I embrace my inner hipster and declare that I have a mad crush on Joanna Newsom. Her latest track “Sapokanikan” relates a hidden history of New York City. I mean, it’s certainly the best song I’ve ever heard that invokes Tammany Hall. Read more about why we love this song at NPR Music.
Archive for the ‘Song of the Week’ Category
Brooklyn-based punk band Worriers just released an excellent album called Imaginary Life. The humorous video for “Most Space” is below, although my favorite song on the album is “Life During Peacetime,” which I could not find a way to stream.
Also check out the All Songs Considered interview with Lauren Denitzio of Worriers and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, who produced the album.
The retro-lounge act Prom Queen of Seattle take a spooky turn on “Black Magic.” Lush instrumentation is layered up with the vocals of bandleader/songwriter Celene Ramadan. More at KEXP: http://blog.kexp.org/2015/07/31/song-of-the-day-prom-queen-black-magic/
Saun & Starr, a vocal duo from the Daptone Records family of soulful music sing “Look Closer (Can’t You See the Signs)” from their debut album Look Closer.