Start Here

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can

Jonathan Bree – You’re So Cool
Alex Cameron – Candy May
Giorgio Tuma – Foxes Don’t Lie
Retrospect – Moon Ride
Holy Miranda – Exquisite
The Legendary House Cats – Logic & Loss
Charlie Brand – Zen Whatever
Kevin Morby – Beautiful Strangers
Jim James – Here In Spirit
Luke Rathborne – Don’t Call Me Baby
Holy Sons – It’s My Feeling
Raoul Vignal – Bless You
Smoothposer – Summer
The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack – Do It For Nothing
Kan Wakan – No Line
Twelve’Len – In The Forest We Walk Through
Morningbell – Goodbye and Goodbye and Goodbye and Goodbye

Photo credit: Face by Lynn Scurfield

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

 

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

Guess The Thought

Antonella MontesGrace Acladna (London)
Maria Usbeck (Moai Y Yo)
Yumi Zouma (Keep It Close To Me)
Oscar (Good Things)
Arthur Wimble (I Love My Love)
Apothek (Family)
Mind Enterprises (Stamps)
Σtella (Works For You)
Radiation City (Milky White)
Love Ssega (Pray For Love)
Kinds (Hands Up)
Balancer (Clarity)
Pell (Pretty Things)
Cool Sounds (In Blue Skies)
Hunter As A Horse (Fallen Leaves)
Tarantina (I Am A Loner)
Saint Sister (Madrid)

Photo credit: Red arms by Antonella Montes a.k.a. Lantomo

Unheard Melodies Are Sweeter

Will BarnetChelsea Wolf (The Way We Used To)
Cults (Most Wanted)
Phèdre (Love Ablaze)
Crystal Stilts (Dark Eyes)
Hush! (There’s Something In The Stars Tonight)
Dean Wareham (Holding Pattern)
Tashaki Miyaki (Somethin’ Is Better Than Nothin’)
Sean Nicholas Savage (Chin Chin)
Girls Names (Pittura Infamante)
Suuns (2020)
Jesse Ruins (Dream Analysis)
Love Inks (Leather Glove)
Christine Owman (Familiar Act – feat. Mark Lanegan)
Lisa Papineau/Jun Miyake (The Here And After)
John Maus (Hey Moon – Molly Nilsson cover)
Alice Boman (Waiting)

Photo credit: Youth (1974) Color lithograph by Will Barnet (detail)

Keep Your Chin Up

Solve SundsboHugh (Almost Done, Almost There)
Freedom Fry (The Words)
Teleman (Dusseldorf)
Agua Roja (Joey)
Remi Miles (Under Light Symphonies)
Savoir Adore (Lovers Wake)
Living (Cerulean)
Palmas (I Want To Know Your Love)
Diane Coffee (Everyday)
Banana Peels (Ave – feat. Britt Tolliver)
Michael Christmas (Big Ass Smile)
The Derevolutions (Purple, Gold & White)
Brett (Street Cleaning)
Haarm (Foxglove)
Azure Blue (Tragedy & Changes)
Tessera Skies (Such Great Heights “Raindrops”)

Photo credit: Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Italy

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.

Covered In Gold

Natural CuriositiesChløë Black (Le temps de l’amour / Françoise Hardy)
Briana Marela (There Is A War / Leonard Cohen)
Stranded Horse (Transmission / Joy Division)
Kishi Bashi (This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads)
Wanda Jackson (In The Cold, Cold Night – feat. Shooter Jennings / The White Stripes)
Avid Dancer (Move On Up / Curtis Mayfield)
David Bazan (Read My Mind / The Killers)
Stars (Long Hot Summer / The Style Council)
How Sad (It Is What It Is / Blood Orange)
Brika (Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High / Arctic Monkeys)
Julia Holter (Gold Dust Woman / Fleetwood Mac)
De Montevert (Being Boring / Pet Shop Boys)
Birkwin Jersey (Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe / Kendrick Lamar)
Emily Wells (Philadelphia / Neil Young)
Lyla Foy (Something On Your Mind / Karen Dalton)
El Perro Del Mar (Breaking The Girl / Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Photo credit: Sunset Gray by Natural Curiosities

Perceive Yourself

Shiori MatsumotoFrugal Father (Lucid)
Girl Friend (Arrive Alone Leave Alone)
The Phoenix Foundation (Give Up Your Dreams)
Anne-Marie (Boy)
Corsica Arts Club (Don’t You Drift On By)
Little Wolves (Cigarettes And Geminis)
Dev09 (You Made Me)
Roman Scott (Honey Don’t Go – feat. Kwame)
Jesse Davidson (Laika)
Briana Marela (Surrender)
The KickDrums (Home)
Wovoka Gentle (Seventh Day)
Harrison Brome (Midnight Island)
North Arm (Careless)
Huxlee (Teammate)
Stay Bless (Paradise)
London O’Connor (Nobody Hangs Out Anymore)

Photo credit: Invisible feeling, oil on canvas by Shiori Matsumoto

The Greatest Secrets Are Always Hidden In The Most Unlikely Places

Kajsa KlaesenBabes (I’ve Got A Reason To Keep On Living)
Terribly Yours (Answered Prayers)
Mezko (Golden)
Air Waves (Horse Race – feat. Jana Hunter)
Gold Celeste (Open Your Eyes)
Level & Tyson (Tied Up)
Gabriella Cohen (I Don’t Feel So Alive)
Grass House (Unknown In The Scene)
M.I.L.K. (Everything You Know)
Le Printemps (Can’t Have You)
Gardens & Villa (Everybody)
Pearl Charles (I Ran So Far)
The Color Waves (Chirology)
Luke Reed (Across The Room)
Teenagre (Peace Out)
Good Try (Get Me)
Early Ghost (Now I Always Wonder If I Like It Here)

Photo credit: Beach Treasures, illustration poster by Kajsa Klaesén