2016 09 September

September - 2016

I know we often listen to music as background noise to whatever else we got going on but take some time this month to turn up some loud music and just stare at a wall or dance. You'll thank me later.

I'd like to think each month's list is getting better. If you don't agree, maybe you should try a more positive attitude, ok?

I want to draw special attention to not just the music this month, but the videos that accompany some of these tracks. Starting with the Wes Anderson-esque music video for Júníus Meyvant. It's damn strange. I kinda like it but I don't think I get it. Mick Jenkins, GTA/Vince Staples, & Doyle Bramhall also have tremendous videos. I find this makes the listening experience more engaging. Turns out you really don't have to stare at a wall because there's something good to watch too. This has made me think about the possibility of a music video renaissance. There's an abundance of underutilized talent in the film industry and distribution channels are more accessible than ever to help share the content. It's something that, if capitalized on, could actually bolster younger paid video streaming platforms like YouTube Red. Something to watch anyway.

Vince Staples has a new EP out but I opted to choose his feature on a new single from GTA. He's been on fire lately and it's evident by the amount of press he's getting.

Anderson. Paak makes another appearance. Couldn't help it. He's another artist on fire and I'm digging the collaboration with Knxlwledge.

The list is rounded out by a single from a new album of duets from the great John Prine. I had originally planned to wait until the album came out so I could choose from the whole set but when I saw a single featured Susan Tedeschi, one of my heroes, I knew I didn't need to wait. 

Hope you like it. Love y'all and thanks for listening.

Enjoy 45 minutes of good music.
  1. Jamie Lidell - Building A Beginning
  2. Local Natives - Coins
  3. GoldLink - Fall In Love
  4. Lady Wray - Guilty
  5. Júníus Meyvant - Beat Silent Need
  6. Doyle Bramhall II - Mama Can't Help You
  7. Mick Jenkins - Drowning
  8. NxWorries - Lyk Dis
  9. GTA ft. Vince Staples - Little Bit of This
  10. Boogie - Sunroof
  11. Molasses - Kan Wakan
  12. John Prine ft. Susan Tedeschi - Color Of The Blues

Spotify playlist

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August - 2016

Oh hey everyone. Welcome. I got a solid 10 tracks for ya. Something new from Sub Pop and something new from Daptone. There's also a new single from Mac Miller and Anderson .Paak (who's album Malibu is tremendous if you haven't heard it). The accompanying video is great and, like last month, features a jacket I want.