To Unravel a Torment You Must Begin Somewhere

Mississippi River

Girlboss (Move That Bus)
Tops (Petals)
Kacey Johansing (Do You Want Me)
Madeline Kenney (Still Together)
Kraków Loves Adana (Youth Unbroken)
Molly Burch (Wrong For You)
Nilüfer Yanya (The Florist)
Cameron Avery (Dance With Me)
Woods (Love Is Love)
Gepsiz (Let The Chickens Jump Out)
Sondre Lerche (I Know Something That’s Gonna Brake Your Heart)
Girlpool (123)
Molly Nilson (About Somebody)
Foxygen (Follow The Leader)
Gabriella Cohen (Downtown)
Tambourines (Sunny Side)
Deep Throat Choir (Be OK)

Photo credit: Vintage map of the Mississippi river’s path over time, by Harold N. Fisk.

Title by Louise Bourgeois

 

The Art Of Forgetting

Laura Thompson

Jalen N’Gonda (Why I Try)
Durand Jones & The Indications (Smile)
Theo Lawrence & The Hearts (Heaven To Me)
Chicano Batman (Black Lipstick)
Jabs (All Good)
Jonti (Scrood – feat. Steve Lacy)
Kendra Morris (Twist & Burn)
Benjamin Booker (Witness)
Tanika Charles (Soul Run)
E (The Turning Point – feat. Ishtar)
Xiomara (You Don’t Know Jack)
Sophia Bastian (Blind Ambition)
Ephemerals (You’ll Never See Me Cry)
Smoove & Turrell (Fight On)
The Frightnrs (Nothing More To Say)
The Olympians (Sirens Of Jupiter)
Jeb Loy Nichols (Never Too Much)

Photo credit: Senseless by Laura Thompson

 

Wish You Were Her

Julie DoucetGirlpool (Cherry Picking)
Holly Golightly  (As You Go Down)
Frankie Cosmos (On The Lips)
Sarah Bethe Nelson (Fast Moving Clouds)
Le Super Homard (Maple Key)
Simon Love (The Meaning Of Love)
Porridge Radio (Eugh)
White Fence (Fragility)
Gloria (Beam Me Up)
Peggy Sue (Substitute)
Psychic Love (Ultralight)
StereoTotal (Je m’en fous)
Charlie Hilton (Funny Anyway)
Chris Cohen (In a Fable)
The Dig (Simple Love)
Working (Home To You)
Xylouris White (Forging)

Photo credit: Julie Doucet

Under The Covers

Joanna Skrzypczak

Theophilus London (Calypso Blues) // Nat King Cole
Spaceman (It’s Because I Love You) // The Master’s Apprentices
Devendra Banhart (Forget About Him) // Kath Bloom
Dancing Years (Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl) // Broken Social Scene
The Pirouettes (Comment Lui Dire) // France Gall
Kurt Vile & The Violators (The Guns Of Brixton) // The Clash
Warpaint (Ashes To Ashes) // David Bowie
Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan (Bastards Of Young) // The Replacements
Avid Dancer (Everybody Have Fun Tonight) // Wang Chung
Pinkunoizu (What Is Love?) // Haddaway
Belle & Sebastian (Crash) // The Primitives
Red Sleeping Beauty (After All) // The Cardigans
Dog Bite (Disorder) // Joy Division
Gengahr (I’m So Tired) // Fugazi
Fyfe (Through The Wire) // Kanye West

Photo credit: Joanna Skrzypczak

Mind-Wandering

Marina Muun

Luka (Why Don’t You Go To Her)
Julia Jacklin (Leadlight)
Father John Misty (Real Love Baby)
The Weather Station (Way It Is, Way It Could Be)
Sarah Bethe Nelson (Uneasy)
Cheshires (Wish Something Would Happen)
Marching Church (Lion’s Den)
Mount Saint Leonard (Blame Me)
Say Hi (Clicks & Bangs)
Fred Thomas (Bad Blood)
California Snow Story (Motorway)
Plastic Mermaids (Alaska)
Emily Jane White (Frozen Garden)
Cosmonauts (Party At Sunday)
Will Samson (The Dream That I Dream)
Drugdealer (Suddenly – feat. Weyes Blood)

