This one came out while the blog went dark for a few months and you’ve probably heard it (multiple times) by now, but goddamn if I’d be remiss not to mention it at some point before the end of the year. “Sister” is the centerpiece of Olsen’s My Woman, the perfect marriage of her Opry-ready croons and more recent forays into traditional indie and pop. This is also the first time I could conceivably trick a family member into thinking they were listening to a long-lost Fleetwood Mac song and have them believe me. Maybe the best second half of a song since Built to Spill stole our hearts nearly two decades ago.
One of the highlights from this year’s Multi-Love gets a fantastically animated video.
Perfect! Another excuse to remind you to check out Viet Cong’s fantastic self-titled LP that came out earlier this year. Do it now before they make everybody’s year-end lists and you feel like you missed out.
Man oh man, what an album Viet Cong’s S/T is. 2015 has already spoiled me with new music, and we’re not even out of January yet.
Video for “Your Love is Killing Me”, a highlight off of van Etten’s AOTY contender Are We There.