Tag Archives: #MusicMonday

#MusicMonday: The Lumineers

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “Ho Hey” — The Lumineers, from their self-titled debut album “The Lumineers“
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Listen to The Lumineers’ interview on All Things Considered

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#MusicMonday: Bruce Springsteen

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “American Land” — Bruce Springsteen, live at Glastonbury, 2009. 
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#MusicMonday: Passion Pit

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “I’ve Got Your Number” — Passion Pit, from the EP, “Chunk of Change“ [Pitchfork Review here]

Last week, the quintet from Cambridge, Mass., finally announced a follow-up to 2009’s “Manners”. It’s called “Gossamer”. It comes out July 24. And yes, it promises to be hipster friendly.

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#MusicMonday: Alabama Shakes

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “Hold On” — Alabama Shakes, off the album, “Boys & Girls”

 
Debut album. Soulful sound. And lead singer Brittany Howard is three levels of badass. Here’s a full first listen from NPR Music and a solid review from the Chicago Tribune.

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#MusicMonday: Sauti Sol

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “Soma Kijana” — Sauti Sol, off the album, Sol Filosofia

[h/t “All Songs…“]

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#MusicMonday: NewVillager

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “Lighthouse” — NewVillager, from their debut album of the same name.

Thanks for stopping by The Brew House.

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#MusicMonday: The Avett Brothers

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “Salina” — The Avett Brothers, from the album, Emotionalism

Thanks for coming by The Brew House…

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#MusicMonday: The Shins

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “Simple Song” — The Shins, from the album, Port of Morrow.

Somewhere along the line, as the years stacked up, the Shins became one of those bands that “just went away.” The Shins’ last album — Wincing the Night Away — came out in January of 2007 (really, five years ago), with the first single (“Phantom Limb”) finding its way online two months before that. James Mercer, bearded frontman of the Portland outfit, has stayed busy, of course. He collaborated with Danger Mouse on the side project, “Broken Bells”, and you may have seen him pop up for a predictable cameo on the first season of Portlandia.

But finally, on Jan. 9, the band released “Simple Song,” the first single off its new album, Port of Morrow, to be released in March. The band has been idle for five years. And the lineup, save Mercer, has totally turned over. But “Simple Song” still sounds like what you’d expect a Shins single to sound like. And this, I think, is a good thing.

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#MusicMonday: Harvey Danger

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “The Show Must Not Go On” — Harvey Danger 

So I remember this one time, freshman year of high school, I was riding shotgun in a senior’s car, feeling old and cool, and the song “Flagpole Sitta” started blaring out of the CD player. “I wanna publish ‘zines… And rage against machines…” I can’t ever remember listening to another Harvey Danger song. Don’t think I even searched for any. But that song, to me at least, still says high school, those couple years when Napster was just firing up — and the kids in my neighborhood still cruised 103rd street, from Nall to Nieman. (Maybe they still do.) I thought of this story the other day when I found out Harvey Danger had broken up. But first, the band, apparently, released this song on their website for free — a sort-of final goodbye for a group that most had forgotten. Pretty cool way to go.

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#MusicMonday: The Big Wu

Every Monday morning. Music so good… it must be shared.

This week: “Kangaroo” — The Big Wu, from the album, “Tracking Buffalo Through the Bathtub

According to Wikipedia, these guys haven’t toured for about five years — just occasional shows in their home state of Minnesota. But they’ll always have “Kangaroo”, one of the underrated classics from that jam-band saturated era known as the late 90s. Yes, this song — String Cheese’s “Texas” — is also in the pantheon.

Thanks for stopping by The Brew House.

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