Last Week’s Jams (8.21 – 8.25)

There continues to be an unreasonable amount of great music coming out nowadays, and I’m absolutely baffled at how it just never ceases; there’s been nothing but week after week of tunes for me to fawn over. This week’s a little all over the place, with a little bit of rock, a little bit of pop, a little bit of songwriter and back again. Wanted to begin with the great cover of “Rock n’ Roll” by the Feelies, then jump right into some of my favorite tracks of the week. I mean, new Tony Jay and Red Pants make all of us winners. Plus, there’s a new Lewsberg tune floating about, which I definitely have included in other playlists. And, I got back on that review game with a track by track breakdown of Holy Wave’s latest. So spend some time looking back at last week!

Brita Phillips and Kramer Share Video for Dream #3

Earlier this year, Shimmy Disc released this incredible Rings of Saturn Box Set; it was a collection of collaborative EPs in 7″ format, featuring tons of incredible artists like Brita Phillips (Luna/D&B) and Kramer. Now we’ve got an accompanying video for their track, created by none other than Kramer himself. The wash, or film style, takes on the dreaminess alluded to in the song’s lyrics, building on that sort of sleepy haze in your head. Musically, this song’s all about the careful tip-toeing of the vocals, creeping through your ears with sparkling melody that you’ll definitely find touching. Plus, there’s added bonus points for Austin’s Thor Harris fleshing out the textures with light marimba work! Rings of Saturn is available now!


This just in from Secretly Canadian: Expect a whole slew of new things from Daniel Smith and his family band Danielson from here until the holidays.  To start the Danielson party off, we have “Animal in Every Corner” featuring a remix by Kramer.  The track will be found on a retrospective album highlighting the first decade of Mr. Smith’s work entitled Trying Hartz due out this fall.


Download: Danielson – Animal in Every Corner [MP3]