New Music – February 2015

A section of new music I’ve stumbled upon this month. I owe a lot of this to Rough Trade’s albums of the month list.

Darren Hayman – Chants for Socialists
The Districts – A Flourish and A Spoil
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
The Unthanks – Mount the Air
Andrew Combs – All These Dreams
Crushed Beaks – Scatter
Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
John Carpenter – Lost Themes
Duke Garwood – Heavy Love
Vision Fortune – Country Music
Viet Cong – Viet Cong
Levon Vincent – Self Titled (not on the Spotify playlist)
Jose Gonzales – Vestiges & Claws
Jim White vs The Packway Handle Band – Take it Like a Man
Damon and Naomi – Fortune
Grooms – Comb the Feeling Through your Hair
Jib Kidder – Teaspoon to the Ocean
Bob Dylan – Shadows in the Night (not on the Spotify playlist)

New additions to my back up plan

I’ve been using Dropbox, Carbon Copy Cloner, iCloud, iTunes Match, Time Machine, Google Drive and Crashplan as part of my back up plan for a while. Recently I also added OneDrive and Copy, because they both give me a decent amount of cloud storage, and in the case of Copy it’s a decent interface to store large PDF files (such as downloads of Mac Format and Linux Format) that are too large for the Kindle app to deal with.

Today I also started experimenting with BitTorrent Sync. It’s not cloud storage, but it will mirror directories between multiple computers, and is only limited by disk space and the speed of my local network. I’ve not got much further than installing the client yet, but will write more about how it works if it proves to be interesting/useful.