I’m not writing much this time around, but there is plenty here to enjoy. There’s a lot that I’ve been enjoying in this collection of songs. The new songs from Torres, CHVRCHES, Darkside, and Saalt, and the new albums from Sons of Kemet, Kaidi Tatham, Mdou Moctar, and Racquel Jones. There’s also this new Gang of Four compilation featuring IDLES, The Dandy Warhols, and many others.
Spotify and WordPress have apparently decided they will not play well together this weekend, so I could not embed the playlist the way I normally do. I managed to get the link there, but that’s the best I could do this time.
Tracklist: Torres – Don’t Go Puttin Wishes In My Head Chvrches, Robert Smith – How Not To Drown Darkside – The Limit Saalt – Wonderful Amber Mark – Worth It Kaidi Tatham – DSXSWC Bomba Estereo – Se Acabo Sons of Kemet – Throughout The Madness, Stay Strong Mdou Moctar – Asdikte Akal Vel The Wonder, Rome Streetz, NugLife – Spittin’ Waves Racquel Jones – Sacrilege L’Orange, Namir Blade, Marlowe, Solemn Brigham – Pipe Dream Little Simz – Introvert IDLES, Gang of Four – Damaged Goods Flea, John Frusciante, The Silverlake Conservatory Youth Chorale, Gang of Four – Not Great Men Ayron Jones – Killing Season The Dandy Warhols, Gang of Four – What We All Want The Linda Lindas – Racist, Sexist Boy (Live at LA Public Library)
Okay… so May has brushed past quickly… I guess after the seemingly endless months during Covid havechanged the perspective a little. Lots of favorites in the list this edition. Some artists here that I’ve featured quite a lot over the last few years such as Dessa, L’Orange, Aesop Rock, Son Volt, and Making Movies. Also plenty of new artists as always.
Ayron Jones has been grinding along and building his career in the Pacific Northwest for some time now with a couple independent releases, and last year was signed to Big Machine records. I would describe Ayron Jones and his band as a Post-Hip-hop Grunge-Blues, but I’m not expert when it comes to accurately distilling an artist down to a few words like this. I’ll clarify this a bit. The Grunge and Blues should be clear within listening to a few songs, but “Post-Hip-hop” isn’t a term I’ve ever really heard thrown around. I think that a lot of current rock music right now has been influenced by the philosophy and the techniques of hip-hop, and I also think that this is a defining characteristic of rock music in our current era. This is, in part, why we see classic Hip-hop acts being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ayron Jones is an artist whose rock music clearly has a Hip-hop edge. Ayron himself has described his music as being influenced by Blues, Hip-hop, Grunge, Hard Rock, and Soul. I strongly recommend giving his new album, Child of the State, a listen.
At this point, I sort of wonder how L’Orange manages to absolutely kill every beat he makes. Now for the last few years there has been a L’Orange project in my top 10 at the end of the year. It seems this may again be the case. Imaginary Everything was released this week, and this time around L’Orange is paired with Nashville multi-instrumentalist/producer/MC, Namir Blade. I was unfamiliar with with Namir Blade before this album, and I’m enjoying his work here enough that I’ll have to take a look at his previous albums. One thing that I’ll note here about Blade is something that I think of with numerous rappers, and I think is something many hip-hop fans struggle with at some point; the use of the N-word. I don’t think it is my place, as a white man, to criticize any black person about this usage, but at the same time I would be lying to say it didn’t make me feel uncomfortable. At times, I think that is the point, and those are the instances where I actually think the word may be useful. Sometimes we should feel uncomfortable. In large part, I tend to agree with one of my favorite rappers, Akala, that there is just too much blood attatched to the word to use it casually. I tend to gravitate toward artists that keep it’s usage very sparing. I’m not familiar enough with Namir’s work really say whether his usage casual or conscious (and again, it should be said with emphasis that it isn’t my place as a white person to judge when a black person should or shouldn’t use the word), but I did feel that it was time to bring this up. There have been a fair number of songs that have included the word, and I know I’m not alone in finding this difficult territory.
Other particular favorites in this edition are Kaidi Tatham, Dessa, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (featuring Moses Sumney), and Tomo Nakayama.
