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16 Indie Albums Your Can’t Miss From 2015 Playlist


Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 7.12.12 PM You and I are granted more music each day than we have ever had access to in the history of the world.
Think about that for a second.

With so much music emerging each and every day, it’s very easy for any of us to not really pay attention to the great sounds presented, or gloss over a fantastic new artist to immediately search for the next thing. This is part of why I’m so against platforms like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music. While the digital streaming technology makes accessing any song completely simple, we lost the brilliance of enjoying the experience of music discovery.

This week we’re going to fix that. This presentation is of 16 indie albums from 2015 that you can’t miss. The playlist has been carefully curated to present known and established artists with emerging and undiscovered bands for a truly amazing listening experience. I’ll cover the spectrum of music from indie rock to jazz fusion and back again. Potential Golden Fork Award nominees are in this mix. They Might Be Giants, Blues Traveler, and Brandi Carlile pair well with emerging acts like Mark Cantwil, Holly Arrowsmith, and feature artist Kelley McRae.

And I know you will be an uncommon person (in a good way) and go support/buy the music from this week that you enjoy. The artists who make it depend of us as true fans to do that. Enjoy!

Hour 1

(Show theme)Lindsay Katt. “Heart Place (Instrumental)” Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt, 2008. 01:45

Aryn Michelle. “Raod To Heaven” Depth EP. Aryn MIchelle, 2015. 03:00
Aryn Michelle. “Fight The Good Fight (feat. Derek Webb)” Depth EP. Aryn MIchelle, 2015. 03:23

Brandi Carlile. “Mainstream Kid” The Firewatcher’s Daughter. ATO Records, 2015. 04:19
Brandi Carlile. “Stranger At My Door” The Firewatcher’s Daughter. ATO Records, 2015. 04:23

The Ballroom Thieves. “Bury Me Smiling” A Wolf In The Doorway. Blue Corn Music, 2015. 03:56
The Ballroom Thieves. “Archers” A Wolf In The Doorway. Blue Corn Music, 2015. 02:37

Holly Arrowsmith. “Love Will Be A River” For The Weary Traveler. Holly Arrowsmith, 2015. 03:57
Holly Arrowsmith. “Mountain Prayer” For The Weary Traveler. Holly Arrowsmith, 2015. 04:52

Noah Gundersen. “Guardian Angel” Carry The Ghost. Dualtone Music, 2015. 03:59
Noah Gundersen. “Bag Of Glass” Carry The Ghost. Dualtone Music, 2015. 04:22

Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell. “Magnolia” Sing Into My Mouth. Black Cricket Recording, 2015. 03:51
Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell. “Am I A Good Man” Sing Into My Mouth. Black Cricket Recording, 2015. 03:01

Kelley McRae. “Stay Close To Me” Easy on My Mind. Kelly McRae, 2015. 03:01
Kelley McRae. “Easy On My Mind” Easy on My Mind. Kelly McRae, 2015. 04:10

Mark Cantwil. “Long Live The Night” Diggin’ On You. Mark Cantwil, 2015. 03:14

Hour 2

(Shoe theme)Lindsay Katt. “Heart Place (Instrumental)” Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt, 2008. 01:45
These Fine Moments. “Moment Of Truth” Patience. These Fine Moments, 2015. 04:18
These Fine Moments. “Take It All Back” Patience. These Fine Moments, 2015. 04:17

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. “When it’s All Said And Done” Medicine. 180 Records, 2015. 05:14
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. “You Will Always Be My Girl” Medicine. 180 Records, 2015. 02:53

They Might Be Giants. “Answer” Glean. Idlewild Recordings, 2015. 03:23
They Might Be Giants. “All The Lazy Boyfriends” Glean. Idlewild Recordings, 2015. 02:45

Trevor Hall. “Still Water” Unpack You Memories. Vanguard Records, 2015. 03:48
Trevor Hall. “Still Water” Unpack You Memories. Vanguard Records, 2015. 04:23

Galactic. “Domino (featuring Ryan Montbleau)” Into The Deep. Provogue, 2015. 03:44
Galactic. “Into The Deep (featuring Macy Gray)” Into The Deep. Provogue, 2015. 03:43

