A Deep Sleep

sngalbums: Melancholy surrounds us. Artists tend to acknowledge it, perhaps address it in a new light, sometimes even fully embrace it. We Slept at Last is an album that does all of the above, though still not allowing it to ever drift completely into sadness. Marika Hackman isn’t new to the scene, but shows a mastery of skill on her debut full-length effort. We Slept … Continue reading A Deep Sleep

View this post on Instagram A post shared by THEYWILLHAVETOKILLUSFIRST (@theywillhavetokillusfirst) //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js thesunjustfallsfromthesky: theywillhavetokillusfirst The amazing Marika Hackman shows solidarity with Malian musicians in exile! Check out film listings to see this documentary on Mali’s musicians fighting for their right to sing! Www.theywillhavetokillusfirsttickets.com#SonghoyBlues #film #indexoncensorship#Mali #documentary#theywillhavetokillusfirst #marikahackman#protest #Africa #humanrights Continue reading

Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Marika Hackman

sngshows: Last Thursday, I visited the Palace Theater for a very rare and special occasion: Laura Marling was headlining, supported by good friends Marika Hackman and Johnny Flynn. Their stop in LA was the last one with Flynn, so ultimately the last one with such a special lineup. It was magic. This was my first visit to the Palace Theater, and I was glad to … Continue reading Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Marika Hackman

A Deep Sleep

sngalbums: Melancholy surrounds us. Artists tend to acknowledge it, perhaps address it in a new light, sometimes even fully embrace it. We Slept at Last is an album that does all of the above, though still not allowing it to ever drift completely into sadness. Marika Hackman isn’t new to the scene, but shows a mastery of skill on her debut full-length effort. We Slept … Continue reading A Deep Sleep

A Deep Sleep

Melancholy surrounds us. Artists tend to acknowledge it, perhaps address it in a new light, sometimes even fully embrace it. We Slept at Last is an album that does all of the above, though still not allowing it to ever drift completely into sadness. Marika Hackman isn’t new to the scene, but shows a mastery of skill on her debut full-length effort. We Slept at … Continue reading A Deep Sleep

Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Marika Hackman

Last Thursday, I visited the Palace Theater for a very rareand special occasion: Laura Marling was headlining, supported by good friendsMarika Hackman and Johnny Flynn. Their stop in LA was the last one with Flynn,so ultimately the last one with such a special lineup. It was magic. This was my first visit to the Palace Theater, and I wasglad to have assumed the building was … Continue reading Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Marika Hackman

Oh, and let’s not forget this Laura Marling video, which features Hackman! They’re buddies. Marling’s Short Movie was also another top release this year. “Strange” is another completely unique take on songwriting, something that Marling seems to re-invent as she goes. Continue reading

My new favorite person, Marika Hackman, released her debut full-length album earlier this year. I’m pining for it to be in my top ten of the year. “Animal Fear” was a particular joy. The video features Laura Marling on bass, a previous holder of the favorite person title. Continue reading