1. Heartstrings – The Phoncurves
2. Thanksgiving – Fletcher C. Johnson
3. Innocence – Electric Youth
4. Final Day – Young Marble Giants
5. Romanticise – Chela
6. Waverly – Paula
7. She’s A Witch – Res
8. 365 Days (The Summer’s Over) (Jerry Folk Remix) – ZZ Ward
9. Golden Twin – Wild Ones
10. Can You Hear Me – Dan Croll
11. Strangers Are Strange – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
12. Anyways (Ladada) – Totoake
13. What Are You Searching For – Alice Boman
14. Arise – David Åhlén
15. Rima – Qurious
16. SIXTO – Feder Universe
I haven’t been posting a lot lately. Instead, I’ve been greedily accumulating tracks on Soundcloud since Sasha had the brilliant idea of creating monthly playlists. Here’s mine and hers, in case you’re partial to excellent music curated by delectable babes. We’ll definitely be making these forever*
But it’s December first – the start of a frosty new chapter in Toronto – a crisp month that makes me feel pathetically grateful for the warmth of stale, recycled streetcar heating. Originally, I was going to take a walk in High Park this afternoon, but the rain has made me double back in favour of Rare Beef Pho from the Vietnamese takeout around the corner. I thought it would be nice to clean my apartment, make a steaming pot of tea from David’s Tea (one of many reasons why I’m poor, plus shelling out $700 bones on new snowboarding gear this week) and listen to music all afternoon.
I’m going to British Columbia in just eleven days, so I’ve got to buy an iPod and stock it with tons of rain-appropriate music. You’re probably wondering why I don’t have an iPod yet, despite being a weekly concert-goer, record store enthusiast, music blogger, podcaster, and all-around sonic fan. There are no valid reasons as to why I’m permanently stuck in the nineties, so I’ll just be in the corner listening to my cd player, playing Sega and eating Fruit Roll-Ups in paint-smeared overalls with no shirt.
It’s going to be part wanderlust in Shaughnessy and Kits Beach, part ocean-gazing in Victoria, and part gliding tumbling down the slopes of Whistler. Here’s what I have in mind for rainy days like today.
1. I’m Not Dancing – Tirzah & Micachu
2. Shutterbug Swing Tree – The White Panda
3. Be Above It – Tame Impala
4. Mesmerize – Temples
5. Cardiac Arrest – Bad Suns
6. Youth – Simian Ghost
7. Mississippi – The Griswolds
8. I Couldn’t Be Your Friend – Tegan and Sara
9. I Can’t Handle Change – ROAR
10. Beloved – Say Lou Lou
11. Cannibal – Marika Hackman
12. Swing Lo Magellan (Dirty Projectors Cover) – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
13. A Little Longer – moves
14. Fall In Love Too Fast – GRiZ
15. Kaleidascope – Belgian Waffles
I’m debating getting some last minute tickets to go see Cultsat Lee’s Palace on Monday because I’ve been loving their new stuff so much. Always Forever is a great slow jam for a Sunday,I’ve been playing it on repeat since I woke up, which was about an hour ago. Their new album Static came out in October, if you like what you hear I’d suggest picking it up.
I think if something like Pharrell’s 24 Hours of Happy is what our generation leaves behind as a musical legacy I’d be totally okay with that. The song is great and catchy- I would expect nothing less from the musical genius (I embedded the official video below), but the 24 hour video on the webpage is what I love the most. It’s a bunch of people jamming out to the song, some famous like Steve Carell (who shot his portion of the video in a bus with his son…super cute) as well as people who I’m assuming are professional dancers, and others that are clearly not.
I had to pull myself away from watching the whole thing because it’s so amazing and makes me smile like you wouldn’t believe, which I’m assuming is the goal. It reminds me when you’re really into a song and all you want to do is dance around and do circle turns–which I have to say, the use of circle turns in the video is amazing, I just love it.
I hope the song and video brings a little happy to your day.