Mandolin Orange makes music that WNYC describes as being “laced with bluegrass, country and folk…often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South.” The duo, comprised of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, have just announced the May 5 release of Such Jubilee, their second studio album for Yep Roc Records.

INTRODUCING: New Spotify playlist featuring weekly album selections by yours truly

We love to listen to records. Not playlists or mixtapes or shuffles, but records from start to finish, in their intended succession. Today we're launching a curated Spotify playlist that will feature entire albums we’re currently listening to, plus old favorites, and we'll replace them weekly (ish). Expect a diverse array of sounds as we go.

We hope you enjoy, and maybe even purchase a record if you really take a liking to one. We'll also keep an archive of all the albums we feature since they will rotate out each week. That archive lives here.

You can hear our first selection in the player below, or click here to follow the playlist in Spotify for weekly updates. Happy listening!