Tag: First Aid Kit

Weekend Showcase 3.09

Weekend Showcase 3.09

The Weekend Showcase 3.09 edition is our longest playlist of ever – not including our year-end Mega, Mega Playlist of course. This week, we have 55 excellent songs for your listening pleasure. The scary thing is that we could have easily shared another 50 songs. This is further evidence regarding how much the indie music scene is flourishing, and just […]

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Saturday Sampler March 11th

Saturday Sampler March 11th

The Saturday Sampler March 11th edition features voices from around the globe (including Canada, England, Netherlands, Sweden, and the US), but with a twist. Since the world celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this week, our focus today is on strong women musicians. Seven of the artists on this playlist include talented female vocalists, because women deserve recognition every day of the year, not […]

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WTF?!? Post-election playlist

WTF?!? Post-election playlist

As the world breathes a collective sigh in the wake of the U.S. elections, we turn to music to help us process our spectrum of emotions. Whether you’re in the heartland of America, a bustling European capitol, or on a tranquil beach in New Zealand, you probably share the world’s “WTF?!?” feelings of surprise, dismay, or relief. This playlist features […]

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Newport Folk Festival July 26th Guide

Newport Folk Festival July 26th Guide

The first two days of the Newport Folk Festival have been wonderful. It’s the most memorable NFF that I’ve attended. Roger Waters supported by My Morning Jacket, G.E. Smith, and Lucius plus appearances by Amy Helm and Sara Watkins made for a special Day 1. Yesterday’s surprises weren’t as dramatic, although to see Gillian Welsh join The Decemberists along with […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser

We start day three of ten of our 50 Favourite Albums of 2014, heading towards letters “D” through “H”. Here are Days One and Two. Now on to the list.   DREAM BOAT, “THE ROSE EXPLODES” There are bands that attempt to create albums that are hypnotic and dreamy, but few succeed like Dream Boat. The Athens, Georgia duo of […]

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Mundo15: Our 15 Favourite Albums of the Second Quarter

Mundo15: Our 15 Favourite Albums of the Second Quarter

In early April, we listed our favourite fifteen albums of the first quarter, and we thought we had a chore in choosing among some great LPs. Fast forward to the present day, and we find an even more daunting task in front of us, as the quality of albums from April 1 to the last week of June has been extraordinary. […]

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Weekend Stream (June 6): New Music from Mary Gauthier, First Aid Kit, Craft Spells, The Fresh & Onlys, and Julien Mineau

Weekend Stream (June 6): New Music from Mary Gauthier, First Aid Kit, Craft Spells, The Fresh & Onlys, and Julien Mineau

If you’re lazying around on the weekend and excited to hear new albums before their official release dates next week, here are some you might wish to check out. The great Americana, folk, blues singer-songwriter, Mary Gauthier, is releasing her 10th studio album, Trouble & Love. You can listen to it on CBC Music and NPR. First Aid Kit, the […]

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Mundo Musique: First Aid Kit’s ‘Stay Gold’

Mundo Musique: First Aid Kit’s ‘Stay Gold’

First Aid Kit, the pair of sisters from Sweden, Johanna and Klara Söderberg released their second album, the stunning The Lion’s Roar in 2012 which was received quite well by critics and music fans alike, and was a pretty bug hit. They’re back this year with Stay Gold, which will be released tomorrow, June 6 in Europe, and next week in […]

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