Laura Marling and St. Vincent Release Spectacular Albums Tomorrow (Tuesday 9/13/11)

Seriously, two of the most gifted and groundbreaking women in pop music today are both releasing staggeringly good third albums of their careers. For the love of music stream Laura Marling’s A Creature I Don’t Know at the New York Times Magazine and St. Vincent’s Strange Mercy at NPR while you still can, if you doubt me. And/or support their amazing [Read More...]

St. Vincent's "Cruel"

I cannot figure out what I love more, her brilliant music or her unique and remarkable theatrically controlled facial expressions. Her videos always mesmerize me, she’s positively electric on stage, and the songs get deep under the skin. She’s one of the best of our time. Support genius, pick up Strange Mercy. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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...]


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