The Rocketboys. “Loud And Clear” Left Right-EP. Black Magnetic Records, 2015. 03:33
The Rocketboys. “Viva Voce” Left Right-EP. Black Magnetic Records, 2015. 04:31

Blues Traveler with Secondhand Serenade. “The Darkness We All Need ” Blow Up The Moon. Loud & Proud Records, 2015. 03:54
Blues Traveler with 3OH!3. “Hurricane” Blow Up The Moon. Loud & Proud Records, 2015. 03:44

JJ Grey & Mofro. “The Hurricane” Ol’ Glory. Provogue, 2015. 03:24

Lightly Sweetened Playlist


sweetened Have you been to a restaurant where the food tasted overly salted or seasoned? The food tastes alright, but
an disproportionate amount of sugar can make even a good pie not taste right. The same is true with music. Consider the changes made when unknown and indie artists cross into the pop world and how their
sound changes. Yes, there’s talent there, but it’s lost in all the extra stuff added.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to spend this hour exploring over-produced music.
Instead, I’m going to illustrate the antithesis of this, or a propo a Lightly Sweetened, lightly seasoned
spread of tunes.

New music coming up from indie alt-rockers Zoo Pilot, 1FM, feature act The Rocketboys, folk songwriter Emily Kate Boyd and much more including a few requests. Enjoy!

Artist / “Song” / Album. Label. Length

Hour 1
Marcus Brown. “Moonlight” All The Ghosts Are Gone. Marcus Brown, 2015. 04:22
Marcus Brown. “Long Brown Hair” All The Ghosts Are Gone. Marcus Brown, 2015. 03:29

Emily Kate Boyd. “Baby Bird” In The Woods. Emily Kate Boyd, 2014. 03:58
Emily Kate Boyd. “Back Into Stone” In The Woods. Emily Kate Boyd, 2014. 04:58

Zoo Pilot. “I’m Gonna Change” Up. Engine Jive Music, 2015. 02:35
Zoo Pilot. “Scientist” Up. Engine Jive Music, 2015. 04:05

The Rocketboys. “Future Lives” Left Right-EP. Black Magnetic Records, 2015. 05:16
The Rocketboys. “Viva Voce” Left Right-EP. Black Magnetic Records, 2015. 04:31

Leonard Cohen. “Joan of Arc (Live at Québec City Soundcheck, 2012)” Can’t Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour. Sony Music, 2015. 06:31

1FM. “Eye Of The Storm” Burning Bridges EP. 1FM, 2015. 03:53
1FM. “Dear Son (Remember Me)” Burning Bridges EP. 1FM, 2015. 03:20

Carbon Leaf. “Texas Stars” Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat. Vanguard Records, 2006. 04:58
Carbon Leaf. “Under The Wire” Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat. Vanguard Records, 2006. 03:55
Current Swell. “Desire” Ulysses. Nettwerk Productions, 2014. 03:48

Hour 2

William Fitzsimmons. “Matter” Pittsburgh. Nettwerk Productions, 2015. 03:28
William Fitzsimmons. “Falling On My Sword” Pittsburgh. Nettwerk Productions, 2015. 03:42

Birds Over Arkansas. “Lay Down Tonight” Behind The Lights-EP. Birds Over Arkansas, 2014. 04:17
Birds Over Arkansas. “Comet” Behind The Lights-EP. Birds Over Arkansas, 2014. 04:00

Iron and Wine. “Quarters in A Pocket” Archive Series Volume No. 1. Black Cricket Recording, 2015. 03:52
Iron and Wine. “Halfway To Richmond” Archive Series Volume No. 1. Black Cricket Recording, 2015. 05:20

Leonard Cohen. “Choices (Live at Christchurch Soundcheck, 2013) ” Can’t Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour. Sony Music, 2015. 03:31

Brandi Carlile. “Murder In The City” The Firewatcher’s Daughter. ATO Records, 2015. 02:54
Brandi Carlile. “Beginning To Feel The Years” The Firewatcher’s Daughter. ATO Records, 2015. 03:09

Hands Of Kanellos. “Rio” Rio. Hands Of Kanellos, 2013. 05:18
Hands Of Kanellos. “Phil Collins (And TH eBad Seeds)” Rio. Hands Of Kanellos, 2013. 04:27

