Here are all of substandard's jams.

Here On In

Here On In

by South

So this is it. It's so rare to find a community on the internet as friendly and as welcoming as TIMJ has been. Everyone's here for one reason, and that's to share and appreciate good music, and my whole experience here has been incredible. I've discovered so much, remembered so much and enjoyed pretty much every single day I've spent on this website, so thank you, each and every one of you. I'll be jamming on at Let's Loop and Nusiki (links down the bottom there... ▼) and I sincerely hope to see you all again. I'm finishing on this, a song that I could write pages and pages about. I'll keep it short: this is my favourite song of all time and has defined so many moments of my life, and hopefully it will define many more. It's bound me to my family and my best friend, and is the only song I've ever made someone swear to play at my funeral. TIMJ, the pleasure has been all mine. Take care – I love you all.

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Jammed: 25th Sep 2015

43 plays

26 likes

15 comments

The Ballad of El Goodo

The Ballad of El Goodo

by Big Star

The end is near... counting down my #FinalJams. In probably my top three all-time favourites this. I just adore it.

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Jammed: 24th Sep 2015

26 plays

32 likes

1 comments

Time Go

Time Go

by Caught A Ghost

Another (relative) newbie for my #FInalJams. This song is so, *so* good. The bass line, the melody, the backwards piano hits, the falling cadence of the backing vocals in the chorus, the whole ambiance of it... There was a period, which genuinely lasted about two and a half years, where I would listen to this song every single day. And there's still never a week that goes by that I don't.

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Jammed: 23rd Sep 2015

30 plays

18 likes

6 comments

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

by Gregory Alan Isakov

A newer one among my #FinalJams. So far, they've all been songs that I've had with me for a long, long time, but I only stumbled across GIA about 18 months ago, and this song almost immediately wormed its way right into my heart. It's another I can never get bored of; when it comes on, it usually goes on again and maybe again... The swell that starts at 2:20 is one of my favourite moments in all music – and I don't say that lightly. I think this is also the fourth time I've jammed it, ha.

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Jammed: 22nd Sep 2015

18 plays

12 likes

4 comments

Tuesday's Gone

Tuesday's Gone

by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Another of my absolute all-time favourites for my #FinalJams that will forever be associated with love, laughter, late nights and lifelong friends.

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Jammed: 21st Sep 2015

29 plays

18 likes

3 comments

The Album Leaf

The Album Leaf

by The Light

So torn over what to choose for my final TIMJ #SundaySoother but, in the end, I guess it could only be this, which has been helping me get to sleep, filling the small hours or just offering me four and a half minutes of sanctuary whenever it's been needed for nearly a decade now. #FinalJams

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Jammed: 20th Sep 2015

30 plays

15 likes

8 comments

The Trapeze Swinger

The Trapeze Swinger

by Iron & Wine

I've played this and a couple of live versions of it >1,200 times in total. I've not worked out how many hours' worth of listening that is, but I do know that it's an awful lot. And I never tire of it. I consider it pretty much perfect as a song.

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Jammed: 18th Sep 2015

31 plays

18 likes

6 comments

Thunder Road

Thunder Road

by Bruce Springsteen

#FinalJams No introduction needed, I suspect. One of my favourite songs of all time and has some very happy memories associated with it.

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Jammed: 17th Sep 2015

15 plays

19 likes

6 comments

Palace

Palace

by The Antlers

Well, with ten days left I guess that's the end of normal programming from me; its #FinalJams from here on in. All of which I'm almost certain I will have jammed at some point previously. Here's my favourite song from last year and one that has come to mean an awful, awful lot to me since I first heard it, for various reasons both happy and sad. It hits me – hard – every single time.

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Jammed: 16th Sep 2015

22 plays

16 likes

2 comments

Speak Easy

Jammed: 15th Sep 2015

27 plays

16 likes

6 comments

The Hour

The Hour

by Giles Lamb

Such a talented composer of beautiful, heart-rending pieces.

