Shovels & Rope

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"How Does It Feel to Feel?," The Creation (and later Ride) once asked, and it's not an easy question to answer. I would suggest that the bliss of new music discovery comes close, the first blush of a new song or artist or scene showing what can't necessarily be told.

Hey, falling in love is falling in love and it's as if new music has the ability to alter consciousness and make one’s waking life more like one’s dream life. Is this what The Clean was getting at when they insisted “In the Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul”? 

Here then, is a monthly smattering of new music that’s making the rounds of my brain as of late, the outcome of which is often a multitude — emotional, intellectual, biological, psychological — even for the big dumb jams (playback setting = SHUFFLE). Audio remnants of waking life.

Listen to Jeremy Petersen's latest playlist of his favorite new music below.