A Show A Week

This week's No Magic is really fun as I finally after years get to welcome Shannon Byrne to BFF.fm. She's someone I've known for years and shared all manner of musical conversations over the years, but we were never able to get her on the old show. Fortunately she's here in San Francisco so joins me on the air to talk about her current project The Process, an interview series exploring the process of survival as a creative, and plays tracks from artists she's interviewed over the past year. We also chat a bit about her music discovery community A Song a Day, and the creative resurgence of music discovery and curation online generally.

Our album of the week is the excellent new “Assume Form” from James Blake and we explore some of the notable collaborations he's put together for the record, with tracks from Moses Sumney, Mount Kimbie and so many more.


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  1. I/m Not Here (Missing Face) by The Twilight Sad on It Won/t Be Like This All The Time (Rock Action) $ Buy
  2. Propaganda by Warbly Jets on Propaganda EP (Rebel Union) $ Buy
  3. Break
  4. Upstairs/Downstairs by Cat Scan on Cat Scan Unmastered (Volar) $ Buy
  5. Uncle Jill by Pile on Magic Isn't Real (Richard Maguire) $ Buy
  6. Supermaster by A Place to Bury Strangers on Transfixiation (Dead Oceans) $ Buy
  7. Brean Down by Beak> on >>> (Invada) $ Buy
  8. Break
  9. Tell Them (feat. Metro Boomin & Moses Sumney) by James Blake on Assume Form (Polydor) $ Buy
  10. Lonely World by Moses Sumney on Aromanticism (Jagjaguwar) $ Buy
  11. Dopamine if I Do by Ghostpoet on Dark Days + Canapés (Play It Again Sam) $ Buy
  12. Break
  13. Her Cold Cold Heart by Night Beats on Myth of a Man (Heavenly) $ Buy
  14. Break
  15. Placeholder by Hand Habits on Placeholder (Saddle Creek) $ Buy
  16. I Told You Everything by Sharon van Etten on Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar) $ Buy
  17. Mama Proud by Jess Williamson on Cosmic Wink (Mexican Summer) $ Buy
  18. Birthday Drink by Fruit Bats on Absolute Loser (Easy Sound) $ Buy
  19. Break
  20. Where's the Catch (feat. Andre by James Blake on Assume Form (Polydor) $ Buy
  21. You Took Your Time (feat. King Krule) by Mount Kimbie on Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (Warp) $ Buy
  22. Clarence Difference by Baths on Clarence Difference (Yes Plz) $ Buy
  23. Break
  24. A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life (feat. Roots Manuva) by The Cinematic Orchestra on A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life (feat. Roots Manuva) (Ninja Tune) $ Buy