Posts Tagged ‘Julien Baker’

Four new videos from four of our favourite songwriters…





Some musical films and lyric videos. They’re good.

Offa My Hands is the third song unveiled from Jessica Lea Mayfield’s anticipated new album, Sorry Is Gone.


Phoebe Bridgers has shared Funeral, another haunting and introspective track from her upcoming debut album Stranger In The Alps.


Norwegian chanteuse Ane Brun’s new record consists of fourteen covers of tracks by Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Nick Cave, Bob Dylan and even Foreigner amongst others. This is her stunning version of Radiohead’s How To Disappear Completely.


Equally haunting and beautiful is Julien Baker’s video for Appointments taken from forthcoming long player Turn Out The Lights.


Montreal, QC-based trio Timber Timbre have revealed new track Les Egouts. The song comes after the recent release of their sixth studio album Sincerely, Future Pollution.


Meadowlark have shared a striking video for their new single Sunlight. The track is the latest to be lifted from the Bristol based boy-girl duo’s debut album Postcards, which is out now.


Jangly indie-pop maestros Alvvays have shared their fun new video for current single Dreams Tonite.


David Lynch enthusiasts 68creep have unveiled the video for Stone Cold Kiss which should find favour with fans of BRMC, J&MC and the Kills.


Lastly Chastity Belt take off on a surreally silly road-trip in their video for Stuck taken from their latest album I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone. 


  1. Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts – Soul & Cigarette
  2. Protomartyr – My Children
  3. Wilco – All Lives, You Say?
  4. Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks
  5. Quilt – Black Night Woman  (F.J. McMahon cover)
  6. Duds – Elastic Feel
  7. Spray Paint – Cussin’ (Live at Third Man Records)
  8. Silver Torches – If I Reach
  9. Reptaliens – If You Want
  10. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions – Sleep
  11. Julien Baker – Intentions













  1. Julien Baker – Good News (Piano Version)
  2. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Hope The High Road
  3. BNQT – Unlikely Force
  4. Bonnie Prince Billy & Nathan Salsburg – Wallin Creek Girls
  5. Kevin Morby – Come To Me Now
  6. Diet Cig – Link In Bio
  7. The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
  8. Marissa Nadler – Rosemary
  9. W.H. Lung – Nothing Is
  10. Soccer Mommy – Be Seeing You












Here are no less than five fabulous, wildly different covers for you to sink your teeth, or ears, into.

We have Night Beats taking on the Beach Boys’ classic Sloop John B and giving it the full psych treatment (it comes from the upcoming A Tribute to Pet Sounds compilation).

Next up is Julien Baker’s striking cover of Elliott Smith’s Ballad Of Big Nothing which can be found (alongside 15 others), on the forthcoming compilation Say Yes! A Tribute To Elliott Smith, out October 14th via American Laundromat Records (pre-order here).

Another MM fave, Holly Miranda has shared a stunning, minimalistic cover of Drake’s Hold On, We’re Going Home, taken from a new covers EP called Party Trick (out next month).

Fourth, we have Porches who stopped by at Sirius XM to play some songs from the debut album Pool. As well as playing several album highlights the band dropped this version of The Strokes song Trying Your Luck from their iconic album Is This It.

Lastly, listen to This Will Destroy You’s “slow and low” version of Paper Cuts from the third Nirvana tribute album released via Robotic Empire entitled Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach.








Here are our favourite albums of 2015.

15 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

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14 Joe Ely – Panhandle Rambler

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13 Low – Ones And Sixes



12 James McMurtry – Complicated Game

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11 Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy

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10 Quiet Hollers – Quiet Hollers

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9 Girl Band – Holding Hands With Jamie

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8 Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion

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7 The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World



6 Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down…

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5 Slaves – Are You Satisfied



4 Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts – Manhattan

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3 Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight



2 Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit

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1 Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect



Check the list from 30-16 here, and our tracks of the year so far here and here.


And so begins the second quarter of our annual countdown of our favourite tracks of the year.

75 Joe Ely – Wounded Creek


74 Great American Canyon Band – Crash


73 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle


72 The Quite Hollers – Mont Blanc


71 Heaters – Mean Green


70 Tough Age – New Orleans Square


69 Chris Staples – Dark Side Of The Moon


68 Telegraph Canyon – Why Let It Go


67 The Tulips – Winter Winds


66 H. Hawkline – Spooky Dog


65 Ex-Cult – Stick The Knife In


64 Screaming Females – Ripe


63 Courtney Barnett – Depreston


62 Amason – The Moon As A Kite


61 Grandparents – Kids In The Alley


60 Songhoy Blues – Soubour


59 Faith Healer – No Car


58 Haunted Hearts – Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good


57 Futurekids – White Girl In A Wu Tang T-Shirt


56 Bueno – Assed Out


55 Jamie T – Marilyn Monroe


54 Creepoid – American Smile


53 Woolen Men – Life In Hell


52 John Grant – Disappointing


51 Tallest Man On Earth – Sagres


Check back on Monday for numbers 50 through to 26, and click here for numbers 100 – 76.

Our collection extends to no less than ten sweet new tracks for you this week, lovingly gathered up from the past seven days like shells from a beach. Or something like that…

  1. Torres – Special (Garbage cover)
  2. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Bennie And The Jets
  3. Julien Baker – Brittle Boned
  4. Beach Baby – Limousine
  5. Death Valley Girls – Death Valley Boogie
  6. Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon – New England Crows
  7. Alberta Cross – Western State
  8. Lawrence Rothmans feat. Angel Olsen – California Paranoia
  9. Conner Youngblood – Diamonds
  10. Cat Power & Jakob Dylan – You Showed Me (Turtles cover)












Introducing >>> Julien Baker

Stripped-back and raw with emotion, Sprained Ankle is an intimate and exquisite debut from nineteen year-old Julien Baker.

It was written following her move from Memphis to Murfreesboro for college. Away from her family and close friends writing proved to be a creative, cathartic outlet for her loneliness. The resultant songs are confessional yet accessible, unsparingly honest yet deeply heartening – and filled with tales of staggering experiences and striking imagery.

From the gentle elegance of the title track to the haunting, heartrending Brittle Boned, and from the slow-build mix of defeat and defiance of Something to the harrowing, piano-driven closer Go Home, the album is a hypnotic, poignant listen filled with candid, bare, and lyric-songs.

Listen to Sprained Ankle below.