A MusicTo collaborative playlist of songs in and around one minute – featuring artists like The Clash • Bad Religion • M.I.A • Cru • Opeth • Pratley • BA Johnson • The Linda Lindas • Ramones
sail a sea of sound where the only rule is “if it flows it goes” with Andrew & Matt – featuring artists like The Beatles • Enter Shikari • Alt-J • Band of Skulls • R.E.M. • Tame Impala • Stevie Wonder • Carpenter Brut
Be Inspired to make the journey as others have been inspired before you – featuring artists like Fortheringay • Orbital • The Stranglers • The Beautiful South • The Tallest Man on Earth • Yo La Tengo • Beirut • Soccer Mommy • Them Crooked Vultures • Dua Lipa
Escape to your peaceful place in this genre-less haven – featuring artists like Noname • chromonocci • Tash Sultana • Porches • Isaiah Mostafa • Tom Misch • Sofía Valdés
This is a collection of songs that make you want to cuddle and/or shake your ass – featuring artists like James Blake • Sinead Harnett • Glass Animals • Big Wild • Little Simz • Leon Bridges • Illa J • The Marías • Lianne La Havas • Kamakaze • Toro y Moi
When you want to get lost in the details of music – featuring artists like Wilco • Destroyer • Karen O & Danger Mouse • Pinetrees • D’angelo • Erykah Badu • Faye Webster
“To seek the affection of someone, with the intent to begin a romantic relationship” – featuring artists like Alina Baraz • Free Nationals • Amaria • 53 Thieves • Syd • Lava La Rue • Solange • Connan Mockasin
A COOL mix of dreamy alternative-pop – featuring artists like Frank Ocean • Tame Impala • Childish Gambino • Empire of the Sun • Flume • The Marias • Two Feet • The Neighbourhood
Songs that exude energy and emotion! – featuring artists like The Beatles • The B-52s • ABBA • The Jungle Giants • The Cleaners From Venus • David Bowie • Arcade Fire • Chuck Berry
All the right vibes needed to get your summer started – featuring artists like Glass Animals • Bear Ghost • UPSAUL • SZA • Gabe Kubanda • The Mowglis • MGMT • The Maine
Enjoy new sounds you may or may not have heard before! – featuring artists like CAN • K.C. Accidental • Fly Pan Am • Boards of Canada • Woody Guthrie • Robbie Basho • Arthur Russell • Air
Songs for driving on a cliff edge… – featuring artists like Muse • Highly Suspect • Arctic Monkeys • The Black Keys • Chevelle • All Them Witches • Cage the Elephant• Royal Blood
Everyone has them, in one way or another. Drinking, Drugs, Binge Eating, etc. are all vices, or wicked habits, that people around the globe take part in.
I slip out of bed, stagger in the dark, bounce off the door frame to my office, power-up my laptop, stumble to the kitchen, turn on the coffee machine, quickly turn it off, grab a mug from the cupboard, try again.
As much as I’d love to be the kind of person who wakes up beating my chest and singing PJ Harvey’s “Me Jane” to start the day, all I’ve got to motivate me this morning is, “Ahh, coffee.” Which is more than most mornings, at least.
“Dissociation,” the second career single by Indian singer/songwriter/pianist, Ajuni (Anupreet Kaur), is truly moving and thought-provoking. The artist characterizes the record as “a dark, stormy, dramatic ballad, and a melodic fusion of east and west.”
“Alternative music is a bit vague,” Adam says.
“Embodies the spirit of alternative?” I ask. This is the first time I’ve been able to meet up with both of my fellow expat friends since the pandemic began.
“Grunge?” Lauren pulls a duck face.
Ghosts of music past aside, genres in almost any media are easy to define, but alternative? Even the Grammy organization has changed the definition a half dozen times since 1991, “as recently as last year,”…
“4-Track Demos,” my friend Adam — who used to be semi-obsessed with PJ Harvey — says.
“Yep,” Lauren agrees. “4-Track.”
I’m trying to remember the first PJ Harvey album I ever owned and make the mistake of saying it only included three or four tracks, but 4-Track Demos was released in 1993 and this isn’t it…
My aussie roots seem to be growing into fervent entanglement with some really snazzy australian artists. These roots have wrapped gently around the five-piece band known as Foreign/National. They have been a favorite of mine for quite awhile now and this track in particular keeps me groovin’ even when there is no groove left…
Warmest of greetings to these five spunky, funky and full of life guys by the names of Pablo Sotelo, Jean Pierre Narvaez, Chris Runners, Elijah Trujillo, and Luis Portillo. Honestly, what first got my attention was their name. Anything wave related peaks my interest no matter the content…