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Jammed: 14th Sep 2015

25 plays

14 likes

2 comments

Mataya

Mataya

by Wun

Gorgeous #SundaySoother centrepiece from his new EP (which is free on Bandcamp, by the way). I find his stuff in general a little bit all over the place, but then there's always something like this around the corner... very intrigued to see how his album shapes up. Have a beautiful Sunday, y'all.

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Jammed: 13th Sep 2015

18 plays

13 likes

3 comments

Never Come Back Again

Never Come Back Again

by Austin Plaine

Nice melody and banjo does it again. I am very predictable...

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Jammed: 12th Sep 2015

21 plays

13 likes

5 comments

While On Saturn's Rings

Jammed: 11th Sep 2015

12 plays

8 likes

1 comments

Petrified Heart

Jammed: 10th Sep 2015

18 plays

12 likes

4 comments

Inside Your Mind (feat. Carmody)

Inside Your Mind (feat. Carmody)

by Nick Leng

I've had this on my list for months...

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Jammed: 9th Sep 2015

18 plays

16 likes

4 comments

Whatever Turns You On

Jammed: 8th Sep 2015

22 plays

12 likes

No comments

Black Rivers (In My Mind)

Black Rivers (In My Mind)

by Kate Miller

This gives me shivers once it gets going.

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Jammed: 7th Sep 2015

16 plays

11 likes

2 comments

Fate

Fate

by Grey Reverend

#SundaySoother This song is so beautiful. The final minute of it is absolute perfection. Been reminding myself over the past week or so just how good this album is.

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Jammed: 6th Sep 2015

36 plays

19 likes

2 comments

The Old Black Hen

Jammed: 4th Sep 2015

22 plays

19 likes

6 comments

Even The Darkness Has Arms (Live on KEXP)

Even The Darkness Has Arms (Live on KEXP)

by The Barr Brothers

I usually steer clear of live versions and have jammed the studio version of this before, but I've been working out how to play this over the past couple of days and reminded myself just how good this version of it is. I think it benefits a lot from the faster tempo and the extra instrumentation. I've been obsessed with this song for months and months...

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Jammed: 3rd Sep 2015

14 plays

9 likes

3 comments

Arrow

Arrow

by Grapell

Such a great, easy groove

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Jammed: 2nd Sep 2015

37 plays

20 likes

3 comments

Burn

Burn

by TUSKS

This song is like drifting off in a cave and being woken up by the echoes of your own sleeptalking... Looking forward to seeing them with Koloto next month.

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Jammed: 1st Sep 2015

30 plays

17 likes

2 comments

Know This

Know This

by Nick Hill

Something for a pluvial mood...

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Jammed: 31st Aug 2015

28 plays

13 likes

5 comments

All We Can Do

All We Can Do

by Doug Kaufman

Wrap me up, hold me tight and spirit me away. #SundaySoother

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Jammed: 30th Aug 2015

14 plays

8 likes

No comments

Where the Night Goes

Where the Night Goes

by Josh Ritter

When he's is good, he's really, really good... This dropped a couple of days ago and has all the hallmarks of classic Ritter. Just makes me feel warm and happy whenever I hear it, that everything's still in front of me and there's still so much left to come... and I've also always been a huge sucker for a simple descending chord pattern. Play it loud and smile.

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Jammed: 29th Aug 2015

23 plays

13 likes

1 comments

Constellations

Constellations

by Ainslie Wills

Oddly, the voice aside, I get a really strong Radiohead vibe from this once it gets going around the 1:45 mark. Really like it. Feels very... Enigmatic.

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Jammed: 28th Aug 2015

24 plays

16 likes

4 comments

Seven Hours

Jammed: 26th Aug 2015

32 plays

24 likes

9 comments

Tend To Me (feat. Caitlin Park)

Jammed: 25th Aug 2015

26 plays

12 likes

4 comments

Allies

Allies

by Blue States

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Jammed: 24th Aug 2015

15 plays

9 likes

No comments

A Thimble Full of Sorrow

A Thimble Full of Sorrow

by Rhian Sheehan

I've jammed this as a #SundaySoother before but I don't care. I had a revelation with this piece recently. I don't know exactly what it is, but there's something about it that affects me quite deeply every time I hear it. I have to stop what I'm doing whenever it's on and just... dissolve into it. It's strange, it gives me this profound compulsion to reach out to the people I'm closest to in life and somehow make them understand just how much I love them. I really can't think of anything else that's had such a strong effect on me before.

