Tragic Josh sprays rainbows of musical beauty over the disenfranchised youth of today. Come revel in the glory of his select aural spectrum of love.
1. Bowerbirds – Ghost Life
Just a really lovely song that'll keep you till the end. much to your surprise.
2. Electric President – The Violent Blue
I can't honestly say that I think this dude is the best advert for this band, but I do like this song. It takes it's time and knows how to carry it's momentum. The last third is probably the best.
3. White Birch – The New Kingdom
These guys are incredible. But apparently all Norwegians sound like Erlend Oye.
4. Vic Chestnutt – I Flirted With You All My Life
Never really heard much of his stuff, bought an album once but was kinda disappointed, but this is just a beautiful song.
5. The Antlers – Atrophy
I'm sure you're all aware of these guys so this really isn't news to anyone but myself. I overlooked them amidst all their hype, but have recently come to appreciate what a wonderful record they produced thanks to a number of other blogs. An old dog can in fact learn new tricks after all.
6. Sharon Van Etten – Love More
Exquisite. She's gorgeous AND amazing.
7. First Aid Kit – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
These guys are amazing. My new favourites, and what an amazing cover.
8. First Rate People – Girl’s Night
Infectious and fun, just what pop should be like.
9. Herb Albert – Rotation (DJ Harri Edit)
Old school brilliance. This was what Ibiza used to be about.
10. Cold Mountain Child – Of Self
Something reminiscent of classic Dire Straits. OK, and a fair chunk of Iron and Wine as well!
11. Spirit Spine – Enchanted Island
Incredibly simple and sparse. and short. too short. but that's good.
12. Liars – No Barrier Fun
Great vocals, and a fantastic arrangement. Love the beat and the cello.