April 2020

119 / April 2020 / Andrew Bagge

  1. Lilacswaxahatchee
  2. Migration of SoulsM. Ward
  3. Things I doAndy Shauf
  4. Silver MoonChris Staples
  5. Drinking SongHaley Heynderickx
  6. One of These DaysBedouine
  7. Do Friends fall in LoveRachel and Vilray
  8. No QuitMichael Nau
  9. DevotionMargaret Glaspy
  10. FireWaxahatchee
  11. NobodyMac Demarco
  12. Clay PigeonsJohn Prine

Hello everyone!

So happy to be sending this to you all - hopefully it will provide a soundtrack to that new hobby you were thinking about getting in to because you now have all this time and 0 reason to not get it done. The internet assures you it is easy, just do it. 

Lets face it, things are wierd. I've caught myself listening to music and staring longingly out of the window lately. This mix is to encourage you to do the same.

What are the neighbors doing? In my case, they roll the garage door up and sit facing outwards and smoke pot. Lot's of it. So much in fact, I imagine they forget they are in a garage and imagine themselves on the well polished teak deck of a cruise liner. Bon voyage neighbors! 

I saw a coopers hawk dive down on an unsuspecting robin and devour it's innards. That was two weeks ago. Like I said, things are getting wierd.
 

I hope everyone is safe and staving off cabin fever - I always turn to music when times are turbulent. Take some extra time and listen to your old favs and new passions.

 

Best - AB

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  1. waxahatchee / Lilacs

    Great new album by Waxahatchee - it has been on heavy rotation. Fun fact - she is dating Kevin Morby - they have been doing live shows on Instagram from their house where they are sequestered.

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    Solo project of Katie Crutchfield of P.S. Eliot and Bad Banana. Waxahatchee is a solo project of songwriter Katie Crutchfield formed after the breakup of P.S. Eliot. She released her first music as Waxahatchee as a split cassette with Chris Clavin on Plan-It-X Records. Her bedroom-recorded debut album, American Weekend, was released on Don Giovanni Records in 2012. On June 11, 2012 "Be Good" was the song of the day on NPR as well as one of the best 50 songs of 2012. Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. M. Ward / Migration of Souls

    A new album from one of my favorite artists. If you are not familiar, I highly recommend the Transfiguration of Vincent and Post War. Both great albums, and this one is on that track. This is a good looking-out-of-the-window song.

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    Matthew Stephen Ward (b 4th October 1973, Newbury Park, California), known by his stage name M. Ward, is a U.S. singer-songwriter and guitarist who rose to prominence in the Portland, Oregon music scene. In addition to his solo work, he is known as a member of She & Him and Monsters of Folk. Ward was previously with the band Rodriguez, which included bassist Kyle Field (of Little Wings fame) and drummer Mike Funk. They recorded and released on cassette Box Plots and Cash Crops and then the album Swing Like a Metronome in 2000. Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. Andy Shauf / Things I do

    This is a great new album by Andy Shauf, his albums usually follow a character and story line throughout the album.

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    Andy Shauf is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Regina, Saskatchewan. He plays several instruments, including clarinet. Known for honest, self-reflective songs as well as captivating lyrical works of fiction and an intimate live show, Shauf is considered one of the most intriguing emerging songwriters around. His release, The Bearer of Bad News, explores themes of uncertainty, curiosity and spirituality. “I think spirituality is a part of life whether you are religious or not, even if you’re just superstitious. Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. Chris Staples / Silver Moon

    I'm so impressed by Chris Staples song writing style - it takes a lot of skill to pull off conversational lyrics paired with simple melodies and still pull the listener in.

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    Chris Staples is a singer and songwriter from Pensacola, Florida. He was the vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Twothirtyeight. He was one of the original members in 1995 and stayed with the band until April 2003, when it broke up because the members wanted to pursue individual ambitions. Staples independently recorded the acoustic albums Panama, and Burned and Blistered. In 2004, Staples released Blackest Hair, Bluest Eyes which was a compilation of both his earlier releases with two additional songs. Read more on Last.fm more...

