Hello. The new album by Federico Durand is rather lovely. Genre: ambient/contemporary classical. Enjoy!

(Thanks to a reader for helping me out!)

(One review here.)

Federico Durand

Federico Durand – El éxtasis de las flores pequeñas

Hi. The latest EP by singer-songwriter Pepi Ginsberg was added to Spotify earlier this year. Good stuff. Enjoy!

Pepi Ginsberg

Pepi Ginsberg – Yes City

Good evening. The brilliant new EP by Woodkid is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Thanks to a reader for the tip. Enjoy!


Woodkid – Iron EP

Howdy. The latest album by Peter Bjorn and John was added to Spotify two days ago. However, as of today it’s available everywhere. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy!

(French version here.)

Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Bjorn and John – Gimme Some

Hi there. From this weeks first Spotify update comes the quirky new album by singer-songwriter Edda Magnason. Enjoy!

Edda Magnason

Edda Magnason – Goods

Jessamine x3


Howdy. It’s time for another trip back to the 1990s. Three albums by American drone* rockers Jessamine were added to Spotify last week. Enjoy!

(*There are strong influences of post-rock, shoegaze and space rock as well.)

JessamineThe Long Arm of CoincidenceDon't Stay Too Long

Jessamine – Jessamine
Jessamine – The Long Arm of Coincidence
Jessamine – Don’t Stay Too Long

Moon Duo – Mazes


Hello again. Here is the amazing new album by Moon Duo. It was added to Spotify 24 hours ago. Genre: psychedelic rock. Recommended listening. Read this review and enjoy!

(Just in case: French version here, UK version here.)

Moon Duo

Moon Duo – Mazes

Hey there. The debut album by Craft Spells was added to Spotify yesterday. Genre: pop. Enjoy!

Craft Spells

Craft Spells – Idle Labor

Hi. After some listening I’ve selected these four new releases. All albums were added to Spotify earlier today. Enjoy!

(Note: I saved some goodies for tomorrow!)

(Genres: Hatchback = electronic, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter = folk-rock, Mountaineer = folk/pop and William Fitzsimmons = singer-songwriter)

(UK version for the William Fitzsimmons album here.)

HatchbackJesse Sykes & The Sweet HereafterMountaineerWilliam Fitzsimmons

Hatchback – Zeus & Apollo
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter – Marble Son
Mountaineer – The Real McQueen
William Fitzsimmons – Gold In The Shadow

Hi again. Are you in the mood for some brutal death metal? (That’s a question I’ve always wanted to ask.) If yes, please check out the insane new album by French band Benighted. Read this review and enjoy!

(Note: I have found some very nice releases today, but I just need to listen and check for availability before I decide on how to present them. See you later.)


Benighted – Asylum Cave

Hey! There has just been a Spotify update. Here is the new album by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. More to come. Enjoy!

(Genre: pop/rock.)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong

Evening. This is the fourth and final part with selections from American indie label K Records. Enjoy!

(Part 1, 2 and 3.)

(Genres: Electric Sunset = chillwave, Mahjongg = electronic/rock, Tender Forever = pop, The Blow = experimental electronic/pop and The Microphones = experimental lo-fi folk)

Electric SunsetMahjonggTender ForeverThe BlowThe Microphones

Electric Sunset – Electric Sunset
Mahjongg – The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger
Tender Forever – No Snare
The Blow – The Concussive Caress, Or, Casey Caught Her Mom Singing Along With The Vacuum
The Microphones – The Glow Pt. 2

Hi again. The latest album by The Haunted, added for most Spotify users six days ago, has now been added for all listeners. Enjoy!

The Haunted

The Haunted – Unseen

Yuck – Yuck


Howdy folks. The debut album by Yuck was added to Spotify for UK listeners some weeks ago. Now I’m happy to report that it’s also available for everyone else. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy!


Yuck – Yuck

Hey. When I was searching for the new William Fitzsimmons album earlier this week, I instead came across two newly added older ones. Both are excellent. Recommended listening again. Enjoy!

(My October 2009 post about Fitzsimmons was very popular at the time.)

(One review for Goodnight here and one for Until When We Are Ghosts here.)

GoodnightUntil When We Are Ghosts

William Fitzsimmons – Goodnight
William Fitzsimmons – Until When We Are Ghosts

Hello. The new album by Swedish singer-songwriter Frida Selander was added to Spotify yesterday. Enjoy!

Frida Selander

Frida Selander – Try Again Baby

Howdy. Here you have part three (of four) with selections from indie label K Records. Enjoy!

(The genres: Beat Happening = indie rock, Karp = noise/punk rock, Little Wings = folk singer-songwriter, Some Velvet Sidewalk = rock and The Crabs = indie pop/rock)

Beat HappeningKarpLittle WingsSome Velvet SidewalkThe Crabs

Beat Happening – You Turn Me On
Karp – Self Titled LP
Little Wings – Light Green Leaves
Some Velvet Sidewalk – Whirlpool
The Crabs – What Were Flames Now Smolder

Disappears – Lux


Hey. Lux by Disappears used to be one of the best albums from 2010 that wasn’t available on Spotify. But not anymore. It was added earlier this week and if you haven’t already found it you should really give it a try. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

(Genre: rock.)


Disappears – Lux

Evening. The soundtrack to the movie Biutiful, composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, was added to Spotify in a very recent update. Enjoy!

(And please note that this release is incorrectly listed under Gustavo Santoalalla, but hopefully this will be fixed soon.)

Gustavo Santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla – Biutiful

Hello again. Here is part two with selections from American indie label K Records. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

(The genres: Desolation Wilderness = psychedelic dream pop, Mecca Normal and Treepeople = indie rock, Mirah = singer-songwriter and The Pine Hill Haints = alt-country)

(The next two parts will be posted tomorrow.)

Desolation WildernessMecca NormalMirahThe Pine Hill HaintsTreepeople

Desolation Wilderness – New Universe
Mecca Normal – Dovetail
Mirah – Advisory Committee
The Pine Hill Haints – Ghost Dance
Treepeople – Guilt Regret Embarrassment


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