It’s been a while since I’ve posted a downloadable playlist, so I finally fought off my laziness long enough to put some songs together and get one up on the blog— and now I feel like I’ve had a pretty productive day and it’s only noon, which is dangerous, because I may spend the rest of the afternoon watching terrible reality TV or napping with the dog to keep me in check. It’s my day off and these are my life decisions…
Travelling has always been a pretty fun and relaxing thing for me, because you’re usually going somewhere new and exciting so it’s always worth the sore neck from awkward napping positions and germs from the recycled air, plus, making a playlist for the airport/flight just adds extra excitement to the whole process. So here are 15 songs inspired by travelling and the places that make me want to go to them, that hopefully you can enjoy next time you take off.
01 You Only Live Once - the Strokes 02 Gangster Tripping - Fatboy Slim 03 Archipelago - Miike Snow 04 Leave House - Caribou 05 Eighth Avenue - Hospitality 06 Trip - Vacationer 07 Canada vs. America - Broken Social Scene 08 Mexico - The Soft Pack 09 Verona - Geographer 08 Zimbabwe - Bob Marley 10 Paris 2004 - Peter, Bjorn & John 11 Summer - Tiger Waves 13 Desert Island - Architecture in Helsinki 14 The Harrowing Adventures Of - Tokyo Police Club 15 Lucid Dreams - Franz Ferdinand
With all the weird weather we’ve been having, this new wave of sunshine is exactly what I was waiting for. Here is a playlist to kick start the summer, reveal the new blog design, and celebrate MUSIC BETWEEN FRIENDS being added as an Off The Grid blog for Toronto’s new mega-website THE GRID.
Katie and I have been contributing to the blog for over a year now and what started as a venue for us to share songs/bands that we were listening to among friends, is now looking like a real music blog. Kind of? Anyways, this playlist has some personal classics as well as new songs from bands I’m loving right now like Cults and Sleigh Bells.
01 The Shins - Sleeping Lessons 02 Gorillaz - Pirate Jet 03 Timber Timbre - Until the Night is Over 04 Sleigh Bells - Kids 05 The Kills - Future Starts Slow 06 The Strokes - Two Kinds of Happiness 07 The Beatles - Happiness is a Warm Gun 08 Mark Ronson and the Business Int'l - Somebody to Love Me 09 Vampire Weekend - I'm Going Down 10 Discovery - So Insane 11 Morrissey- I Don't Mind if you Forget Me 12 Wye Oak - The Altar 13 Cults - Most Wanted 14 TV Girl (DirtyGold cover) - OverBoard 15 MGMT - Pieces of What
The only frustrating thing about the Coachella live webcasts is that you cannot view them in Canada after the original air date. I guess they’ll just have to live on in my memory, just like Rose’s whirlwind romance aboard the Titanic.
Here’s a playlist I whipped up for the occasion! Think of it as a slice of Coachella-shaped birthday cake. A morsel to tide you over until next year.
Or grab the individual tracks:
1. Under Cover of Darkness – The Strokes
2. Cheap and Cheerful – The Kills
3. Audience – Cold War Kids
4. Better in Blue – The Morning Benders
5. Jewels and Gold – Angus & Julia Stone
6. L’estat (according to the widow’s maid) – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
7. Happy – Best Coast
8. You Know What I mean – Cults
9. Lights & Music – Cut Copy
10. Girl U Want – Freelance Whales
11. Ce jeu – Yelle
12. Fog – Nosaj Thing
13. Helena Beat – Foster the People
You can watch the Coachella performances starting at 4pm PST. So google what PST translates to here in Canada (or wherever you’re from) and you will get a taste of the festival without having to pay a cent.
Hopefully you will be able to watch these gentlemen perform later today since they’re headlining today with Kayne West. Hope everyone had a good weekend.