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: Choices (Yup) by E-40: Widely recognized as a top-tier talent from the Bay Area, E-40 released this contemplative single from the album Sharp on All 4 Corners: Corner 1 in April, landing at 125 on Billboard. The music video features plenty of hip-hop cameos, and it’s easy to see why this one is making waves around the country.
Sod in the Seed by Why?: Effortlessly blending indie and folk rock with hip-hop to create a sound that is truly and unequivocally theirs, Why? continues to impress with Sod in the Seed, a single off their 2012 album Mumps, Etc. Whether he’s rapping about Jesus, Whole Foods, or strippers, the narrative string laid out by Yoni Wolf’s words play second fiddle to the web the words themselves weave.
Ne Me Quitte Pas by Jaques Brel: Inspiring the likes of David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, the impact of Belgian singer Jaques Brel’s music won’t be easily forgotten, and shouldn’t be. This is the kind of music that deserves one’s full attention, and is forever worthy of celebration, for this is what it sounds like when music truly comes from the heart. Just try listening to this without feeling something. I dare you.