Winter by TV on the Radio

  Returning from NYC Monday night, jet lag definitely got the better of me and so #Tunesday turned into Wednesday which then morphed into Thursday. Time flies as they say, and the older you get, the more quickly time moves along. Four years ago doesn’t feel like that long ago, even though for myself, and for TV…

Creation Myth by Celestial Shore

I’m writing this post at 30,000 feet on my way to NYC and so for this week’s Tunesday selection I thought I might as well and pick a band from the New York area to kick off what’s looking to be a fun/work trip for my wife and I. Brooklyn based indie rockers Celestial Shore just so…

Love At First Sight by Spain

Achingly minimal, Spain releases Sargent Place, their fifth and latest studio full length in the US today. These are perhaps some of the best stripped down songs released in 2014, and this Tunesday’s cut, “Love At First Sight” is the standout among standouts for me. There is no filler here, just vocalist and bassist Josh Haden’s raw musicianship channeling the sparse…

Birds by Emiliana Torrini

The mood and the moment. They both influence each other, sometimes one more than the other, but they always push and pull, one orbiting the other, always in motion. I’ve written a lot about how certain songs cement themselves into your psyche depending upon how profound a life moment might be during the time that song…

Obsession by OK Go

I’ll be honest, it took me a while to think, wait a second, do I really like this? But after sifting through a pile of new releases this week I realized that yes Virginia, I really do. The Chicago based OK Go has created a really dynamic album for their 5th full length, which I…

Our Love by Caribou

Let’s just call today #Tunesday instead of Thursday and pretend that I posted this a couple of days ago when I was supposed to have. I don’t often go back if I’ve missed a post but sometimes the particular release is just too good to not write something up and share with all of you. Caribou‘s sixth…

Tunesday: Brasilia by Populous

  I’ve been yearning for something lately that pushes at the edges of musical boundaries but yet remains beat driven and melodic. This desire could be from the change of seasons here in Seattle which was quite pronounced this year. It could also be the influence of my wife Angie’s NIA practice and her own yearning to find…