- Check out the new singles from pop-singer Charli XCX, “Focus” and “No Angel”:
- This weekend also saw a new song from Austin band Sweet Spirit, called “Los Lonely Girls”:
- Amanda Shires released the second single from her August-slated To The Sunset last week, called “Eve’s Daughter”:
- What 2018 songs are in your heavy rotation? Some of the ones I can’t stop listening to so far are “Good Kisser” by Lake Street Dive, “Modern Love” by Houndmouth, “Once In My Life” by The Decemberists, “Somebody’s Daughter” by Tenille Townes, “Meltdown” by Public Access TV, and “Shake Baby” by Katie Toupin. Here’s NPR’s Heavy Rotation at the halfway point of 2018, which includes solid selections from Lord Huron, Courtney Barnett, Leon Bridges, and Grace Basement.
- Today is the 50th anniversary of the release of Music From Big Pink, the debut of The Band recorded and composed in a big pink house in Saugerties in upstate New York. Capitol Records and UMe have announced a 50th anniversary box set for the album. Here’s 10 thing you didn’t know about the album via Rolling Stone, and check out some of the extra content that will be a part of the set in this teaser video:
- With the recent release of their sixth album Passwords, one of our favorite bands, Dawes, has been making the promotional rounds. Here is frontman Taylor Goldsmith performing an acoustic set at a Judd Apatow and Friends event; here is an interview with Rolling Stone; and here’s a collection of clips from the band’s stop at CBS This Morning, including an interview and a few song performances.
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