Milk Crate #93

Photo by Aron Van de Pol

When you feel like giving up, just remember yellow starbursts have to compete with pink starbursts. You are the pink starburst. And you are truly unique. Just like everyone else.

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1“Carry On” – Norah Jones

Genre: Singer-Songwriter/Jazz

New music from Norah Jones feat. Norah being as wonderful as ever. I love her so much.

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2“3 AM” – Bad Wave

Genre: Indie Pop

A magically catchy head-bobbing indie pop tune straight from the face of an old pinball machine found in the Stranger Things basement. That is…right up until about 2:50, when things get stranger. Rather than explain the sequence of events, it would be best if you gave it a listen yourself. Official Bad Wave Facebook. 

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3“Title Dictates Behaviour” – Jack R Reilly

Genre: Indie Rock

Jack R Reilly comes across with a warmth found only in singer-songwriter greats such as Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. The instruments take their place in the mix like well-behaved children in a classroom after the bell rings. It’s cohesively soothing and rainy-day ready.

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4“Souvenirs” – Mark McAdam

Genre: Singer-Songwriter

Shimmers is out now, and available for purchase here. McAdam fits in with the likes of Iron & Wine, Blind Pilot, and Fleet Foxes. The message is a perfect mirror of the tempo, and the instrumentation doesn’t seem to be confined to the sounds of one genre — i.e. dobro meets coffeehouse indie. Much appreciated.

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5“Never Leave” – Magnus Hængsle

Genre: Indie Pop

Uncovered a 2014 gem today in Magnus Hængsle’s “Never Leave” from the album Land. The Norwegian artist blends modern pop influence with the best of 80’s synth to form an all encompassing ballad-like burner. Bonus: also check out “The Song I Forgot (Africa)” from the same album. Bonus x2: if you need to know how to do this — æ — it’s Alt 145.

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