The Fortnightly Playlist, June 18th, 2017

It’s a little hard to even keep up with all the new music right now. Several of the albums featured this time I still haven’t listened to fully. This edition featuress new records from Ani DiFranco, Making Movies, Pickwick, Ride and Jeremy Ylvisaker, and new singles from Arcade Fire, ODESZA, Queens of the Stone Age and Bomba Estereo. I’m excited, and I think this is one of the best lists I’ve put together.

Listen Here!

One of the records that I’ve been looking forward to listening to in full is the Planetarium project that came out last week. The project features Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner (The National), American contemporary classical music composer and arranger Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, and Sufjan’s longtime drummer James McAlister. Everything I’ve heard so far is a beautiful blend between classical and modern.

A big discovery for me this week was Kansas City’s Latin/Rock quartet, Making Movies. Catchy Latin grooves, huge rock guitar riffs, high-energy, and a bold message make them one of the most attention-grabbing acts I’ve encountered this year. I highly recommend their new album, I Am Another You.



  1. Rostam – Gwan
  2. The Horrors – Machine
  3. Pickwick – In Time
  4. Son Little – Nice Dreams
  5. Own Light (What Hearts Are For)
  6. Ani Difranco – Zizzing (feat. Justin Vernon)
  7. James McAlister, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens – Venus
  8. Sims – Time Don’t Fear Me Back
  9. Macklemore – Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey)
  10. Lorde – The Louvre
  11. ODESZA – Corners of the Earth (feat. RY X)
  12. Arcade Fire – Creature Comfort
  13. Ride – Rocket Silver Symphony
  14. Queens of the Stone Age – The Way You Used To Do
  15. Algiers – Underside of Power
  16. Jeremy Ylvisaker – Goodbye (Steve Earle cover)
  17. Kelly McFarling – Records
  18. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Hope the High Road
  19. Kevin Morby – Crybaby
  20. Big Thief – Haley
  21. Making Movies – Brave Enough (feat. Hurray For the Riff Raff, Alaina Moore)
  22. Bomba Estereo – Duele
  23. Portugal, The Man – Number One (feat. Son Little, Richie Havens)
  24. Beth Ditto – Savoir Faire
  25. Prince – Father’s Song

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