Grace Notes: Gang Gang Dance, M83

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Gang Gang DanceMy initial reaction to Gang Gang Dance was marked with ambivalence. Their early material left me confounded, but Saint Dymphma piqued my cur … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Prelude To Henry, Charlatan

Chansons Pour La Vie: I. Prelude to HenryMy friend Aaron has been putting together mixes for quite some time now. His latest, titled Chansons Pour La Vie: I. Prelude to Henry, might be one of his most eclectic yet. It's certainly a very personal one. Compiled for his unborn son, Prelude to Henry, "came together as I was contemplating the baby boy that’s currently gestating in my wife’s womb, and wondering what must be going on in there, what that might sound like." If this mix is any indi … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Clive Tanaka, French Curves

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Clive Tanaka y su orquestaIt's tempting to approach Jet Set Siempre 1° reductionistically, to break it down into the myriad artists that it sounds like: a … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Carlos Forster, Teen Daze

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world.  We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention.  Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Carlos ForsterOnce upon a time, there was a band called For Stars. They released several albums in the late '90s and early '00s, and their absolute mu … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Minikon, Eric Painter, The Caretaker

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead and Drew Dixon of signs of common grace in the music world.  We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention.  Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.MinikonMinikon's music exists at the junction between pop, folk, and electronica. Imagine Sufjan Stevens sitting down with some folks … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Birch Book, Antonymes, Friendly Fires, and My Morning Jacket

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead and Drew Dixon of signs of common grace in the music world.  We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention.  Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Jason's Picks:Birch BookMy French is pretty rusty, so I don't really have any idea what the enigmatic individual who goes by the name of … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Lovesliescrushing, Cut Copy

LovesliescrushingLovesliescrushing -- the duo of guitarist Scott Cortez and vocalist Melissa Arpin-Duimstra -- have been been releasing abstract shoegazer ambience for roughly two decades now. And when I say "abstract shoegazer ambience", I mean that in the truest sense of the term. Points of comparison might be My Bloody Valentine, the Cocteau Twins, and perhaps even Sigur Rós at times, but Lovesliescrushing's music goes even further, eschewing song structures altogether in favor of massive, … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Fleet Foxes and The Antlers

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead and Drew Dixon of signs of common grace in the music world.  We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention.  Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Drew's Picks of the week:Fleet FoxesNPR is streaming Fleet Foxes new album Helplessness Blues which comes out Tuesday. If you liked th … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Little Scream, tUnE-yArDs, Metal Ghibli, etc.

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead and Drew Dixon of signs of common grace in the music world.  We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention.  Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Drew's Picks of the Week:Little ScreamExpectations for Laurel Spengelmeyer aka Little Scream's first album were understandably high as t … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Panda Bear and Death Cab for Cutie

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead and Drew Dixon of signs of common grace in the music world.  We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention.  Each week we will share a video or two highlighting music that we find particularly engaging and meaningful.Drew's Picks:Panda BearI have never really been a fan of Animal Collective and so when band member Noah Lennox, who goes by th … [Read more...]


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