Sigur Ros

The latest Sigur Ros album has really grown on me, especially this track and the first one. I guess they have another album coming out in a few months. But this one is fine by me.

Commencing Countdown, Engines On

One of my favorite Bowie songs, made into a video that would have blown my 80′s MTV-watchin’ mind away.

Pale Green Ghosts

Another streaming album I discovered yesterday by John Grant, and haven’t listened to more than once.  However, what I heard makes me want to listen to it more.  It’s got complexities and textures to the songs…I found myself being won over by songs I didn’t think I liked at first by the end of the […]

American Kid

I’ve included her on some of the Memorial Day albums in the past, but Patty Griffin has a new album out today.  I found a link to a streaming version of it, and wanted to share it with you all.  Her songs grow on me — she’s the best type of songwriter in that her […]

It’s Been a Long Time MT

MT can stand for Music Tuesday, too, you know…. The National is one band I keep coming back to, although I like High Violet, Boxer is the one on my steady-repeat list. They’re releasing a new album in May, but I managed to snag one of the tracks and thought I’d share. Demons I hope […]

This Doesn’t Wear Well, but First Time Viewing is Fun…

Video here. Sara showed me this.

Speaking of Kila…

I don’t know that all of you have any history with this band, though most of you received an Irish cd at some point with some of their music on it. Their latest album is a series of slower, more sombre tunes, but their musicianship still shines. I thought the video was kind of pretty […]

Another Recommendation in the Vein of Ned

I’ve been listening to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and think you guys might like the recommendation.  You can download some free tracks from their album here…including the song reinterpreted below. I found them thanks to video below, one of the most endearing YouTube videos I’ve seen in a long time….  Hope I’m not […]

Localities MT: Twin Cities

I thought I’d feature some music that I’ve discovered lately from each of our cities.  Peters may have to settle for Lawrence — I ‘m not sure if Lindsborg is churning out new music.  So I found this band called Now, Now (formerly Now, Now Every Children) and like their music quite a bit…catchy and […]

Pox on Our House Music Thursday

Clara is almost pox-free.  It’s so good we really don’t have to worry about the other poxes in our world too much anymore. 01 Damien Jurado & Richard Swift | If The Sun Stops Shinin’ (Chubby Checker) 02 Micah P. Hinson | Watchman Tell Us Of The Night 03 Sufjan Stevens | All Delighted People […]

Unfamiliar Music Thursday

I have to admit, I am unfamiliar with any of these artists previous to this week.  So I cannot attest to the longevity of the liking of these tracks — only that for a moment while working some melody within captured my short attention beyond the usual.  Enjoy? 01 Loveable Tulips | Fortune Favours The […]

Post Meridian MT

01 Belle And Sebastian | I Didn’t See It Coming 02 Interpol | Always Malaise (The Man I Am) 03 Klaxons | Echoes 04 Sad Day For Puppets | Sorrow Sorrow 05 She & Him | Brand New Shoes

Continuance Music Thursday

Here to serve. Enjoy the autumn. 01 Kyte | Designed for Damage 02 Air Formation | Distant Silhouettes 03 Unwinding Hours | The Final Hour 04 Frightened Rabbit | Living In Colour 05 Depreciation Guild | Blue Lily 06 Nina Nastasia | Outlaster

Scientists and Soldiers | MT

01 Sea of Bees | Skinnybones 02 Junip | Rope and Summit 03 Menomena | Dirty Cartoons 04 School of the Seven Bells | Windstorm Bonus link by clicking on the photo.

In Which J.E. is Safe from the Gunman, Music Thursday

01 Club Smith | Lament 02 Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore | Something, Somewhere, Sometime 03 My Morning Jacket | All the Best (John Prine) 04 Peter Broderick | Part 2