Last Saturday was Record Store Day, did you know that?
I knew that AND managed to sleep through it.
In a vague sort of belated celebration, here’s a playlist that’s been on repeat in my office. My workdays over the last week have been all kinds of over the place — from filling embroidery orders, tedious book-keeping, de-constructing furniture that used to live in my office to late-night vector drawing sessions — and these songs encompass the ups and downs and sideways-es of my April so far.
You can stream the playlist here on Grooveshark!
Neko Case – Nothing to Remember
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – We the Common (For Valerie Bolden)
Young the Giant – My Body
Foster the People – Call It What You Want
Thao & Mirah – Rubies & Rocks
Local Natives – World News
Horse Feathers – Falling Through the Roof
The XX – Intro
Thao & Mirah – Hallelujah
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – The Feeling Kind
French Kicks – Sex Tourists
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – Know Better Learn Faster
The Devil Makes Three – Old Number Seven
Churchill – Change
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – Bag of Hammers
Lila Rose – Couldn’t Have
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
The Airborn Toxic Event – Changing
French Kicks – Abandon
Two Door Cinema Club – This is the Life
Local Natives – Stranger Things
Brandi Carlile – Dying Day
Also! I’ve been especially obsessed with Thao & the Get Down Stay Down’s newest album We the Common (and the rest of her albums, which are many and have an infinite number of naming variations) — the album was the soundtrack for the weather-blessed camping trip I took to Point Reyes last week. Listen to the whole thing when you get a chance, yes? And read about the incredible story of the album in Thao’s words.