30 Days, 30 Songs

The countdown to Dump Trump.

30 days, 30 Songs.

Today with Moby and the Void Pacific Choir.


“Little Failure”

Joseph Arthur

Our artists are our voice. Artists speak for us.

I have been moved by Joseph Arthur since the days of his great album Redemption’s Son.

In the face of a demagogue, Arthur needed to write:

“The Campaign Song”

Not particularly subtle but to the point.


“The Campaign Song”

30 Days, 30 Songs

30 Days, 30 Songs continues until the election to defeat Donald Trump and his bigotry. Our artists speak!

Today, Franz Ferdinand and the song “Demagogue”.



30 Days, 30 Songs

As we count down to the election, 30 artists give us 30 songs to reject Donald Trump. It began on Monday of this week.

They speak for us all.

Today, the wonderful Aimee Mann.


“Can’t You Tell?”

30 Days, 30 Songs

The idea is a simple one. Publish one song a day for 30 days until the election for a Trump-Free America.

The songs will champion a diverse, inclusive and prosperous America.

The songs will demonstrate the gravity of this election and they’ll reject Trump’s bigoted divisive campaign.

Conceived by author Dave Eggers the first song released is “Million Dollar Loan” by Death Cab for Cutie.


“Million Dollar Loan”


Lykke Li has formed a supergroup with producer (and boyfriend) Jeff Bhasker (who has worked with such artists as Kanye West, Mark Ronson, and fun.), Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow and Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John.

“Wings of Love” is their first song.


“Wings of Love”

Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions

Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star records solo as The Warm Inventions.

Until the Hunter will be her 3rd.

On a pre-release track from the album she teams up with Kurt Vile.


“Let Me Get There” Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions featuring Kurt Vile.

Sleaford Mods

Sleaford Mods is an English duo out of Nottingham.

Their minimalist punk sounds are prominent on their latest single “TCR”.

TCR stands for Total Control Racing, a 1980’s racing kit. Here it is a metaphor for a life going round and round with no purpose.



Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler is folk/goth artist out of Boston with an angelic voice.

Strangers is her most recent album.

Her voice is dreamily transcendent as heard here on “Janie in Love”.


July Talk

July Talk is a Canadian quintet based in Toronto.

Their sophomore album Touch is new and “Push + Pull” the first single.


“Push + Pull”

K. Flay

Kristine Flaherty operates under the name K. Flay.

Alternative hip-hop at its most intriguing.

“Blood in the Cut” is from her new EP Crush Me.


Local Natives

Local Natives return with their 3rd album Sunlit Youth.

Their harmonies continue to shine as we share two from the recording:

“Past Lives” and “Coins”


“Past Lives”


Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

The darkly intense Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released their 16th album Skeleton Tree.

Toward the end of recording process Cave lost his teenage son in a tragic accident which affected the final mixes and overdubs.

The making of the album is documented in the new film One More Time with Feeling.

“Jesus Alone” is the lead track.


“Jesus Alone”

Lydia Loveless

I like to think of Lydia Loveless as punk country.

“Longer” is from here 4th album Real.

And I’ve included one of her classics, “Steve Earle”, about a stalker, not the real Steve Earle.



“Steve Earle”

Drive-By Truckers

There was a time when musicians were the voice of protest, speaking out against war, racism and inequality.

So rare these days.

Yet here is a southern alternative country band, Drive-By Truckers, that I would never have thought would be on this website with one of the most profound songs of the year.

Perhaps they can inspire other artists to speak up.

Drive-By Truckers

“What It Means”

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