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spoken word + leon bridges

I love everything about this new project. VENUE is “collaborative works created at the intersection of music and visual arts”. In the inaugural installment, a video captures a beautiful spoken word piece and one-take rendition of “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges.

Can’t wait to follow along as this project unfolds. Nice work VSCO!

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sing-along sunday (#74) – seu jorge

This isn’t a new album, but I have been absolutely loving it recently. It was hard to choose a favorite song from the David Bowie covers performed in Portuguese by the Brazilian artists Seu Jorge (many of which were featured in Wes Anderson’s movie The Life Aquatic). “Life On Mars?” was the winner in the end, and yes those are the only lyrics I understand in the whole song, but the rendition is beautiful nonetheless.

Have a listen and then track down the whole album at your local record store or on one of those online music streaming services. 🙂

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“Life On Mars?” – Seu Jorge

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sing-along sunday (#73) – two gallants

The San Francisco based rock duo Two Gallants haven’t released much new music in recent years, but if you never taken a journey through their discography it’s definitely worth a pass. Let this single be an introduction to their melodic and emotion-filled style.

Enjoy!

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“Despite What You’ve Been Told” – Two Gallants

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sing-along sunday (#72) – ages and ages

What’s my criteria for a “sing-along sunday” selection? Well, if the song ends and I find myself singing it throughout the rest of the day, that’s a pretty good lead. If you need further proof, just listen to the below song by Ages and Ages and you will easily understand my selection process.

I recommend turning it up a few notches…

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“Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)” – Ages and Ages

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sing-along sunday (#71) – san fermin

Radio is not dead. Yes, I still do listen to the radio in my car, but what I mean by that statement even more is that the idea of radio is an eternally necessary concept to discovering new music. I found this band – San Fermin – while listening to Spotify radio for Langhorne Slim, and this song stopped me in my tracks.

You know good music when you hear it, at least that which resonates with you. This is one of those recent songs that felt creative and catchy, and that the volume couldn’t be high enough. Enjoy.

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“Sonsick” – San Fermin

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