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Jammed: 23rd Aug 2015

34 plays

15 likes

3 comments

White Night

White Night

by Hayden Calnin

He can basically do little wrong for me after Shutters, and I'm looking forward to hearing more new stuff after this. This has a beautiful feeling to it. Like the lights of a tunnel streaming past while you're driving through it at night. Reminds me a little bit of Dylan in the Movies actually, if anyone remembers them...

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Jammed: 22nd Aug 2015

24 plays

13 likes

No comments

Hurt Me

Hurt Me

by Låpsley

Excellent new single

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Jammed: 20th Aug 2015

25 plays

14 likes

1 comments

Body Close

Body Close

by Lyves X Synkro

Let's go on a night drive...

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Jammed: 19th Aug 2015

26 plays

9 likes

No comments

Monday Morning

Monday Morning

by Adam Holmes

Slight John Martyn vibe going on...

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Jammed: 18th Aug 2015

22 plays

12 likes

No comments

Baby We're Outside Time

Jammed: 17th Aug 2015

23 plays

15 likes

5 comments

Ice on the Windowsill

Ice on the Windowsill

by Teen Daze

Here's a little secret for you, a #SundaySoother is actually my favourite thing to jam, which I suppose gives you a greater insight into my listening habits and tastes than perhaps anything else. Guess I've only got a couple of chances left for them here on TIMJ... Though given the kind of music like this that I tend to listen to, it can often be tricky to find a jammable version of a track. Hopefully that's one of the few things Let's Loop will improve upon... Have a beautiful day

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Jammed: 16th Aug 2015

24 plays

20 likes

10 comments

Architecture

Architecture

by Chequerboard

Have a good Saturday, y'all

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Jammed: 15th Aug 2015

20 plays

16 likes

6 comments

Hollow Body Weather

Jammed: 13th Aug 2015

27 plays

19 likes

4 comments

Awkward Keystrokes of Y Cam

Awkward Keystrokes of Y Cam

by bulash

Full explanation in the link below, but this is effectively a duet with a 1,100-light-years-distant star. I dunno about you, but while I may have heard better music in my time, I think that's really pretty awesome. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28035-listen-to-the-worlds-first-duet-for-piano-and-pulsating-star/

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Jammed: 12th Aug 2015

25 plays

16 likes

6 comments

Osaka in the Rain

Osaka in the Rain

by Matt The Electrician

Let's keep the jams flowin'...

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Jammed: 11th Aug 2015

29 plays

20 likes

5 comments

Begin Again

Begin Again

by Megan Washington

Very sad that TIMJ is coming to an end – it's a wonderful place to discover and share music, and more importantly, a wonderful community of full lovely people. Time to to enjoy it while it lasts, I suppose. This was actually going to be my next jam anyway, but yesterday's news has given it an added resonance...

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Jammed: 10th Aug 2015

32 plays

22 likes

5 comments

Santa Muerte's Lightning & Flare

Santa Muerte's Lightning & Flare

by Paul Thomas Saunders

This #SundaySoother is a bit more of a Sunday Soarer, but still... Absolutely love PTS. Seem him live five times now and will no doubt go again next time he's playing in London. He opens his set with this and it is just extraordinary every time – a beautiful, majestic wall of sound that washes over you, the current gently picking you up and carrying you away. Wanted to share the album version that has slightly higher production values (this is from his second EP) and the intra-verse synth noises that he loves because "they sound like Christmas lights", but this is still just so wonderful and the song that made really made me realise just how exceptional a songwriter he is in the first place.

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Jammed: 9th Aug 2015

34 plays

19 likes

5 comments

Take My Hand

Take My Hand

by Glimmer of Blooms

Kind of a strange week. Time sit in the garden with a chilled beer and some chilled music... Have a wonderful Friday, everyone.

