October Music Mix by Miss Moss

OCTOBER

photo by Allan Grant for LIFE, 1947. damn, i actually wanted to post this new music mix on Friday, but somehow we had a seemingly city-wide internet blackout that lasted a couple of days. that sounds ridiculous, right? that’s cause IT IS. well now you can kick off your week with a…

Miss Moss September music mix

September

September is the best! it’s my birthday month, and the weather is always mild and wonderful, and it’s my birthday month! it always feels like a time of new beginnings for me, as if there’s been a palpable shift that we are gearing up toward the end of the year. it’s just my…

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Carrie & Lowell

i just had to let you know that Carrie & Lowell, the new album by Sufjan Stevens, is streaming right now over at NPR, The Guardian and Pitchfork. it is a wonderful, wonderful album – i have already played it twice today.

Miss Moss: My Favourite Albums of 2014

Best Albums of 2014

i must apologise for dropping the ball on Mid Week Distraction this week, it pained me to do it – but things have been too crazy round here. there are only 7 working days left of the year in my personal calendar, and of course EVERYONE wants their projects finished before…

august

A U G U S T

i know it’s not August YET. but on friday it will be, and today i can’t stop thinking about it. August. A U G U S T. so, here’s a music mix to celebrate!

Valentina

Valentina

today i discovered the music of London based Italian-English singer Valentina. i know literally nothing about her (google has failed me, i guess) but you can buy her EP Wolves, which is out now on iTunes, and also listen to snippets of it on her label’s soundcloud page. watch the videos…

London Grammar

well i promised that i would be sharing more music on this here blog (still contemplating those music mixes…) so let me introduce you to London Grammar, if you haven’t heard of them already. they are a trio from London with the amazing Hannah on vocals. there are only have…

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Al Bairre

it seems fitting that my first music post of the year is about a newish South African band called Al Bairre. these guys are based in Cape Town too, so I suppose that makes it doubly awesome. Al Bairre is made up of 5 talented youngsters – Tom Kotze, Julia Johnson, Tessa…

Playlist / Painting

Rose Blake is a brilliant illustrator whose new portfolio website i was perusing when i noticed a link inviting you to buy her paintings, leading me to a little project she calls Playlist / Painting. basically Rose makes a painting and then also compiles a playlist to go along with…

Sydney Wayser

Sydney Wayser

a wonderful reader, Heather, put me onto to Brooklyn based songstress Sydney Wayser, whose new album Bell Choir Coast is, simply put, track after track of RAD. have a listen to Potions below (the video premiered on Time entertainment last week) and be sure to buy her entire album here.

The Parlour Suite

The Parlour Suite

The Parlour Suite sent me an email to tell me about their new album Everyone’s Looking which is dropping this coming weekend. i can’t tell you how flattered i am to be approached by talented people making good music. The Parlour Suite is the surf-pop project, formed by Mpls (Minneapolis) husband-wife…

Beatenberg

couldn’t find a great pic of them so i just made this up continuing with my music sharing, i thought i’d introduce you to Beatenberg – a band from good ol’ Cape Town, South Africa. if you’re a local you have probably heard of these guys and may have been…

Decorated Playlists

okay, it’s official, i have found my favourite website in the world. Simon Foster is a designer and former DJ who has rolled his love of design and music into the magically epic Decorated Playlists. i have already made my way through Run For Cover Part One and Part Two featuring cover songs…

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Wild Horses

i have to thank everyone for all your wonderful emails, comments and tweets in the past month regarding the music mixes. i didn’t realise how much they meant to so many of you (a fact that makes my heart explode in double rainbows) and i’m really happy to know that…

Kiki Dee

i admittedly don’t know anything about kiki dee apart from the fact that she makes up the other half in elton john’s fabulous don’t go breaking my heart. yep, fabulous. i’m unsure how to explain why this was happening in the first place… but today i was going down a…