The Tie That Bind Us

According to an ancient myth, an invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.

Miren Asiain Lora

Death Vessel (Mercury Dime)
Crying Boys Cafe (The Road)
Laura Jean (Don’t Marry The One You Love)
Jenn Grant (If I Needed You – feat. Henry Wagons)
Angel Olsen (All Right Now)
Tom Brosseau (You Can’t Stop)
Foy Vance (She Burns)
Alex Bleeker And The Freaks (Leave On The Light)
Arborist (Twisted Arrow – feat. Kim Deal)
Kalle Mattson (A Love Song To The City)
Luluc (Without A Face)
Joni Fatora (Blueless Bird)
Oh So Quiet (Rain At Night)
Dylan LeBlanc (Cautionary Tale)
Benjamin (I’m Going To Choose To Love You)
Frazey Ford (Indian Ocean)

Photo credit: Abrazo by Miren Asiain Lora

I Carefully Burned The Past

She reminds me of me. Yesterday I burned all the letters of love and friendship I had left, I threw away all my old and useless contracts and tore some photographs of people I did not remember… I would be someone else.

Seiichi Hayashi

Hawaiin Boi (Varsity Cool)
Alex Burey (Inside World)
Liu Bei (Field – feat. Rachel Goswell)
Sonya Kitchell (Follow Me In)
Martin Mey (It Just Happens – feat. Paulette Wright)
Thom Byles (The Great Outdoors)
Miya Folick (I Think This Is The Dream Where I Met You)
Jerkcurb (Somerton Beach)
Howard (Falling)
Maybug (Out To Sea)
Husky (Mirror)
Briana Marela (Take Care Of Me)
Emilie & Ogden (The Thousand)
Tiny Ruins (Hurtling Through)
Be Brave Benjamin (He Only Loves You When You’re Sleeping)
Jenn Grant (Throw Your Arms Around Me)

Photo credit: Illustration by Seiichi Hayashi.

 

 

The Love Of The Giver

“A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.” — Thomas à Kempis, German theologian and writer, died on August 8, 1471.

Flore Gardner

Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow (Dolomite)
Nap Eyes (Mixer)
Amy Bezunartea (Wreckage)
Doe Paoro (Shadows – feat. Son Little)
Lyla Foy (Velvet)
Jaye Bartell (Tuesdays)
Divino Niño (Time)
Nico Yaryan (You Belong To Me)
Kashka (Salmon Arms)
Christopher Denny (Our Kind Of Love – feat. Erika Wennerstrom)
Dolce (Hand i Hand)
Island (Spotless Mind)
Iron & Wine (Everyone’s Summer Of ’95)
Tiny Ruins (Dream Wave)
Darren Hayman And The Long Parliament (The Laughing Tree)
Angel Olsen (May As Well)

Photo credit: Embroidered found photograph by Flore Gardner New York.

Lazy Days

Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer and roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Those days of soda and pretzels and beer…

Uinverso

Case/Lang/Veirs (Honey And Smoke)
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop (Every Songbird Says)
Steady Holiday (When I See Color)
Britta Phillips (Ingrid Superstar)
Slow Club (Ancient Rolling Sea)
Mutual Benefit (Lost Dreamers)
Jealous Of The Birds (Goji Berry Sunset)
Snowblink (How Now)
Andy Shauf (The Worst In You)
Persuasion (Leave Her Alone)
Thomas Cohen (Bloom Forever)
Laura J. Martin (My Landing Place)
Luka (Pauses Of The Night)
Haunt (Crave)
Har Mar Superstar (How Did I Get Through The Day?)
Cat’s Eyes (Drag)
Zefereli (Stupid Goodbye)

