I put the playlist together earlier this week, but totally forgot to post it. So, y’know, here it is:
- Lucero, “On My Way Downtown”: I’ve liked these guys for a long time, and this is a fun homage to asking a woman in a bar to give a loser a shot.
- The Low Anthem, “The Horizon is a Beltway”: That thumping bass drum and the heavy-handed banjo strumming gets me every time.
- Moxy Fruvous, “Earthquakes”: I spent a good chunk of my college years just listening to these guys. I don’t regret it.
- Greg Brown, “Hey Baby Hey”: Such a beautiful, melancholic song, even if the chorus just ends with “hey baby hey baby hey baby hey.”
- U2, “Staring at the Sun”: Reminds me of the new songs off the Beatles Anthologies, though nowadays it mostly just reminds me of this:
6. A Tribe Called Quest, “Can I Kick It?”: Yes, you can.
7. The Walkmen, “Four Provinces”: I think this song might be responsible for my current love affair with reverb.
8. Franz Ferdinand, “No You Girls”: I love these guys and how catchy they are. I haven’t heard a song by them I didn’t enjoy.
9. EL VY, “Happiness, Missouri”: There is no happiness in Missouri. It’s fuckin’ Missouri.
10. The Dodos, “Going Under”: I really dig the drums in this song. They’re simple but very effective.