Tracklist: MALIA – Lucid Dream Hiatus Kaiyote, Arthur Verocai – Get Sun Wu-Lu – Times Kaidi Tatham – Intergalactic Relations Tony Allen, Jeremiah Jae – Gang on Holiday (Em I Go We?) L’Orange, Namir Blade – Shotgun Aesop Rock – Jumping Coffin Busdriver – airliner_patio Ayron Jones – Boys From The Puget Sound Sleater-Kinney – Worry With You Modest Mouse – We Are Between Weyes Blood – Titanic Risen Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Moses Sumney – Soon It Will Be Fire Anjimile, Lomelda – 1978 (Reunion) Tomo Nakayama – On The Way Dessa – Talking Business Jose Gonzalez – Visions Robert Finley – Sharecropper’s Son Ayron Jones – Baptized in Muddy Waters Making Movies – La Marcha Son Volt – Reverie
I don’t think I had a lot of set expectations when I began making these playlists in early 2016, and not even when I began to write more for them and started this blog in late 2016. I certainly don’t think I expected that it would lead to the amount of jazz and afrobeat included on a regular basis, but I really love that it has happened that way. I always sort of wanted it to span genres, and it seems like these recent posts have done this more than ever before.
Anjimile is an artist that I haven’t been familiar with until recently. It’s interesting to begin with an artist on a project of remixes, but Anjimile’s latest release is orchestral remixes of songs from last year’s album Giver Taker. The arrangements are beautiful, and it motivated me to go back an give some attention to the original versions of these songs. In particular, this song “In Your Eyes” featuring Jay Som has really grabbed and held my attention.
This posthumous album from afrobeat legend, Tony Allen, has quickly become one of my favorites so far this year. The string of collaborators are so varied in their styles, and it helps highlight Allen’s versatility. The mix is excellent, and it keeps his genius drumming prominent. Tony is most famous for his work with Fela Kuti. The two were longtime collaborators, and they shaped West African music for decades (and by extension, heavily influenced hip hop and modern soul/funk around the world).
Other favorites in this edition are Faye Webster, Jose Gonzalez, Manchester Orchestra, and Jupiter & Okwess.
Tracklist: Lianne La Havas, Wu-Lu – Seven Times (Wu-Lu Remix) Faye Webster – Cheers Damien Jurado – Tom Hussy – I Tried Veps – Ecstasy Flying Lotus – Crust Str4ta – Rhythm In Your Mind Sons of Kemet – To Never Forget the Source Tony Allen, Lava La Rue – One Inna Million Little Simz, Cleo Sol – Woman Tobe Nwigwe, Lanell Grant – Caged Birds (SIO Version Alfa Mist, Kaya Thomas-Dyke – People Jose Gonzalez – El Invento Anjimile, Jay Som – In Your Eyes (Reflection) iLe – No Es Importante St Vincent – The Melting of the Sun Laura Mvula – Church Girl CIVIC – Radiant Eye Dinosaur Jr – I Expect It Always Iceage – High & Hurt Mad Foxes – Crystal Glass HEALTH, Nine Inch Nails – ISN’T EVERYONE Flock of Dimes – No Question Manchester Orchestra – Keel Timing CHVRCHES – He Said She Said Bomba Estereo – Profundo Tom Jones – I Won’t Crumble With You If You Fall Jupiter & Okwess – Bakunda Ulu The Black Keys – Going Down South Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi – Black As Crow Dropkick Murphys – Queen of Suffolk County
Here’s another two weeks of music, and it’s a good one. This one really has a lot of good collaborative projects. Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi have a 2nd album out together, Jay Som and Palehound are behind the project called “Bachelor”, Andrew Bird and Jimbo Mathus, Talib Kweli and Diamond D. I really enjoy seeing artists working together to create something new.
High on the list of “well, that was unexpected” is this new Tom Jones album. To be fair, I haven’t kept up with his music, and how it has developed. I know “It’s Not Unusual” and a few others. So hearing “Talking Reality Television Blues” on the radio, and thinking it was Nick Cave singing over a Radiohead sample seemed more likely than learning it was Tom Jones. That is still the standout song for me on Surrounded By Time, but the whole album has a sneaky, biting, humor somehow blended in with a charming sincerity that really won me over on it. Also, you can’t deny he’s taken good care of his voice over the years. Hard to believe that strong vocal belongs a man approaching 81 this year. “We stayed tuned in, and here we are. Reality killed by a reality star.”
