Hey everybody. First things first, we're on the cusp of announcing a few new house shows. So get ready for those. IN the meantime, I've get 7 good things for you this week.
1. Joan Shelley - 'Over and Even'
Joan Shelley's new record is streaming in full over at NPR, and it's spellbinding. It's one of those folk albums that sneaks up on you - grabs your lungs and your heart and sends you on your way with new stories in your mind's eye. Listen to it here: NPR Stream.
2. Natalie Prass - 'Why Don't You Believe in Me' and 'Never Over You'
Natalie took the world by storm when she opened for Ryan Adams on his last European tour, and there's something incredibly intoxicating about the way she writes songs. She just did a beautiful Take Away Show, so you should watch that.
3. Sylvan Esso - 'Jaime's Song'
A little bit of a darker slow-burn from Sylvan Esso, recorded for Radiolab's Elements. I listened to this song about 14 times in a row one night this week.
4. Noah Gundersen - 'Halo (Disappear/Reappear)'
Paste Magazine released some videos they filmed of Noah down in Louisville when he played Forecastle Festival this summer. I really love this 100% acoustic version of Halo from his new album.
5. The Arcs - 'Put A Flower In Your Pocket'
The new side project from Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) is undoubtedly weird. That being said, this song has kept me coming back, and I'll be excited to spend some time with this album when it comes out.
6. Glen Hansard - 'Lowly Deserter'
Something a little, erm, funkier from the new Glen Hansard album coming out in 2.5 weeks. Still can't wait for this one.
7. Field Report - 'Ambrosia'
The fine folks from Field Report posted the single-take recording of Ambrosia from the 'Marigolden' sessions. We'll end this Sunday on a sad note.
Catch ya in September!