THE LI$T: 2.18.14



Derek Moore

A hello and how-do-you-do to you all, LI$TNRS. This week’s playlist is in a rather simple format: it starts out as full on dance party, and after half of the LI$T has passed, the celebration begins to slow as it glides gently into thought-provoking, lush, cinematic territory.

  • Bombay Bicycle Club is a band of shapeshifters. Every album sounds different, and their latest release is no exception. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this new production and direction fit them.

  • Wild Moccasins is a Houston band on the rise that’s recently been on tour with Of Montreal. The influence is noticeable.

  • I ventured a little further into the electronica realm than I normally would and came out with this house-influenced treasure from Jerome LOL and Angelina Lucero that should keep your head bobbing and/or your feet moving.

  • I’ve already mentioned a few times how much I like Gardens & Villa, so I don’t feel it necessary to justify why I included another track from their latest album. Listen to “Dunes” if you haven’t already.

  • Saskwatch’s throwback style will tickle your soul. After a few simple seconds into the song, you’ll know exactly what I mean.

  • It’s at this point in the LI$T that the dance waves begin to subside. From what I understand, Juan Wauters is known to be eccentric, and I’d believe it after listening to his most recent full-length, N.A.P. North American Poetry.

  • Marissa Nadler is next up with her track, “Anyone Else” from her recent album “July,” which came out Feb. 10th.
  • “Porcelain” by Snowbird is downright gorgeous. It paints pictures of serene beauty in my mind, and hopefully it has a similar effect on you.

  • Beck’s releasing a new album a week from today. Beyond the expected excitement associated with new material from this legend of an artist, this first taste of the LP made me absolutely overwrought with anticipation. What makes this even harder is that I typically prefer to wait for the actual release date to listen to new music. But if you’re on the more impatient side of life, you can hear “Morning Phase” in its entirety on NPR’s First Listen.

Enough of my ramblings. Get on with your life of listening. Just make sure to pencil in time to stop back in for another visit to see what I’ve been cooking up for next week’s LI$T.


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