by Chris Wolford

















LISTEN LOUD is a monthly rundown of music and music-related odds and ends from all corners of the internet. Feast your eyes (and ears) on this month’s list below:


HEY, THAT’S THE WAY: To say goodbye to a true legend.


PARTY TIME: But ain’t it a pity, there’s only 1200 made. Get it while you can!


SMART SOLUTIONS: Smoke detectors are instruments and this proves it.


TEAM GOMEZ: You’re gonna find yourself bopping along to this one, mark my words. If the album drops this year, it might be the best pop LP of 2017. Sorry not sorry, TS.


ALIVE & WELL IN NASHVILLE: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. If you can’t join ‘em, busk ‘em.


NOT JUST A PHASE: I’ve long sung the praises of Ms. Olsen. But what about the songs that didn’t make the cut? Oh, they’re perfect, too, turns out. This song is a B-side. A B-SIDE, PEOPLE!


DELIVERY!: If you like good writing, good music, and the South, then now’s the time to subscribe cause this year’s issue is going to be fantastic. 


FROM ANNIKA TO ME TO YOU: I can’t stop listening to this band. This EP especially. And don’t even get me started on this music video. Perfecktion! 


LISTEN LOUD LONGFORM: For those of you like me who have time to watch an entire concert, make it this one. I’m still kicking myself for missing them a couple months back. (If you don’t though, here’s a new song to sing along to.)


BOOKENDS: I’ve been listening to Leonard Cohen almost everyday this past month. Originals, live versions, covers. Been reading lots of articles about him, too. Leonard Cohen might’ve been ready for Leonard Cohen to die but the rest of world wasn’t. It’s only been a little over a year since he passed but it feels like a lifetime ago. 


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