Tag: Kurt Vile

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

More than 2,500 songs shared, some 200 LPs and EPs reviewed, thousands of photos from concerts and festivals, and dozens of premieres later, we’ve arrived at our annual tradition of sharing our favorite songs of the past 52 weeks – also known as The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. This year’s playlist is the biggest yet. The 2015 version had […]

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Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ (album review)

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ (album review)

When I think of laid-back guitar rock, it’s hard to beat Courtney Barnett’s Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit. Unless you’re talking about Kurt Vile’s Wakin’ On a Pretty Daze. Luckily, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have joined forces on Lotta Sea Lice, their first record together. The result is an album loaded with wonderful, quirky […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, September 27th

Melodic Tonic ’17, September 27th

The Melodic Tonic ’17, September 27th edition provides the perfect antidote to the mid-week blues – a.k.a. hump day. Most of the tunes will leave you in a relaxed state, and we’ve included the video to one song as it’s a must see. Happy Wednesday everyone.   Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – “Continental Breakfast” (Australia/USA) Lotta Sea Lice by […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.39

Weekend Showcase 2.39

As you gather friends and family this long weekend, put on The Weekend Showcase 2.39 and together discover great music by new artists. This week’s playlist features 54 songs. Thirteen countries are represented, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 36

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 36

Welcome to your mid-week serving of new music cocktails – a.k.a. Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 36! Today features five new songs from five different countries. Though their styles may vary (from indie rock and psych pop to sultry singer/songwriter and Scandinavian electro-pop), each artist gives you a reason to get lost in their music. Let’s get things started in the U.K. […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 2

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 2

We continue with Part 2 of 3 of our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 (read the first fifteen over here). Yesterday’s list was notable for the large number of new and emerging artists, many of whom released their debut albums this year. Today’s list of fifteen is the opposite – it consists of some of the best singer-songwriters of the […]

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Kurt Vile – “b’lieve i’m goin down”

Kurt Vile – “b’lieve i’m goin down”

For nearly fifteen years and after a countless number of albums as a solo artist and with The War on Drugs (which he founded in 2003 but then departed in 2008 to focus on his solo career), Kurt Vile has emerged as one of the great singer-songwriters of his generation. However, his unassuming and even shy demeanor has made him […]

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Mundo 35 – RevueFest – The Curation of Our Make-Believe Festival

Mundo 35 – RevueFest – The Curation of Our Make-Believe Festival

There have already been quite a few festival line up announcements for this year already, including Bonnaroo, Boston Calling, Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Hangout Festival, New Orleans Jazzfest, and Shaky Knees, and Sasquatch will be coming out in February. The almost complete list for SXSW is out as well, too. If we could curate our own festival, there would no likely not be any massive hype […]

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Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

For the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at the year that was in music for 2014. Now it’s time to look ahead to some of the albums that we are highly anticipating for 2015. Some of these are guesses (and educated ones at that), and ones we will be monitoring closely. Here’s the list in alphabetical order […]

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Mundo Musique: Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler

Mundo Musique: Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler

One of the most interesting records you’ll hear all year is  Slant of Light from the Philadelphia duo of Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler.  Lattimore is a harpist who has played with Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile, Jarvis Cocker, and Sharon Van Etten. Zeigler is a multi-instrumentalist who’s performed with The War On Drugs, and A Sunny Day in Glasgow.  Slant […]

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