Melodic Tree’s 7th Anniversary Playlist

Clearly, it has been a rough couple years, the anniversary of this website comes as a surprise because of it. However, even though we can’t celebrate in person like we did for our second and third anniversary, honoring the history of this website as well as trying to make more of an effort to continue to revive Melodic Tree as a website, a playlist is in order!

On this playlist, are songs I (the editor-in-chief) have been listening to curating a personal 30+ hour playlist for a cross country playlist and also songs from years past from the history of this website.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Gold Dust – Duster

2. Helicopter – Deerhunter

3. Sun Was High (So Was I) – Small Black

4. Summer of Our Discontent – Sugar Candy Mountain

5. Eliot St. – Quilt

6. Camberwell – #1 Dads

7. Burbank – Harriet

8. Hometown -Haley Bonar

9. Love Forever – The Babe Rainbow

10. Is This Sound Okay? – Coconut Records

11. Sleeves – Tough Boy

12. 2soft2chew – Ian Sweet

13. Glued to You – Tomorrows Tulips

14. Free From All Sense of Purpose – Blithe Field

15. Old Enough to Know – Tony Molina

16. Phone Sex – Cutouts

17. Ett Stilla Regn – Ashley Erikkson

18. Playing With Fire – Nick Leng

19. First Field – The Antlers

20. Now You See Everything – Stephen Steinbrink

What I’m Listening to Now

It has been a while. As it gets colder, I made a new playlist of what I have been listening to lately and ideas for a dream soundtrack for the movie I am vaguely working on when I am not doing coursework. I know the Smiths are in this playlist. It is as surprising to me as it might be to you all. However, please enjoy! I know I keep apologizing but I am so sorry about the long absences. I will be adding to this playlist periodically.

My Bloody Valentine add more EPs to streaming services

My Bloody Valentine have added the EPs You Made Me Realise and Feed Me With Your Kiss to streaming services in North America. These EPs follow the March addition of the band’s catalog from Creation Records which followed the news of band’s signing to Domino.

All the reissues of the band’s records have also been remastered for the upcoming physical editions which come out today. Around that announcement in March of the reissues and streaming service additions, Kevin Shields told The New York Times the band was working on a pair of new albums as well. Listen to Domino’s Spotify playlist of the band’s discography below.

Watch Black Belt Eagle Scout cover Grouper’s “Heavy Water / I’d Rather Be Sleeping”

For Sounds of Saving’s ongoing series “Song that Found Me at the Right Time,” Black Belt Eagle Scout appeared to cover Grouper’s “Heavy Water / I’d Rather Be Sleeping” The series has also featured Sharon Van Etten and Madison McFerrin. Black Belt Eagle Scout’s performance is in collaboration with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Black Belt Eagle Scout talks about her experience going to therapy during the video, saying “[i]t’s something that’s helped me tremendously in my life.” Black Belt Eagle Scout also added:

Sharing a message of mental health support and suicide prevention saves lives. The suicide rate within Native / Indigenous communities is high and so it is very important to be able to speak out specifically for my community. There have been many times in my life where I needed that ray of sun coming out over the mountains on a stormy day. Luckily I have been blessed with support systems that have kept me alive and I have seen firsthand just how important these are. I want to be able to spread this awareness so that more people can see that ray of sun like I did.

The cover starts around the 5:51 minute mark, watch below.

Skepta and slowthai release new song “CANCELLED”

slowthai and Skepta have recently released a new song entitled “CANCELLED” as well as a video directed by THE REST with references to Scary MovieAmerican PsychoThe Silence of The LambsCandymanA Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Watch it below.

The track will be featured on slowthai’s forthcoming record TYRON, which is set to be released on February 12. slowthai and Skepta also performed “CANCELLED” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the performance below.

Watch Foo Fighters perform “Shame Shame” and Dave Grohl talk on Colbert

Rock band Foo Fighters appeared on last night’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform their new single “Shame Shame.” Lead singer Dave Grohl appeared as a guest as well to speak with Stephen Colbert about the band’s anniversary. They also talked about his drum battle with 10-year-old viral sensation Nandi Bushell. Watch it below.

