I Contain Multitudes

“Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” ― Extract from Song of Myself – Leaves of Grass (1892-92) | The Walt Whitman Archive

Katty Huertas

Jenny O. (Be Here Now)
Jim James (Same Old Lie)
Parekh & Singh (Philosophize)
Yellow House (Better Views)
Kan Wakan (I Would)
Oldboy (Debaser)
Alex Izenberg (To Move On)
Bros (Tell Me)
The Seshen (Already Gone)
Trails And Ways (Intuition)
Bouquet (Ode To Dom)
Cairobi (Ghost)
M.I.L.K. (U And Me)
Giant Party (Where Have You Been?)
North Downs (Nothin’)

Photo credit: What are you seeing? self-portrait by Katty Huertas. Acrylic on canvas, 2015.

 

Stargazing

Summer bucket list: go stargazing! “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” ― Stephen Hawking

Itsuko Suzuki

Andy C Jenkins (Lazy Coast)
Ashley Shadow (Tired)
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight (The Lucky One)
De Montevert (It’s Alright I’m Probably Dreaming)
Julia Jacklin (Pool Party)
Psychic Ills (Another Change)
Gorgeous Bully (Beaucoup)
The Pooches (Heart Attack)
Girl Ray (I’ll Make This Fun)
Syvia (Anxious Animal)
Karenmeat (On The Couch)
The Good Sax (Up To Anything)
Kevin Morby (Dorothy)
Darren Hayman (I’ve Been A Bad Bad Boy)
Kane Strang (Full Moon, Hungry Sun)
Erin Tobey (Work It Out)
Overcoats (Nighttime Hunger)

Photo credit: Landscape collage by Itsuko Suzuki

Drops

Hinke SchreuderThe Bulls (Prudence)
Sales (Jamz)
Phoncurves (Heartstrings)
Terribly Yours (Barbara)
Leisure Suite (Feel)
Lovespeake (Tightrope)
Lastlings (Verona)
Arthur Wimble (Hearts)
Dråpe (Replica)
Private Island (Drugs)
Plaza (Again)
Lower Spectrum (Masquerade)
Alma Elste (Limitless)
Bebeheaven (Heaven)
Dorian Pimpernel (Power)
Albert Ryan (Runner)

Photo credit: embroidery work by Hinke Schreuder

Time Lapse

Mouni FeddagShining Bird (Rivermouth)
Joy Crookes (New Manhattan)
Kevin Morby (I Have Been To The Mountain)
Tiny Deaths (The Gardener)
Willis Earl Beal (Survive)
Yes (Beautiful Mess)
Anderson Paak (The Bird)
Clea (Dire Consequences)
Stello NYC (Pretty Thing)
Favela (Blinker)
Purple Pilgrims (Thru Evry Cell)
The Walters (I Love You So)
Lanterns On The Lake (Through The Cellar Door)
Twin Cabins (Painfully Obvious)
EinarIndra (Sometimes I’m Wrong)
The Bernard Lakes (The Motorway)
Mesita (Epilogue)

Photo credit: Cover for an issue of Epigram/e2, student magazine at the University of Bristol, by illustrator Mouni Feddag

Paradise Lost

Viviane SassenBritta Phillips (One Fine Summer Morning)
Michael Nau (Smooth Aisles)
Snøskred (Mirage)
The Haiduks (Diamond Drop)
The Limiñanas (Garden Of Love – feat. Peter Hook)
Gold Celeste (The Wonder Of Love)
Stranded Horse (Monde)
Mu (16 Years)
Adesuwa (Coach Class)
Okay Kaya (Keep On Pushin’)
Kadhja Bonet (This Love)
Johnny Jewel (Prayer To St. Therese – feat. Chloë Sevigny)
Masasolo (Really Thought She Loved Me)
Tellef Raabe (Flying On The Ground)
Frances Cone (Arizona)
Karl Blau (Fallin’ Rain)

Photo credit: Ivy (Parasomnia) by Viviane Sassen

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

Froth On The Daydream

Ana VenturaSpires (Parallel Lines)
Moses Gunn Collective (Hole In The Wall)
Sunbeam Sound Machine (Getting Young)
Screaming Peaches (Regina)
Akiine (Paranormal Activity)
New Pharaohs (Empire)
Sego (Towland)
Crepes (Size Of Your Town)
Oberhofer (Sun Halo)
Here We Go Magic (Dancing World)
Parks, Squares And Alleys (We’re Just Not Friends)
Saltwater Sun (Making Eyes)
Company Of Selves (Presidential Model)
Stephen Steinbrink (I Don’t Know How To Deal With It)
Jesse Davidson (Lagoon)
Hd Hausmann (Old Satellites)

Photo credit: Take Care, print by Ana Ventura

To Have, To Make, To Be

IcinoriTV Girl (She Smokes In Bed)
Mild High Club (Windowpane)
The Good Sports (Tell Me Why)
Alex Bleeker And The Freaks (Don’t Look Down)
Home School (Mellow Neighbour)
Fake Laught (Kinda Girl)
Martin Courtney (Vestiges)
Bahamas (Waves)
Peter Bibby (Hate My Boozin’)
Regla (Big Smoke)
The Madcaps (Moon Night)
Porches (Mood)
Anika (I Go To Sleep)
Mega Bog (Year Of Patience)
Stanley Brinks & Freschard (If You Have Time)
Oberhofer (Feeling Sad)
Hungry Cloud Darkening (Hold This Moment)

Photo credit: Cover for Hors Cadres magazine by Icinori

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