Northern Lights

106 / March 2019 / Noah Kuhn

  1. Night WanderSteve Gunn
  2. Feathered IndiansTyler Childers
  3. Fur Coat BluesJamestown Revival
  4. MirrorIDER
  5. Back PocketVulfpeck
  6. Bicyclefilous (feat. klei)
  7. Only YouYoke Lore
  8. After The StormKali Uchis (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins)
  9. New Birth in New EnglandPhosphorescent
  10. Good ThingMichael Nau
  11. Give Yourself a TryThe 1975
  12. Goodie BagStill Woozy
  13. Drume NegritaRy Cooder & Manuel Galban
  14. Secret of LifeLord Huron
  15. MotorcycleColter Wall
  16. ParadeNIGHT FLIGHT

Painting: Sam McKinniss

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  1. Steve Gunn / Night Wander

    Love the echoing loping vibe of this track. He played in Kurt Vile's backing band. Love these guitar tones, great riffs in here.

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    Steve Gunn is a New York-based guitarist and songwriter. His albums represent milestones of contemporary guitar-driven, forward music. Mining the catalogs of Robbie Basho, Sandy Bull, Michael Chapman, and Sonny Sharrock, among other titans of stringed-things, Steve has steadily processed these inspirations into a singular, virtuosic stream. Close listening reveals the influence of Delta and Piedmont country blues, free jazz, and psych on the continually unfolding compositions. Read more on more...

  2. Tyler Childers / Feathered Indians

    Great voice, great story, great melodies.

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    Tyler Childers is an American country-folk musician from Kentucky. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky is a little town called, Paintsville, where the economy is dependent on the dying coal industry and a tradition of music thrives with the US 23 Country Music Highway Museum and Butcher Hollow. Carrying on the music tradition is a native son and current Lexington, Kentucky resident, Tyler Childers. Paintsville is located Read more on more...

  3. Jamestown Revival / Fur Coat Blues

    Recorded around a single mic I assume, harmonies are killer.

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    Jamestown Revival is an American rock duo from Magnolia, TX. At the heart of Jamestown Revival is a friendship that spans quite some years. Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance grew up together in the small Texas town of Magnolia. From a young age, they shared a love for music as well as the outdoors. About an hour north of Magnolia, TX, there was some old family land with a dilapidated ranch house where they spent the better part of their adolescence. Read more on more...

  4. IDER / Mirror

    This is a guilty pleasure, ear worm I haven't been able to get rid of. The bridge cadence/style reminds me of a song, but I haven't been able to place it... maybe from the 80s/90s. Help?!

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    IDER is British duo Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville. Read more on more...

  5. Vulfpeck / Back Pocket

    Groovy as hell, great clean production. And even a cowbell.

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    Vulfpeck is a half-Jewish German-American rhythm section based in Los Angeles. Originally studio musicians at Vulf Records, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Woody Goss & Joe Dart have released four albums under Vulfpeck. Read more on more...

  6. filous (feat. klei) / Bicycle

    "I'm Sorry I Rule" is my favorite lyric on this mix.

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    Austrian music producer. Read more on more...

  7. Yoke Lore / Only You

    Took me a while to believe this wasn't Animal Collective.

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    Yoke Lore is American musician Adrian Galvin, formerly of Walk the Moon and Yellerkin. Raised in Katonah, New York by a director and an actor/sculptor, Galvin was encouraged to explore the visual and performing arts in his youth, eventually focusing on both playing drums and dance. He was a contributing songwriter to Walk the Moon while in college, and went solo with Yellerkin in 2013. Featuring bright, harmonic anthems and thudding drums, his first EP as Yoke Lore, Far Shore, was released in the spring of 2016 by B3SCI Records. Read more on more...

  8. Kali Uchis (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins) / After The Storm

    "You better be careful baby and look both ways before you cross my mind" The modulation drop in the middle for Tyler is fantastic. The video is perfectly weird.

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    Karly Loaiza (born July 17, 1993), known professionally as Kali Uchis, is a Colombian-American singer-songwriter, record producer and music video director. She was born in Colombia and raised in Virginia, United States. Uchis would write and produce most of her own music. She began collaborating with rapper Snoop Dogg on the song "On Edge", from his 2014 mixtape That's My Work 3. In February 2015, she released her first studio project, which is her first EP, titled Por Vida. Read more on more...

  9. Phosphorescent / New Birth in New England

    "That sounds like Paul Simon"

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    Phosphorescent is the solo project of American musician and songwriter Matthew Houck (born 1980 in Alabama). Houck began recording and performing under this nom de plume in 2001 in Athens, Georgia, USA. He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Before recording under the name Phosphorescent, Houck traveled the world playing under the moniker Fillup Shack and, in 2000, self-released a limited pressing of the album "Hipolit". In 2001 Houck changed his recording name to Phosphorescent Read more on more...

  10. Michael Nau / Good Thing

    Love some of the imagery of these lyrics. "Guess you can't fit an ocean where it doesn't belong" and "Somethings always ending on an endless ride"

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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 more...

  11. The 1975 / Give Yourself a Try

    Plenty has been written about these guys, I don't have much to add. This is off their great album from last year.

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    The 1975 are an indie rock band which formed in 2002 in Manchester. The group played under several names, including Talkhouse, Drive Like I Do, Bigsleep, Forever Enjoying Sex and The Slowdown before settling on The 1975 in 2012. The band consists of Matthew Healy (vocals, guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), Ross MacDonald (bass), and George Daniel (drums). The group released their debut album, The 1975 on 2 September 2013 and their second album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it was released on 26 February 2016. Read more on more...

  12. Still Woozy / Goodie Bag

    Super chilled out, love the elastic bass and the floating harmonies that bounce all over the song.

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  13. Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban / Drume Negrita

    I LOVE when the refrain resolves throughout this song, just feels so right. The surf slide tone in the middle is wicked as well.

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    Ryland "Ry" Peter Cooder (b. 1947) is a guitarist, singer and composer from the United States. He is known mostly for his slide guitar work, his passion for American roots music, and for his collaborations with the Rolling Stones, the Buena Vista Social Club and many other musicians from countries all around the world. Born in Los Angeles, California on 15th March 1947, Cooder first attracted attention in the 1960s, playing with Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band, after having worked with Taj Mahal in The Rising Sons. Read more on more...

  14. Lord Huron / Secret of Life

    A cop flashed his lights at me to slow down while I was listening to this song. Just has a thrumming propulsion to it. Probably wouldn't have made it on had I gotten a ticket.

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    Lord Huron is the musical personality of Ben Schneider, a Michigan-born visual arts major currently residing in Los Angeles Origins ---------- In the spring of 2010 Schneider traveled from Los Angeles to Northern Michigan. At Lake Huron, he developed songs for the first Lord Huron EP. He named the recording, Into the Sun. Upon his return to L.A., Schneider set to work putting a band together. The first to join him was his percussion-playing childhood friend Mark. Each of the band members of band hail from Michigan. Read more on more...

  15. Colter Wall / Motorcycle

    Not many voices like this out there today, made me sit up and listen.

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    Colter Wall is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Read more on more...

  16. NIGHT FLIGHT / Parade

    What a devastating break up song. Whoa.

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    Night Flight is a British five-piece alternative band based in London. Read more on more...

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