Fear Reminds Us To Be Present

Manjit Thapp

Seekae (Turbine Blue)
Computer Magic (Dimensions)
The Radio Dept. (Swedish Guns)
Liyv (Feeling Like Me)
Bad Sea (Solid Air)
Laurel (Hurricane)
Ten Fe (Turn)
Elohim (Hallucinating)
Donna Missal (Slide)
FFX (Little Boy)
Hanne Mjøen (Perfect Noise)
Tender (Violence)
Lonely Benson (Moonstone)
Kingston (Sole Lovers)
Anteros (Ring Ring)
Leon Power (Open Up)
Jason Nolan (The Offing)

Photo credit: Illustration by Manjit Thapp

 

Fire On The Moon

And so it went, all night long. With the moon on fire. But not really. And it was not the moon … Happy week of Ferragosto!

 

Pallas Athene (What I Want)
Drug Train (1976)
Toothless (Innocence Is Bliss – feat. Marika Hackman)
Tennis (Ladies Don’t Play Guitar)
Alex Cameron (The Comeback)
Gypsy & The Cat (Give & Take)
Lonely Benson (Peculiar Paradise)
Jane’s Party (Old Friends)
Minden (Sheila)
Tula (Another Kind Of Red)
Dent May (Face Down In The Gutter Of Your Love)
Sophie Lowe X Twinkids (Mean)
Golden Suits (Gold Feeling)
Tender (Outside)
Ofelia K (Killing Me)
Sea Moya (Nothing Is Real)

Photo credit: The Olly and Dolly sisters, 1925. László Moholy-Nagy

Second Coming

This is about some musicians that I love and admire, who have been kind enough to record great songs in recent years. Thanks for that!

Eugenia Loli

The Time Lodgers (Here We Go Again)
The Chills (Warm Waveform)
The Apartments (Please Don’t Say Remember)
Jesse Winchester (All That We Have Is Now)
The Blow Monkeys (That’s Not Right)
The Orchids (Hey Sometimes)
Dean Wareham (The Dancer Disappears)
East River Pipe (How’s It Feel To Piss It All Away?)
The Feelies (Should Be Gone)
Pete Astor (Mr. Music)
Wreckless Eric (Several Shades Of Green)
The Moles (Beauty Queen Of Watts)
Close Lobsters (Under London Skies)
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights (Comin’ On)
The Hit Parade (Zennor Mermaid)
Bill Fay (War Machine)
Linda Perhacs (River Of God)

Photo credit: Raising Mountains, collage by Eugenia Loli

Fight That Battle

Dan ah KimH. Hawkline (Ghouls)
Sigmatropic (When Jesus Walked The Streets Of Athens)
Woods (Sun City Creeps)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (Get Some)
Aloha (Don’t Wanna Win)
The See See (The Rain & The Snow)
The Burning Hell (Men Without Hats)
Jennifer O’Connor (It’s A Lie)
The Arcs (Lake Superior)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (Astonished Man)
Gramma’s Boyfriend (I Live My Broken Dreams)
Growwing Pains (I Feel Something Let’s Do Nothing)
The School (All I Want From You Is Everything)
Flowers (Bitter Pill)
Blue House (Hot Air Balloons)
Thomas Cohen (Honeymoon)

Photo credit: Illustration by Dan-ah Kim

Holding On For Tomorrow

Willy PoganyHolly Golightly (Seven Wonders)
Basia Bulat (Fool)
Elvis Perkins (Hogus Pogus)
Islands (Back Into It)
Emily Wells (Don’t Use Me Up)
Monte Booker (Baby – feat. Ravyn Lenae)
The Como Mamas (Out Of Wilderness)
Abram Shook (Chelsea Walls)
Calvin Love (Automaton)
Yann Tiersen (A Midsummer Evening)
The Weather Machine (Peach)
Frankie Cosmos (Sinister)
Violent Femmes (Love Love Love Love Love)
Strawberry Whiplash (This Is All We Have)
Ultimate Painting (I’ve Got The Sanctioned Blues)
The Lemons (JJ’s House)
H. Hawkline (Everybody’s On The Line)
Laura Gibson (The Cause)
Father John Misty (Maybe, Sweet One, You Won’t Have Nightmares Tonight)

Photo credit: Illustration from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Willy Pogany (1882-1955). Published in 1942 by David McKay.

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

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

No Refuge From Memory

Raymond DepardonMates Of State (Beautiful Kids)
C-Duncan (Here To There)
In Tall Buildings (Unmistakable)
Redspencer (Ride It Out)
Eskimeaux (Broken Necks)
Winter (Someone Like You)
Kathryn Calder (Take A Little Time)
Small Talk (Brothers)
A Yawn Worth Yelling (Start Somewhere)
Husbands (Some Surf)
Street Joy (Grow A Garden)
Born Idiot (Peter Pan)
Ezra Furman (Lousy Connection)
Trudy (All My Love)
Mind Monogram (Through The Looking Glass)
Michael Stasis (Venus Of Soap)

Photo credit: Glasgow, 1980. Photograph by Raymond Depardon

The Years Go Fast And The Days Go So Slow

Delphine CaulyStarlight Girls (Flutterby)
Devon Williams (Revelations)
The Elected (Babyface)
Robyn Hitchcock (Be Still)
Dumbo Gets Mad (Plumy Tale)
Jessie Baylin (Little Trouble Girl)
The Very Most (Changing Me)
Woods (God’s Children)
Bubblegum Lemonade (You’re Still Beautiful When You’re Sad)
The Orchids (I Just Don’t Care)
Black Tambourine (Whats Your Game)
Fujiya & Miyagi (Knickerbocker)
Should (Just Not Today)
Fossil Collective (Guaratuba)
The Stalactite Singers Family Band (The Lights)
Archaster (I Love You More Than Summertime)
Sean Nicholas Savage (Dreamers Die Hard)
Dark Dark Dark (How It Went Down)

Photo credit: Diabolo Menthe, ink and gouache on paper by Delphine Cauly

Summer Vibe

SummerManou (Celebrate)
The Inbox (Cavalcade)
Cajsa Siik (Change Of Heart)
Myami (Soldier)
Mesa Luna (Church Garden)
Teen Daze (Morning World)
The KickDrums (Better)
Favored Nations (Always)
The Walking Who (My Future Wife)
Trails And Ways (Jacaranda)
No Vacation (Beach Summer)
Vigilantes (Elasticity)
Gengahr (She’s A Witch)
Mideau (Feet To The Sun)
Furns (Fortress)
The Lemon Queen (Magical)
Sui Zhen (Take It All Back)

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