Photo credit: Illustration by Marina Muun

I Will Buy The Flowers Myself

Paulina Ołowska

Rozi Plain (Marshes)
Faun Fables (Country House Waits)
Britta Phillips (Daydream)
My Favorite (Killed For Kicks)
Vanishing Twin (The Conservation Of Energy)
Yea-Ming And The Rumours (I Will Make You Mine)
Case/Lang/Veirs (Best Kept Secret)
Yumi Zouma (Barricade (Matter Of Fact))
Lyle Foy (Feather Tongue)
Kadhja Bonet (Nobody Other)
Maylee Todd (Poetry (Of Intuition))
Maria Usbeck (Uno De Tus Ojos)
Nilüfer Yanya (Small Crimes)
Beth Orton (Moon)
Emma Pollock (Alabaster)
Tortoise (Yonder Blue – feat. Georgia Hubley)

Photo credit: Alphabet by Paulina Ołowska, 2005

The Tie That Bind Us

According to an ancient myth, an invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.

Miren Asiain Lora

Death Vessel (Mercury Dime)
Crying Boys Cafe (The Road)
Laura Jean (Don’t Marry The One You Love)
Jenn Grant (If I Needed You – feat. Henry Wagons)
Angel Olsen (All Right Now)
Tom Brosseau (You Can’t Stop)
Foy Vance (She Burns)
Alex Bleeker And The Freaks (Leave On The Light)
Arborist (Twisted Arrow – feat. Kim Deal)
Kalle Mattson (A Love Song To The City)
Luluc (Without A Face)
Joni Fatora (Blueless Bird)
Oh So Quiet (Rain At Night)
Dylan LeBlanc (Cautionary Tale)
Benjamin (I’m Going To Choose To Love You)
Frazey Ford (Indian Ocean)

Photo credit: Abrazo by Miren Asiain Lora

Stay Focused

Monica Rohan

El Perro Del Mar (I Was A Boy)
The Townhouses (Talk – feat. Giorgio Tuma)
Tim Burgess (Hours/Ours – feat. Asia Argento)
Lyla Foy (Shoestring)
Woman’s Hour (Our Love Has No Rhythm)
Denitia And Sene (Breath Dream Scream)
Dick Diver (Water Damage)
Lovelier Other (Hidden Shelters)
Noun (Will You Come Back To Me)
Virginia Wing (Red Sails)
April March & Aquaserge (Des tics et des tocs)
The Explorers Club (Don’t Waste Her Time)
Elephant (Spies)
Mister Goodnight (You’re Too Cool)
Blue Hawaii (Try To Be)
Stroik (Desert Time)
Rachel Zeffire (Wintertime)
La Guerre (True Love Will Find You In The End)

Photo credit: Specky, oil on board by Monica Rohan

Raise Your Voice

Well raise your voice or your words, whatever, but make your opinion clearly known. Express and protect yourself…

Angela Davis

Sampa The Great (Blue Boss)
Connie Constance (Answer)
Mykki Blanco (High School Never Ends – feat. Woodkid)
Noname (Reality Check – feat. Eryn Allen Kane & Akenya)
Go Colony (Desperate – feat. Stash Marina)
Louis VI (Question Mark – feat. Denai Moore)
Leven Kali (Joy)
Kodie Shane (Drip On My Walk)
Clay (Wildthing/3’s A Crowd)
Rico Nasty/Tacobella (Hey Arnold)
Lulu Be. (Rude Things)
Opal (France)
Raury (Butterfly)
Sample Answer (Proud)
Ribongia (My Word – feat. HVNCOQ)
Sampa The Great (Blessings)

Photo credit: Cuban poster asking for the release of Angela Davis, by artist Felix Beltrán, 1970.

At My Own Pace

Gosia Herba

Pat Moon (Feel You)
Mane (Bitter)
Lafawndah (Town Crier)
Ider (King Ruby)
Sampa The Great (Queen Conscious)
Aaradhna (Welcome To The Jungle)
Sälen (Diseasey)
Joy Crookes (Sinatra)
Anna Straker (Late Night Swimming)
Tyne (Somebodies Something)
Jamila Woods (Heaven)
Ngaiire (I Can’t Hear God Anymore)
Woodes (Daggers & Knives)
Novaa (Skinny Dipping)
Nilüfer Yanya (Keep On Calling)
Laurel (San Francisco)
Charlotte Day Wilson (Work)
Kadhja Bonet (Honeycomb)

Photo credit: Illustration by Gosia Herba for Zwierciadło magazine.