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New Mix - Our Love

New Mix – Our Love

New Mix – Our Love

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So Sharon Van Etten has been kicking my ass lately.  I simply cannot shake the emotion conveyed on her new record Are We There.  She leads off this mix with the brooding “Our Love”, which opens with a smooth drum-machine beat that carries the song.  Also in this mix is Frankie Cosmos, whose song “School” makes me feel funny.  It’s such a simple song that carries a decent…

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New Mix - Work Song

New Mix – Work Song

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Charles Bergquist

This summer has really taken off as far as great releases, many of which have been artists new to me.  I have been so inundated with new tracks that I haven’t stopped to share many of them.  Now that I have a moment, I will bestow upon you this wonderful compilation of earworms.

 

At the…

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Forecast - Highly Anticipated Albums this Summer/Fall 2014

Forecast – Highly Anticipated Albums this Summer/Fall 2014

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As we’ve reached the midway point of the year, we’ve already seen some fantastic releases.  The War On Drugs, Ages and Ages, Beck, and St. Vincent all killed early 2014 with some amazing albums.  It’s already been such an incredible year for music, that its hard to believe that its only half way through. Vacationer - Relief - June 24

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New Mix - “Do The Right Thing”

New Mix – “Do The Right Thing”

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Giulio Ghirardi

Lately I’ve been in contemplation of the intent of the songwriter.  As I absorb the songs, I often wonder what the message attempting to be conveyed is.  Sometimes song are intentionally ambiguous about their theme.  This leaves much of the message open to the interpretation of the listener.  This can be a gift, because one will often find more parallels within the music and their…

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