“Shame Shame” is the first single the band is releasing from their album Medicine at Midnight, which comes out on February 5th, 2021 via Roswell Records/RCA. The band debuted the song on Saturday Night Live on November 7th.

Our 6th Anniversary

Today is Melodic Tree’s 6th anniversary. Although times are currently immensely challenging and it’s hard to go out and celebrate with a concert, the next best thing is the return of our weekly playlist. They will return to Sundays after today’s special 60 song playlist. Songs that are included are primarily ones that were on our playlists previously and ones that mean a lot to me, the creator of Melodic Tree over the years. Enjoy it below!

Secondly and more importantly: Black lives matter and justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many many many many more. Links to places to donate and learn more on how you can help will be provided below the playlist, as well as the phone number to the National Lawyers Guild.

National Lawyers Guild phone number: 612-444-2654

Places to donate:

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Brooklyn Bail Fund

Black Visions

National Bail Out

Resources:

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter in Schools

Watch Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron perform on NPR’s Tiny Desk

Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron became the most recent guests to appear at NPR’s Tiny Desk. Mount Eerie, aka Phil Elverum, and Doiron played three songs from their recent album Lost Wisdom pt. 2: “Belief,” “Enduring the Waves,” and “Love Without Possession.” Watch it below.

Caleb Landry Jones announces debut album, shares video for single

best known for his roles in Get OutTwin Peaks: The ReturnThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and The Dead Don’t Die, Caleb Landry Jones has ventured into the music world and has announced his debut album, The Mother Stone, is set to be out May 1st through Sacred Bones. Watch the hallucinatory video for Jones’ lead single “Flag Day / The Mother Stone” below as well as the tracklist. Find he album cover again.

In a press release, it was stated that Jones wrote The Mother Stone in the wake of a breakup. “I started writing record after record after record after record, because I didn’t know what to do with myself, it was a good way of healing. And it felt like as soon as I started doing it, it felt like it needed to happen all the time.”

 

The Mother Stone:

01 Flag Day / The Mother Stone
02 You’re So Wonderfull
03 I Dig Your Dog
04 Katya
05 All I Am in You / The Big Worm
06 No Where’s Where Nothing’s Died
07 Licking The Days
08 For The Longest Time
09 The Hodge-Podge Porridge Poke
10 I Want to Love You
11 The Great I Am
12 Lullabbey
13 No Where’s Where Nothing’s Died (A Marvelous Pain)
14 Thanks for Staying
15 Little Planet Pig

Rage Against the Machine announces tour

Rage Against the Machine have released official tour dates after announcing a number of reunion shows like a headlining set at Coachella. Run the Jewels will join the band on tour and they will start next month in El Paso, Texas and the tour is currently set to end in Krakow, Poland in September. The proceeds from the shows in El Paso, Phoenix, and La Cruces will go to immigrant rights efforts, the band announced.

Run the Jewels will accopany their new album, Run the Jewels 4 while on tour. The album is set to be released in the spring.

Check out RATM’s schedule below.

Read Pitchfork’s Sunday Review of Rage Against the Machine.

Rage Against the Machine:

03-26 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
03-28 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
03-30 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
04-10 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04-17 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04-21 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
04-25 Portland, OR – Moda Center
04-28 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
05-01 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
05-03 Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
05-05 Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome
05-07 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Bell MTS Place
05-09 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
05-11 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
05-14 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
05-16 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
05-19 Chicago, IL – United Center
05-23 Boston, MA – Boston Calling
06-19 Dover, DE – Firefly
07-10 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
07-13 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
07-17 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Bluesfest
07-18 Québec City, Québec – Festival d’Été de Québec
07-21 Hamilton, Ontario – FirstOntario Centre
07-23 Toronto, Ontario – Scotiabank Arena
07-27 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
07-29 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
07-31 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
08-02 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
08-04 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
08-07 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08-10 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08-11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08-28 Leeds, England – Leeds Festival
08-30 Reading, England – Reading Festival
09-01 Paris, France – Rock En Seine Festival
09-04 Stradbally Laois, Ireland – Electric Picnic Festival
09-06 Berlin, Germany – Lollapalooza Berlin Festival
09-08 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
09-10 Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena