(Sunday Salad #22)

Follow-ups, flashbacks, rarities & oddities

Sunday SaladBenjamin Francis Leftwich makes me remember a golden age that never was. It’s kind of a hollow feeling though. (via Earplugs Not Included)

Panama is the band of Australian singer-songwriter Jarrah McCleary. They create that irresistible kind of indie pop-rock, you know. It’s great for driving. (via B3SCI) read more »

Sóley: ‘I’ll Drown’

SóleySóley is a yellow flower that grows on Iceland.

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((Lo-Fi) Sunday Salad #21)

(Lo-fi) follow-ups, flashbacks, rarities & oddities

Sunday Salad Lo-FiI haven’t had enough lo-fi recently, so I decided to dedicate today’s salad entirely to this phenomenon. Of course, this is still about singers and songs, so don’t worry. Plus, this list is going to be longer than usual.

Teen Suicide is all about the infamous angst of the age in the name. Amazing how that and lo-fi go together so well. (via Ad Hoc)

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Grizzly Bear: ‘Yet Again’

Grizzly Bear Yet AgainGrizzly Bear is not a 100% singer-songrwiter project anymore, but they and this song ‘Yet Again’ still more than qualify, I guess.

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Classic track: ‘God’ by John Lennon

John Lennon“God is a concept
By which we measure
Our pain”

John Lennon, 1970

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Asaf Avidan

Asaf AvidanAsaf Avidan is a singer-songrwriter living in Tel Aviv. He has one of those voices that fill you with awe and uncertainty when you listen to them. Awe because of their expressiveness, and uncertainty because it’s not so easy to tell if you hear a man or a woman. (Like in the cases of Tracy Chapman, Antony Hegarty and, more recently, Joe Newman of Alt-J.)

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Tessa Rose Jackson

Tessa Rose JacksonMy recommendation for today is the glorious, all-natural acoustic pop music of Tessa Rose Jackson, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter born and living in Amsterdam. “She emigrated at 15 to take up a place at the BRIT School in London, where singers like Adele and Kate Nash also learned their craft,” as she states in her short bio on her webpage

‘Change Time’ was recently licensed by IKEA to be used in a television commercial aired in Germany. I don’t know how that happened. Maybe they found her songs on Bandcamp by pure chance (it’s more than good enough for that), read more »

(Sunday Salad #20)

Follow-ups, flashbacks, rarities & oddities

Sunday SaladA sweet, melancholic song from Andrew Bird. (via Pigeons And Planes)

Any Idle Clone‘s guitar sounds like a medieval instrument, but his style is very much contemporary.

Log Across The Washer makes an intriguing mess. Again.

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Johan G Winther

Johan G WintherJohan G Winther a.k.a. Tsukimono is the enigmatic experimental composer of Gothenburg. His huge catalog of releases span from ambient to metal, so it’s hardly a surprise that one can find a handful of finely crafted acoustic folk songs in there as well.

This EP was released in 2011 under the band name Thee Gutted String. A few friends gathered a couple of times to record three of Winther’s songs, but they sound as if they had been playing this music for years. These pieces are stripped down to the core, preformed without any frippery.

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