an attempt to process current events through music.

It’s on everyone’s mind. It’s in front of our faces on every screen. I believe that over time music can help us see different perspectives. That it can be a window into parts of our culture that we don’t always see ourselves. I think there is context here that can help us understand how we came to be where we are. I think there’s something important here. Please take a little time to listen.

Listen here.

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https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6ktiRqeJDljwATyULrc80a?si=eTYlDlHYQK6TGzcSTnd7eg

The Fortnightly Playlist, May 24th, 2020

Back with a bit of everything. There’s a couple good collaborations in the mix this time around including this project by Haley Henderickx and Max Garcia Conover as well as new music from a project called Bronson (ODESZA and Golden Features). A bit of psychadelic bluegrass, some art rap, quiet ballads, and rowdy punk anthems hopefully compiled in a way that it isn’t too jarring. The usual, I guess.

Listen on spotify here.

I’ve been especially into the new Moses Sumney album and what has been released so far of the new Smokey Brights album. Also, really enjoying the new IDLES single (and the video with it), and the new Empress Of. Enjoy!

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Finn Andrews – Body of Light
The National – Never Tear Us Apart
Empress Of – Bit of Rain
Bronson – VAULTS
Ghostpoet – Nowhere to Hide Now
Little Simz – one life, might live
Yves Tumor – Gospel For A New Century
Residente – Antes Que el Mundo Se Acabe
Waxahatchee – Fire
Perfume Genius – Without You
Moses Sumney – Bless Me
Soccer Mommy – Circle the Drain
Eliza Shaddad – Pure Shores
Car Seat Headrest – Weightlifters
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
IDLES – Mr. Motivator
Mitski – Cop Car
Sibille Attar – Hurt Me
Damien Jurado – Fool Maria
Haley Henderickx, Max Garcia Conover – Slow Talkin’
Bow Thayer – It’s Time to Wake Up
Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto
Smokey Brights – Save Us Sarah
Moses Sumney – before you go

The Fortnightly Playlist, May 10th, 2020

Hello again. There’s some great music in this edition. Some that i see likely to be among my favorites for the year. Also, we’ve got a lot of music from around the world here, and I always enjoy discovering and sharing artists from outside my typical realm of experience. Everything here is a really good representation of what I’ve been listening to lately.

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Since his 2017 debut album, Aromanticism, there’s been a lot of excitement around Moses Sumney. I was admittedly slow to pick up on the album, and then found a lot of others listing it among their year-end favorites. When the EP Black in Deep Red was released in 2018, I knew I he was an artist to watch. Certainly no letdown here. Grae: Part 1 is an incredible album. Sumney is someone who thinks through all aspects of record. The writing, the visuals, the overarching themes, the music itself are all part of his impressive skillset. In fleshing it all out, he’s not afraid to bring in collaborators. This record credits over 40 collaborators. Not just musicians, but production and visual artists coming together on this masterpiece.

Alison Mosshart has established herself in the past couple decades as a fierce rock powerhouse with Discount, The Kills, and The Dead Weather. Now we have our first taste of her as a solo artist with this new single, “Rise”. It’s a slowburning, moody rocker full of swagger that builds perfectly. Looking forward to hearing more from Mosshart.

Other favorites of mine in this edition are Nicola Cruz, Richie Spice, Joensuu 1685, Chuck Prophet, and Throwing Muses.

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tracklist:
Half Waif – In August
Childish Gambino – 35.31
Polyrhythmics – Digital Cowboy
Richie Spice – Valley of Jehoshaphat (Red Hot)
Lila Ike – I Spy
Nicola Cruz – Levanta Muertos
Moses Sumney – Colouour
Superocean – When You’re Around
Death By Denim – Jump to Mars
HAIM – The Steps
Woods – Strange to Explain
Chuck Prophet – Marathon
Alison Mosshart – Rise
Throwing Muses – Dark Blue
EOB – Shangri-La
Smokey Brights – Dance Until We Die
Car Seat Headrest – Hollywood
Moses Sumney – Neither/Nor
DakhaBrakha – Sonnet
Joensuu 1685 – Hey My Friend (We’re Here Again)
Damien Jurado – The End of The Road