Fun fact: Noah Stitleman (Neighbors) and I work at the same company – I had no idea he made music, much less that I would love it. Noah is a crazy talented dude as demonstrated in the above video for his new song, “Wild Enough”. Honestly, that guitar solo? Hilariously good. Really looking forward to the release of Failure, out March 4th.
Artists like Julie Byrne and Angel Olsen evoke comparisons to Sybille Baier, Vashti Bunyan and Joni Mitchell so often that it leads me to believe that all music is cyclical, and every expression will find it’s new vessel eventually. There’s a really beautiful inheritance that happens through folk music; a formula of meditative melodies primed for whatever truths it needs to carry at that moment in time. For Byrne, there is a focus on home – maybe born out of a displacement or constant travel, something I relate with deeply. I just discovered her new album, “Rooms With Walls and Windows” so maybe it’s is a premature post but if the rest of the album is anything like Prism, it’ll be carrying me through this winter’s end.
The visual interpretation of Soko’s Love Letter is a part of a collaborative art-inspired video series between Aaron Rose and MOCAtv. The song was inspired by Niki De Saint Phalle’s 1988 book, “My Love, Where Shall We Make Love?” Read more over at NOWNESS.
My buds in Saintseneca just released a new video for ‘Happy Alone’. Check it out!
Newness from Diane Cluck off her Mar 3rd release, Boneset. She sings like she means it.
I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to Quilt’s Held in Splendor since it came out a few days ago, but basically, it’s been on repeat at the office since I discovered them last week. Produced by Jarvis Taveniere of the band Woods, you can hear his influence among other more obvious psych-folk references. I love Anna’s voice, she reminds me of a mix between Cate le Bon and St. Vincent. The sounds spanning everything from sax to sitar (I think) gives this record a spirited/nostalgic vibe. I am digging everything about this record. Stream it in full over here and listen to Arctic Shark below.
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My good friends in Blessed Feathers did a live version of one of my favourite songs of theirs: “Hey All You Floridians” for WMSE and it is pretty magical.