The Avett Brothers “I’ll Come Running Back to You”

In my book, these guys can do no wrong. When they cover Sam Cooke, it’s just like bye, heart melted, game over.

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The Zombies “This Will Be Our Year”

Happy 2014, kiddos.

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Lorde “Tennis Court”

I’ve been listening to this song and others from Lorde a lot lately, but today was the first time I watched the video for “Tennis Court.”

Let’s all just take a moment and accept that this teenager is cooler than you or I will ever be. We shouldn’t be jealous that she seems to have skipped the awkward phase that the rest of the world has to suffer through…some of us well into our twenties (it’s been rough).

AMIRIGHT??

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The Velvet Underground “Pale Blue Eyes”

Farewell to one of the best.

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Haim “If I Could Change Your Mind”

Just can’t get enough.

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Foreign Fields “The River Kings” (Arco Sessions)

This is pretty special.

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Drake “Hold On, We’re Going Home”

The part of my job that includes me spending time with a 15-year-old high school girl proved to be very valuable today when she changed my radio station to a station playing this song.

Top 40 done right.

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Laura Marling “Where Can I Go”

A few months ago I saw Laura Marling walking around a small natural foods store in LA. I was taken aback less by the fact that I crossed paths with her at this unusual spot at this unusual time than by the fact that nobody in the store seemed to care. She was just another customer.
To me, it would be on par with running into Joni Mitchell at a gas station. This magical creature, this magician of words, cannot possibly be a real human, standing here comparing kombuchas.
With the release of her new album, the magic stands. The vibrancy, urgency and craft of her music will never cease to amaze me.

Savor this one.

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Foxygen “No Destruction”

This band. This song. I have never been more apt to use the word “perfection.”

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The Orwells “Other Voices”

I will never be able to fully comprehend how a band this young is this talented.
Mind. Blown.

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