May Tracks, 2020

I use an IFTTT applet that adds tracks that I’ve saved on Spotify to a monthly playlist. In May I tapped the heart icon 15 times.

I haven’t listened to this playlist yet. I can’t remember some of the tracks. The Wilco deep cut, and the Weyes Blood song? No idea.

Manowar, though. I’ve remember listening to the kings of metal a lot over the last couple weeks. To quote John Peel, they’re “a breath of foul air.”

For some reason WordPress can’t embed the playlist, but that doesn’t matter. Everyone, go listen to Manowar.

April Tracks, 2020

I use an IFTTT applet that adds tracks that I’ve saved on Spotify to a monthly playlist. In April I tapped the heart icon 19 times.

This was the first month of full lockdown and I actually thought I’d added more songs. I guess my listening went back to more comfort food? Dunno.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0AOah37ztJioEv3zjld62N?si=hEAecSsFSLOdQuJrOXvN6Q

It’s a funny old list. Plenty of tracks that I’ve loved a long time: your Lambchops and Bill Callahans.

Hackensack is my favourite Fountains of Wayne songs. Of course I put it on after I found out the news about Adam Schlesinger. I read Tom Breihan’s warm tribute to Schlesigner’s work a couple times.

I fell in love with Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa a few years ago when a Vampire Weekend festival performance was on telly.

I was listening to a playlist on a run when The Only Living Boy In New York came on and it struck me as the right tone for lockdown. It’s a great song.

It looks like May might be about new music. There’s a new Hinds track out. The new Car Seat Headrest album is out and I’m not sure what to think of it yet. Antonie Tonnon and Beastwars have new music on Bandcamp.

What are you listening to?

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Being in isolation during a global pandemic seemed like a perfect opportunity to join the 21st century. As of today, both of our full-length albums are now available for streaming on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, YouTube etc).
Here’s the Spotify link to our page. Feel free to add some songs to your apocalypse playlist!

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Gutterjoy is hands down my favourite song by any NZ artist and has to be in any top ten list I could make. It’s nice to be able to share it right here on this page without it being kinda dodgy.

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