Friday Tab Dump: Jan. 19 2018

Friday tab dump

This story is so sad: A tech pioneer’s final, unexpected act {new yorker}

Cool feature in which All Songs Considered in DC call member stations around the country: Eight new artists to watch in 2018 {npr}

Improving ourselves to death {new yorker}

Ads don’t work that way {melting asphalt}

Desperately seeking cities {n+1)

It’s the (democracy-poisoning) golden age of free speech {wired}


My top 10 favorite songs of 2017

Favorite songs of 2017

I added 1,002 songs to my iTunes library in 2017.

Here are my ten favorites, in no particular order. If you like any of these, buy the album or stream them a bunch of times. Enjoy!

  1. Joseph of Mercury — Find You Inside
  2. Calvin Harris — Heatstroke
  3. Parcels — Hideout
  4. Methyl Ethyl — Groundswell
  5. Shout Out Louds — Paola
  6. Sufjan Stevens — Drawn to the Blood (Fingerpicking Remix)
  7. Big Thief — Mythological Beauty
  8. Slyvan Esso — The Glow
  9. Lawrence Rothman — Wolves Still Cry
  10. Human Heat — Slippery

Please don’t sue me. Thanks.

Saintsenca {new music}

SaintsenecaLove this new album from Columbus, OH band Saintseneca.

The bass on this track reminds me of David Bazan/Pedro the lion—deep, loud, and melodic. Other tracks on the album feature guitar riffs that echo the New Pornographers. All good things, for the record.

Saintseneca — “The Awefull Truth”

Photo courtesy Treefort Music Fest {flickr}.

Oh man, the future.

This song is so funny.

Social networking replaced by social interaction, virtual reality becomes sub reality, people make money off of being good in their life in a virtual game.
(Oh man, the future!)
Humans have evolved into humans with way less hair, more brain power, and weaker bodies
We become what we thought to be aliens and we realize that we are the aliens
(Oh the future!)

De Lux – “Oh Man the Future”

Springtime Carnivore {new music}

Springtime Carnivore

Greta Morgan is Springtime Carnivore.

Springtime Carnivore {spotify} is the name of her debut album.

It’s sunny pop, sung through one of those filter things that makes the vocals seem really far away.

Here’s one of my favorite tracks, Name on a Matchbook {mp3}

Photo by Roberta {flickr}. Used under Creative Commons.