TGIF Playlist: April 18, 2014

It’s a four day weekend:


  • I’m kicking off the list with another  song, because I’m still loving the new album, so much so that I’ll probably go see her when she performs in Toronto- tickets here
  • I just found out that Sylvan Esso is opening for Tune-Yards, and because I listen to their same three songs over and over again on Soundcloud, I’m almost tempted to get tickets for the opener instead of the headliner. Can’t wait for a full album from this band.
  • Figured it’d been a while since I put a throwback on one of these, here’s one from Soul Survivors
  • If you’re looking for explicit lyrics against a gospel chorus, then you’ve found it. I have my sister to thank for showing me this jam.
  • I’ll cap off the list with a little Washed Out, as always I hope all of you have a great weekend! See you next week with some more stuff I’ve been listening to.



Tame Impala Remixes Two Ways

Every now and then I put a little hip-hop/rap on the blog, because I like it (as if I need another reason?), and can’t help but want to share it.

I was listening to the Kendrick Lamar sample of Tame Impala’s Feels Like We Only Go Backwards from the new Divergent movie soundtrack and it reminded me of the remix of Black Skinhead with Elephant, so thought I’d share both for those who maybe like the indie, electronic, surf-rock genre we usually post about, but want to dabble in a little hip-hop. Enjoy!

Kendrick LamarBackwards Feat. Tame Impala

Kanye WestBlack Skinhead vs. Tame Impala – Elephant (#1 Mashup Metamix) 

Sasha’s Favourite Songs of 2013

Here are my top 15 songs of 2013! I don’t get a chance to listen to everything that comes out each year, so if you have any musical gems that I’ve left out to share, please leave them in the comment section below (our e-mail inbox overwhelms me sometimes). I’d love to take a listen.  I’m also looking forward to seeing Katie’s picks (since I won’t let myself forget that she posted about Tame Impala way before I took a I listen) for some more stuff to fill my music collection with.  Enjoy!

15. Wet – You’re the Best

14. FYFESolace

13. Washed OutIt All Feels Right

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Music Between Friends Halloween Playlist: Sasha’s Picks

Happy Halloween!!  Along with Katie, I’ve compiled some songs to play tonight to celebrate a day where people dress up and be who/whatever they want, terrifying or fabulous, or terrifyingly fabulous and eat chocolate, yum. Here’s what’s on my list:

Arctic MonkeysPerhaps Vampires is a bit Strong but…

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Buried Alive (feat. Dr. Octagon). The album artwork  for Mosquito could give children nightmares all on its own.

alt-JBreezeblocks.  The music video is what makes me feel like this song is meant for a horror film.

Radiohead – Bodysnatchers.  Apparently this song was recorded in a “dilapidated mansion” (creepy) plus any excuse I can use to get a Radiohead song on the playlist…

Franz Ferdinand Evil Eye.

LordeGlory and Guts

Akron/FamilyMany Ghosts

Kanye West– I am a God. The screaming is what makes this feel like Halloween — the type of song that would play during a movie scene where the main character is running for their life. *My reaction* But seriously, get the guy his croissant so he can calm down.

Ending my playlist is a funny song because I’m the kind of person who needs to chase something scary with something funny or cute or else I can’t sleep at night, so Werewolf Bar Mitzvah… it is! “Boys becoming men, men becoming wolves…” typical Halloween.

Courntey Barnett covers Kanye West’s BLKKK SKKKN HEAD

Note: I made some edits to the original post because I wasn’t aware of how charged a response people would have to the cover.  I’m still all for sharing both songs, I’ll leave you to make you decision on if you like her interpretation.

I found out about Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett from triple J radio, a great Australian station, if you haven’t checked it out, GO, you can listen live for free.

They have a ‘Like a Version’ segment on one of their shows that revolves around covers (like Abbe May’s cover of Genuine’s Pony).  Courtney Barnett chose to cover Kanye West’s BLKKK SKKKN HEAD (aka black skinhead), a bold choice.

When I saw that she was going for that song, I was wondering how this psychedelic, surf rock chick was going to manage a Kanye song — I mean I’m a huge fan of the original and how would she tackle some of those lyrics… ei yi yi.  Take a listen to both the cover and original below:

If you want to hear more music from Courtney Barnett, take a listen to her A Sea Of Split Peas EP below.

Every song sounds like it’s supposed to be in a surf movie, and I’m not mad at that.