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The Summer Mix is now available in like twelve different places. Go check it out today.
Not sure how we haven't played anything from this yet.
This video was very nearly quite a few different things; so many new albums were released this year by bands I love. Off the top of my head,* and in no particular order, there were new releases from Alabama Shakes, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, Silversun Pickups, Beirut, Wilco, Father John Misty, Kendrick Lamar, Cage The Elephant, Ben Folds, Mark Ronson, Zac Brown Band, Beach House, CeeLo Green, Best Coast, The Tallest Man on Earth, Twenty One Pilots, Low, Metric, Blitzen Trapper, Jason Isbell, Of Monsters and Men, Kid Cudi, The Arcs ... and I'm sure I've missed a few.** Point is, all of these bands dropped new music in 2015 making this a very tough choice.
One of my favorites of the year showed up on bootsy's list (and he actually prompted me to get Smoke Ring For My Halo a few years back) - Kurt Vile's b'lieve i'm goin down... is home to Pretty Pimpin:
*not really. I had to look a few up to be sure the album I was thinking of was released this year.
**not to mention all the new bands I've yet to get to.
Kurt Vile cohort steps out on his own. Doing the title track from his swell 2014 release. Antwerp, Belgium, 2014.
You can tell he's listened to a lot of the great English folk guitarists--Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson, etc.
Mark Maron told me to listen to Mr. Vile, and now I'm making you listen to Mr. Vile. I'm not entirely sold on his sound, but I will say that he's got an interesting mix of dylan and lou reed in his voice.
Humor me for a couple of days while I play some of my favorites from the past year. Let's see if I still know how to do this...