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2017 GEMS

On 30, Dec 2017 | No Comments | In music | By Hunt & Gather

The sentiment is the same but the sounds have changed. We’re still here, still getting along as decently as we can, and finding appreciation wherever we can – with family and friends; simple solo pleasures like book reading and bike riding; or in art – like the 33 beautiful little ditties here. They range from sad to strange, romantic to angry, and some unexpected inclusions (so please leave your prejudices about mainstream pop, dissonant punk, and Post Malone at the door)… these are just ‘Some Of The Best Songs of 2017 That You May Not Have Heard Yet.’

Take a listen and enjoy, expand your mind, spread your love. Old-fashioned mp3 collectors can hear here. Spotify folks will miss out on a few, but that’s how it goes up there in the cloud.

Track-list below and earlier best-of mixes are still available if you scroll on down…
Nilufer Yanya “Baby Luv”
Sheer Mag “Pure Desire”
Big Search “Lonely Mound of Clay”
Karen Elson “Call your Name”
Julia Michaels “Issues”
Frank Ocean “Biking”
Hamilton Leithauser “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)” (Ft Angel Olsen)
Japandroids “I’m Sorry For Not Finding You Sooner”
Cuddle Magic “Slow Rider”
Downtown Boys “A Wall”
Wale “Running Back”
070Shake “Connect”
Post Malone “I Fall Apart”
LCD Soundsystem “Oh Baby”
Faith Healer “Try ;-)” (edit)
Cautious Clay “Juliet & Caesar”
Yaeji “Feel It Out”
Weaves “Grass”
Sudan Archives “Come Meh Way”
St Vincent “New York”
Sorority Noise “No Halo”
Alex Rose “Elephant Eyes”
Rostam “Bike Dream”
Perfume Genius “Slip Away”
Mas Ysa “Face”
King Black Acid “Breathe The Light”
Kelela “Bluff”
James Vincent McMorrow “True Care”
Arthur “Scared”
Valerie June “With You”
Rina Mushonga “Atalanta”
OK! To 2018 and further down the road.

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Living In The Promiseland

On 15, Oct 2017 | No Comments | In music | By Hunt & Gather

Music’s always been there to help us get through tough times, whether we’re dealing with heartbreak, loss, desperation, or whatever discombobulating social political cluster-fuck of the moment we find ourselves in. So in that spirit, here’s a link to a lil’ collection to help us get through. These songs yearn for freedom, rail against injustice, lend light in darkness, motivate movements, or simply help us get all our feelings out with their unabashed expressions of sadness, frustration, rage, and strength. Sorry, though, no Eminem freestyles here.

stay strong,

[[Tunes by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Syl Johnson, Pete Seeger, Shamir, Willie Nelson, Faith No More, Nina Simone, Angela Simpson, Handsome Furs, and then some. Unfortunately most aren’t on spotify so enjoy them in good old fashioned mp3 form]]

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Best of 2016

On 15, Dec 2016 | No Comments | In music | By Hunt & Gather

This year has been, by all accounts, shite. It’s a testament to the indomitable human spirit that we’re still able to appreciate anything as much as we do these songs… and we appreciate them a lot! BIG thanks goes to all the music-makers who continue creating great art that falls under the mainstream radar, who push the boundaries, who keep it weird.

Please take a listen and enjoy, expand your mind, spread your love. Old-fashioned mp3 collectors can hear here. Spotify folks will miss out on a few, but have at them here, my dear.

Track-list below, and if you’d like to dig into mixes from years past, scroll on down…

Wye Oak “Watching The Waiting”

Raleigh Ritchie “Cowards”

Azealia Banks “Big Big Beat”

Jai Wolf “Indian Summer”

Glass Animals “Cane Shuga”

Weaves “Coo Coo”

Kanye West “I Feel Like That”

Flume “Twin Cities” (feat Beck) (Headphone Activist Remix)”

Haliia “With You Forever”

Statik Selektah “Smoke Break (feat 2 Chainz)”

Almand “Don’t Manipulate”

Kevin Morby “Destroyer”

Wiley College Choir “Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray”

Wills “Woes vs Whoas”

The Range “Florida”

Cross Record “High Rise”

Sampha “No One Knows Me Like The Piano”

Mykki Blanco “Highschool Never Ends”

Jesus Jackson “Seed”

Bones of JR Jones “Wedding Song”

Matt Kivel “Wife”

Palmistry “Memory Taffeta”

Camp Cope “Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams”

Junglebae “Backwardz”



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