Browsing music another way
Jon Hicks wanted to "Restore some kind of physicality to my digital music collection" and I think he succeeded. (Scroll down to the link for Leigh's video demonstration)
There were murmurs that new ABBA music would be coming for some time, but now that it's just days away? Yeah, I'm giddy.
Opera + a rock quarry
I've kept this post from Kottke alive at the end of my RSS reader for 2 weeks because I didn't want it to go away, so I'm saving it here.
Dancing to Sirens
I asked about the song playing and Erik said it was the same musician that did the Xanadu cover linked earlier. Here's a story about his new song - "a tribute to a time that is hopefully over."
The Smile, live
Metafilter collects links to videos and downloads for this performance at the virtual Glastonbury festival. Featuring Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood (from Radiohead) with drummer Tom Skinner.
The Linda Lindas “Racist Sexist Boy”
Poser. Blockhead. Riffraff. Jerkface.
Hide and Seek, harmony build
I love falling into rabbit holes of harmony. I also realize this is likely lip sync'd, but that's okay. The premise is solid.
Homemade modular synthesizer
It certainly looks neato. / via Tom
A wonderful way to ease into the day with this track from the album Vulture Prince by Arooj Aftab. Thanks Simon!
Billie and Finneas Eilish perform the single out in some sandy place (Simi Valley?). Dig all the tones in every way.
Escape your geographic music bubble
Shake music monoculture with this data essay by The Pudding / via Creative Mornings (excellent) email newsletter
Trent Walton started a project making music, collaborating with his sons and packing it all up with not just album artwork, but mini videos (that loop on Spotify) for each track. I dig everything about this.
girl in red “Seratonin”
"This is terrific." - @hotdogsladies / Agreed 1000%
An excellent video by the band Dry Cleaning, directed by Rottingdean Bazaar / via Frank Chimero
J.S. Ondara “Lebanon”
Noga Erez “VIEWS”
Featuring Reo Cragun & ROUSSO. Currently watching this video from the beginning to the end whenever I need a transition.
Yo-Yo Ma, and a bit of his impromptu vaccination site concert
Easing into the day listening to this and nodding my head in agreement with Jason. Let's invest in the arts.
Spin the globe and jam out. / via Coudal Partners