Simone (Crazy)
The Stoop Kids (The Groove)
Young Fathers (I Heard)
Birthmark (Shake Hands)
Tiger Tsunami (Antarctica)
Maasai (Memories)
Ásgeir (King and Cross)
Andrew Belle (Pieces)
Carousel Beach (Phosphorescent Green)

 

Photo credit: Eggshells by Sheena Colleen

 

Step Inside This House

Step inside my house babe / I’ll sing for you a song / I’ll tell you ’bout where i’ve been / It shouldn’t take too long / I’ll show you all the things i own / My treasures you might say / Couldn’t be more’n ten dollars worth / But they brighten up my day…― Lyle Lovett

Rebekka SealeTift Merritt (Mixtape)
The Rockingbirds (Now I Do)
Justin Townes Earle (Down On The Lower East Side)
Samantha Crain (Scissor Tales)
Lay Low (The Reason Why My Heart’s In Misery)
Josh T. Pearson (Sorry With A Song)
Langhorne Slim (Yer Wrong)
Richmond Fontaine (The Mechanic’s Life)
Lisa Hannigan (Flowers)
Beachwood Sparks (Forget The Song)
Frontier Ruckus (Eyelashes)
Shannon Stephens (World In My Eyes)
The Be Good Tanyas (Scattered Leaves)
Kurt Wagner & Courtney Tidwell (She Came Around Last Night)
The Lone Bellow (Teach Me To Know)
Shakey Graves (Bully’s Lament)
Audra Mae (The River)
Paul Burch (Please Send For Me)
Townes Van Zandt (Snowin’ On Raton)

Photo credit: House portrait by Rebekka Seale

Connect The Dots

Kumi YamashitaValerie June (Workin’ Woman Blues)
Cheyenne Marie Mize (Wishing Well)
Molly Nilsson (The Power Ballad)
Wild Belle (Love Like This)
Múm (Toothwheels)
Mariam The Believer (The String Of Everything)
Soldier’s Heart (African Fire)
Nagaiire (Dirty Hercules)
Doprah (Whatever You Want)
Chinawoman (Kiss In Taksim Square)
Diana (Perpetual Surrender)
Tristen (No One’s Gonna Know)
Pillowfight/Dan the Automator & Emily Wells (Used To Think)
Wolf Alice (Bros)
Polly Scattergood (Other Too Endless)
Empress Of (Hat Trick)
Susanne Sundfør (White Foxes)
Darkness Falls (The Void)
Misun (Battlefields)

Photo credit: Constellation by Kumi Yamashita.

Tea For Two

ChagallThe Rosebuds (Get Up Get Out)
Dark Dark Dark (What I Needed)
Exitmusic (White Noise)
Lighting Dust (Never Again)
Bowerbirds (In Our Talons)
Tennis (Petition)
The Manticores (New Who)
The Submarines (1940/Amplive Remix)
Houses (Soak It Up)
Arcade Fire (Sprawl II ‘Mountains Beyond Mountains’)
Mates Of State (My Only Offer)
Peaking Lights (Amazing and Wonderful)
Dean & Britta (Sometime You Win)
Boarwalk (I’m To Blame)
The Weepies (Please Speak Well Of Me)
Josh Ritter and Dawn Landes (500 miles)
Avey Tare and Kría Brekkan (Sis Around The Sándmill ‘Reversed’)

Photo credit: The Betrothed and Eiffel Tower. Marc Chagall, 1938.

Cinematic

Le ballon rougeSteve Mason and Emiliana Torrini (I Go Out)
Emily Wells (Instrumental)
Maston (Strange Rituals)
Joe Meek (Magnetic Field)
Sigmatropic with Howe Gelb (White)
Jonathan Wilson (Desert Raven)
Grasscut (Sorel Point)
Ombre (Cara Falsa)
Biggi Hilmars (Future Prospect)
B. Fleischmann (Composure)
Juliana Barwick (The Magic Place)
William Tyler (Cadillac Desert)
Shannyn Sossamon (I Wish That – feat. Warpaint)
Dirty Three (Rising Below)
Renaud García-Fons (Romsarom)
Jamie Saft/John Zorn (Ariel)
Baby Dee (Calvary)

