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.


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.


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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


Koto BolofoLightning Dust (Loaded Gun)
Whilk and Misky (Darklands)
Arthur Beatrice (Carter)
Blue Hawaii (Sierra Lift)
Akua (One’s Company)
Alice & The Glass Lake (Paracosm)
Emily Reo (Peach)
Tideup (Beaches)
Henrik José (Focus The Light)
Starlight Girls (Wasteland)
Sailor & I (Tough Love)
Py (Polyethers)
Leon Else (Tomorrow Land)
Port St. Willow (Soft Light Rush)
Bdlnds (Sleeping Beauty)
Safia (Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues)
Project Maldonado (Seraphim)
Forest Swords (Thor’s Stone)

Photo credit: Koto Bolofo for Hermès

No pictures, please

Dior CoutureWheelchair Sports Camp (A Is For Anything)
Oh Land (My Boxer)
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins (Muthadear)
Lorine Chia (Saturday)
Chance The Rapper (Juice)
Lakutis (Death Shark)
King Fantastic (Bonfire Sessions)
Wafeek (Go Away)
Georgia Anne Muldrow (Kneecap Jelly – feat. Madlib)
Earl Sweatshirt (Chum)
Tha Grimm Teachaz (Melissa)
Why? (Jonathan’s Hope)
Quasimoto (Astronaut)
Yelawolf (Tennessee Love)
CharlieRED (Kansas)
Cassie (Do My Dance – feat. Too Short)
Serengeti as Kenny Dennis (Crush em)
Young Fathers (Mr. Martyr)
Chief Keef (Citgo)
Flying Lotus (Putty Boy Strut)
Vic Mensa (Orange Soda)
Benin City (Faithless)
E-40 (All My N*ggas – feat. Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q)
Killer Mike (Burn)
Nosaj Thing x Chance The Rapper (Paranoia)

Photo credit: Photograph by Ben Hassett for Christian Dior.

The Long Hot Summer

SomewhereShout Out Louds (14th Of July – Jens Lekman Remix)
Cayucas (East Coast Girl)
Elephant (Skyscraper)
Max Frost (Nice And Slow)
Akiine (Sunglassey)
When Saints Go Machine (Iodine)
Kisses (Air Conditioning)
Isle (Bayview)
Brainstorm (She Moves)
Work Drugs (Mavericks)
Jaymes Young (Hold You Down)
Postiljonen (We Raise Our Hearts)
Silver Firs (Motherland)
Wardell (Call It What You Want)
Big Deal (Dream Machines)
Alekesam (Summer Jams)
Firehorse (Good)
!!! (One Girl/One Boy)
Chilly Gonzales (Bongo Monologue)

Photo credit: Film stills of Elle Fanning in “Somewhere” by Sophia Coppola.

Some Velvet Summer Morning

Beth Yarnelle EdwardsOkkervil River (Your Past Life Is A Blast)
Darren Hanlon (Butterfly Bones)
Islands (In A Dream It Seemed Real)
Snowblink (Rut & Nuzzle)
Patrick Watson (Step Out For A While)
Jenn Grant (I’ve Got Your Fire)
Timber Timbre (Demon Host)
Dana Falconberry (Please Sparrow)
Lower Plenty (Nullarbor)
Josephine Foster (Child Of God)
Broderick & Broderick (Let Me Love You For Free)
Kathryn Calder (Turn A Light On)
Lay Low (By And By)
Heidi Spencer And The Rare Birds (Alibi)
Denison Witmer (Asa)
Alex Lukashevsky, Felicity Williams and Daniela Gesundheit (Too Late Blues)
Diane Cluck (Red August)

Photo credit: Dita and Nolwenn, France, 2003 by Beth Yarnelle Edwards at Robert Klein Gallery