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11.14.19 Songs I've enjoyed lately 11.03.10 Mark E. Smith

Songs I've enjoyed lately

Some songs I've been listening to and thinking about lately

'Houseplants' - I was really into Parquet Courts' Wide Awake for a little while and this satisfies that same urge for manic, creative energy. "Career-driven, guided by oxygen".
No. 1

'Lady Solinas' - I don't know anything about this band but I love the lilting riffs in this, fun song.
3(Sandy) Alex G
House Of Sugar

'Gretel' - Maybe my favourite album of the year? Not that I have heard very much from 2019 yet! Still catching up on the past few years. But still, (Sandy) Alex G never clicked with me before but the first time I heard Gretel (not knowing who it was by) I knew immediately I needed more of it. Southern Sky is another highlight.
4Foxes in Fiction
Trillium Killer

'Antibody' - About 10 years ago I found this guys blogspot (remember those?) scavenging for links of an album I was trying to find. I ended up getting his first tape 'Swung From The Branches', which was a very pleasant surprise, and haven't really thought about him since until I stumbled upon this absolutely gorgeous single. A beautiful dream of a song.
5Oso Oso
Basking in the glow

'The View' - This song is like a Saves The Day reunion tour. The chorus is sublime.
6Bill Callahan
Woke On A Whaleheart

'Sycamore' - Bill is a treasure and Sycamore is a delicate, meandering song that sounds like it's disappearing into the natural landscape it creates. When that short electric guitar break comes in about 3 and a half minutes in, it is unassailable.
Sad Light

'Horse Pill' - Where did this band come from? Great album, and a song that is gritty and entwining in perfect ways.
8Amen Dunes

'Miki Dora' - Like a swamp bubbling up. A diabolical grooviness.
9Big Thief
Two Hands

'Not' - The way Adrianne Lenker sings the word 'Hunger' is like finding a new religion.
10Wooden Shjips
Back To Land

'These Shadows' - Glorious, fuzzy, driving along an easily-underestimated melody without any real sense of impetus until a guitar solo blazes through, the bomb.
Our Love

'Can't Do Without You' - I listen to Caribou a lot and this album a lot. But this song the most. It's a classic. A song I could live inside of.
12John Maus
We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

'Hey Moon' - John Maus is a total noob but this is an unbelievably sweet and peaceful tune that I've been listening to a lot.
Milo Goes to College

'Catalina' - Hell yeah, my tank's full of squid and it's getting light
14Jai Paul
Do You Love Her Now / He

'He' - Jai Paul is unreal and I'm so glad he came out of that long hiatus for this. Listening to demos of jasmine over and over again may have started to lose effect.
15Bonny Doon

'Long Wave' - Yeah, this stuff still gets me, thoroughly 90's-indebted, guitar-based indie rock that is better the less of a fuss it makes.
16U.S. Girls
In A Poem Unlimited

'Rosebud' - enlightenment-disco,
17Mental As Anything
Best Of

'The Nips Are Getting Bigger' - I heard this on 'Mr. Inbetween' (great show) and cannot get this stupid song out of my head.
18Sports Team
Winter Nets

'Margate' - A brief thrill of blustering rock n roll.
19Kurt Vile
Bottle It In

'One Trick Ponies' - might as well be titled 'Hug Your Friends', Kurt Vile is an artist that has stayed with me a bit unexpectedly while older favourites tapered off. A great musician and a seemingly great guy in general, the personality that comes through his music is warm and decent and admirable in a lot of ways. The fact that he continues to make music that sounds like it couldn't belong to anyone but himself is fantastic and I have a lot of respect for that.
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