Photo credit: Le ballon rouge (1956)

Cover Me Up Again

Isabella RosselliniMiles Kane [A Girl Like You (Edwyn Collins)]
Norman Palm [Boys Don’t Cry (The Cure)]
Shakey Graves [I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
Laura Izibor [Don’t Believe A Word (Thin Lizzy)]
MeShell NdegeOcello [See Line Woman (Nina Simone)]
Banks [In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)]
Alice Jemima [No Diggity (Blackstreet)]
Kishi Bashi [A Sunday Smile (Beirut)]
Hayley Coupon [Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Tame Impala)]
Mason Jar Music & Friends [The Storm Is Passing Over (Charles Albert Tindley)]
Charles Bradley [Heart Of Gold (Neil Young)]
AlunaGeorge [I Wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book)]
Matt Corby [Lonely Boy (The Black Keys)]
Mikaela Davis [Casimir Pulaski Day (Sufjan Stevens]
Eola [And I Love Her (The Beatles)]
Clare Maguire [The Last Time I Saw Richard (Joni Mitchell)]

Photo credit: Isabella Rossellini as Alla Nazimova from the book Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin.

Exotica

Jim Flora2
Frenchy – Rainmaker
Les Baxter – Congo Train
Robert Drasnin – Voodoo
Quartetto Moderno – AstroGange
Martin Denny – Llama Serenade
David Carroll – Patricia
Pérez Prado – Tico Tico
Shawn Lee’s Incredible Tabla Band – Bongolia
Arthur Lyman – Taboo
Esquivel – Night And Day
Enoch Light – In A Persian Market
Dick Hyman – Cumana
Yma Sumac – Gopher
Lenny Dee – Sukiyaki
Walter Wanderley – Music To Watch Girls By
Felix Slatkin – I Get A Kick Out Of You
Sabu Martínez – Afro Temple
The Three Suns – Peg O’ My Heart
Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman – Moon Moods
Alan Hawkshaw – Beat Me Till I’m Blue

Photo credit: Illustration by Jim Flora

Fight Them Back

Gilles CaronSonny & The Sunsets (Green Blood)
Blouse (Shadow)
Cotillon (The Light)
Wye Oak (Holy Holy)
Carmen Villain (Lifeissin)
On An On (The Hunter)
Paula (Black Acura)
Nneka (Heartbeat)
XNY (Make Me)
Social Studies (Terracur)
Vacations (In The Marrow)
Dog Bite (You’re Not That Great)
Eleanor Friedberger (Stare At The Sun)
Service Bells (Metropolis)
Robert Pollard (Who’s Running My Ranch)
Bombino (Azamane Tiliade)
Big Harp (You Can’t Save ‘Em All)
Waxahatchee (Grass Stain)
Steve Mason (Fight Them Back)

Photo credit: Gilles Caron – Manifestation on Saint-Jacques Street, Paris, May 6, 1968. © Fondation Gilles Caron, courtesy Musée de l’Élysée Lausanne

Tour du monde

Plume Jules VerneJohn Wizards (Lusaka By Night)
Mexican Institute Of Sound (A Girl Like You)
Cheikh Lô (Il n’est jamais trop tard)
Tiken Jah Fakoly (Political War – feat. Asa)
Aizat Amdan (DwiHati – feat. Yuna)
Siba e a Fuloresta (Vale do Juca)
Tinariwen (Imidiwan Win Sahara)
The Jolly Boys (Emmanuel Road)
Electro Coco (Côco do Mundo)
Mauricio Pacheco (Chofer de Praca – feat. Puto Prata)
Blackmen Bluz (Tir Bousson)
Gnonnas Pedro (Yiri Yiri Boum)
Osibisa (Sunshine Day)
Fatoumata Diawara (Sowa)
Orchestra Baobab (Bikowa)
Hermas Zopoula (Alpha et Omega)
The Lijadu Sisters (Reincarnation)
Amadou & Mariam (Sabali)

Photo credit: Plume Jules Verne, Compagnie française de Boulogne sur Mer, attribué à Eugène Ogé, vers 1890.  © Les Arts Décoratifs