It's been a weird, scattered month. I think the playlist reflects that.
1. Kishi Bashi - "Honeybody"
The closing track from K's new album, Sonderlust. It exemplifies each stage of his solo career from modified violin loops to string quartets to electro-pop.
2. Kush Mody feat. Anderson Paak - "Freight Train"
Your monthly dose of Paak.
3. Terra Lightfoot - "No Hurry"
Just a really solid rock song.
4. Booker T. feat. Mayer Hawthorne - "Sound the Alarm"
I was generally let down by Hawthorne's latest LP, so I turned to this one from Booker T.'s 2013 record of the same name.
5. Amos Lee - "Lightly"
Amos makes a pretty compelling case for being alone.
6. Miniature Tigers - "Crying in the Sunshine"
I like hearing acoustic guitar in my Miniature Tigers songs.
7. Dawes - "One of Us"
I appreciate that Dawes are always expanding their sound. This makes a bold statement as the opener on We're All Gonna Die.
8. UB40 - "The Way You Do the Things You Do"
The Temptations version was stuck in my head, but with the sax part from this cover.
9. Roosevelt - "Night Moves"
This will tide you over until the next Daft Punk or Phoenix album.
10. Radiohead - "True Love Waits"
I almost cried the first time I heard the studio version back in May. It almost made it onto each monthly mix since, but it was never the right time. It had to wait.