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Jammed: 7th Aug 2015

30 plays

16 likes

6 comments

Desolation Row

Desolation Row

by Hannah Peel

So many jams on my list to choose from... Really like this (not-a-cover) from Hannah Peel. Stick with it until about 1:30 when the drums kick in and it really gets going. Love the driving, galloping urgency they give it, the propulsion, stepping out, moving forward, taking control... Complements the theme beautifully. She's got a great voice too.

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Jammed: 4th Aug 2015

32 plays

20 likes

No comments

Love Your Life

Love Your Life

by Tom Day

Tom Day's music really is just so fantastic. Pretty much every cut is a #SundaySoother. Y'all have a beautiful day now...

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Jammed: 2nd Aug 2015

35 plays

17 likes

3 comments

Purple Poppies

Jammed: 27th Jul 2015

59 plays

25 likes

2 comments

Shutters

Shutters

by Hayden Calnin

Jammed this before but not as a #SundaySoother. It's just so utterly gorgeous, particularly with the falling rain providing the ambient soundtrack as it is for me here. And if it's not raining where you are? Open www.rainymood.com in another tab before you hit play; take a deep breath in and remember that you're going to be alright...

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Jammed: 26th Jul 2015

27 plays

21 likes

No comments

Intro/Berlin

Intro/Berlin

by Adna

I just keep coming back to this album. It's a beautiful lead into it, too

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Jammed: 23rd Jul 2015

40 plays

17 likes

3 comments

Soon Soon

Soon Soon

by Praything

This just has a great open, carefree, hopeful feel to it

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Jammed: 21st Jul 2015

46 plays

22 likes

4 comments

Drift

Drift

by Kim Janssen

I just want to wrap myself up in this and never back come out #SundaySoother

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Jammed: 19th Jul 2015

35 plays

17 likes

1 comments

Epic Sweep

Epic Sweep

by Jenn Grant

Man, she's so good. Really disappointed I can't make it when she's over here. If you're in London, she's playing a really small, intimate show at Green Note at the end of September. There's 18 tickets left... well worth it

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Jammed: 18th Jul 2015

17 plays

12 likes

3 comments

Ramblin' Man's Lament

Ramblin' Man's Lament

by Zachary Lucky

What a purdy song

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Jammed: 15th Jul 2015

41 plays

22 likes

2 comments

My Year In The Rain

My Year In The Rain

by Strife II

It might be liquid dub but don't let that put you off – seriously, it's gorgeous

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Jammed: 13th Jul 2015

41 plays

15 likes

3 comments

White Light (Mt. Wolf Remix)

White Light (Mt. Wolf Remix)

by Shura

Hey look, it's one of my favourite bands remixing one of my favourite artists. They're good friends in real life too, aww ain't that sweet. Seeing both live (for the third time each) towards the end of the year. Looking forward to those. This remix makes the original even... floatier, but then gets a bit trippy towards the end. I dig. But then I'm probably biased...

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Jammed: 11th Jul 2015

41 plays

21 likes

9 comments

West Coast Friendship

West Coast Friendship

by Bon Voyage

Lazy, hazy, sun-soaked summer jam

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Jammed: 8th Jul 2015

41 plays

18 likes

2 comments

Dark (Martin Hviid Remix)

Dark (Martin Hviid Remix)

by Siv Jakobsen

Her latest record dropped recently and is excellent. This is a fantastic remix of the first song on it.

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Jammed: 6th Jul 2015

28 plays

15 likes

3 comments

Step Eleven

Step Eleven

by Blue Rose Code

A gorgeous #SundaySoother of a closing track from his second album, The Ballads of Peckham Rye. Get those speakers on or headphones in, lie down and let its nine minutes of effortless beauty caress the space around you.

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Jammed: 5th Jul 2015

34 plays

16 likes

4 comments

Sleep

Sleep

by Caroline

This is kinda odd, but I really like it... half-dreamy, half-spiky, pretty melody... like an involuntary twitch as you're drifting off... Give it until at least the first chorus.

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Jammed: 2nd Jul 2015

36 plays

16 likes

No comments

HoneyComb

HoneyComb

by MATCHES

Alright, alright I guess it's officially time to START PUTTING SUMMER JAMS IN MY EARS.

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Jammed: 30th Jun 2015

33 plays

18 likes

No comments

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