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The 10 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2015

Welcome to our favorite Speakers in Code list of the year. The 10 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2015. It’s our highest honor. In years past (2012, 2013, 2014), we’ve chosen 20 songs, but this year we’re trimming the sad. And this year, I wrote about every song. You can listen to each individually below, … Read more

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Video | Dawes – A Little Bit of Everything

‘Cause it’s a little bit of everything,The way you joke, the way you ache,It is getting up before you,So I can watch you as you wake.So on that day in late September,It’s not just some stupid fucking ring,I’m gettin’ a little bit of everything. I realize Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes sings “stupid little ring” instead … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Harriet – I Slept With All Your Mothers

Former Dawes member, Alex Casnoff, has a new thing going. Having spent the past few years playing only other people’s music, he’s finally ready to birth his new musical baby, Harriet. The Los Angeles-based band is inspired by storytellers and filmmakers, and this influence can undoubtedly be heard on today’s Jam of the Day. Harriet’s … Read more

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10 to Spin | Hayley Taylor

In August, I wrote about Hayley Taylor’s “No More Wishing,” and how I admired her for defining her idea of a true love. I’m also quite fond of her latest release, One Foot in Front of the Other; Taylor’s given us an album full of honest tunes that play well to her strengths: thoughtful songwriting, … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | The Romany Rye – All the Boys

The Romany Rye is built around the the song craftsmanship of Luke MacMaster, an L.A.-based singer/songwriter with a penchant for that somber, indie-folk sound (totally my kinda sound, especially when harmonica is involved). While MacMaster penned the collection of songs that have come to be called Highway 1, Looking Back Carefully, it was with the help … Read more

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Members From Deer Tick, Delta Spirit, & Dawes to Debut at SXSW

Ooooh. This looks like fun. Although it’s another reminder that we won’t be at SXSW, which isn’t so fun. Here are the details from the press release: MG&V stands for McCauley, Goldsmith, and Vasquez…more specifically, John McCauley – frontman of Deer Tick, Taylor Goldsmith – frontman of Dawes and Matt Vasquez – frontman of Delta … Read more