Normally around this time, I would be putting all these songs onto a Spotify playlist and sharing it with the world. Not anymore. As long as Spotify gives space to Alex Jones and his vile InfoWars podcast, I can’t in all good conscience do it anymore.
A few days ago, Spotify did pull some of Jones’ episodes, which were flagged for hate content, but many of his other vicious lies remain. It’s not enough, in my mind.
Anyone who claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax and that the victims were “child actors” doesn’t deserve such a lofty platform. Even worse, his so-called followers have harassed and threatened victims’ families. One such family has had to move seven times because of death threats, according to a recent New York Times report.
I believe in free speech … but when it reaches this scary level, I’m out. Let me know when you throw out that garbage, Spotify.
In the meantime, if any other streaming service would like to host/post our New Songs playlist, please contact me.
Now, on with the music …
Missing U, Robyn … her first new solo single in eight years
Autumn Love, Death Cab For Cutie
Too Much, ZAYN feat. Timbaland
Number 10 – Edit, Interpol
Band of Gypsies, Cypress Hill
Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go, Spiritualized
Kong, Neneh Cherry
Complicated, Mura Masa & NAO
Out of My Head, CHVRCHES feat. WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA
KindaYeahSorta, Dashboard Confessional
You Don’t Own Me, Ann Wilson feat. Warren Haynes
White Noise, Steven Page (formerly of Barenaked Ladies)
What She Wants, A R I Z O N A
Beautiful, Bazzi feat. Camila Cabello
Sister Moon, The Magpie Salute
CPR, Marco McKinnis
New Birth in New England, Phosphorescent
Stolen Diamonds, The Cat Empire
Always, Isak Danielson
In An Instant, Tigers & Monkeys
Grey Garden, Windhand
Electric Fires, Black Peaks
Sleepover, Warm Drag
Not a Bad Person, Jackmann
Ginger Ale, Falcon Jane
Chill Position, Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser
Not Bad, The Lulls
Liars and Thieves, Becoming Bristol
More updates: The Rolling Stones, Jacques Greene, Van Halen, Gene Clark, Ned LeDoux, etc