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23 Feb

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To show my love for everyone who reads this thing, here’s another playlist.

Download it here

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Summer Leaves – Playlist

19 Aug

This is my second compilation of songs guiding me through summer. If you missed the first one it’s here.

To download this playlist and some fancy artwork, DOWNLOAD HERE.

Two highlights are from the band Cheers Elephant, whose record can be downloaded by naming a price (yes, $0 is a price, if you’re into that). That’s here: cheerselephant.bandcamp.com

Below are a few songs from the playlist. Again, download here.

So yea, that’s that.

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles – Travel Music

16 Feb

A few to get you started.

Usher – Climax:

The Kooks – Naive (Jean Tonique Remix):

Ben Browning – I Can’t Stay:

Apparat – Black Water:

LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends:

Delta Spirit – California:

Polock – Sometimes:

Porcelain Raft – Unless You Speak From Your Heart:

Geographer – Paris:

Friendly Fires – Paris:

Bon Iver – Holocene:

Phoenix – Heatwave:

Country Roads, Dusty Tracks

16 Dec

If you haven’t already, check out my best of 2010.

It’s time to head home for Christmas break – which means old friends and older family. For some the proposition sounds forlorn, invoking feelings dreary ardor; to an extent, I fall into this category (but to an extent I couldn’t be happier).

There is a certain ambivalence to going home – nothing beats the feeling of refuge the house you’ve grown up in provides, but sometimes the sense of belonging and comfort can be overshadowed by an inexplicable haunting state of lack. There seems to be a certain nostalgic constraint placed on your emotions when returning home, restricting your pleasure within a bubble; teasing you with an unreachable abode of completeness.

Maybe it’s just me, maybe I’m just messed up, and maybe I’m wrong. Either way, I’m going, and I need some music to be my accompaniment.

Anyways, without further ado, here is (part of) my playlist for the train ride home:

Friendly Fires – Paris:

Local Natives – Who Knows Who Cares:

Coldplay – Strawberry Swing:

Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma:

David Bowie – Life On Mars:

Fleet Foxes – Mykonos:

The National – Fake Empire:

Steely Dan – Only A Fool Would Say That:

Empire of the Sun – Half Mast:

Bon Iver – Re: Stacks:

The XX – Basic Space:

Elbow – Grounds for Divorce:

Blur – Sing:

Animal Collective – Daily Routine:

Bloc Party – This Modern Love:

Death Cab for Cutie – Soul Meets Body:

Oasis – She’s Electric:

The Beatles – A Day in the Life:

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