Very late on this, but hey! Lots of things to get through already if you can believe it. Some big, established indie names on here (Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter), but also some real cool weirdos like Original Past Life and Sarah Louise. The records from Kiran Leonard and Pablo’s Eye are technically reissues/comps, but if anything you should use this mention of them to listen to their previous material. Mad good! I’m knee deep in February music and it’s shaping up to be a doozy. Looking forward to sharing it all with you.
Angelo de Augustine – Tomb [Asthmatic Kitty]
A flower on your favorite pastoral hill dances gently in a light, summer breeze as you sigh in the big city.
DAWN – new breed [Local Action]
The flashiest and most fabulous bird of paradise mating dance known to the nature world.
Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? [4AD]
A wandering medieval minstrel gets lost in a dense forest, then put through various trials by a rogue devil set in the year 2019.
Kiran Leonard – Adolescence of Prog [self-released]
On a cloudy day, dry pine needles and compacted, dirty snow are collected in the corners of a garage door opening.
Original Past Life – Inference/Interference [Tone List]
A math rock band gets lost over a bridge cloaked in Silent Hill fog.
Pablo’s Eye – Dark Matter [STROOM]
A botanical garden full of flowers made of black lace and piano strings.
Sarah Louise – Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars [Thrill Jockey]
A video where it zooms out from atoms and bacteria to the outer reaches of the galaxy.
Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow [Jagjaguwar]
From the smoke and flames comes a smoldering, righteous hero.
Steve Gunn – The Unseen In Between [Matador]
A cowboy emerges from the Earth at the crack of dawn to ramble about, then lays himself down in a patch of reeds and mud to bury himself again at sunset.
Two People – First Body [Liberation / Terrible]
The feeling of falling water naturally tracing the outline of your body.
GR8 SONGS OF JANUARY ::
Listen to all of these songs + more on my SPOTIFY PLAYLIST!
- Brutus – “War”
- Buke & Gase – “Grips”
- DAWN – “sauce”
- Deerhunter – “What Happens To People?”
- FACS – “In Time”
- Hand Habits – “placeholder”
- Hand Habits – “can’t calm down”
- Injury Reserve – “Jawbreaker (feat. Rico Nasty & Pro Teens)”
- James Blake – “I’ll Come Too”
- Jayda G & Alexa Dash – “Leave Room 2 Breathe”
- Maria Somerville – “All My People”
- Molly Sarlé – “Human”
- Powder – “New Tribe”
- Sarah Louise – “Rime”
- Sharon Van Etten – “Hands”
- Sharon Van Etten – “Seventeen”
- Sneaks – “Cinnamon”
- Stella Donnelly – “Old Man”
- Steve Gunn – “Vagabond”
- Tallies – “Midnight”
- Toro Y Moi – “Who Am I?”
- Two People – “I’m Tied, To You”
- Weyes Blood – “Andromeda”