A pair of hip hop greats have teamed up for the project known as Gotham. Talib Kweli and Diamond D’s full album is out now, and it is excellent. I’ve heard some say Kweli has a tendancy to be preachy in his rhymes. I see him as someone who takes very seriously the platform he has, and the platform the music industry has in general. This is a man who made his name responding clearly to hip-hop becoming shallow pop. He and Diamond D are top of their game together on this project. They’ve knocked it out of the park on this album, and it’s hard to pick a couple standout tracks. I really enjoyed “The Quiet One” which was one of singles released before the album, and since hearing the full record I’ve really enjoyed “In Due Time” and “Chillin While Black”.
I have been really enoying this new album from Jupiter & Okwess. The Congolese group, led by frontman Jupiter Bakondji, have branched out more on this record. While still firmly rooted in the sound of their home, they include guest artists from the Chile, Brazil, France, and multiple parts of the US. They meld their high-energy afrobeat with artists that compliment them in unexpected ways. I was especially pleased to see one of my favorite Chilean artists, Ana Tijoux, included on the album. Bakondji’s vocals are versatile, and the album really showcases his abilities. With 2018’s Kin Sonic, they stormed in with high-energy. Now with Na Kozonga, they’re not just maintaining their energy… they’re also showing off their ability to deliver songs with a range of moods.
Other favorites in this edition are Dinosaur Jr, Mdou Moctar, Miss Grit, and Fruit Bats.
Tracklist: Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi – Calling Me Home Ayron Jones – Free Dinosaur Jr – I Ain’t Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime Jupiter & Okwess, Ana Tijoux – You Sold Me a Dream Topaz Jones, Maxo, Phonte – Who? Gotham, Talib Kweli, Diamond D, Nire Alldai – In Due Time Elaquent – The Official Marlon Craft – Tell Me Today Miss Grit – Buy the Banter Flock of Dimes – Walking U.S.Girls, Buffetlibre – 4 American Dollars (Buffetlibre remix) Andrew Hung – Promises Tom Jones – No Hole In My Head Lord Huron – Long Lost Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi – Bully For You Andrew Bird, Jimbo Mathus – Encircle My Love Fruit Bats – Gullwing Doors Low Island – Don’t Let the Light In Bachelor, Jay Som, Palehound – Stay in the Car Magna Carda – Propaganda Gotham, Talib Kweli, Diamond D – Chillin While Black
Okay, so I had a hard time editing this down to under 2 hrs of music for this edition. That’s a reasonable playlist length, right? Some got pushed to next time because there’s a lot music coming out right now. I got into a lot of new latin music in the last few weeks, so there’s probably more latin music in this edition than I’ve ever included before. US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Chile, Spain, Nigeria, UK, and Australia all represented by the artists included here.
Kansas City band, Making Movies, has long been a favorite that I’ve shared here. Each of their full-length records has been featured here. Now theyve shared their cover of “Listening Wind” by Talking Heads, and I am absolutely loving it. They’ve got a new album on the way, so more to come!
I’m a huge fan of this new Flock of Dimes album, Head of Roses. “Price of Blue” certainly grabbed my attention before the album was released. Flock of Dimes is the solo outlet of Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak. She has also collaborated and toured with Bob Iver and Sylvan Esso. Some of these collaborators make appearances on the record including Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso and Matt McCaughan of Bon Iver. Where other projects Wasner has done are collaborative efforts, though, Flock of Dimes is her own artistic vision, and it showcases her strength as a songwriter. In this, her second full-length, the growth in songwriting is evident. This is among my favorites so far this year.