Photo credit: Menina com vaso, illustration by Uinverso

Pour Me Up Another

Dinara MirtalipovaNoemi (Katie Cruel / Karen Dalton)
Andrew Bird (Far From Any Road / The Handsome Family)
Sarah Belkner – feat. Martha Marlow (River Man / Nick Drake)
Gordi (Avant Gardener / Courtney Barnett)
The Familiar (Take Me To Church / Hozier)
Simian Ghost (Be My Wife / David Bowie)
DIV I DED (Kinky Love / Nancy Sinatra / Pale Saints)
Yuna (Thinkin Bout You / Frank Ocean)
Smoke Fairies (Smoke Softly Thru Snow / Captain Beefheart)
Black Lizard (Well, Allright / Buddy Holly)
Oliver Wilde (Waiting For Nothing / Sparklehorse)
Shunkan (Flesh Without Blood / Grimes)
Robyn Sherwell (Landslide / Fleetwood Mac)
C Duncan (Pearly Dewdrops’ Drops / Cocteau Twins)
Will Samson (Love Will Find You In The End / Daniel Johnston)
Kathryn Williams (Beautiful Cosmos / Ivor Cutler)
Feast – feat. Timber Timber (Don’t Give Up / Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush)

Photo credit: Mermaids, illustration by Dinara Mirtalipova

So Many Hours Of My Life

Caryn DrexlBalanescu Quartet (Aria)
Hauschka (La Dilettante)
Reza (Babel)
Haiku Salut (Los Elefantes)
Jun Miyake (Lilies In The Valley)
Negro (Paz y permanencia)
Tülpa (Für Elise – Tülpa Remix)
K. Leimer (Gisella)
Tommy Guerrero (The Lonely And The Only)
Rene Aubry (Lungomare)
G.T. Moore (Thanksgiving)
Woodbine & Ivy Band (Sleep On Sleeping On)
Dave McKeown (Long Live Nigun)
Asita Hamidi’s Bazaar (Mantra Lullaby)

Photo credit: Conjuring, self portrait by Caryn Drexl

Sorry I’m Late

Nyssa SharpCancioneira (PrimaVera)
Tiny Ruins (Straw Into Gold)
Hear Images (Hazy Plains)
Kristy Mcgee (Sandman)
George Cosby (Vacant Grace)
Whitney (No Woman)
Daniel Martin Moore (To Make It True)
Okay Kaya (I’m Stupid But I Love You)
I Have A Tribe (Medicine From Calgary)
Cross Record (Steady Waves)
Carter Tanton (Twentynine Palms – feat. Sharon Van Etten)
Simon Joyner (You Got Under My Skin)
Jenny Gillespie (Part Potawatomi)
Lion Bark (You And Me)
Growling Tongue (Are You For Real)
Aidan Knight (What Light Never Goes Dim)
Anna von Hausswolff (An Oath)

Photo credit: Girl with the yellow skirt, by Nyssa Sharp

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

Kiss And Make Up

Jun CenCaroline Polachek (The Boy Who I’ll See Again)
The Blue Jean Committee (Gentle And Soft)
Felicia Douglass (Might)
Tiger Waves (In Retrograde – feat. Jana Horn)
Steady Holiday (Your Version Of Me)
Tallows (Sprawl – feat. Samantha Crain)
Verydeadly (Wolves)
The High Llamas (Here Comes The Rattling Trees)
Dralms (Shook)
Seamus Fogarty (Ducks & Drakes)
The Burning Hell (What You Want)
Stroik (Lonely Feather)
Tim Calleja (Hold Up A Line)
Monk Parker (Sadly Yes)
Lenparrot (Amadeo’s Wife)
Vita Bergen (Schoolyard)
Khruangbin (White Gloves)
Richard Dick (You Know I Love You)

Photo credit: Illustration by Jun Cen – Wissen Greece Issue

Bridges Worth Burning

Bo BartlettThe Big Moon (The Road)
Old Mate (Atmospheric Pressure)
Heather Woods Broderick (Up In the Pine)
Appendixes (Persian Rugs)
Unloved (Guilty Of Love)
Death And Vanilla (Follow The Light)
Chris Staples (Cheap Shades)
Sharon Van Etten (Words)
Kevin Morby (Moonshiner)
Shelf Life (The Curse)
Alden Penner (Candy)
Helvetia (A Dot Running For The Dust)
Fever The Ghost (Peace Crimes)
Hayden (Nowhere We Cannot Go)
Paul de Jong (This Is Who I Am)
Amy Bezunartea (New Villain)
Leithauser Maroon (Proud Irene)

 

Photo credit: Signal, oil on linen painting by Bo Bartlett