The Blow is awesome, and I think I heard this song "Hey Boy" on my friends and radio neighbors' show Victory Sweater a few month back. Good stuff.
I'm From Barcelona's "Treehouse" is adorable. Nada Surf covering "If You Leave" and You Say Party! We Say Die! covering R.E.M.'s "Nightswimming," which is one of my favorite R.E.M. tunes.
"There Goes My Love" was probably an iPod commercial song and "Bye Bye Bye" was on Chuck. I love television and music. Pavement's "Gold Soundz" was for my sister, who loves that song and is always surprised when I like it too.
Oh snap, Janis Joplin. When I was way little (it came out when I was 6), I used to love the Faith Hill version of this song. Now that I'm older and know the Janis Joplin version, I like it a lot. I didn't actually know that Janis Joplin's version was a cover as well. Thanks Wikipedia.
The next three were all requests from my friend Lilly. My favorite of these tracks was Ha Ha Tonka's "Close Every Valve To Your Bleeding Heart" which is fantastic for times when you are down. It has incredible lyrics too. Here are some of my favorites:
Holy cow. Just listen to the song.
Thick skinned, hard headed, better off
you're closing every valve to your bleeding heart
Does it hurt too much?
Are you just fed up?
Or is it something else entirely?
When I ask you why
you reply the death of hope hit you hard too
Only Dostoevsky could kill off a pair like us.
Kate Nash's "Do Wah Doo" uses the word "bitch" in such an adorable way.
Next a mini science themed set of We Are Scientists, Dandy Warhols, and Guided by Voices.
I had the opportunity to attend the Florence + The Machine concert with The Temper Trap the Tuesday before this show. Florence Welch, the lead singer with Florence + The Machine, drunkenly sang the Etta James song "Something's Got A Hold On Me" to her now manager in a bathroom. I love Etta James, so that was a cool piece of trivia. Then we played "I'm Not Calling You A Liar" a song that appears to be about taking someone for who they are without considering their baggage or their past.
|1||The Blow||Hey Boy|
|2||I'm From Barcelona||Treehouse|
|3||Nada Surf||If You Leave (OMD cover)|
|4||You Say Party! We Say Die!||Nightswimming (REM cover)|
|5||The Blue Van||There Goes My Love|
|6||Plants and Animals||Bye Bye Bye|
|8||Think About Life||Sweet Sixteen|
|9||Janis Joplin||Piece of My Heart|
|10||Ha Ha Tonka||Close Every Valve of Your Bleeding Heart|
|11||Neko Case||This Tornado Loves You|
|13||Kate Nash||Do Wah Doo|
|14||We Are Scientists||After Hours|
|15||The Dandy Warhols||Scientist|
|16||Guided by Voices||I Am A Scientist|
|17||Etta James||Something's Got A Hold On Me|
|18||Florence + The Machine||I'm Not Calling You A Liar|
|19||Matt Pond PA||Ruins|
|20||Boston||More Than A Feeling|
|23||The Presidents of the United States of America||Video Killed The Radio Star|
|25||Weezer||My Name Is Jonas|
|26||The Beatles||The Fool On The Hill|