Trevor Hall. “Still Water” Unpack You Memories. Vanguard Records, 2015. 03:48
Trevor Hall. “Under Pressure” Unpack You Memories. Vanguard Records, 2015. 06:28
Geographer. “Patience” Ghost Modern. Roll Call Records, 2015. 04:04

Noticeables Playlist






TA-NoticeablesCover The presentation this time is called Noticeables because many of the artists are emerging acts who want just that, to be noticed and discovered by you. Here’s the thing, in the digital age of the Web, social media, youtube, and infinite possibilities the whole concept of “Musical Discovery” is a bit ambiguous. Instead of discovering, what if we embraced and celebrated great music? That’s what we’ll do this time as I showcase to you artists worth noticing. And in the process, we’ll invest words too (noticables isn’t in the dictionary yet, but if “strategery can be a word, noticeables can too!).
Don’t just make a music discovery here, that’s too easy. Allow what you hear to be experienced. From the noticeables that you enjoy, share your experience with me so we can build a greater connection with the arts together.

Song Length Artist Album Label Year Released

Hour 1 Playlist

Into The Blue 5:19 David Nyro All The Heroes David Nyro 2015
There’s Talk On The Street 5:10 David Nyro All The Heroes David Nyro 2015

Flesh and Bone 3:42 Current Swell Ulysses Nettwerk Productions 2014
Sideways 3:06 Current Swell Ulysses Nettwerk Productrions 2014
Smalltown Boy 2:59 Heavyball Single Heavyball 2012
–:19
Dusty Heart, Empty Hand 3:39 Sofia Talvik Big Sky Country Makaki Music 2015
Bonfire 2:52 Sofia Talvik Big Sky Country Makaki Music 2015

Calling All Senses 3:49 Dan O’Connor The Other Shore Dan O’Connor 2015
Strange New Creator 3:25 Dan O’Connor The Other Shore Dan O’Connor 2015
The Ballad (I’m Ready to Die) 4:55 Timothy Palmer The Half Boy Timothy Palmer 2015
–:39
Welcome Home 4:24 Timothy Palmer The Half Boy Timothy Palmer 2015
Light on The Hill 3:47 Chris Ford The Warp Glass Cooking Vinyl Music 2015
Moving Out Of View 4:33 Chris Ford The Warp Glass Cooking Vinyl Music 2015

Pacific Street 3:05 Vanessa Peters With The Sentimentals Vanessa Peters 2015
Afford to Pretend 4:50 Vanessa Peters With The Sentimentals Vanessa Peters 2015

Hour 2 Playlist

Madam, I Challenge You to a Duel 2:02 They Might Be Giants Glean Idlewild Recordings 2015
Answer 3:23 They Might Be Giants Glean Alternative Idlewild Recordings 2015

You’ll Always Be My Girl 2:53 Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Medicine Magnolia Music 2015
Shine Like Lightning 3:18 Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Medicine Magnolia Music 2015

Walk Away 3:50 The Rocketboys Left Right – EP Black Magnetic Records 2015
Viva Voce 4:31 The Rocketboys Left Right – EP Black Magnetic Records 2015
–:19
Still Water 3:48 Trevor Hall Unpack Your Memories… – EP Vanguard Records 2015
Unpack Your Memories 3:45 Trevor Hall Unpack Your Memories… – EP Vanguard Records 2015

Ordinary Life 4:26 Icicle Resurgence Alternative Icicle 2014
The Other Side Of Time 2:34 Icicle Resurgence Icicle 2014
Home In The Sky 4:51 JJ Grey & Mofro Ol’ Glory Mascot Music Productions 2015
–:39
Every Minute 4:41 JJ Grey & Mofro Ol’ Glory Macot Music Productions 2015
I Belong To You 4:31 Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter ATO Records 2015
The Things I Regret 3:26 Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter ATO Records 2015

Oak 4:36 The Ballroom Thieves A Wolf in the Doorway Blue Corn Music 2015 11:23 AM
The Loneliness Waltz 4:15 The Ballroom Thieves A Wolf in the Doorway Blue Corn Music 2015

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