Weekend Tune-Up, VII: Mark Ronson, Pond, Jose Gonzalez, Calexico, Death Cab for Cutie & more

A quarterly review playlist spotlighting noteworthy releases (by song) that came out January-April; Spotify playlist included.

Tim and I have put our respective musical libraries together and come up with a quarterly review of sorts — a look at some releases that came out between January 13 and April 14 that we've both been digging on... those deserving of at least a second listen, or even a first if you missed them all together. It's a long one — nearly three hours and 41 songs total — but it hits on all moods, from roots to hip top to psychedelic rock to funky soulful gems to jangle pop. Straightforward list as well as embedded Spotify playlist below.

1) “Courage,” Villagers, Darling Arithmetic (Domino)
2) “Crazy,” Kat Dahlia, My Garden (Epic)
3) “Between the Bars,” Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sing Elliott Smith (Ramseur)
4) “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker,” Panda Bear, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper (Domino)
5) “Feel Right” feat. Mystikal, Mark Ronson, Uptown Special (RCA)

6) “Teach Me” feat. Kiesza, Joey Bada$$, B4.DA.$$ (Cinematic Music Group)
7) “Elvis’ Flaming Star,” Pond, Man, It Feels Like Space Again (Modular Recordings)
8) “Back to You,” Twerps, Range Anxiety (Merge)
9) “Shape,” Breakfast In Fur, Flyaway Garden (Bar/None Records)

10) "Everything's A Ceiling," Death Cab For Cutie, Kintsugi (Atlantic Records)
11) "SMUCKERS," Tyler The Creator, Cherry Bomb (Odd Future Records)
12) "heartsigh," Purity Ring, Another Eternity (Last Gang Records)
13) "Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins),"  Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear (Sub Pop)
14) "What You Want," Toro Y Moi, What For? (Carpark Records)
15) “Max Consumption,” The Treasure Fleet, The Sun Machine Soundtrack (Recess Records)
16) "Every Moment," Jodeci, The Past, The Present, The Future (Epic)
17) “Happy Carrot Health Food Store,” Sonny & the Sunsets, Talent Night At The Ashram (Polyvinyl)
18) “Ray Gun,” feat. DOOM BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul (LEX Records)
19) "Meet Ur Maker" Shlohmo, Dark Red (Wedidit)
20) "Death With Dignity," Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)
21) "The Power of Three," Belle & Sebastian, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance (Matador)
22) “Nasty Gal,” Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates feat. Joe Bonamassa, Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook (J&R Adventures)
23) "Easy Rider," Action Bronson, Mr. Wonderful (Atlantc/Vice)
24) “Tearing the Posters Down,” Dick Diver, Melbourne, Florida (Trouble in Mind)
25) "The God Smile," Wale, The Album About Nothing (Maybach Music)
26) “Sedona,” Houndmouth, Little Neon Limelight (Rough Trade Records)

27) “Dani’s Blues (It Was Beyond Our Control),” Bop English, Constant Bop (Downtown)
28) “I Can Do No Wrong,” American Wrestlers, American Wrestlers (Fat Possum)
29) “Handsome,” Drug Cabin, Wiggle Room (401K Music)
30) “20+ Centuries,” Kuroma, Kuromarama (Votiv Music)
31) "Let It Carry You," Jose Gonzalez, Vestiges & Claws (Mute)
32) "Mantra," Earl Sweatshirt, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt (Columbia)

33) “Bye Bye Bye,” Kitty Daisy & Lewis, The Third (Sunday Best Recordings)
34) "Half Life," Twin Shadow, Eclipse (Warner Bros)
35) "Cumbia de Donde,” Calexico, Edge Of The Sun (Anti-)
36) “Not Real,” Stealing Sheep, Not Real (Heavenly Recordings)
37) "Momma," Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly (Aftermath)
38) “The World Ender,” Lord Huron, Strange Trails (IAMSOUND)
39) “Coat of Shellac,” Ava Luna, Infinite House (Western Vinyl)
40) "Stranger To Ourselves," Modest Mouse, Strangers To Ourselves (Epic)
41) “Rain or Shine,” Young Fathers, White Men Are Black Men Too (Big Dada)


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