The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. The Embers – Vagabon

2. On My Own – Alex Greenwald

3. I Don’t Feel So Alive – Gabriella Cohen

4. Pool Party – Julie Jacklin

5. Motion Sickness – Phoebe Bridgers

6. Addictions – Lucy Dacus

7. Wrong For You – Molly Burch

8. Cave – Ruby Haunt

9. Make Out in My Car – Sufjan Version – Moses Sumney, Sufjan Stevens

10. Drinking Song – Haley Heynderickx

11. One Of These Days – Bedouine

12. Wool in the Wash – Crying

13. Geyser – Mitski

14. Columbia River – Lomelda

15. SIck – Peaer

16. Crane Your Neck – Lady Lamb

17. Strange Darling – Miya Folick

18. She Won’t Go Away – Faye Webster

19. If After All – Common Holly

20. Golden – Becca Mancari

Blues Brothers’ guitarist Matt “Guitar” Murphy dead at 88

Matt “Guitar” Murphy, best known as the guitarist for the Blues Brothers, has died according to Rolling Stone. He was 88 years old. Murphy was also a sideman for the most well-known blues musicians like Howlin’ Wolf, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, and others.

He was born in Mississippi and raised in Memphis where him and his brother Floyd became icons in the city’s blues scene where they played sidemen, until Murphy was recruited for the Blues Brothers by Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi. He starred in the 1980 comedy and the sequel Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), where he was Aretha Franklin’s husband. He recorded solo albums as well.

Stream Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s debut album, Hope Downs

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have released their debut album, Hope Downs, stream it below via Spotify.

The LP is their first after two EPs, 2016’s Talk Tight and 2017’s The French Press. It is their first full length full-length with label Sub Pop. The album was produced by Liam Judson. The way they approached the album in an isolated influenced the majority of the album.

The vocalist and guitarist, Joe White, talked more about the house in the country where they recorded in an interview with Enmore Audio:

“It was just a very pleasant environment to be in. There was none of the dark, cramped spaces of a studio. I slept outside every night and we cooked and ate outside the whole time. It was about being in a good, comfortable headspace when we went in and attacked the recording.”

Hope Downs Tracklist:
01. An Air Conditioned Man
02. Talking Straight
03. Mainland
04. Time In Common
05. Sister’s Jeans
06. Bellarine
07. Cappuccino City
08. Exclusive Grave
09. How Long?
10. The Hammer

serpentwithfeet announces North American tour

Josiah Wise’s, aka serpentwithfeet’s, debut album soil was released last week and has announced tour dates today in support. Although the majority of the dates are in Europe, the project is also set to perform at festivals like Fuji Rock in Tokyo, Treasure Island Music Festival in Oakland, and standard show in his hometown, Baltimore. Check out the iteniary below along with the track “Seedless.”

All dates:

06.19.18 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall *
06.21.18 – Portland, OR – Holocene *
06.22.18 – Seattle, WA – Barboza *
06.23.18 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret *
06.25.18 – Washington, DC – DC9 #
06.26.18 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s #
06.27.18 – Boston, MA – Great Scott #
06.29.18 – Toronto, ON – The Drake #
07.01.18 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle #
07.06-07.18 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires
07.17.18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
07.29.18 – Tokyo, JP – Fuji Rock
08.08.18 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
08.10.18 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Haven
10.09.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
10.10.18 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10.11.18 – Raleigh, NC – Kings
10.13-14.18 – Oakland, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10.14.18 – Atlanta, GA – Afropunk Festival
10.26.18 – Madrid, Spain – Primavera Club
10.27.18 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Club
10.29.18 – Paris, France – Badaboum
10.30.18 – London, UK – Islington Assembly
11.01.18 – Duedingen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn
11.02.18 – Zurich, Switzerland – Exit
11.03.18 – Milan, Italy – Club to Club
11.06.18 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
11.07.18 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
11.09.18 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who

* Katie Gately
# Lee Mo

Watch Bon Iver and Moses Sumney cover Sade’s “By Your Side”

Bon Iver and Moses Sumney performed a cover together of Sade’s 2000 hit “By Your Side” during Bon Iver’s second set at Bonnaroo 2018. Watch it  below. Justin Vernon also performed Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty’s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Amelia Meath from Sylvan Esso during the festival. Watch that via Reddit.


Japanese Breakfast soundtracks new video game “Sable”

Japanese Breakfast has made the soundtrack for a video game called “Sable.” Michelle Zauner wrote, announcing her contribution, “So honored to be working on this incredible game!!!” “Sable,” which was announced during E3, is a coming-of-age story that takes place on an alien planet and it is set to be out in 2019. Watch the trailer below, which features a Japanese Breakfast song called “Glider.”

LVL UP announce retirement

LVL UP have announced that they will no longer be a group. The band shared a statement on Twitter with the announcement where they wrote, “We have decided to retire this project. It has been an extremely rewarding journey beyond anything we could have realistically imagined… Our deepest gratitude goes out to every label, band, and person who’s played a role in this wild ride.” Find the statement as well as their final single, “Orchard,” below.

The group, however, will still be performing their last tour dates later this year, starting in Boston on August 27th. Find the dates in the tweet below.