Every week the Monday Mix showcases three new songs from the opbmusic broadcast. This week we feature an unreleased song from Sufjan Stevens’ “Carrie & Lowell” sessions, the latest from Langhorne Slim and a spooky track from King Krule.
“Wallowa Lake Monster” is the latest from Sufjan Stevens’ “The Greatest Gift,” a compilation of demos and b-sides from his 2015 album “Carrie & Lowell.” Stevens sings about his relationship with his mother and spending part of his childhood in Oregon. The first half of the song is driven by delicate fingerpicking and the ending is cinematic and orchestral.
Langhorne Slim - Life is Confusing
“Life is confusing and people are insane.” Langhorne Slim refers to the statement as “the most concise sentence I’ve ever constructed.” The Nashville based singer-songwriter flies high above a world of madness in his latest release, “Life is Confusing.” Langhorne’s to-the-point lyrics mingle with satisfyingly country-sounding strings. This track was released as a three-song EP that will be included on his upcoming album “Lost At Last Vol. 1.” Be sure to include it on your next road trip playlist.
King Krule - Dum Surfer
King Krule’s latest album, “The Ooz” is Archy Marshall’s first release under the name since his 2013 debut, “6 Feet Beneath The Moon.” The video for “Dum Surfer,” the first single from the album, show Marshall leading a band of undead. The spooky visuals match well with his haunting baritone vocals and the song’s heavy, jazz-colored beat. King Krule plays the Wonder Ballroom in Portland on Nov. 4.