Song of the Week: “Fold” by Bonobo & Jacques Greene


Bonobo & Jacques Greene – Fold

The first collaboration of electronic musicians Britain’s Bonobo and Canada’s Jacques Greene is a fruitful one. The vibes are strong on this hypnotic track.

 

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Song of the Week: “Doomscrollers” by Quasi


Quasi – “Doomscrollers”

The Portland, OR duo of Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss (formerly of Sleater-Kinney) return after a 10-year absence with a single from their upcoming album Breaking the Balls of History. “Doomscrollers” is a jaunty tune about finding solace in the small things amid the many crises of the past ___ years.

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January

Song of the Week: “Abathembu” by uKhoiKhoi 


uKhoiKhoi – “Abathembu”

uKhoiKhoi are the duo from Johannesburg, South Africa of musician & composer Yogin Sullaphen and vocalist & performing artist Anelisa Stuurman. They mix traditional indigenous music and operatic expressions with electronic beats and live looping for a unique Afro-Futuristic sound.

Songs of the Week for 2023

January

Song of the Week: “Happiness” by THICK


THICK – “Happiness”

I have a fondness for melodic pop punk performed by female voices.  The Brooklyn-based trio THICK provide exactly that.  The band consists of Nikki Sisti (vocals, guitar), Kate Black (vocals, bass, synth), and Shari Page (vocals, drums). “Happiness” is the lead track of their album Happy Now released August 19, 2022.

Songs of the Week for 2023

January

 

2022 Year in Review: Favorite Songs


Following up on my Song of the Week posts all year long, below are my 20 favorite songs of 2022! If that’s not enough, check out the Tidal and Spotify playlists with 51 smashing songs of the year.

https://listen.tidal.com/playlist/3851ab49-6894-419d-94f4-30f391cab05f

 

The songs are arranged alphabetically with only one song per artist!

“Blue is the Eye” by Ye Vagabonds

“Cheetah” by Jay-Jay Johanson

“Compassion to the Nth Degree” by Rainbow Girls

“Congratulation” by Alex Lahey

“Empties” by Pigeon Pit

“Famously Alive” by Guerilla Toss

“Floating Garden” by The Nunnery

“Fruits of Labor” by Party Dozen

“Grapevine” by Weyes Blood

“Hatred Has A Mother” by Jesca Hoop

“Home Maker” by Sudan Archives

“Looking At Your Pager” by KH

“Pomeranian Spinster” by Alvvays

“Right to Riot” by Hagop Tchaparian

“Silence Is Golden” by The Beths

“The Otter” by Caamp

“This Hell” by  Rina Sawayama

“This is a Life” by Son Lux, Mitski, and David Byrne

“Time Machine” by Daisy the Great

“Training Montage” by The Mountain Goats

Favorite Songs by Year, 1973-2021

1973 1974 1975 1976
1977 1978 1979 1980
1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988
1989 1990 1991 1992
1993 1994 1995 1996
1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016
2017 2018 2019 2020
2021

 

https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/3851ab49-6894-419d-94f4-30f391cab05f

 

Song of the Week: “Grapevine” by Weyes Blood


Weyes Blood – “Grapevine”

Weyes Blood, the performing name for American singer-songwriter Natalie Laura Mering, performs the lushly-orchestrated ballad that draws on influences ranging from Brian Wilson to Americana.  This will be my last Song of the Week for 2022 as I will be spending the next week or so working on my list of favorite songs of the year.

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Song of the Week: “Fruits of Labor” by Party Dozen


Party Dozen – “Fruits of Labor”

The duo of saxophonist Kirsty Tickle and percussionist Jonathan Boulet from Sydney, Australia create sonically dense party anthems with two instruments and some effects pedals.  Reminds me a lot of Moon Hooch.

 

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Song of the Week: “Time Machine” by Daisy the Great


Daisy the Great – “Time Machine”

The end of the world never sounded so melodic than in the harmonies of Daisy the Great, a Brooklyn-based folk pop band.

 

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Song of the Week: “Problems” by Floating Points


Floating Points – “Problems”

Floating Points is the nom-de-tune of the British electronic music producer, DJ, and musician Sam Shepherd.

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