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bitcorn asked: your music is Very Good Very Nice thank you
Thank you! I am so grateful that anybody cares about my stuff. I hope that people will care about my new album especially.
In case you missed this yesterday, I’m putting out a new full length album in 2 weeks on May 24th. Read about it here and follow this blog for more of my music:
MY NEW ALBUM DROPS ON MAY 24th 2013, TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY.
As you probably know by now, it’s called Could Be Bitter Forever. That’s the thematically appropriate, self-absorbed cover art above. It will be available to stream and download on my BANDCAMP PAGE for FREE online at MIDNIGHT on 5/24. My band and I recorded it over the past four months at The Mannor in Wallingford, Connecticut with Ian Bates of Manners. I’m incredibly proud of how well this album turned out, and I look forward to hearing what you all think about it.
In addition to my contributions as songwriter, the record features a host of supplementary musicians and vocalists including some of my best friends. Could Be Bitter Forever is by far the most ambitious art project I have ever taken on, and it sounds better to me than I could have possibly expected, thanks largely to the work of the incredibly talented people who helped me make it. Check out the tracklist below and please reblog!
Could Be Bitter Forever (58:31) — out 5/24/13
- 1. “Improved Resolutions” (5:59)
- 2. “Plans For The Future” (2:03)
- 3. “A Published Author” (2:43)
- 4. “The Benefits Do Not Outweigh The Detriments” (3:21)
- 5. “Circulation” (7:27)
- 6. “I Learned To Be Alive In January” (3:47)
- 7. “No Exception” (7:41)
- 8. “Could Be Bitter Forever” (9:58)
- 9. “The Western Face” (4:54)
- 10. “Driving To The Hospital” (5:32)
- 11. “New You” (5:13)
Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 5/10/13
Esteemed guest DJ Ruth Douglas and I had a good time spinning tunes for you last night on WNHU. Thanks for tuning in and placing requests! I hope you enjoyed the show. Check out the playlist below and stream it via Spotify at the bottom.
- 1. Sondre Lerche - “Love You”
- 2. Sondre Lerche - “Track You Down”
- 3. Deerhunter - “Agoraphobia”
- 4. Phoenix - “Trying To Be Cool”
- 5. Vampire Weekend - “Unbelievers”
- 6. Dum Dum Girls - “He Gets Me High”
- 7. The So So Glos - “Son Of An American”
- 8. Pet Symmetry - “Please Don’t Tell My Father That I Used His 1996 Honda Accord to Destroy The Town of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania In 2002”
- 9. Mikal Cronin - “Weight”
- 10. Naive Thieves - “Grindin’”
- 11. Anamanaguchi - “Blackout City”
- 12. Great Thunder - “Kees”
- 13. Christopher Owens - “A Broken Heart” (Acoustic)
- 14. Death Cab For Cutie - “Champagne From A Paper Cup”
- 15. The New Pornographers - “The Laws Have Changed” (Requested by oceanofantics)
- 16. Bright Eyes - “Lua” (requested by Maeve Holler)
- 17. The Front Bottoms - “Skeleton”
- 18. Deerhunter - “Monomania”
- 19. Slow Warm Death - “Sunburn”
- 20. Vampire Weekend - “Finger Back”
- 21. Paul Simon - “Graceland”
- 22. Rilo Kiley - “I Never”
- 23. The National - “Secret Meeting”
- 24. The National - “Karen”
- 25. The Postal Service - “Turn Around”
- 26. Baths - “Phaedra”
- 27. Youth Lagoon - “Posters”
- 28. Sigur Rós - “Ísjaki”
Stream via Spotify:
oceanofantics asked: Hey Chris could you play "The Laws Have Changed" by the New Pornographers?
Okay! Thanks for tuning in.
Tune in to Left of the Dial on WNHU HERE.
The Love Language - “Calm Down”
Excited for the new album from indie pop veterans The Love Language. The record is called Ruby Red and it’s out July 23rd on Merge. Stream the first single above.
freshblueberrypancake asked: What're your thoughts on Songs For a Blue Guitar?
About half of it is really good if I remember correctly. I never remembered to download it again when my hard drive crashed a few months ago. I could do without most of the cover songs, but the originals are mostly stellar. “Have You Forgotten” is obviously great, but I think my favorite track is “Another Song For A Blue Guitar.” It gets at that misanthropic humor that I love about Kozelek’s more recent work; it was sort of premonitory in that way. “Make Like Paper” is also really intense and great, but too long for my tastes.
dlbogosian asked: how do I convince you into going to one of my band's shows?
Send me some of your music and if I like it I’ll go see you, or you could try to befriend me and then I’ll feel a weird obligation to see you whenever you’re in town.
candlewaxrecords asked: I would like to submit music for listening / review. Also, would like to send you music for your radio station. I hope to hear back from you soon. Thanks!
Go ahead! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magical Cloudz. I didn’t know that Ian Mackaye was touring with youth lagoon!! Ha but wow this band was incredible. (at The Space)