Other favorites in this edition are Tony Allen, Centavrvs, Xenia Rubinos, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Hiss Golden Messenger.
tracklist: Flock of Dimes – 2 Heads The Joy Formidable – Into the Blue Goat Girl – They Bite On You Tune-yards – Cannonball Field Music – No Pressure Jungle – Keep Moving Dub Collective – Shield & Spear Tony Allen, Sampa the Great, – Stumbling Down Making Movies, Calvin Arsenia, Jeremy Kittel – Listening Wind Buscabulla – Eva Dessa – Life on Land Helado Negro – Futurism Flock of Dimes – One More Hour Xenia Rubinos – Did My Best Clara Peya, Alba Flores, Ana Tijoux – Mujer Frontera Mello Music Group, Open Mike Eagle, Elaquent, Namir Blade – Symbol of Hope Phife Dawg, Redman, Busta Rhymes – Nutshell Pt II L’Orange, Namir Blade, Quelle Chris – Point to Point Mello Music Group, Oddisee – No Trouble Camila Moreno – Hice a Mi Amor Llorar Centavrvs, Cornelio Reyna Tercero – Me Cai De La Nube Marinah – Desalma Nano Stern, Simón González – Ya Es Tiempo Rodrigo y Gabriela – Street Fighter Mas Valerie June – Two Roads Waxahatchee – Light of a Clear Blue Morning Hiss Golden Messenger – Sanctuary Quivers – Radio Song Middle Kids – Today We’re The Greatest Tune-Yards – be not afraid.
I had a list of over 40 artists to work through for this edition. When it came time to start writing this post, I still had a lot of decisions to make. Some gets cut, some gets pushed to next time because it just doesn’t fit… and this is the list I’ve managed to build this time around.
No One Sing Like You Anymore, the new posthumous album of covers by Chris Cornell actually came out back in December, but the release was rather quiet, and at the time I was writing my year-end posts so it slipped by me. There is some really good material here, and some of it unheard before. Several of them had been performed live and were well-known. Chris had performed Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” a number of times, and had performed Harry Nilsson’s “Jump Into the Fire” at a Temple of the Dog reunion show as well. I’ve enjoyed this collection, and it really shows how broad Cornell’s listening and influences were (Something you probably already know if you’re at all familiar with his music over the years). No one sings like Chris anymore.
Marlon Craft has a new album out that I’ve not yet listened to, but he also has this new single that isn’t on the album and that song has really grabbed my attention this week. I was not really all that familiar with his music before, but “State of the Union” certainly made me want to be. So expect more from Marlon Craft because I’ll be giving his new album How We Intended a listen soon.
Describing bands and artists is something I sometimes find difficult, because genres don’t have clear boundaries. The Weather Station has fallen victim to this before by simply getting slapped with the labels “folk” and “singer-songwriter” as if that were enough to tell you what her music sounded like. The new album, Ignorance, has quite a big sound. It delves into jazz rhythms and definite pop beats, big string arrangements as well as more sparsely-arranged and intimate moments. The album feels versatile with the ease it moves from song to song, and Lindeman’s gentle voice ties it all together so well.
It’s a long list this edition, but it’s some really great stuff. Some other favorites of mine this time were Corvair, Arooj Aftab, David Huckfelt, Gotham, and Flyying Colours.
tracklist: Chvrches – Science/Visions Corvair – Sailor Down The Weather Station – Tried to Tell You BoomBaptist – Komfort Food Namir Blade, L’orange – Corner Store Scandal Tony Allen, Ben Okri, Skepta – Cosmosis Tune-Yards – make it right. St Vincent – Pay Your Way in Pain Chris Cornell – Get It While You Can Middle Kids – R U 4 Me? Sharon Van Etten, Big Red Machine – A Crime Wolf Alice – The Last Man on Earth Joe Pug – Crescent Bridge Valley Maker – Pine Trees Eliza Shaddad – Blossom David Huckfelt – Land of Room Enough and Time Enough Bow Thayer – This Thing Called God Arooj Aftab – Mohabbat Mdou Moctar – Tala Tannam Vic Mensa, Wyclef Jean, Chance the Rapper – SHELTER Marlon Craft – State of the Union Mello Music Group, L’Orange, Solemn Brigham, Marlowe Aesop Rock – Long Legged Larry Gotham, Talib Kweli, Diamond D, Busta Rhymes – The Quiet One Claud – Gold Flyying Colours – White Knuckles
Whew, it’s been a week. I didn’t write anything, but I do have a playlist here!
