The Common Ground. A weekly playlist of New, Indie, or rediscovered Music found on Spotify. Curated by Logan Dead Cat Hernandez and Ja’el Sundown.
with a dash of American Life, Social media, and Politics.
An Article Series by Logan Hernandez
Lead SDU Contributor @ Sundown United Brand Co. and Magazine
Notables: Nuvole Bianche by Alessia Tondo: Italian for “White Clouds”, this track from Salento singer Alessia Tondo and Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi might just change your life, drenched in feelings of enlightenment and deep sorrow. This is the epitome of musical expression.
I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You by Tom Waits: A contemplative love ballad by the great Tom Waits, “The poet of outcasts”. “The studio is torn down, all the people who played on it are dead, the instruments have been sold off. But you are listening to a moment that happened in time 60 years ago and you are hearing it just as sharp as when it was made. That remains an amazing thing to me.” The genius of Tom Waits, everybody.
Notables: Fingertips by Leo Kalyan: Underneath the heavy R&B beat and art color synchs, there are layers of the singer- songwriter Londoner’s new song. Fingertips pushes the buttons on human emotions of desperation and regret.
Abrasive by Ratatat: Brooklyn, New York finest is back! Thank God. Because 5 years is long enough with no new material is insane these days. Harsh string cuts and velvety streams of awesome makes me rad with excitement. 4 weeks till they drop the LP Magnifique.
Foundation by Years & Years: ?…….???.. What The Fuck!? I did not see that coming. This track.. I’m intrigued in what else they got up their sleeve.