i’m not really sure how i came across jacob banks’ music but i know that i haven’t stopped listening to it since i did; it’s addicting. when you listen to it, you feel the music, the emotion, you can see it (yeah, i’m going there)- there is this visual aspect in it that is really indescribable, which is what i think makes you want to keep hitting repeat. today he released his latest ep- the boy who cried freedom and had a chat with nylon about his inspirations, aspirations and sound . you can read the full interview here.

I love writing poems. I listen to a lot of poets speak. And then, I just tell the truth. I think my job is to help people get through the day a little easier. If I tell my truth, then more people can relate to it.

tour dates:

april 24th- hoxton Bar & kitchen– london, united kingdom

may 4th- mercury lounge– new york, ny

may 11th- masonic lodge– los angeles, ca



i’m a big fan of libby vanderploeg’s work. my favorite corner in my room is home to one of her pieces from her collaboration with dusty rose vintage. libby has collaborated yet again but this time with music writer steve wide. together they released bowie a to z: the life of an icon from aladdinsane to ziggy stardust.- an alphabetical look at the extraordinary life of david bowie. i can’t wait to get my hands on this book. you can order your copy here.




in love with this gal. today she gave us a little taste of what to expect from her live at urchin studios album by releasing “for you”; the single off of the album. you can pre-order her album on itunes  or listen to the single on spotify as part of my music monday playlist. for this playlist i’ve put together some tunes that i’ve been listening to lately… some old some new some rock and some blues. happy monday!



yes yes yes!

just a couple weeks after announcing the release of their fourth album, no no no (due out september 11th), beirut has followed up with a music video release for the single. check out all the outrageous wrongs in the video below.

Beirut Tour Dates:

06-19 Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theatre (Sold Out)
06-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
06-26 Montreal, Québec – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
06-28 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Jazz Festival
07-16 Pemberton, British Columbia – Pemberton Music Festival
08-22 Portland, OR – Musicfest NW
09-14 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique (Sold Out)
09-15 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique (Sold Out)
09-17 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso (Sold Out)
09-18 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
09-20 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
09-22 Paris, France – Zenith
09-24 London, England – Brixton Academy
10-01 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10-04 Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe National Historic Landmark
10-06 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
10-07-08 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10-10 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
10-13 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
11-03 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre (Sold Out)
11-06 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
11-07 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11-10 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
10-13-14 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall


i don’t want to wait anymore, i’m tired of looking for answers
take me some place where there’s music and there’s laughter.
i don’t know if i’m scared of dying but i’m scared of living too fast, too slow, regret, remorse, hold on, oh no i”ve got to go.
there’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on and you’ve just gotta keep on keeping on
gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road
can’t worry ’bout what’s behind you or what’s coming for you further up the road
i try not to hold on to what is gone, i try to do right what is wrong
i try to keep on keeping on
yeah i just keep on keeping on.

first aid kit 

first aid kit

it has been a busy two years for the swedish sister act since the release of their sophomore album. while on tour with conor oberst and lykke li as well as playing festivals around the world, these girls have managed to create a third album for the world to add to their indie folk archives. the verse above comes from their single “my silver lining” setting the tone for the rest of the stay gold album.

you can buy this song along with their album now on iTunes here.