Happy May and happy new music mix.
Special thanks this month to my friend Jaimie. She’s letting me stay with her for an extended visit in DC, and I think I probably used up all her internet (because that’s how that works, right?) uploading these songs.
I’ve always been a lyrics girl. This probably explains my long-running obsession with Josh Ritter, whose songs a friend has rightly described as “catnip for English majors”. In addition to Mr. Ritter, many of the songs this month have some particularly pleasing turns of phrase.
There’s one cover, as (almost) always, and a gem of an ode to LA from Rilo Kiley. Jenny Lewis’s voice just sounds like home to me.