Drove to work this morning listening to Discovery’s LP. I spent my time there listening to muffled versions of what my boss was listening to in the next room, which included the Black Crowes, Darwin Deez, Foster the People, and Grouplove (pictured). I’m really looking forward to the Foster the People album, “Pumped Up Kicks” and the MNDR remix are great.
Over lunch, I listened to Girls’ Album for the first time in a while, and it ended up being a much more diverse record than how I remembered it. When it first came out, I loved “Lust For Life” and “Big Bad Mean Motherfucker,” but dismissed most of the other songs. I think I’m going to keep giving it more of a chance. I also listened to this song from Matt Tong of Bloc Party, because I get very nostalgic for British rock music from 2004-2007.
After class, I drove to Grimey’s for the fourth time in as many days to sort something out (they know me now), still with Discovery in my car. Upon my return, I watched the trailer for the Beastie Boys Fight For Your Right – Revisited, which is pretty excellent and notably includes Will Arnett shouting “Come on!” That was followed by a listen of Check Your Head, then the semi-recent Childish Gambino EP after seeing the clip of Donald Glover on Fallon last night–hilarious.
I’m now listening to Kaputt by Destroyer. I’ve been thinking about how doing the Music Diary Project affects the way I listen to music, and I think it mainly causes me to listen to full albums more, because that’s easier to write about than “I just had a bunch of stuff on shuffle.”
It’s that time of year again, where the weather’s getting warmer, the sun actually comes out, and happy couples seem a little more sickly sweet. Here’s a playlist for lazy late afternoons lying in the grass and wishing your allergies weren’t so awful.
1. Mates Of State – Laura (Girls cover)
2. Friendly Fires – I’m Good I’m Gone (Lykke Li cover)
3. The Morning Benders – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)
4. Jónsi – Time To Pretend (MGMT cover)
5. Her Space Holiday – I’ll Believe In Anything (Wolf Parade cover)
6. M. Ward – Let’s Dance (David Bowie cover)
7. The National – Clampdown (The Clash cover)
8. Vampire Weekend – Ruby Soho (Rancid cover)
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Read more about Mates Of State’s latest covers venture here @ TheMusic.fm.
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Tagged David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Friendly Fires, Girls, Her Space Holiday, Jónsi, Lykke Li, M. Ward, Mates of State, MGMT, music, Rancid, The Clash, The Morning Benders, The National, Top Eight Thursday, Vampire Weekend, Wolf Parade
1. Sleigh Bells – Ring Ring
2. LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls
3. Kate Nash – Do Wah Doo
4. Vampire Weekend – White Sky
5. Animal Collective – Brother Sport
6. Vampire Weekend – Horchata
7. Girls – Big Bad Mean Mother Fucker
8. Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
“Ring Ring” by Sleigh Bells is so catchy that I stayed up way past my bedtime the other night just so I could keep listening to it.
“Blister In The Sun” is on here because I was making a road trip mix, and that song always came on the radio during my driving lessons when I was in high school. It’s probably wrong that it’s one of my favorite driving songs–toss-up between that and “Mr. Brightside.”