I love the new Billy Bragg album.
It’s from 1983 if you couldn’t tell by how it sounds. It’s a fitting end to a weekend that has been somewhat melancholic.
More Stina Nordenstam because it’s what the world needs.
Like a word that isn’t worthless
that you haven’t heard in lies yet
Almost a smile
Daughter’s album drops in the middle of March (for us Europeans anyway) and I have trouble waiting. I will get it on vinyl and then just sit there on the floor and just listen. The back to the bed or maybe the couch, a pot of tea next to me, and I’d just listen like music is supposed to be heard: with purpose and not as background noise used because we somehow can’t stand the silence.
Source: SoundCloud / ohDaughter
How about starting the new year with a Mekons’ tune?
I’ve posted it before but I can’t be arsed to reblog it. It’s way back and probably hard to find due to the lack of good organization and search tools. Nevermind that! Sometimes one need some early Thåström melancholia.
Bad Religion | Fuck You | True North 
New Bad Religion song! The fanboy in me can not be objective about this. (Okay, I can never be objective but still. There’s a point here.)
Things I’ve been listening on very heavy rotation this autumn has been pretty much Swedish. There’s been a lot — understatement — of Ossler since his music is by far the best in ages. (Thåström live comes close but…) The thing is, he sings in Swedish so that might not be your cup of tea. I’ll gladly post something by him later if you want though.
So the other thing I’ve had on repeat is First Aid Kit’s The Lion’s Roar. Which is this song. And it’s great too of course, in a completely different way. It too embodies aspects which I associate with autumn.
I love CALLmeKAT’s newest album. It’s filled with that melancholic happiness, you know? Music made for scarves and hats and knitted sweaters and colourful splotches in the dimmed afternoons.
Beth Orton! New album! I’m giddy.
Anna von Hausswolff fell in love with a church organ. This affects everything on the album Ceremony. The depth and the pathos in the music, fuck me. And there’s hand claps and guitars at times but the main focus are always Anna’s voice and that organ. Don’t know about you, but it hits me right in the guts. The dark atmosphere doesn’t hide anything, instead it reaches out and gives hope. Dark, haunting, and utterly beautiful music.
The further along today progressed, the worse it got. A social version of claustrophobia and there were no doors. Outside, people shuffled their feet to hurry past the cube that just seemed to be there as a road block. So instead I’ve given up to escape and just lie here and listen to William Elliott Whitmore.
(In my head, I’ve got this plot for a supernatural western and this song is the theme.)
Chelsea Light Moving - Burroughs.
What Thurston Moore does while Sonic Youth is on hold.
I’m a little bit in love with CALLmeKAT’s new album. It’s happy but not intrusively so.
Source: SoundCloud / pixiebooth
New track from Metric - Speed The Collapse
Emily invades my head even more. June 12th can’t get here fast enough!
And another new Metric song! I’m so excited for the new album you might as well imagine an over-ecstatic smileyface here.