Stream Laura Marling's "A Creature I Don't Know"

Laura Marling’s debut album Alas I Cannot Swim, recorded when she was only 17, is a masterpiece which instantly made her my favorite female folk singer bar none. If Bob Dylan’s 1960s work did not exist she’d be my favorite folk singer, period. Her exceptional follow up I Speak Because I Canonly added textures and nuances to [Read More...]

Lykke Li’s Sadness Is A Blessing

My favorite new song of 2011 has a video (and it co-stars one of my three favorite contemporary Scandinavian actors, Stellan Skarsgård). It’s really well done: The whole terrific album on which this song appears can be found here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Stream Lykke Li’s New Album, Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li’s debut Youth Novels was one of my very favorite albums of the last few years. Her new one, Wounded Rhymes, drops next week. In the meantime, you can stream it here. A little bit of Lykke Li’s genius from the first album for the uninitiated: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Theophilus London And Sara Quin On David Letterman

In case you don’t know what Sara Quin’s twin sister Tegan looks like, here’s a heads up: that’s not her with Sara in the video below, Sara is branching out: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

New Lykke Li Song “Love Out Of Lust”

Good stuff: <a href="Wounded Rhymes, her new album, is out March 1. I can’t wait. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

I Am Interviewed About My Personal (Atheistic) Religiosity/Spirituality

Through Facebook, I was recently contacted by an old friend from high school (who was actually the first girl to go on a date with me).  She is working on her Master’s in nursing and has an assignment which involves interviewing people about their views on religion and spirituality, for the purpose of thinking about approaches [Read More...]

Decemberists Play R.E.M.’s “Cuyahoga”

And it really sounds as though it was written for them. Just listen. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“Who Could Heed The Words Of Charlie Darwin?”

The Low Anthem’s sublime song and beautiful video for their song “Charlie Darwin”: I had the pleasure of seeing the Low Anthem a month ago at the Jazz Center at Lincoln Center. They played most of the songs from their new album, Smart Flesh (due out in ten days) and their first album,Oh My God [Read More...]

The Nothing (Neverending Story + Radiohead’s “How To Disappear”)

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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