tracklist: Making Movies – Could You? Dessa – Bombs Away PRICE, Bas, Wyclef Jean – Selfish Django Django – Right the Wrongs Japanese Breakfast – Be Sweet Chaka Khan, Idina Menzel – I’m Every Woman Black Pumas, Lucius – Strangers Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open Damian Jurado – Helena Fruit Bats – On The Avalon Stairs Middle Kids – Stacking Chairs Flyying Colours – Goodtimes Dry Cleaning – Strong Feelings Gretchen Parlato – Sweet Love Madlib – The New Normal Valerie June – Stay Emilee, Maya Jane Coles – Rodeo (Maya Jane Coles Remix) Jehnny Beth, Rone – French Countryside (Rone Remix) Rick Holmstrom – Don’t Wake Me Nathaniel Rateliff – Redemption Painted Shrines, Woods – Heaven and Holy Neil Young – Like a Hurricane (Live)
Another big list again this edition as there is a lot of great new music coming right now. As has become typical of the Fortnightly, this one covers a lot of ground stylistically, and hopefully brings some things to the surface that weren’t previously familiar to you.
Rick Holmstrom has not released a solo album for about 9 years, but he’s released plenty as guitar player and band leader for Mavis Staples. His new album, See That Light, gives a look at what makes Rick such a great artist himself. Listening to Rick has a throwback sound, but with a freshness not found with just any seasoned and skilled picker. Holmstrom had recorded and toured with various bluesmen and bands before spending the last nearly 15 years as bandleader for Mavis Staples, and becoming a big part of her tightknit and straightforward blues-gospel sound. His tremolo-drenched guitar sound reaches back to influences that would have to include Mavis own father, Pop Staples (who was well-known for heavy use of tremolo).
One of the more unusual artists included this edition is Senyawa. Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi formed the experimental group in 2010 in Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java. while having a modern, avante-garde, experimental aesthetic, the group also include various traditional instruments and vocal techniques, and often has taken on the descriptor “neo-tribal” along side “metalcore”. Unafraid to mix modern with traditional as well as blending edgy with atmospheric. Alkisah is their 9th studio album.
Other favorites in this edition include Fruit Bats, Black Thought, Flock of Dimes, and hey… how about that Tom Jones tune?
tracklist: Rostam – These Kids We Knew Fruit Bats – Holy Rose Dinosaur Jr – I Ran Away Black Pistol Fire – Pick Your Poison When Rivers Meet – Walking On The Wire Rick Holmstrom – Take My Hand Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – From the Streets Black Thought, C.S. Armstrong, Angela Hunte – Welcome to America Slowthai – focus Valerie June – Why the Bright Stars Glow Anisa Romero – Sliver Julien Baker – Bloodshot Cassandra Jenkins – Michaelangelo Sun June – Singing Midnight Alleys – Broken Ties & Stolen Lines Wild Pink – Pacific City Bow Thayer – Ata Ni Flock of Dimes – Price of Blue Tom Jones – Talking Reality Television Blues The Hold Steady – The Prior Procedure Senyawa – Alkisah II Chihei Hatakeyama – Night Wind
There’s some new songs here that have me really excited. Those sort of songs that you can listen to over and over, and that you can really feel. New releases have really picked up quick, and here I am with the second list in a row that is a full hour and a half long. I took a look back this weekend as well. As of 2 weeks ago, I’ve been making these Fortnightly Playlists for 5 years. I didn’t start writing here until toward the end of the first year when I decided I wanted to write a little more for my year-end favorites in 2016, but the first Fortnightly Playlist appeared on January 31st, 2016. I don’t know if I expected to do it so long, but I’m still very much enjoying it.
I wanted to draw attention to Valerie June. This song, “You and I”, that opens the playlist this edition is one of my favorite songs right now. It hit me immediately when I heard it earlier this week, and I immediately wanted to hear it again. Valerie June has appeared here before with her 2017 album, The Order of Time, and I’m very excited for her upcoming release, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers. 4 years since her last full-length release, but June has clearly been busy as she has an upcoming book release as well.
My favorite instrumental release so far this year has to be Sitka Sun’s All The Way West. It’s not a long record. 6 tracks clocking in at just over half an hour, but it has really grabbed and held my attention. I sometimes find it hard to explain why a particular record does this, and especially so with an instrumental album. Sitka Sun brings us this well-constructed jazz album with a firm rhythmic structure, Central American flair, and a little psychedelic improvisation mixed in. When an instrumental record captures me this way, I’m sometimes struck by the ability music alone has to make you feel something.
