I can hardly believe that we’re already a third of the way through 2020 and at the same time, with everything going on, I find myself wondering how it’s only the end of April. Indeed, the picture above was taken at the end of February, a mere couple of weeks before we were all sent to our respective rooms to think about what we’ve done, and even that fun weekend spent with friends seems so long ago now.
I started doing these “New tunes of…” Spotify playlists last year, the plan being to post 25 new songs from the previous three months, four times during the year, to have 100 great songs in total. I was only semi-successful at this last year and this year has already gotten off to a rocky start, seeing as that I’m only getting around to sharing this first playlist 2 or 3 weeks later than I was hoping for. To try to make up for my shortcomings, though, I’ve linked each song in the list to its respective YouTube video, in addition to my usually routine of embedding the complete Spotify playlist at the end.
This first playlist for 2020 sees a handful of old and some recent favourites of mine but also a lot of new discoveries. Highlights for this quarter include these:
For those who don’t use Spotify or if the embedded playlist below doesn’t work for you, here is the entire playlist as I’ve created it:
1. “But you” Alexandra Savior (from the album The archer)
2. “Your light” The Big Moon (from the album Walking like we do)
3. “Everything else has gone wrong” Bombay Bicycle Club (from the album Everything else has gone wrong)
4. “Insert generic name” Okay Kaya (from the album Watch this liquid pour itself)
5. “Try again” Andy Shauf (from the album The neon skyline)
6. “Under glass” Wolf Parade (from the album Thin mind)
7. “I celebrate my fantasy” The Homesick (from the album The big exercise)
8. “Ms. California” Beach Bunny (from the album Honeymoon)
9. “I will not return as a tourist” Boniface (from the album Boniface)
10. “Baddies” Lanterns On The Lake (from the album Spook the herd)
11. “Everything has changed” Best Coast (from the album Always tomorrow)
12. “Alien with a sleep mask on” Ratboys (from the album Printer’s devil)
13. “Control” Brooke Bentham (from the album Everyday nothing)
14. “The main thing” Real Estate (from the album The main thing)
15. “Bloodstream” Soccer Mommy (from the album Color theory)
16. “Jack Parsons” Luke Haines & Peter Buck (from the album Beat poetry for survivalists)
17. “St Marie under canon” Cornershop (from the album England is a garden)
18. “Oh Canada” Nadia Reid (from the album Out of my province)
19. “Be your drug” Circa Waves (from the album Sad Happy)
20. “Give/take” Porridge Radio (from the album Every bad)
21. “Ego” Moaning (from the album Uneasy laughter)
22. “Ella” Myrkur (from the album Folkesange)
23. “Jim Jim Falls” Morrissey (from the album I am not a dog on a chain)
24. “Mark Zuckerberg” Nap Eyes (from the album Snapshot of a beginner)
25. “Can’t do much” Waxahatchee (from the album Saint Cloud)
Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are safe, continue to be well, and well, enjoy the tunes.
If you’re interested in checking out any of the other playlists I’ve created and shared on these pages, you can peruse them here.