Music I Like
There's a really terrible thing in my life where people are like "so, uh.. Do you like anything other than Bleachers?" On one level they can fuck off and on another level I get it because Bleachers/Steel Train constitute 10% of my iTunes library and 60% of my tweets. Thing is, I listen to a lot of other music and here are some of my favs.
- •Future IslandsRecommended to me by Nate Harold, (you'll see this as a common theme.) they are sick and cool and a real thrill! Like so many artists, I had to start on the most recent album and work backwards - I always listen to them when I don't know what to listen to. I think that's a compliment?
- •Unknown Mortal OrchestraAgain, thanks Nate! Likewise on the listening from newest album and working backwards. I saw them live before I knew the first two albums and despite arriving after doors I still ended up standing front centre which felt so shitty, but great!
- •Youth LagoonFloaty and magical. I recently got the Savage Hills Ballroom record, which for some reason I took a long time to get into but once you're into it... You're into it. Also Youth Lagoon & UMO both played incredible sets at Pitchfork Paris - both on YouTube.
- •The NationalPerfect for when you feel like shit.
- •LuciusCurrently an artist I haven't bought anything by - in the Spotify listening stage. I think they did a cover on Bleachers Terrible Thrills vol 2. I tend to not be as into female voices, but they are enchanting and beautiful.
- •EL VYThe National, but happier.
- •JoywaveThey are a dumb band who released two 'mixtapes' which are free on their website - they also have two albums but for some reason I love the mixtapes (which are entirely made by them, so more like albums?) more than the albums. Huge mixture of different sounds and genres... Fascinating.
- •Paul Thomas SaundersReally stressful because no one knows him and he's INCREDIBLE.
- •The War on DrugsAnother one to thank Nate for, lol. They are a lot like Youth Lagoon etc in their floaty and dreamy nature.
- •Albert Hammond Jr.He's in The Strokes, and his solo stuff is great. I saw him live a while ago and it was an interesting experience because it was one of my first shows that was mostly populated by bearded middle aged men.
- •Sam DewAlso in the Spotify listening stage - he played Shadow Of The City and I only just got round to checking his stuff out - a good decision.
- •Pink FloydObviously.
- •Mike OldfieldMy dad has all his records ⚡️⚡️
- •David BowieMy mum has all his records ⚡️⚡️