Other favorites in this edition are Wild Pink, Anisa Romero (Sky Cries Mary), Femi Kuti, and We Are KING.
tracklist: Valerie June – You and I Bomba Estereo – Agua Hannah Jadagu – Think Too Much Middle Kids – Questions Julien Baker – Favor Wild Pink – The Shining but Tropical Dry Cleaning – Scratchcard Lanyard Foo Fighters – Cloudspotter The Lounge Society – Burn the Heather Ayron Jones – Mercy The Hold Steady – Spices Balmorhea, Lisa Morgenstern – The Myth Anisa Romero – Borrowed London Grammar – Lose Your Head Flock of Dimes – Two Echo of the Low Light – Afterlife Bicep – Sundial Yuno – Somebody Femi Kuti – As We Struggle Everyday Jay Gonzalez – Sunspot Adrianne Lenker – anything Saintseneca – All You’ve Got Is Everyone We Are KING – Space Oddity Sitka Sun – Long Shadow
Some early favorites for the year appearing here, and some of them are total surprises. There are some real gems here, and I had a lot to work with and even had to cut a few to keep this one a reasonable length. Just one month in and 2021 is delivering some great new albums, as well as promising many more in the works.
I’ve got to start with this new Tune-Yards single, “hold yourself.” This one was a surprise for me, and it’s connected with me, I think, more than anything they’ve ever released. So combine that with their now well-established reputation for boundary-pushing, genre-blending indie-pop, and this has gotten me pretty excited to hear more from them.
Last weekend, I spent a good chunk of time with the new Steve Earle album, J.T. It was back in August that we learned of the passing of Steve’s son, Justin Townes Earle. This new release is 10 covers of Justin’s songs, and closes with an incredible tribute song called “Last Words”. It’s worth noting that this might be Steve’s best song that he’s ever written. Every line hits right to the heart. Somehow, with this song Steve was able to communicate all the mess of emotions that he’d felt with Justin’s passing. It’s a heartbreaking song, but it’s also beautiful. At some point, play that song and listen to it without any other distraction. Listen to every word, and feel it.
I follow a lot of luthiers on Instagram. I love seeing the craftsmanship. Well, one of my favorite builders is Mule Resophonic Guitars, and I’ve found a few artists through them that have ended up on the Fortnightly. Most recently through Mule, I’ve found Larkin Poe. The duo are sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell and following a breakout album in 2020, they’ve now released a collection of covers. I don’t think you’ll find a better modern blues sound than what these two have developed over their now 6 album catalog. Gritty, mean-sounding riffs that make you scrunch your face up and say “oooh…” Their singing and their guitar-work together is just absolutely perfect. It’s got that bourbon-soaked, smokey bar, dusty road kind of soul.
Ity was tricky this edition fitting in what I wanted to, and some things have been pushed to next time or cut. There’s a lot of great new music out right now and coming soon. This list was pushing an hour and a half, and it took some last minute changes to make it fit together nicely. Besides what I’ve already mentioned here, some favorites are Sitka Sun, Crazy Arm, Arlo Parks, Goldmund, and this killer Run The Jewels remix with Mexican Institute of Sound.
tracklist: Sitka Sun – Dauntless Run the Jewels – Ooh La La (Mexican Institute of Sound remix) Kali Uchis, Buscabulla – la luz(Fin) Buscabulla Remix KAMAUU – MANGO Arlo Parks – Hope Tune-Yards – hold yourself. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Right Place, Right Time Breeze Brewin, Juggaknots, Marco Polo – King Oxymoron Madlib – Road of the Lonely Ones Goat Girl – Badibaba Jess Locke – Destroy Everything Bleach Lab – Old Ways Crazy Arm – Fear Up Larkin Poe – Fly Away Steve Earle – Last Words Dan Wriggins – Dent Holly Macve – Be My Friend Pearl Charles – Sweet Sunshine Wine Hand Habits – 4th of July Eddie Vedder – Future Days-acoustic at home John Fogerty – Weeping in the Promised Land Oux – Rise Goldmund – The One Who Stands By