Rising Water (Playlist: Dec 18, 2016)

Rising Water

Compiled Dec 18, 2016

New playlist inspired by recent shows  — James Vincent McMorrow, Vancouver Sleep Clinic (who’s first show in the states was his idol, James Vincent McMorrow), Daughter, Day Wave, The Moth & The Flame, Phantogram, The Paper Kites, Two Door Cinema Club, Broods, DeVotchKa, Beats Antique, Nakho & Medicine for the People, Strfkr, Royal Teeth, Rooney — and recent new discoveries (opening artists) —Allan Rayman, MTNS, Psychic Twins (my friend’s best friend from high school!), The Post Maker (local SF talent). It also includes awesome new recommendations from friends: Sohn, Shura, The Mowgli’s, Plini (siiiick math rock), a new track by Magic Giant, and a new album (We Got it From Here… thank you 4 Your Service) by Tribe Called Quest (first album in 18 years and rumored to be their last). The ‘Water is Life‘ by Dustin Thomas track reminds us of the power of music in fighting injustice (Standing Rock). Caught a Ghost swoops in with his ‘Twelve days of Xmas’ FB giveaways and beautiful acoustic versions of tracks like ‘Uuu’ from his ace album, Human Nature (glad to hear his new one is nearing completion!) 😀

Standout tracks for me are James Vincent McMorrow‘s ‘Rising Water‘ (“Because you make me feel alive, in spite of rising water“) and ‘Los Angeles‘ (“There’s a reason that people move/ People change or people stay the same completely/.. You fear that every move you make is just a hammer/ You are just a nail but you’re not… Don’t let fear control you“), and seeing these brought to life on stage last month definitely hammered on the heart strings and watered the eyes (for pretty much everyone in the crowd). I also am IN LOVE with Daughter‘s new album, Not to Disappear; my music buddy got it right when he said that “Elena traded a pinch of angst for a dash of snark, and it works really well!” The whole album is a SLAYER, but ‘Fossa’ and ‘To Belong’ probably slay me the most: pensive, pent-up aggression with gnarly twists and turns of emotion. Elena never fails to dissapoint! The Moth & the Flame once more, and can’t get enough of their track, ‘Red Flag‘ (“You were the only red flag, the only red flag that I could not raise.”) Finally, if there was any band that could help Oakland find its heartbeat after the recent, devastating Ghost Ship fire, it would be Oakland’s very own Beats Antique, who I was lucky to see a few weeks back with DeVotchKa and Alam Khan: https://www.facebook.com/erica.andreozzi/posts/10100419330250649

ALSO…. After FIVE YEARS OF WAITING, I finally put this vision into reality ❤️🙏🏻😁 @eyeofthetigertattoo #sftattooartist #beatsthatsetmypulse #heartpulsetattoo #musicjunkie #musicislife #feedsthevein #todayistheday #longtimecoming #visionnomore #merryxmastome #tistheseasontoberocking

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Doing The Right Thing- Daughter
Rising Water- James Vincent McMorrow   
Someone to Stay- Vancouver Sleep Clinic  
Red Flag- The Moth & The Flame   
Wasting Time- Day Wave   
Tennessee- Allan Rayman  
Set On Fire- Magic Giant    
Barking Dog- Phantogram
Bloom- The Paper Kites   
Electric Sunrise- Plini
How- Daughter  
10 Years Alone- The Moth & The Flame  
Bloodflows- Sohn
Are We Ready? (Wreck)- Two Door Cinema Club   
Bridges- Broods
All The Sand In All The Sea- DeVotchKa
The Block (Feat. Too Many Zooz)- Beats Antique  
Flaws-Vancouver Sleep Clinic   
No Care- Daughter
Never Ever- Strfkr
Budding Trees- Nahko and Medicine for the People   
Get Low- James Vincent McMorrow   
Paint- The Paper Kites   
Live While I Breathe- The Moth & The Flame
Touch- Shura
One Thousand Times- James Vincent McMorrow 
Young & Afraid- The Moth & The Flame  
Amateurs- Royal Teeth 
Artifice- Sohn
The Enemy Guns- DeVotchKa
My Heart Beats 4 U- Rooney
25.22-  Allan Rayman  
Heartlines- Broods
In The End-  Strfkr
The Wheel- Sohn
The Alley- DeVotchKa
Halcyon- The Paper Kites   
Fossa- Daughter
All Can Be Done-  Nahko & Medicine For The People  
Lose Myself- Psychic Twin   
Queen Of The Surface Streets- Devotchka
Lost Track Of Time- MTNS
Bad Decisions- Two Door Cinema Club  
Open Your Eyes- Strfkr
To Belong- Daughter
When Did Your Heart Go Missing- Rooney
Love Letters To God- Nahko & Medicine For The People     
Kids Conspire – Royal Teeth 
Featherstone- The Paper Kites 
Water is Life- Dustin Thomas             
Burn Dub- Beats Antique  
San Francisco- The Mowgli’s   
Why (Feat. Soko)- Rooney
Lung-  Vancouver Sleep Clinic  
Uuu- Caught A Ghost   
Killer Bee (Feat. Lafa Taylor)-  Beats Antique 
Surreal- James Vincent McMorrow   
Sun- The Post Maker   
Whateva Will Be- A Tribe Called Quest    

Standing Rock (Playlist: Oct 31, 2016)

Standing Rock
Compiled Oct 31, 2016

New playlist inspired by recent shows, especially that of Trevor Hall, an amazing artist and unbelievably generous, kind (heart-of-gold) human being. In honor the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota, Trevor and his friend Aaron Edwards wrote a song called ‘Standing Rock‘ to encourage the Sioux people to continue to “stand up up like a mountain” and protect their basic right for WATER, “one of life’s most vital resources for our children’s children’s children.” Trevor was inspired by all of the warriors on the front lines laying down their lives for WATER, calling them “mountains of themselves, touching the sky with their peaks of strength, love, and selfless service.” But because these “mountains” need food, tents, blankets, and other materials in order to keep standing tall, Trevor is donating 100% of the funds raised by downloading his song to the front lines of Standing Rock. Everyone should go find their INNER WARRIOR and STAND UP HERE: https://trevorhallmusic.bandcamp.com/  *It will hammer on your heartstrings like it did Megan‘s and mine that night we first heard Trevor sing it at Sweetwater Music Hall*

“Listen close my friend
This is happening
Warrior Warrior

If you are a rock
Stand up like a mountain
Rise up from the earth
One Love One Message
I know that we are strong in spirit
And if you are the righteous, hear it
If you are a rock
Stand up like a mountain.”

Aside from ‘Standing Rock‘, this playlist features a other slay-worthy gems from Trevor’s tall treasure trove: The Promised Land “Sometimes I don’t feel at home
Like exodus in my own soul, And I wanna return”, Kabir, To Zion (Jen’s favorite!), Wish Man, Great Mirror, and Holy Country. It also features tracks from recent shows (The Head and the Heart, Blossoms, Night Riots, Mondo Cozmo, Ryley Walker, Kaleo, The Wind and the Wave, Bishop Briggs, Sylvan Esso, Local Natives, Bon Iver, Phantogram, Rayland Baxter, Blind Pilot, Nicolas Jaar) and upcoming shows (Cobi, The Boxer Rebellion, Kishi Bashi, Benjamin Francis Leftwich), as well as new releases from Sin Fang, Vok, Roosevelt, Saint Motel, and Solander. Check out the killer 50-song playlist on Spotify! STAND UP LIKE A MOUNTAIN. ❤

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