(compiled Feb 13, 2015)

LONG OVERDUE playlist inspired by an INCREDIBLE NEW ARTIST (Zach Winters) that I discovered on Noisetrade​ last month when he was offering a free download of his beautifully honest and tranquil album, Monarch. He reminds me of distillation of my ALL-TIME FAVORITES (Alexi Murdoch, Ben Howard, Jose Gonzalez, James Vincent McMorrow, and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver), and although his music speaks of simplicity, the delivery is with a complexity that has us listeners eagerly imagining the musical arrangement. The song ‘Monarch‘ is just INCREDIBLE, with the cinematic buildup of sound throughout and toughing lyrics. It was my go-to track for Jan/Feb, and thus had ot me the title track for this playlist. other tracks that I couldn’t get enough of were ‘Still Trying’ by Nathaniel Rateliff​, ‘Think of England‘ by Bear’s Den​, ‘Mother and Father‘ by BROODS​, ‘Stolen Dance’ by Milky Chance​ (awesome new discovery that I realize is blowing up quick!), and ‘Wild Heart‘ by Bleachers​. I am also digging EVERY SONG by the talented Aussie trio, Little May​ (killing it on Triple J!), as well as the new album by The Decemberists​. I’ve included the acoustic version of some of my favorite tracks from The Twilight Sad (Official)​’s recently released album, and some of my favorite tunes from the ONE and ONLY Canadian legend, Dan Mangan​. Also threw a few upbeat gems from WALK THE MOON​, Lonely the Brave (singer sounds like Eddie Vedder), and a cool collaborative track from Rodrigo y Gabriela​ and Øystein Greni. ENJOY! 🙂


You can download all of the songs on the playlist from account if you CLICK HERE:

(…and you should put it in the order of the actual playlist if you have time…there definitely is an intentional flow to it!)

*Not all track show up on Spotify, so see full list below:

Still Trying- Nathaniel Rateliff      

Think Of England- Bear’s Den       

Mother & Father- Broods

Fernweh (Shore)- Zach Winters    

Snow- Zach Winters  Monarch

Different Colors- Walk The Moon  

Road Regrets- Dan Mangan

Stolen Dance- Milky Chance           

Last January (acoustic)- The Twilight Sad

Trick Of The Light- Lonely The Brave    

Monarch- Zach Winters       

Lake Song- The Decemberists     

Natures Way- Rodrigo Y Gabriela with Oystein Greni     

Avalanches- Walk The Moon 

The Love We Stole- Bear’s Den

The All Time High- Team Me

Loveland- Milky Chance

I could give all that you don’t want (acoustic)- The Twilight Sad

Dust- Little May

Robots- Dan Mangan           

Flashed Junk Mind- Milky Chance

Meant- Zach Winters

Wild Heart- Bleachers

Make You Better- The Decemberists  

Down By The River- Milky Chance 

I Found- Amber Run  

I Wanna Get Better- Bleachers

It was never the same (acoustic)- The Twilight Sad        

Townsend- William Wild   

Watering Can- Liza Anne

If I’m Unworthy- Blake Mills  

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