Taking My Time

Give and take my own advice / Until my demise / And live out the rest of my days / Taking my time
An undisputable thing / An unavoidable thing / Please don’t make me explain… ― Jim Guthrie

Tanukichan – Bitter Medicine
Steady Holiday – Terror
Sequoyah Tiger – Hey Paul Anka
Alice Phoebe Lou – Red
Gothic Tropic – Cry Like A Man
Ofelia K – Bad Boys
Cat Clyde – Running Water
Molly Burch – Try
Lina Tullgren – Get Lost
Emmy The Great – Mahal Kita
Juanita Stein – I’ll Cry
Angie Hudson – Bird
Rodes Rollins – Wes Come Back
Marle Thompson – Surf Rising
Mavi Phoenix – Love Longtime
Emily Reo – Spell

Photo credit: Ikegami Yoriyuki

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

 

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

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

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.

Girls Waving Goodbye. 2015 Favorites

Kelsey HannahDe Montevert (Let’s Not Run Away Together)
Rozi Plain (Jogalong)
Ofelia K (Hawk Fly Tiger Run)
Yokota (Blindside)
Bas Jan (Sat Nav)
Pom Poms (Betty)
Lupa J (Dirty Skin)
Aimee deBeer (Oblivion)
Mothers (No Crying In Baseball)
Quigley (Lost Again)
CuckooLander (Everybody Has A Dark Side)
Farao (Warriors)
Belle Mare (Cicada)
New Pharaohs (This Changes Everything)
Mary Spender (Primrose)
Ava Luna (Steve Polyester)

Photo credit: Kelsey Hannah

Not Merely Survive

Rebecca Leveille GuayFrankie Cosmos (Young)
Radiation City (Juicy)
Jane Weaver (Mission Desire)
Eleanor Friedberger (He Didn’t Mention His Mother)
Fern (It Comes Slow)
Lowly (Fire)
Doe Paoro (Hypotheticals)
Pale Honey (Youth)
Flint Eastwood (Find What You’re Looking For)
Nova Heart (We Are Golden)
The Drink (No Memory)
Laser (Leaving It Too Late)
Mr Little Jeans (Waking Up)
Mini Dresses (Are You Real)
Elvett (Home)

Photo credit: Rebecca Léveillé-Guay

 

Quite Contrary

Houndstooth (No News From Home)
Two Sheds (I Am My Own)
Rozi Plain (Friend City)
Girlpool (Before The World Was Big)
Natalie McCool (Pins)
Vök (Waterfall)
Band Of Gold (But In the Movie Baby)
Summer Camp (Beyond Clueless)
Stealing Sheep (Greed)
Jack + Eliza (Diamonds)
Maria Minerva (The Beginning)
Jenny Hval (The Battle Is Over)
Salvadarlings (Another Phase)
Part-Time Friends (Home)
Wilsen (Garden)
Lyla Foy (Place Too Low)
Saba Lou (Until The End)

Photo credit: Illustration by Marie Assénat

You Are Missing Out

Mercedes HelnweinLola Marsh (You’re Mine)
Flo Morrissey (Pages Of Gold)
Sorcha Richardson (Petrol Station)
Aurora (Runaway)
Anima! (Breathe)
Dog In The Snow (Concrete Wall)
Nova Heart (Lackluster No.)
Lemon (You Know Too Much)
The Indien (The More You Try)
Robyn Sherwell (Tightropes)
Eleanor Dunlop (Disguise)
Spelles (Out Of The Canyon)
Overcoats (Smaller Than My Mother)
atOlla (Bloom)
Teenage Love (Deserted Places)

Photo credit: Shelby Smoking by Mercedes Helnwein