Totally just upped my regional pride quotient.
A cherish this day!
Devendra Banhart’s Rejoicing In The Hands came out 10 years ago today.
Such a sucker for the voice of Hot Chip, especially when it’s combined with the funkiness of William Onyeabor.
Despite already being obsessed with this song, I’m still completely blown away that they can make it sound even better when they play it live. And I find her earnest dance moves very inspiring.
"Coffee" by Sylvan Esso played on WAMU’s Bandwidth. (Sylvan Esso is a side project of Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath and Megafaun’s Nick Sanborn, two groups I already like so much.)
Each and every lovable song from last week’s Hello Pretty City radio show.
Jonathan Richman: Vampire Girl
Avey Tare: Little Fang (On the air I said this song was by Sylvan Esso. But it’s not, it’s by Avey Tare. I never thought I’d like any Avey Tare song but I was waaaay wrong. This song totally gets stuck in my head each time I think of it.)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Simple and Sure
Lost In The Trees: Night Walking
Veronica Falls: Beachy Head
Tanlines: All Of Me
Vampire Weekend: Step
Frida Hyvonen: You Never Got Me Right
Tame Impala: Lucidity
Best Coast: Our Deal
Mr. Little Jeans: Good Mistake
Sabina: Mystery River
Life Without Buildings: 14 Days (The name of this band always thrills me. My daydreams go crazy imagining life without buildings. The album this song is on came out in 2001 get this, they’re re-releasing this album for next week’s Record Store Day.)
Avey Tare: Little Fang (I like this song so much I accidentally played it twice!)
Kelley Stoltz: Kim Chee Taco Man
9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)
Valerie June: Somebody To Love
Grizzly Bear: Cheerleader
Marissa Nadler: We Are Coming Back
Band Of Horses: Blue Beard
Washed Out: Don’t Give Up
Nobody & The Mystic Chords of Memory: The Seed
Twin Sister: Eastern Green
Nick Drake: All My Trials
Peggy Sue: How Heavy the Quiet that Grew Between Your Mouth and Mine
Frankie Rose And The Outs: Memo
Laura Veirs: Sun Is King
The Firs: Smoke Thin
Dan Auerbach: When The Night Comes
Taken By Trees: In Other Words
Fleet Foxes: Sim Sala Bim
Our Crossgates Mall in 1984. How I would love to shop at so many of those stores. I bet the music they played at Merry-Go-Round was awesome.
Who needs the actual weekend? This song satisfies any day.
An absolute triumph of reissues!
Perfect amount of rock for a Friday morning. (And so begins a new obsession with some guy I’ve never heard of, Jeremy Jay.
Holy goodness! Does Prince know everything?!
‘Sometimes It Snows In April’ by Prince is my new jam.
The sun in this song melts snow! More Françoise Hardy, please. (via claregrogan)
A new favorite love song.
New York City, 1966
Frank O’Hara, “Having a Coke with You.”
Using this song as a slow and steady start to a sunny Monday. (via WFMu)
Veronica Falls: Right Side Of My Brain
Shearwater: Animal Life
Patrick Watson: Strange Crooked Road
Shannon And The Clams: Sleep Talk
Slumber Party: Late Nite
The Magnetic Fields: Underwear
Mechanical Servants: Study Up! (Local 518 band from the early 80s! Wish I could time travel back to one of their shows. Great photos, songs, and more here.)
Pants Yell!: New #4
Vivian Girls: Dance (If You Wanna)
Kurt Vile: Snowflakes Are Dancing
Slow Dazzle: The Extent Of My Remarks
Foxygen: In the Darkness
Shimmering Stars: I’m Gonna Try
The Smittens: Jeans And Mittens (This is one of my favorite songs to play early in winter and I love that it still applies to these early days of spring.)
The Coathangers: My Baby
Rogue Wave: We Will Make A Song Destroy
Smog: I Feel Like The Mother Of The World
9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)
The Amazing: Dragon
Valerie June: The Hour
Revolver: You Drove Me Home
Neko Case: Night Still Comes (She’ll be at The Egg on May 7. Somedays I think I’ll go and other days I think, I loved seeing her there last time, maybe I’ll let that be the everlasting memory.)
Twin Sister: Luna’s Theme
Shannon Stephens: Catch The Morning Line
Ujang Suryana: Kang Mandor
Ravens & Chimes: January
The Staves: Pay Us No Mind
Peggy Sue: Boxes
The Parting Gifts: Born To Be Blue
Bahamas: Lost In The Light
Living Sisters: Jolene
Taken By Trees: Pacific Blue
We only write about two feelings: one is the first day of summer when you and all of your friends are standing on the edge of a cliff watching the sun set and being overcome with all of your hopes and dreams at once. The other is when you’re walking alone in the rain and realize you will be alone forever.The Drums (via 700seas) and this is probably why I love them so. And now I will listen to their Summertime.