  5. Haley Heynderickx / Drinking Song

    An excellent album - worth a listen, lots of other great songs.

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    Haley Heynderickx (born in Stockton, California, and raised in Forest Grove, Oregon) is an American singer-songwriter. Read more on Last.fm more...

  6. Bedouine / One of These Days

    I had the chance to see Bedouine at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke. Such an awesome performer and an excellent album to listen to while making one of the three meals I make at home per day.

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    Bedouine is LA-based Azniv Korkejian, a singer-songwriter in the Spacebomb stable whose self-titled debut album is coming this summer. Korkejian was born in Aleppo to Armenian parents and spent some of her childhood in Saudi Arabia before her family won a Green Card lottery and moved to the US. Yet despite her international roots, her poetic, plainspoken music will instantly strike you as Americana of a sort. Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. Rachel and Vilray / Do Friends fall in Love

    Rachel Price from Lake Street Dive made this album with Vilray. I really love the timelessness of the album as well as the vocal harmonies. It seems like they had an awesome time making this album - and it really comes through.

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  8. Michael Nau / No Quit

    Michael Nau is the front man from the band Cotton Jones. Love his voice. Most of his songs have a sort of playful mixture of genres and times.

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    Michael Nau is an American singer-songwriter behind such acts as Page France and The Broadway Hush. When not writing, recording and touring with those groups, he has unleashed a plethora of songs independently on the internet. Some of the names he has been associated with include Cotton Jones, Basket Ride, Apple Shaped Songs, The Apple Union, Egg Shaped Songs, Oh! Century. Read more on Last.fm more...

  9. Margaret Glaspy / Devotion

    As you can tell - I like a musician with distinct vocals. Really love this song.

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    Margaret Glaspy (born January 22, 1989, in Sacramento, California) is an American singer-songwriter based since 2010 in New York City. Glaspy boasts a diverse of musical background from competitive fiddle to marching band trombone and influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Elliott Smith. She focuses her talents in fiercely raw, guitar-driven pop songs. She cut her debut album at Sear Sound with Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Lucius, Har Mar Superstar) in New York City. Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. Waxahatchee / Fire

    Another great song from Waxahatchee's new album.

    More Info from Last.FM

    Solo project of Katie Crutchfield of P.S. Eliot and Bad Banana. Waxahatchee is a solo project of songwriter Katie Crutchfield formed after the breakup of P.S. Eliot. She released her first music as Waxahatchee as a split cassette with Chris Clavin on Plan-It-X Records. Her bedroom-recorded debut album, American Weekend, was released on Don Giovanni Records in 2012. On June 11, 2012 "Be Good" was the song of the day on NPR as well as one of the best 50 songs of 2012. Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. Mac Demarco / Nobody

    Mac Demarco is an old favorite - thought this would be a good song to end on.

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    Mac DeMarco is the antithesis to your stereotypical singer-songwriter. Disregarding the seriously somber moments, he replaces them with whimsical and youthful spontaneity, whilst retaining endearing and subtle commentaries. Promptly after leaving his Edmonton garage for Vancouver he embarked on a grand voyage of enlightenment and alcoholic debauchery. DeMarco’s a weird cat, cultivating an affinity for occult imagery, nudity and social satire. But Read more on Last.fm more...

  12. John Prine / Clay Pigeons

    RIP John Prine - so very sad to learn about this last night. His music will be on heavy rotation for a while.

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    John Prine (born October 10, 1946 in Maywood, Illinois) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter who has achieved widespread critical (and some commercial) success since the early 1970s. The son of William Prine and Verna Hamm, his grandfather had played guitar with Merle Travis and he started playing guitar himself at 14 years old. He was a postman for 5 years and spent a couple of years in the army before starting his musical career in the Chicago area. Read more on Last.fm more...

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