The Fortnightly Playlist, June 4th, 2017

We get Dance-y, rootsy and rockin’ this time with new singles from Elton John & Jack White, Arcade Fire, and Portugal The Man, and new records from Dan Auerbach, Kevin Devine, Justin Townes Earle, and !!! (Chk Chk Chk).

Listen here!

There has been a certain amount of buzz around Dan Auerbach 2nd solo record (his first being 8 yrs ago). It is a definite shift from the gritty, rambling blues-rock of The Black Keys, and the similar sound he’s brought out in producing other artists. Waiting On a Song has a more acoustic, poppy, early rock’n’roll/rockabilly sound. What comes to mind very strongly for me is Buddy Holly.

I first became aware of Kevin Devine in 2010 when I heard How This All Ends by Bad Books (Devine & Manchester Orchestra). I stumbled upon the song without being previously aware of either Manchester Orchestra or Devine’s music, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I strongly recommend checking out his Devinyl series which he has done with various other artists; covering each other, singing duets, and writing songs together. Devine’s new record, Instigator, is excellent modern rock.

The new Portugal, The Man single, Feel It Still, never fails to make you want to dance. Justin Townes Earle offers an amazing range of Country, Blues, Jazz, Blugrass in his latest record, Kids in the Street. There’s plently to look forward to with new singles and upcomin albums from Arcade Fire and Ride. And, of course, who doesn’t enjoy to end with a little humor from Nada Surf?

Until next time,



  1. Elton John, Jack White – 2 Fingers of Whiskey
  2. Diet Cig – Tummy Ache
  3. !!! – Dancing is the Best Revenge
  4. Arcade Fire – Everything Now
  5. Land of Talk – This Time
  6. Jay Som – Remain
  7. Kevin Devine – No History
  8. Sharon Van Etten – The End of the World
  9. Washed Out – Get Lost
  10. Ride – All I Want
  11. Alt-J – Deadcrush
  12. Chvrches – Down Side Of Me (live)
  13. Paper Tiger – Always Meant
  14. Portugal, The Man – Feel It Still
  15. Dan Auerbach – Waiting On A Song
  16. Justin Townes Earle – What’s Goin’ Wrong
  17. Guy Davis, Fabrizio Poggi – Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train
  18. Kiran Leonard – Living With Your Ailments
  19. Speedy Ortiz – Young Liars
  20. Ride – Charm Assault
  21. Kevin Devine – Both Ways
  22. Nada Surf – Meow Meow Lullaby

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