Spotify Playlist of the Week – Didn’t get overly creative this week, but wanted to have you check out an album I wish I could include on the 2013 music list, but can’t. Check out Tame Impala’s Lonerism. Best album I have heard in a while and has some great individual tracks. Check out Feels Like We Only Go Backwards and the buzzing, thumping track Elephant.
Check out this new music:
The Last Bison – Inheritance – Yes, yes, I will continue to push this music. Great album that reminds me of the Avett Brothers or The Decemberists. The song “Switzerland” was stuck in my head all week and is an awesome tune. Listen to it, buy it, check them out.
Every Monday NPR puts out some new music to listen to for free. This weeks’ sampling include Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt, Low’s new album, Suede, and Brandt Brauer Frick. May thine ears rejoice!
NPR also has their show, All Songs Considered, which this week includes music from The Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Surfer Blood, and more!
New Major Lazer song that includes Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on backup vox. Hey! Vampire Weekend has a new album out in May! That will be one of the more highly anticipated albums on my listen list for 2013!
Colin Stetson is releasing the third part of New History Warfare, which feature a couple of tracks with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver on vocals.
Watch Justin Timberlake on SNL. I haven’t seen it yet, but apparently it was quite funny.
New music by Franz Ferdinand! Been quite awhile for them, but check out these new tracks performed live in Glasgow.
Japandroids has expanded their tour and it includes a stop in Milwaukee!
Apparently M83 scored the track for the new Tom Cruise movie Oblivion. You can listen to one of the tracks HERE
SXSW in Austin is this week, and Pitchfork has their definitive guide to the whole event.
This is vaguely music news, but the most recent Walking Dead episode, Arrow in the Doorpost, is a grab from the Bob Dylan song, Blind Willie McTell. The article is The Atlantic’s weekly discussion on the Walking Dead episode.