Tag: Strand of Oaks

Weekend Showcase 3.07

Weekend Showcase 3.07

The Weekend Showcase 3.07 is starting to get out of hibernation as the weather starts to get warmer. Find 54 songs by artists representing 15 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past […]

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Strand of Oaks – “Hard Love”

Strand of Oaks – “Hard Love”

Timothy Showalter’s days of flying under the radar as one of the best songwriters in the world may be over with the release of Strand of Oaks’ latest record, Hard Love. The songwriter, currently out of Philadelphia but originally from Goshen, Indiana, has released some truly fantastic records, including 2015’s Heal. Always relatable and a true open book either in […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.02

Weekend Showcase 3.02

It’s been quite the week with an Inauguration that reverberated across the planet and the solidarity shown by tens of millions of people. It was also a tremendous week in new music, and the Weekend Showcase 3.02 edition offers some of those highlights. Find 51 songs featuring artists from 15 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, January 18

Melodic Tonic ’17, January 18

Today’s mid-week serving of new music cocktails features mostly downtempo, soothing tunes. With the exception of one high-octane scorcher, these songs provide some sonic relief to the craziness of the world. Feast your ears on new singles from artists in the USA, Australia, and Wales.   Maggie Rogers – “On + Off” (New York City, USA) RIYL: The XX, Austra The debut EP […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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Most Anticipated Shows of 2017

Most Anticipated Shows of 2017

With 2016 behind us, it’s time to look ahead, and we kick off our preview with our Most Anticipated Shows of 2017. The list below is a preliminary one, as new tours should be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s our list of tours and festivals that we cannot wait to arrive.   Elbow It has been […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47 edition is the third to last of the year, as we begin to prepare for the year-end lists and the holidays. Today’s mega-playlist, though, is fantastic. At times, it reaches an anthemic euphoria akin to a live show. On other occasions, it is blissful and mesmerizing. Fifty-three songs occupy the WS 2.47. They come from 12 countries, […]

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The Matinee December 2nd

The Matinee December 2nd

The Matinee December 2nd edition shakes, shimmers, and scintillates. Six songs are featured, five of whom are returnees and another one will most likely become a repeat alumnus. Happy weekend everyone! AMETHYSTS – “Stones” (Suffolk, England) RIYL: Elohim, Oh Wonder, Meadowlark We last shared AMETHYSTS back in July and we are still enamored by their talent of tight electronic production […]

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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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Carter Tanton – “Jettison the Valley”

Carter Tanton – “Jettison the Valley”

On March 4th, Carter Tanton released Jettison the Valley, what he considers his first solo record, despite releasing Freeclouds, in 2011, which he considers a “mixtape”. He also has a long history of recording music, beginning with his band Tulsa, with whom he recorded some great EPs before legal troubles ended the band. Tanton was also a member of Lower […]

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50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 2

50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 2

Yesterday, we shared 25 of our Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. Here’s the other 25. Some are merely speculative (and one would say wishful thinking), but many have been confirmed. The list also features some of the most influential and creative minds in music today. Others are making comebacks after a brief hiatus, which only heightens the anticipation. As always, […]

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From Any Distance, Small Feet Sounds Beautiful in Their Debut

From Any Distance, Small Feet Sounds Beautiful in Their Debut

Stockholm, Sweden’s Small Feet has begun their career with From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like the Ocean (Barsuk), the latest in a canon of albums recorded by solitary, elusive men in bedrooms, cabins, or other intimate spaces. It’s the delicious, engrossing “cabin myth” of Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago and Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska. It’s indie-folk-hero Tim Showalter recording the first Strand of Oaks album in […]

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Newport Folk Festival July 24th Guide

Newport Folk Festival July 24th Guide

It was just on Sunday that the Ottawa Bluesfest finished, but back on the road for another festival. This will mark the 4th consecutive year that my wife and I will attend the Newport Folk Festival. No offence to the many festivals we have attended, but NFF is by far our favorite. It’s an extremely intimate festival, where roughly 10,000 […]

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Governors Ball Mundo Special: Five Can’t Miss Artists

Governors Ball Mundo Special: Five Can’t Miss Artists

This weekend marks the fifth Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City.  Last year’s festival was one of the best lineups, and best run festivals we had the pleasure to attend.  Last year featured amazing sets from Jack White, TV on the Radio, Interpol, Diarrhea Planet, and many others.  This year, the lineup is even better, featuring a wide […]

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Mundo 5: Remembering Jason Molina

Mundo 5: Remembering Jason Molina

Monday will mark two years since Jason Molina‘s passing. Maybe you have heard of him. Maybe you haven’t. In all likelihood, you may have known Molina by his projects, namely Songs: Ohia that later was renamed Magnolia Electric Co. His legacy extend beyond his songs, as he was a “songwriter’s songwriter” – an individual who was able to paint exquisite […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Spoon, Springtime Carnivore, St. Vincent, Steve Gunn, and Strand of Oaks

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Spoon, Springtime Carnivore, St. Vincent, Steve Gunn, and Strand of Oaks

Numbers 36 to 40 are up next and all five once again fall under the letter “S”. The previous albums can be found in the following posts: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, and 31-35.   SPOON, “THEY WANT MY SOUL” It is hard to believe that Spoon has been releasing truly outstanding music for over 20 years. What is not […]

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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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Mundo Musique: Strand of Oaks’ Resounding “Heal”

Mundo Musique: Strand of Oaks’ Resounding “Heal”

Even with the advanced press about Timothy Showalter’s  – a.k.a. Strand of Oaks – fourth full-length album, Heal, that listed J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. as a guest musician and images posted on Facebook that showed Showalter rocking hard, it was still a surprise, and a pleasant one, to hear an album inspired by 70s, 80s, and 90s rock. On his […]

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Weekend Stream (June 20): Strand of Oaks, Phox, Phish, and Donovan Blanc

Weekend Stream (June 20): Strand of Oaks, Phox, Phish, and Donovan Blanc

Your weekly weekend stream for June 20th to 22nd includes some great new albums from emerging acts and arguably the most influential jam band of the past 20 years. Strand of Oaks will release Heal on Tuesday. Check it out on NPR and CBC Music. One of the buzziest buzz bands right now is Phox, whose folk-pop is captivating. NPR […]

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Mundo Musique: New Video from Strand of Oaks, “Shut In”

Mundo Musique: New Video from Strand of Oaks, “Shut In”

The new album from Strand of Oaks, the project of Philadelphia’s Tim Showalter, will be released in a couple of weeks. As we anxiously await for HEAL‘s official release on June 24, Showalter has shared some singles from the new album, including this splendid melodic rock song, “Shut In”.  Don Henley couldn’t have written a smoother, dreamier number than this.

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