Last Week’s Jams, Today (October 11 – 15)

So last week Ryan and I had to do tons of training and such things for the job that pays, so we took Monday off. Thus, our week ran a little short on tunes…that and it feels like there wasn’t a whole lot out there that I really dug. Maybe I’m just being an old curmudgeon. Thus, we let you off light this week, with only 9 little jams, so you can get in and out on this last week’s listening playlist in just over 30 minutes…then move on your way. Some jams from Austin’s Zero Percent APR, as well as that beautiful new tune from Dummy from their forthcoming album.

Furrows Shares Burial Single

Peter Wagner’s Furrows project will release Fisher King this Friday, and its high time we pay some attention to the songwriter, with the latest single being one of the many highlights we’ve found. In a sense, the construction reminds me a lot of Papercuts, sort of this psychedelic swatch collection, little bits here and there unfolding at each turn; I will say there seems to be a bit more clarity in these tunes, like the focus is purely on the melodic connection between song and listener. In that, you get sort of this effortless ride on the musical waves, never cresting, just sort of bobbing on the sea of life, happy to still be afloat in this mess of a world. Fisher King drops Friday!

Last Week’s Jams, Today (August 23 -27)

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you’re doing alright, physically and emotionally. We’re here to wrap up last week’s hits, or at least what we loved. This collection has a bunch of songs included from some albums that dropped on Friday, as well as new tunes from Gustaf, Dinner and the new collaboration from Living Hour + Peel Dream Magazine. Start your week off right by reviewing what we loved last week. Have a good day!

Furrows Share Grey Cities Single

Furrows, the project name of Peter Wagner, is a relatively new act on my radar, but I’ve really been able to dive headfirst into the latest single, “Grey Cities.” The song is a sort of reflective piece for Wagner, who said the tune is an “elegy for all the ghosts we carry with us,” and the music seems to match up with that, even allowing the voices to have their own voice. Up through the first two minutes, you get this steady strum and drum work, not too far off from where you might find a Real Estate…then, just before the 2 minute mark, you get to hear the past start to make itself known, with little nuanced notes ringing out in the mix.