December 28th by Caveman


Because, you know, it’s today.

Wolf by Marika Hackman

British singer-songwriter Marika Hackman released her EP, Sugar Blind, this month. This is my favorite song off of it and you can stream the EP in full here

Back O’er Oregon (in 185 State Parks) 

A friend just sent me this super cool music video by The Weather Machine. The Portland folk band released their debut self-titled album last April. This video was uploaded by SoulPancake, Rainn Wilson’s media company.

Savage by Ben Khan

A lot of people compare 21-year-old London musician Ben Khan to Jai Paul. I get the similarities: R&B-inspired beats and a lot of dark synths. But, Khan’s latest track is a little more experimental and a lot funkier. He’s pretty elusive as he only started posting music 4 months ago, but his Soundcloud already has almost 500,000 plays. Check out his two other songs here

december, 2013 (o holy night!)

Here’s 50 of my favorite holiday-themed tracks to help you get through this month. Feel free to follow me on Spotify for more playlists. 

Don’t Hang Around by The Death of Pop
 

Lately, I’ve been listening to The Death of Pop’s first EP Hang that was released earlier this year. Aside from having an awesome band name, they have a cool sound that they describe as “janglegaze” on their Soundcloud. This track kind of sounds like if WU LYF and The Feelies had a baby.

Blood Orange

"Time Will Tell"

Time Will Tell by Blood Orange


This is one of my favorites off of the latest Blood Orange LP, Cupid Deluxe. I’ve been following Dev Hynes’ career since he was known as Lightspeed Champion, and I think he’s writing and producing some of the best music right now. He produced and co-wrote Solange’s True EP last year as well as Sky Ferreira’s single “Everything is Embarrassing.” 

David Bowie

"Modern Love"

Modern Love by David Bowie


I rewatched Frances Ha recently and was reminded of how great this song is.

Will Calls (Diplo Remix) by Grizzly Bear


To celebrate the one year anniversary of the release of their album Shields, Grizzly Bear released a bunch of demos and B-sides, one of which was a track called “Will Calls.” You can download this remix for free here

I saw Beach Fossils open for Kurt Vile at Club Downunder 2 weeks ago and it was super cool.

I saw Beach Fossils open for Kurt Vile at Club Downunder 2 weeks ago and it was super cool.

Carry Me by Bombay Bicycle Club


This is BBC’s first single off their fourth studio album, which will be released next year.

Here’s Devendra Banhart’s music video for “Für Hildegard von Bingen”, off his latest LP Mala.

Nightchain (Wale x Kavinsky) by The Hood Internet

Chicago-based duo The Hood Internet mashed up Kavinsky’s Nightcall and Wale’s Chain Music. You can find more mashups on their Soundcloud here

Taylor Says: Goodnight Lou

I wrote this piece on Lou Reed for a friend’s online zine, Popculturepuke. 

24 Hours by Sky Ferreira 

After waiting almost 4 years for Sky to release an LP, I was super relieved to hear just how fucking perfect Night Time, My Time is. It’s definitely in my Top 5 albums of the year. She’s going on tour with Miley Cyrus and Icona Pop next year, which, you know, will be absolutely ridiculous in the greatest way.

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