Batch No. 2 of Elbow Grease comes in soft, carrying us through the 4-6am hours with appropriate morning energy.


  1. Plant Magic by Chad VanGaalen on World's Most Stressed Out Gardener (Sub Pop) Info

    Chad VanGaalen is also an animator, making some real funky videos for his music and others. Be sure to check out his video for "Samurai Sword" a single released from the World's Most Stressed Out Gardener 2020 album-- As an homage to his late father who was a watercolor painter himself, VanGaalen uses his dad's landscape paintings as the backdrops to his music video's scenes.

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  3. Before I Sleep by Marika Hackman on We Slept At Last (Dirty Hit) Info

    Do yourself a favor and check out this incredibly talented gay Brit. She's all that and a bag of chips.

  4. Limited Hangout by Cory Hanson on Pale Horse Rider (Drag City Inc.) New Info
  5. Management by Jon McKiel on Bobby Joe Hope (You've Changed Records) Info
  6. Featured Knives by Ya Tseen feat. Portugal. The Man on A Feeling Undefined EP (Sub Pop)

    New Ya Tseen ("to be alive") is native Tlingit, a tribe from the PNW. His debut Sup Pop album explores the common emotional themes of life, but through a uniquely indigenous lens.

  7. Above Control by Warpaint on Heads Up (Rough Trade 2016)

    All of these ladies have their own side projects, too.

  8. Secret by Ora Cogan on Bells in the Ruins (Prism Tongue Records) Info

    If you like Hope Sandoval (a.k.a Mazzy Star, you will probably like Ora Cogan)

  9. Into The Darkness by Ultimate Painting on Into the Darkness (Trouble In Mind Records LLC)
  10. Human, for a Minute by shame on Drunk Tank Pink (Dead Oceans) New Info
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  12. Diary of a Rose by Mega Bog on Dolphine (Paradise of Bachelors) Info

    Let this song empower all you weirdos!

  13. I Don't Care by Ian Sweet on Ian Sweet (Hardly Art) Info

    Cassette-only release!

  14. Tastes Good With the Money by Fat White Family on Serf's Up (Domino Records) Info
  15. Girl With One Eye by Florence + The Machine on Lungs (Universal Island) Info

    A total banger. Check out Florence's book with behind-the-scenes intel ~

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  17. What Is Going On? by Hannah Jadagu on What Is Going On? (Sub Pop) Info

    New Emerging artist from New York!

  18. Flood by Dehd on Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk) Info

    Real fun group from Chicago!

  19. Jonsies Gonesies by Poppy Jean Crawford on JEANJEANIE (30th Century Records) Info
  20. Open Heart Surgery by Brian Jonestown Massacre on Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective (Tee Pee)

    Local Check out the documentary Dig! to see how Anton Newcomb and the Brian Jonestown Massacre competed with their West Coast contemporaries Courtney Taylor-Taylor and The Dandy Warhols. Wildly entertaining with a great soundtrack ;)

  21. Sick Bug by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on The French Press EP (Sup Pop) Info
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  23. Doctor Says by Midnight Sister on Painting The Roses (Jagjaguwar) Info

    Cinematic glam duo from L.A.

  24. Can I Call You by Marlon Williams on Make Way For Love (Dead Oceans) Info

    What a baritone! Everything Marlon puts out is terrific--check him out.

  25. An Appetite by Sweeping Promises on Hunger for a Way Out (Feel It) Info

    Originally from Arkansas! Now based in Boston.

  26. Man On My Mind by Cornelia Murr on Lake Tear of the Clouds (Autumn Tone) Info
  27. Featured Quasheba, Quasheba by Our Native Daughters on Songs of Our Native Daughters (Smithsonian Folkways) Info

    Excellent album from power group made up of Southerners Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russel, and Amythyst Kiah.

  28. The Number Thirteen by Louis Prince on Thirteen (Last Gang Records) Info

    Based in Nashville, TN.

  29. Dance Ghost by Helado Negro on Invisible Life (Ecuador) Info
  30. Kantori Ongaku by Devendra Banhart on Kantori Ongaku (Nonesuch) Info

    Music video below...

  31. Born to Lie by Le Volume Courbe on I Wish Dee Dee Ramone Was Here With Me (Ring the Alarm) Info

    French born, now based in London.

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  33. White Water by EERA on Eera (House Arrest)