Young Summer - Taken
I’m one heartbeat away
from missing you again
Wild Beasts - A Simple Beautiful Truth (Live on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic)
Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming make some beautiful harmonies on live radio. catch the entire session here and hear them perform more gorgeous tunes from “Present Tense” (easily one of the best albums of 2014).
S. Carey - Crown the Pines
S. Carey builds up the grandeur in “Crown the Pines”, quiet vocals and piano giving way and culminating in a majestic climax of strings. also be sure to check out his earlier single, the quietly devastating "Fire Scene". cannot wait for “Range of Light”.
Alex Winston - 101 Vultures (On the Mountain)
Alex Winston heads to the mountains to record this quaint and magical session for The Wild Honey Pie. it includes this (new?) one called “Houdini”.
Sharon Van Etten - Taking Chances
the internet really is bursting with all things new and shiny today. “Taking Chances” is a sultry, slow-burning number that sees SVE taking her trademark drawl through several delicious twists into dizzying heights.
Lykke Li - Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone
Go ahead, go ahead
Love me deep, until you can’t
Marika Hackman - Deep Green
it seems there’s no stopping Marika Hackman. barely months after releasing the “Sugar Blind” EP, she’s back with new material. “Deep Green” is taken from upcoming EP “Deaf Heat”. her voice takes on a more intriguing tone (with a mystical backing layer going on) and the lyrics are still as brutal.
Kyla La Grange - Cut Your Teeth (Mahogany Session)
this is still my fav song of 2014. here’s a stripped down, and no less beautiful, version.
AKW - Evergreen
but let the records show that I,
that I looked far and wide for you
Stream: The Mary Onettes - Portico EP
swirling dreamy, and just pure golden indie pop. favs: “Naive Dream”, “Everything Everything”
Stream: Lowell - I Killed Sara V.
dizzying heights of epicness.