Hear Hear

Weeklyish music newsletter with playlists, songs, and artists worth listening to, across all genres.
Created 20 Mar 2019
  • Hear Hear: The album I can't stop listening to
    11 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    True to its title, Indigo De Souza’s Any Shape You Take is a shape-shifter of an album. The sound can be tricky to describe, but Pitchfork’s Cat Zhang did so wonderfully in her review, explaining how ...
  • Sun-soaked songs and playlists
    16 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Is it mid-August already? Apparently so, because last week Stereogum conducted their annual song-of-the-summer poll and emerged with this list of ten essentials. Hitting shuffle is a nice way to play ...
  • Playlists for going outside 🌳 ☀️ 🌸
    23 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 10 1
    “I wanna go outside again,” sings Ratboys’ lead singer Julia Steiner over soft strums on the band’s latest single. “I wanna sit back with the windows down and breathe it all in.” While the pop-punk ba...
  • Music for the first week of Spring
    23 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 10 0
    Springtime is finally here! And with the added sunlight comes a burst of excellent new albums sprouting up across genres. Admittedly, I haven’t done as many full-album deep-dives over the past year, a...
  • Hear Hear: This is a pro-halftime show newsletter
    08 Feb 2021 • 3 min read • 7 0
    Conor Ryan @ConorRyan_93 me trying to follow the hostess to my table at the Cheesecake Factory February 8th 202134,282 Retweets179,981 Likes Dead Oceans @DeadOceans we endorse this message. ☠️ @phoebe...
  • Hear Hear: The Best "Best of 2020" Playlists
    28 Dec 2020 • 3 min read • 13 0
    This strange, surreal year isn’t quite over yet, but end-of-year list season has already come and gone. And while these lists can be a blast for Twitter junkies and culture nerds, they can be overwhel...
  • Actually good holiday playlists!
    16 Dec 2020 • 2 min read • 13 1
    Our next issue will spotlight hidden gems from the year in music, so I want to know: What is one song from 2020 that you think more people should hear? Reply to this email directly with your pick, and...
  • New songs to be thankful for
    23 Nov 2020 • 2 min read • 8 0
    Hey! Emerging from my post-election fog and pre-winter anxiety to check in and share some more good music. I’m thankful for all of you reading this — this is issue #21 and there’s nothing I love more ...
  • Help save democracy with good music
    02 Oct 2020 • 3 min read • 7 0
    Scared about the election and want to take action? Pick up this compilation — available today only, featuring David Byrne, Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Feist, Tunde Adebimpe, Perfume Genius, Phoenix, Charl...
  • Good morning (playlists) ☀️
    09 Sep 2020 • 3 min read • 9 0
    Much of my 2020 listening has taken place in the morning. I’ve been waking up way earlier than usual, and often pop in headphones for a calming soundtrack to those opening moments of the day. Unfortun...
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