it’s still thursday in california.
so here we go…
nick cave & the bad seeds – “red right hand”
since my last playlist we became obsessed with peaky blinders (on netflix!). this is the title song and probably the best example of film and music working together i’ve heard in a long time.
drake – “0 to 100 / the catch up”
hipidy hopidy. we’ve listened to this song almost as much as “worst behavior.”
panda bear – “tropic of cancer”
this song could just go on forever, it’s so pretty. the lyrics are kinda haunting and hit a little too close to home.
the do – “keep your lips sealed”
randomly came across this music video by this band and looked em’ up on spotify. this song stands out to me.
belle and sebastian – “the cat with the cream”
we saw them with g & c at the hollywood bowl several years ago. always been a casual fan and their new album is really nice.
glen morris – “i’ll pretend”
for some reason i could listen to this kinda shit all day long.
natalie prass – “my baby don’t understand me”
this kinda has an awesome soulful vibe. the only thing it’s missing is the harmony i came up with for the outro.
perfume genius – “queen”
d. wing – “good 4 u”
this is our friend daniel who makes rnb music. reminds me a bit of 90s’ stuff i was into, but fresh. we’ve seen him a couple times now and he just keeps getting better. excited for him.
james carr – “what can i call my own”
would love to record a bunch of songs with this treatment. a soul song with pedal steal! (comes in on the second verse) if anyone has another example of this please comment.
big sean ft. drake & kanye west – “blessings”
got this one on repeat lately.
nina simone – “ain’t got no, i got life”
i ripped this song from a youtube video cause i couldn’t find a version that was as exciting as this.
father john misty – “chateau lobby 4 (in c for two virgins)”
check out this whole album if you haven’t heard it. we listen to it a bunch.
dolly parton – “jolene (at 33rpm)”
played on vinyl at the 33 speed. changes the whole vibe and it’s still amazing. don’t know many songs that could still sound good slowed down so much. sounds like a dude singing about his man who left him for a lady, pretty awesome.
justin townes earle – “white gardenias”
just a good ol’ solid song. always come back to simple stuff like this.
peter doherty – “flags of the old regime”
we loved his first solo album and hope he puts out another. this song was written for amy winehouse. so pretty.
waylon jennings – “my world”
i like the lyrics and nostalgic vibe. was reminded of this song when it came up in a show called ‘justified’ that we started watching.
joe meek & the blue men – “i hear a new world”
apparently this was recorded in the 50s’ and was an attempt at making music that sounded like it was from another planet.
bill fay – “war machine”
i could just let this one run over and over and cry to it. the second verse about the hawk…”it’s his nature to kill, but mine isn’t” makes me go “YES!” and then he says “but we kill in other ways that he doesn’t” and you’re like, “well shit.” so good.