Sunday, January 15, 2023

Travelmarx Music Picks - Winter 2023 - Awe

Composite of 25 albums covers in the Travelmarx Winter 2023 playlist.
Composite of 25 albums covers in the Travelmarx Winter 2023 playlist.

Our first post of 2023 and let’s start off with some new music and a little awe[1]. There is so much interesting music to discover. We are always amazed how new music can transport us out of ourselves and give us a little awe.  

Every weekend we set aside a few hours to go through all the songs we texted ourselves or Shazamed throughout the week. Our ears are always tuned in. Here are on some of our picks that stood out for us in the last few months in one Spotify playlist. About half the tracks are recent, released after 2020.

[1] We recently saw this article How a Bit of Awe Can Improve Your Health in the NYT and we completely agree with the idea of cultivating and celebrating awe. Good music helps. From the article: “Awe is the feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends your understanding of the world...".

Rayland Baxter – “If I Were a Butterfly” (2022)
John Cale – “Story of Blood” (2022) - really loving this new Cale release!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Burning” (2022)
Juan Wauters – “Todo Terminó” (2015)
Caetano Veloso – “You Don’t Know Me” (1972)

J.J. Cale – “After Midnight” (1972)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Nathaniel Rateliff – “S.O.B.” (2021)
Leonard Cohen – “Is This What You Wanted” (1974)
Andrew Bird – “Atomized” (2022)
Tess Parks – “Happy Birthday Forever” (2022)

Sam Evian – “Freezee Pops” (2021)
Jon Kennedy – “Enchantica” (2017)
Zola Jesus – “Lost” (2022)
Lucrecia Dalt – “Atemporal” (2022)
Panda Bear, Sonic Boom – “Go On” (2022)

Allah-Las – “No Voodoo” (2012)
Yeahman, Hajna, Mina Shankha – “Miniyamba” (2018)
Bodies of Water – “Open Rhythms” (2011)
Clinic – “Ferryboad of the Mind” (2019)
Broadcast – “Accidentals” (2006)

Sparklehorse – “It’s a Wonderful Life” (2001)
Jerkcurb – “Night on Earth” (2019)
Los Days – “Traveling Light” (2020)
Nicola Cruz – La Mirada (2015) 
Peter Zummo – “Highway Brain Planet (Credits)” (2021)