The night before this show I went out to a birthday party for Jenn from Wye Oak at the Golden West Cafe in Baltimore. It was pretty cool. Friend of the band Mickey Free performed along with a few other acts for the birthday girl. The party was pretty fun, there was a giant moose head, beer, a guy with a tattoo of Talking Heads lyrics ("There's a city in my mind" if you were wondering), and decently good times. I played the Mickey Free remix of "That I Do" by Wye Oak in honor of the event.
Darwin Deez's "Radar Detector" was a solid part of my playlist this time of year. It's cute and bouncy.
The Dirty Projectors' "Two Doves" was played with Nico's "These Days" because I had recently found out "Two Doves" contained a few lyrical references to "These Days", a classic Jackson Browne song I've known since I was very little. (He wrote that song when he was in high school. Deep stuff. My mom's a big Jackson Browne fan. We named our dog after him.)
Mates of State's cover of Girls' "Laura" was a really good one during this time of year too. I like the cover way better.
Here's the entirety of the playlist.
|1||Boston||More Than A Feeling|
|3||The National||Start A War|
|4||Wye Oak||That I Do (Mickey Free Remix)|
|5||Local Natives||Sun Hands|
|6||The Clash||Train In Vain|
|7||Bob Dylan||You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go|
|8||Devo||Girl U Want|
|9||Wilco||Muzzle of Bees|
|11||Talking Heads||Road to Nowhere|
|12||Elliott Smith||Memory Lane|
|13||Magnetic Fields||I'll Dream Alone|
|14||Owen Pallett||Lewis Takes Action|
|15||Barenaked Ladies||I'll Be That Girl|
|17||Tokyo Police Club||Breakneck Speed|
|18||The Wombats||Here Comes The Anxiety|
|19||The Magic Number||The Pulse|
|21||The Blow||True Affection|
|22||Darwin Deez||Radar Detector|
|23||The National||Afraid of Everyone|
|24||Jens Lekman||If You Ever Need A Stranger|
|25||Dirty Projectors||Two Doves|
|27||Eric Clapton||Got You On My Mind|
|28||Prince||I Would Die 4 U|
|29||Mumford & Sons||Cousins (Vampire Weekend cover)|
|30||Mates of State||Laura (Girls cover)|