Hey, my neck of the woods finally got a good snowin'.
If DK can keep playing Bridgers, I can play more Sufjan.
That sound guy needs to step up their game.
That he did.
Also, special thanks to DW for a great DJ week.
Long jam to start off a long week (even if it may be a short one).
Happy belated birthday to Fela Kuti!
Richard Swift passed away this week at the age of 41.
Initially released as a home-recording via YouTube (7.9M views), I guess this “technically” came out in Australia(?) late in 2016, but it’s one of my favorite new things of 2017:
FTLT (the citizen that alerted the citizenry to the likes of Alabama Shakes and Courtney Barnett long before everyone else figured it out, who also used to be a DJ, contributor, and frequent commenter as well as being known as somewhat of a basketball enthusiast (in the case that anyone is unfamiliar)) causally dropped a mention in a FMD a little bit back. I've learned to listen when the hitman does so.
A collaboration between the lead singer of The Walkmen and one of the main cogs of Vampire Weekend, their album is a whirling plunge through genres, eras, and textures, but all with a distinctly original sound that I hope they explore on another album or two. Anyway, this song has been between lowkey to rock-climber's grip stuck in my head for the past few weeks now.