Music Monday | Go Country

When Spring hits and we start to experience perfect weather in the South, I’m 99% of the time listening to my Go Country playlist. Windows down, so dang loud. In my office, windows up, still so dang loud.

500+ songs all over the map: 80′s and 90′s pieces of gold, Texas country, current pop-ish hits (sans Taylor Swift), beer-drinkin’ lake time tunes, all of it. From Spring through Summer, this is hands down my most played playlist, so I figured I’d share it. A portion of it is below, but make sure to subscribe and enjoy on Spotify because I frequently curate it.

Happy almost-always-warm-weather season, y’all.

Music Monday | Great Good Fine Ok

I am so into this song right now.

Great Good Fine Ok (hello amazing band name) is a Brooklyn based duo. This is their second single and I haven’t found any updates on an album release, but in the words of Steregum, ” I can promise you that someone is, this very minute, scheming on how to get their songs into a car commercial.”

Stream: “Not Going Home”

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Music Monday | Will Joseph Cook

This freakin’ song…

It’s got it all.

Will Joseph Cook, please release more music soon, and let us download it America, iTunes!

Oh, and be extra amazed: this kid is 16.

Music Monday | Bootstraps

I sent Bootstraps‘ debut album to a handful of friends on Spotify and simply said “gosh this guys voice.”

But for real…Jordan Beckett’s voice…

In a great interview Hydrogen, Beckett says that he wanted to make this a “road trip” album. “A lot of the songs came from that sort of picture in my mind, of driving up the 101 to Santa Barbara. I wanted the music to capture that feeling, so that if there was one album you would take up the coast, this would be it. There is a vast contrast in the state, from extreme noise to extreme quiet and beauty. The coastline holds some mystique and gives a storybook feeling to California that I wanted to capture other than say, what Katy Perry or The Beach Boys have done.”

He has without a doubt acheived his goal. This album transports you somewhere beautiful.

I beg of you to listen to their album in it’s entirety because picking just one to share was near impossible. Below is the first track on the album with words, since it opens with an Explosions-in-the-Sky-esque instrumental track.

Stream: “Sleeping Giant”

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Music Monday | The Jezabels

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I fell in love with The Jezabels in college. Hayley Mary’s voice sucked me right in and I’ve still not recovered from it.

Their sound is all over the map: haunting and happy, dark and dreamy. Their new album, released last week, is on the later end of those descriptions, though. More upbeat, a tad ’80s, a bit danceable, a lot amazing. It’s a great look on them.

Stream: “Angels of Fire”

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Hit me with the rhythm of Beyoncé…

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Music Monday | Vancouver Sleep Clinic

My first listen to Australia’s Vancouver Sleep Clinic was this cover of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home,” (a collaboration with GXNXVS). 17-year-old Tim Bettison has got a vibey Bon Iver thing going on, and I’m very much in love with it. His debut EP will be released in a few weeks.

Of the two tracks released so far, this one is my favorite. In the words of The Gaurdian, “it is quietly devastating soulwave.”

Stream: “Collapse”

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Music Monday | The Shadowboxers

Yesterday on our drive to Florida, Jamie emailed me this video of Atlanta based The Shadowboxers. Obviously, I loved it and had to spread the goodness. You can’t go wrong with a good JT cover, and this this one is killer!