- Chance can do no wrong. Love this Tiny Desk:
A new podcast just released that is all but guaranteed to be one of my favorites: The Sleeping at Last Podcast!
I love the feedback I get from you on my Spotify playlists! Thank you and keep the feedback coming.
Just came across Hiss Golden Messenger (h/t Tyson), and I can't stop listening to it:
- I dig the new Flood Coats video (and don't miss their new record!):
Keep your eye out on Chris Hershman who is putting out consistently killer work:
- Please take some time this weekend to watch Ryan Booth's new film, "10 Days: A Modern Success Story":
You may have heard this, but I kind of love this 80's version of Bieber's "What Do You Mean".
This step-by-step process of Ugmonk's rebrand is really well written and documented. Worth your time!
Composer on ice > Disney on ice (h/t Tommy Swanson!)
Here are my top 5 in reverse order, followed by another dozen or so.
FIVE. HAIM: Days Are Gone. If you follow me anywhere, it's no secret I think this song is one of the best musical moments of the year:
FOUR. Sleeping At Last: Atlas. Ryan is always pushing the envelope. I never get tired of hearing the creative string arrangements, or extremely thoughtful melodies. But what I mostly appreciate about Ryan's music is that it just makes me feel.
THREE. Local Natives: Hummingbird. These guys are just good musicians and good songwriters.
TWO. The National: Trouble Will Find Me. I wasn't sure if "High Violet" could be topped, but these are great songs.
ONE. Volcano Choir: Repave. These songs pull on my heart strings really heavily. The line "Can't believe your father left his land" from "Alaskans" gets me choked up almost every time.
And in no particular order:
Gregory Alan Isakov: The Weatherman. When this record released, I wore it out. Wore it out! It has a calming effect. Buy it here. (And I am excited to show you our SerialBox session coming with him soon.)
The Lone Bellow: The Lone Bellow. "Brooklyn Country" is a fitting genre description for The Lone Bellow. For me, they also fall in the genre of people that you simply want to win. And the lyric, "A tree I'll grow to let you know my love is older than my soul" ... are you kidding me?! GOLD! Buy it here. And check out the SerialBox session here.
For a Spotify playlist / compilation of my favorites from records throughout this list, go here.
Some great EPs from the year:
Happy Monday. Lacey and I really enjoyed celebrating Laura's graduation from Westmont this weekend and had a great time with family. Now, to some links:
I have been thinking about this quote a bit this weekend: "God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself because it is not there. There is no such thing." -C.S. Lewis"
David Ramirez did us a huge favor by putting out some new songs for us to feast our ears on. Download "The Rooster" here. And check out his new song, "The Forgiven", below:
I recently saw this photo of all living U.S. Presidents. What do you think they're talking about in that moment?
After the "Advent Songs" post the other day, several people asked for some direction on Christmas music. Here are a few things that jumped to mind immediately:
I love Evan's work on "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" below and I love every guy playing an instrument in this video.
Brad & Luke did an amazing Adventure Drums video of a song that may take some of you back:
As far as some incredible Christmas records to enjoy these last few days before the big day:
- Sufjan Stevens: Silver & Gold (Listen to the whole things here!)
- Phil Wickham: Songs for Christmas (Seriously a Christmas masterpiece!)
- Seth Philpott: Merry Christmas (Great guy. Great tunes.)
- Evan Wickham: Christmas Music Volume 1 (Fresh takes on songs, old and new.)
- Sleeping at Last: Christmas Collection (Download it here for free!)
- Steven Curtis Chapman: Joy (Timeless.)
(Also, check out some fun Christmas videos from 2010.)
Feliz NaviDODD. Merry Christmas and have a great holiday!
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