Greetings world and welcome to my first post of 2021. We are living in the year after the events portrayed in Bladerunner but it feels more like 28 Days Later. Strange times.
I made this playlist a couple of months ago now and often return to it. The theme is that I am not sure what most of these songs are about. This obscurity is their attraction.
I have included a Bandcamp link where possible so you can connect with the artists and buy their tunes and merch. It’s astonishing how many bands share their music here.
Here’s a mix of darker songs with chinks of light. Fittingly the late Mr Cohen is on the cover.
Big fan of David Berman. Like Leonard Cohen he is a poet first and a reluctant performer.
The Harder They Come (Good Danny’s) Jimmy Cliff Good Danny’s 7/30/2012
Part-Monster Piano Magic Part Monster
Can’t find good vid of this song so here’s another off the same album. It would be grand if he came to NZ.
Tangerine (Daytrotter Studio) First Aid Kit Daytrotter Studio 8/9/2010
Love Kyle Field‘s voice.
Anything by Jessica Lea Mayfield is worth a listen and this is a great collaboration.
Not One Bit Ashamed King Creosote KC Rules OK
KC Rules OK from 2006 is a fav album.
Clouds Beyond Damien Jurado Maraqopa – Red 7″
Wrong video, but this will give you the vibe.
More at his Bandcamp page.
A Postcard To Nina Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala
A funny story by Mr Lekman.
Not Enough J Mascis Several Shades Of Why
What presence. You will need to buy the Party CD, but her first album is online and can be purchased for just $9 here:
Seven Years Of Letters The Twilight Sad Acoustic EP
Making being miserable fun again. All their music (apart from this album) is on their bandcamp page.
Trisha Please Come Home Advance Base Nephew in the Wild
He will always be Casiotone for the Painfully Alone to me.
In The Dark Places PJ Harvey Let England Shake
Still haven’t managed to catch Mr Darnielle and friends live. One day.