It’s 82 degrees outside and perfect. This weekend is your last chance to get any fun out of the way before finals week rolls around and you grind your hands into little nubs with ink on them. At least your new hand deformity is a good ice breaker.
Anyways, this playlist is stuffed with some music that is perfect accompaniment to any walking or running (preferably running) you do in the sun. Summer is almost here, and that’s terribly shocking, so ignore it and sprint! Move your eyes a little further down and you’ll see some little blurbs about the songs in the playlist. I promise they might be entertaining.
Tame Impala – “Apocalypse Dreams”: You know all of those psychedelic poppy songs The Beatles wrote? Imagine if a band only heard those songs and then decided to write as many catchy songs as possible. And reverb. Oh man the reverb.
Glocca Morra – “Y’all Boots Hats (Die Angry)”: I wrote about this punk band a week or two ago, and it takes all the exuberance of driving cars quickly on an interstate–then shoves it into your ears.
Chance the Rapper – “Cool Ass Intro”: Dude actually has a new mixtape called Acip Rap out today. Piano and beautiful backing vocals combined with a bouncy bass drum and some fantastic rhyming. It’s stuck in my ears and it won’t go away.
Coping – “B”: More punk. They sound like a busy, sunny day. That makes sense, right?
Machine Go Boom – “Lil’ Devil”: This was a weird little folk-ish rock band from Cleveland that seemed to be ignored since they were so strange. The frontman could really write a song though, and Lil’ Devil is probably one of the most uptempo, giddy songs he wrote.
Ringo Deathstarr – “Slack”: So Ringo Deathstarr is a shoegaze band, but this song sounds like an attempt by them to make a good old fashioned high paced rock ‘n roll song, complete with a great chorus guitar hook and a grand amount of noise.
SPORT – “Saint Louis, 1904”: Yet another punk song. They’re from France. They sound a lot like the two other punk songs.
The Front Bottoms – “Twin Sized Mattress”: These are two witty New Englanders with an acoustic guitar, drums, and some tongue-in-cheek lyrics to win you over. They have a new album coming out soon! If you’re not yet convinced, look up their band name on Urban Dictionary. Five year old Timmy probably shouldn’t read what it says though.
A Great Big Pile of Leaves – “Alligator Bop”: You know those big exercise balls you can sit and bounce on, and, if you’re mentally a five year old, it’s the most entertaining activity ever? This song is that feeling.
The Deirdres – “Milk Is Politics”: I know absolutely nothing about this band. I know that the website they link to on their Myspace page links to this sketchy site that is semi-pornographic, so I’m assuming that is no longer their website. And if they still are only using myspace, it’s a pretty safe bet they either don’t know what computers are, or they no longer exist. Either way, this song is absolutely ridiculous and poppy and catchy and it makes my fingers tingle. It’s absolutely perfect to sing along to with fifty other people, the only other problem being fifty other people haven’t heard this song.
Andrew Bird – “Hole In The Ocean Floor”: Listen to this and feel happy. It’s perfect.