Howdy. This EP (released in 2009) by electronic artist Khonnor was added to Spotify four days ago. Enjoy!


Khonnor – Softbo EP

The Calm Blue Sea


Hello. The fine self-titled debut album by The Calm Blue Sea, released in 2009, is now being reissued and thus a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: post-rock. Enjoy!

The Calm Blue Sea

The Calm Blue Sea – The Calm Blue Sea

Good evening. A couple of albums by Levon Helm was very recently added to Spotify. This one, released in 2009, is my top pick. Enjoy!

(Genre: alt-country/blues)

Levon Helm

Levon Helm – Electric Dirt

Howdy folks. It took me a couple of days to understand what was going on with this album, but now I know everything. This album, the second one by singer-songwriter Sean Rowe, was first released in 2009 (via CD Baby). Then he was signed to Anti Records in 2010 and they are now releasing this very good album again as a 2011 release. Yeah, it was not so hard to understand when I found all the information I needed. Anyway, give it a try and enjoy!

(Note: this guy has a wonderful voice!)

Sean Rowe

Sean Rowe – Magic

Howdy folks. From todays Spotify update comes this special album from Julian Lynch. It was first released on cassette in 2009, then got a digital release in 2010. Genre: experimental psychedelic lo-fi folk-pop. Enjoy!

Julian Lynch

Julian Lynch – Born2Run

Hey again. This is a find that should make many of my readers happy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the self-titled debut album by Real Estate. It was released all the way back in 2009 and now I can finally remove it from my list. Genre: surf pop/rock. Enjoy!

(Read one rave review here and another one here.)

Real Estate

Real Estate – Real Estate

Hello again. This album was first released back in 2009 and I have no idea when it was added to Spotify. Genre: dreamy lo-fi pop. Enjoy Emily Reo!

Emily Reo

Emily Reo – Minha Gatinha

Hello friends. Thanks to I recently discovered experimental folk band Bruce Peninsula. This is their fine debut album from 2009. I have no idea when it was added to Spotify. Enjoy!

Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula – A Mountain Is A Mouth

Hey. This indie rock album, released all the way back in June of 2009, was very recently added to the Spotify library. Read some reviews and enjoy We Were Promised Jetpacks!

We Were Promised Jetpacks

We Were Promised Jetpacks – These Four Walls

Hello again. Quite a few shoegaze releases have been featured on the Spotinews blog lately and here is yet another one. Forget The Night Ahead was released last year and is a solid album for sure. Enjoy The Twilight Sad!

The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad – Forget The Night Ahead

Grass Widow


Morning. No, their new album has not been added, but while waiting for that release why not give their self-titled debut a try? Intense stuff. Enjoy Grass Widow!

(Damn. The new album is actually available – in the UK. Interesting year of release though.)

(Genre: post-punk/surf rock.)

Grass Widow

Grass Widow – Grass Widow

Hey there. Danish band Afenginn plays a modern variation of traditional instrumental folk music, often with a cool Balkan touch to it. Their latest album was released in 2009, but probably added to Spotify earlier this year. Enjoy!


Afenginn – Bastard Etno

Green Sky Accident


Hello again. This album by Norwegian folk/pop/rock duo Green Sky Accident was originally released in 2009 and added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy!

Green Sky Accident

Green Sky Accident – Drops Of Color

Hello. This fado album from last year was recently added to the Spotify library. Read a review in Swedish here. Enjoy!


Duarte – Aquelas Coisas Da Gente

Howdy. The new album by alt-country singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez will be out soon. While you are waiting, please check out this fine live album. It was first released on CD last year and recently added to Spotify. Enjoy!

Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie Rodriguez – Live in Louisville

Pearl Harbor


Good evening. Let me introduce Piper and Skylar Kaplan (short interview here). They are young, they are cool and they are sisters. Oh, and they are also the core members of lo-fi fuzz-pop band Pearl Harbor. This is their excellent debut EP. It was released last year and very recently added to Spotify. Enjoy!

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor – Something About the Chaparrals

Morning. Here you have a beautiful live album for a quiet day. This albumversion was added to Spotify in 2010 (a different – restricted for me – version of the same album was added in October last year). Enjoy The Wailin’ Jennys!

The Wailin' Jennys

The Wailin’ Jennys – Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House

Good evening. It’s time for the fifth and final part in my latest project. In part one I wrote:

“A couple of days ago I began tidying up among my Spotify playlists and in the process I found plenty of albums from 2009 that I had either ignored or forgot about. After some intense listening I narrowed it down to 20 releases. Many of these albums have probably been mentioned before over at On The Spot or at some other sites, but I still think it’s great to give them another spot in the sun.”

The genres here: Caroline Herring = folk/singer-songwriter, The Soundcarriers = psychadelic folk pop/rock, When I Was 12 = folk/pop and Withered Hand = singer-songwriter. Enjoy!

(Spring Cleaning: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 )

Caroline HerringThe SoundcarriersWhen I Was 12Withered Hand

Caroline Herring – Golden Apples Of The Sun
The Soundcarriers – Harmonium
When I Was 12 – Dear Eskimo
Withered Hand – Good News

Good evening! This is part four of five in my latest special project. If you don’t know anything about it, please check out part one. Enjoy!

(Genres: Piroth = folk, Prince of Assyria = singer-songwriter, Seeland = electronic and Television Pickup = acid jazz)

(Note: the Television Pickup album was released in 2008, but got a wider CD Baby release in 2009 so that’s why it fits into this series.)

PirothPrince of AssyriaSeelandTelevision Pickup

Piroth – Safe Haven
Prince of Assyria – Missing Note
Seeland – Tomorrow Today
Television Pickup – Kinescope Mountain

Evening. This blues album was released last year, but I’m not sure when it was added to Spotify. However, I do know it’s a good one. Enjoy Jenny Bohman!

Jenny Bohman

Jenny Bohman – Coming Home


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