Currently listening to(1991) by Jonathan Richman. Particularly “That Summer Feeling”, oof. Such a gentle song, and so brutal. Particularly this performance.
Currently listening to(1998). Had no idea about them, came across them via two cool cats on Twitter.
These vibes are the perfect thing right now. Also, will be taking photos of the Alessi Bros to the hairdresser when that’s an option again.
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The album’s not on Bandcamp, but “Seabird” is included in Late Night Tales: Metronomy.
Currently listening to(2014) by King Creosote.
Sam took me to the lovely Howard Assembly Room in Leeds to hear him perform this back in October 2014. Probably one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to.
I return to this album a lot. But have to say, “Miserable Strangers” really hurts right now. I miss everyone so, so much.
Currently listening to Black Prince Fury//Jet Black Raider (2013) by Anna Meredith. Manic, insistent symphonic electro-pop 👍
Jet Black Raider EP on Bandcamp | Black Prince Fury EP on Bandcamp | Apple Music | Spotify
Currently listening to My Finest Work Yet (2019) by Andrew Bird. “Bloodless” is particularly on the nose.
Well, the best lack all conviction
And the worst keep sharpening their claws
They’re peddling in their dark fictions
While what’s left of us
Well, we just hem and we haw
And it’s so damn slinky, catchy.
LP from Loma Vista Records | Apple Music | Spotify
Currently listening to the album Funkify Your Life (1995) by The Meters. Someone on Twitter recommended it, I wish I could remember who…
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Currently listening to the album Playing Piano for Dad (2016) by h hunt. Thanks to BL for the rec, by way of SB. It’s all about the piano, but I also like the occasional background talking, bits of humming, snaps, throat clearing, restarts, sighs, hearing the pedals. It’s an antidote to the franticness of the news cycle this October.
Currently listening toby Dan Deacon (listen on Bandcamp)
I listen to music while working but usually it’s something like Max Richter or Jon Hopkins, something without lyrics. I just can’t do lyrics and work on logic or systems, my brain gets mixed up.
This album is different, no problem working to it. And it’s so damn joyous, it’s the electro-pop mantra I need right now. See also the video for the first song from the album, “Become a Mountain”. And if you use Spotify, try setting up a Dan Deacon artist radio. Highly recommend it.
“Mystic Familiar” was released at the very end of January 2020, so at least one beautiful thing resulted from this unfathomably dark year. And my cousin getting engaged, and our dear friends telling us they’re having a baby. Continue connecting the dots between the good, feel lighter already.