Listen to indie rock music by Grouplove on their latest album Healer. I also included their earlier albums and videos.


Healer  (2020) – 11 songs, 45 min


Big Mess  (2017) – 12 songs, 43 min


Spreading Rumours (Deluxe)  (2013) – 16 songs, 1 hr 1 min


Never Trust a Happy Song  (2011) – 12 songs, 46 min



Grouplove Live – at Redbull Soundspace at KROQ in LA (2013) – 6 songs, 29 min 36 sec

00:00 Itchin’ on a Photograph  04:50 Borderlines and Aliens  09:40 Ways to Go  14:40 Shark Attack  18:50 Tongue Tied  22:57  Colours 


Deleter – on Healer (2020) – 4 min 5 sec


Tongue Tied – on Never Trust a Happy Song (2011) – 4 min 5 sec


Itchin’ on a Photograph – on Never Trust a Happy Song (2011) – 4 min 41 sec


Welcome to Your World – on Big Mess (2017) – 4 min 4 sec


I’m with You – on Spreading Rumours (2013) – 5 min 30 sec


Remember that Night – on Big Mess (2017) – 3 min 7 sec


Lovely Cup – on Never Trust a Happy Song (2011) – 4 min 23 sec


Good Morning – on Big Mess (2017) – 3 min 42 sec



Here are links for his website, social media, and general information.

These are links for music services and music stores.


Photo credit: Healer @ Amazon (album cover)

Lenka: Recover

Lenka: Recover

Listen to indie pop music by Australian singer/songwriter Lenka on her latest EP album Recover. I also include another album Attune released since my last Lenka post. Several years ago I saw her at Stubbs BBQ in Austin during her “Bright Side” tour, along with British singer/songwriter Nick Howard.


Recover – EP  (2020) – 6 songs, 22 min


Attune  (2017) – 12 songs, 41 min



Lenka (Playlist) – 30 songs, 1 hr 45 min



Here is a music video for her song Unique that is an epic selfie video, made by Lenka and her fans from all over the world!

Unique on The Bright Side () – 3 min 21 sec


Listen to more of her music at my Lenka post for more of her albums, videos, and links. This new album and updated playlist has been included there as well.

Photo credit: Recover @ Amazon (album cover)

First Aid Kit: Ruins

First Aid Kit: Ruins

Listen to indie folk music by Swedish duo First Aid Kit on their latest album Ruins. I also included a recent EP and single, as well as videos and a Spotify playlist.


Ruins (2018) – 10 songs, 39 min


Tender Offerings – EP (2018) – 4 songs, 16 min


Strange Beauty – Single (2019) – 2 songs, 7 min



Here is the Spotify playlist of their essential tracks.

This is First Aid Kit (Playlist) – 49 songs, 3 hr 7 min


Videos and more…

My Top Songs – 2018

Listen to the top 100 songs that I played on Spotify during 2018.

They recently sent me an email which highlighted my 2018 music. I love a wide variety of music from many genres and artists, but you probably already knew that, if you have followed my blog over the past 4 years. In fact, Spotify called me “adventurous” because I listened to “non-mainstream” artists 159% more than the average Spotify user. I also included my top songs for 2017 and 2016.

Playlist (2018)

Your Top Songs – 2018 (Playlist) – 100 songs, 7 hr 23 min

Enjoy the following custom playlist Spotify created for me with the 100 songs that I loved most this year, all wrapped up.


Playlist (2017)

Your Top Songs – 2017 (Playlist) – 100 songs, 6 hr 53 min


Playlist (2016)

Your Top Songs – 2016 (Playlist) – 99 songs, 7 hr 4 min



Here are various summaries they provided that reflect my Spotify listening history during 2018. Very interesting!


  • 11,288 minutes (188 hours – 22% more than 2017)
  • 2,736 songs (228/month)

Top Artists

Top Songs

  • Dressed on Festen (2017) by Milos Milonakis
  • Questions on The Journey, Vol. 1 (2018) by Cinthia Garcia
  • Slow Down
  • Luminous on Encounters of the Beautiful Kind (2018) by Rachel LaFond
  • A Beautiful Distraction on Waking the Muse (2013) by Michele McLaughlin

Top Genres

  • Pop
  • Classical
  • Indie
  • Roots

Oldest Song

Even with all the newfangled music coming out, I still found time for oldies like this.

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo on Mascagni:Cavalleria Rusticana (Remastered) (1953) by Renato Cellini


Tastebreakers (Playlist) – 50 songs, 4 hr 4 min

To broaden my horizons in 2019, Spotify created this playlist of songs from genres and artists I don’t usually explore.


Handsome & Gretyl: A Brave Lament

Handsome & Gretyl: A Brave Lament

Listen to indie folk music by Handsome & Gretyl and Lullen on their new album A Brave Lament (Original Soundtrack).

This music was created for a short documentary film about grief & loss. Lullen is one of the side projects for Handsome (Brett), which he describes this way:

Lullen is a soft breath of soothing, seaborne melodies designed to mimic the calming, clearing effects of the sound of the ocean. Created with deep, warm felt piano and awash with deep reverberations, Lullen moves listeners to center, focus, and dream.

New Album

A Brave Lament (Original Soundtrack)  (2018) – 11 songs, 35 min


Recent Single

Make You Mine  (2018) – 1 song, 3 min 22 sec


See my music post on Handsome & Gretyl for more albums, videos, and links. It will be updated with the new album.

Photo credit: A Brave Lament (Original Soundtrack) @ Amazon (album cover).