Last Friday we were away from the computer, so here’s our weekly playlist from last week! Lots of variety here. Where else can you find Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld (pictured), Tal National, Bill Fay, Refused and Estelle in the same carefully curated, 14-song playlist?
Here we are with yet another playlist, this time with tracks from upcoming albums from Speedy Ortiz, Courtney Barnett, Calexico, Tobias Jesso Jr., Kanye West, Patrick Watson, Matthew E. White, Clark and songs from recent records from Diamond Rugs, William Ryan Fritch (yes, again – what a great record!), Ghostpoet, Samuel Kerridge, Paul Johnson and The Body & Thou. There’s just so much great music coming out these days that we had a shortlist of 20+ tracks for this week only… And that’s without counting songs that aren’t on Spotify yet!
A couple of weeks ago, while at the official presentation of Optimus Primavera Sound 2014’s full lineup at the Porto city hall, I was surprised to see a lot of people cheering uncontrollably whenever a band they liked appeared on the big screen. Seriously, when “The National” appeared printed on the jacket of one of the characters on the (great) short video that announced the festival’s lineup, I thought FC Porto had scored or something. Shouts of similar magnitude could be heard when Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Kendrick Lamar or Haim were announced, but a lot of names went unnoticed and are naturally confined to the last few lines of the lineup poster.