With every new release, I only fall even further for Cleveland’s The Lighthouse And The Whaler. Their latest reveal off upcoming album Mont Royal is a jangling, charming song named In Motion, a florid dazzler of an indie folk rock tune. Despite its clamorous spirit and bright elements, there’s a grungy weightiness to the tune that reminds me of WU LYF with a touch of Foals and an ounce of Crystal Fighters. TLATW’s new album Mont Royal will be out August 28th on Roll Call Records. 

i’m going through a tough time, but i’m still gonna be punk about it

It’s Cool, We Can Still Be Friends - Bright Eyes // No More Tears - Andrew Jackon Jihad // There Is a Light - Ghost Mice // Two Good Things - Modern Baseball // I Don’t Want Solidarity If It Means Holding Hands - Defiance, Ohio // 12 Feet Deep - The Front Bottoms // I Won’t Ever Be Happy Again - Bright Eyes // Kokopelli Face Tattoo - Andrew Jackson Jihad // I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone - The Mountain Goats // I’m Just Going to Leave This Here - Defiance, Ohio


“Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?”

atlas hands - benjamin francis leftwich // run - daughter // welcome home - radical face // bad blood - sleeping at last // home - gabrielle alpin // i will wait - mumford and sons // halcyon - the paper kites // love love love - of monsters and men // back to you - twin forks // you picked me - a fine frenzy // stubborn love - the lumineers // here comes the sun (cover) - tom rosenthal

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Because I am Indie-Folk Trash: A Playlist for Springtime. [listen]

For warm weather and blooming flowers and cherry blossoms and green grass and wildflower fields. Get your acoustic guitars and mandolins ready.

Tracklist: Agape - Bear’s Den // Scarecrow - Alex & Sierra // Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel // All My Loving - The Well Pennies // Come to Me - The Goo Goo Dolls // Love Like This - Kodaline // San Francisco (Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie // Above the Clouds of Pompeii - Bear’s Den // Like Real People Do - Hozier // Tear Down the House - The Avett Brothers // So Far From Me - Brett Dennen // O Valencia! - The Decemberists // That’s Some Dream - Good Old War // Cherry Wine - Hozier // Lost in my Mind - The Head and the Heart // Emily - The Mowgli’s // Bloom - The Paper Kites // Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros