I woke up with the Paul Weller song “From The Floorboards Up” stuck in my head, and it felt like as good a sign as any to talk about his old band in this week’s column.
“The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra: Scotland’s foremost traditional music organization.” Wait — Fiddle Orchestra?
This list is inspired by KEXP’s morning radio host. He did two days’ worth of closing tracks from albums, and a lot of them were awesome. Unfortunately, I have already blown through a few last tracks on a few of my other lists. Both “Hurt” and “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” are final tracks.
Enclosed with The Believer Magazine’s 2014 Music Issue was a seven-inch record produced to coincide with a film by the same name: Une Danse Des Bouffons (A Jester’s Dance) by Marcel Dzama. The film will have its American premiere in September as a solo exhibition at New York’s David Zwirner Gallery, and this four song soundtrack makes me crave more.
I don’t speak Portuguese and I can’t pretend to be the biggest hip-hop expert in the entire world, but even I can tell that the female MCs coming out of Brazil right now are up to something special and that we should all be paying attention. These ladies are having a moment that reminds me of the late ’80s through mid ’90s musical … Read More
For week two of the Forgotify experiment, the random music gods gifted unto me Joseph Hadyn’s The Seasons. Yes, it’s classical music, but hey! Where are you going? Classical music isn’t scary. Come back!
Forgotify is a service that randomly selects a song from Spotify that has never been played. I don’t know about you, but I am positively vibrating with excitement.