Sylvan Esso is Amelia Meath of Mountain Man (who I think I saw with the Decemberists on The King is Dead tour?) and Nick Sanborn of Megafaun, a band I love dearly.
I guessed that Mountain Man were part of the Jagjaguwar family, descended from DeYarmond Edison, but a little Googling debunked that theory. Turns out Nick’s a Polyvinyl alum. Huh!
Anyhoo, I don’t know how these guys came together, but I like it.
The new Beck album is even better than I expected. Full stream, now on NPR.
If you haven’t listened to this album, give it a spin. (Sorry these tracks aren’t on Soundcloud.)
"…most of us live in our own hometown, with a bit of sex, a bit of drink, a bit of drugs, a bit of fun amidst the boredom and the drudgery, and what we’re all looking for is something to believe in.
And right now, the leading male exponent of believability is Eric Church.”
"The Moon Song" from "Her" Performed by Karen O, Spike Jonze and KK Barrett
This put a big smile on my face this morning.
Band of Horses acoustic TONIGHT! The new Acoustic at the Ryman album is pretty great. One of my long time favorite bands.
St. Vincent’s lastest, “Prince Johnny.”
Huge fan of these guys.
Pattern is Movement - River
Oh, my sweet lord. Melting. My dear friends are at it again. Just day dreaming right now of a dual-action show with Andrew Thiboldeaux (everything that is not drums) and Chris Ward (drums) playing a with full steam. Oh, wait. It’s gonna happen.
Really love this James Vincent McMorrow album. Check out “Red Dust” from Post Tropical.
Saintseneca’s sophomore album is out on ANTI- in April. Love their brand of foot stomping folk.
It’s well documented that I love this song, and I’ll say for the record that I love Miley Cyrus.
Miley Cyrus - Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Miley would be a good candidate for a Rick Rubin produced album.
New track from Mark Kozelek’s forthcoming album. The title cites his friendship with Ben Gibbard, which he hilariously and heartbreakingly references in this song.
Great review of Benji on Grantland.
I like this despite the cringey lyrics and obvious Cat Stevens rip.