How do you follow Mr. Rogers? Well, you don’t, really. Which helps to explain PBS’s decision to move to an animated tiger as the leading host and tour guide of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. I’ll admit: I was skeptical of Daniel Tiger at first. So is my five-year-old, every time we turn it on for … Continue reading
Click here to hear a full stream of the new Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon) and Jimmy LaValle album, Perils from the Sea. I’ve been waiting for this collaboration for a quite some time. It already has one positive review. Three songs in, and the Koz’s precious nylon-string guitar is nowhere to be found.
From This is Colossal: Sound designer and composer Diego Stocco (warning: lots of sound) continues his ongoing project of making music from uncommon objects and places with this new video using loops recorded from a local dry cleaner. Stocco has also made music from a tree, from sand, and even a a bonsai, among others. Of all of them I really think … Continue reading
“North American Field Song,” by the Innocence Mission: Lyrics: Raincoats, Finlandia, Raincoats and lakes. The best words, I take along in my field bag. Across the morning, the beautiful air, I will be aware. I’ll speak if I dare, and Stay calm, stay calm, stay calm, stay calm in the meantime, Stay calm, stay calm, … Continue reading
New music today from Atoms for Peace, Thom Yorke’s outfit (that includes Flea on the bass). You can hear it in its entirety right here at Grooveshark. After three listens, I really like it. Its official release date is today, and you can find it here on Amazon.
It’s been a long time since the last Phoenix record, but today they premiered their new single, Entertainment: This follows on a tantalizing one minute clip from the new album: I love the one minute clip; still making my mind up about the single. But I can’t wait for this record to come out in … Continue reading
I’ve already mentioned my excitement about hearing some new Postal Service tracks. One of those new tracks is now released. Listen to “A Tattered Line of String” here.
Well. This is some good news. In the early to mid-2000s Ben Gibbard decided to spend all his music energies on Death Cab for Cutie and not do any more with side project The Postal Service. The latter’s Give Up (2003) is a classic. Dance music for indie kids, I always thought, but as the … Continue reading
We sent five student worship leaders to the Calvin Worship Symposium this year. Here is the Symposium recap from Calvin. You can watch the final communion service here.
Like the rest of the entire human race, I have trouble waiting for things I want. I especially have trouble waiting for new music I know has been recorded but not yet released to said human race. This morning I checked the Caldo Verde Records site in hopes of hearing some new Mark Kozelek. I … Continue reading