Playlist: 20 Songs For February 2015

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February in the Midwest is always a great time to listen to lots of music, since it’s too cold to leave the house. This month’s playlist includes many new songs and some deep tracks from Joe Cocker and Oasis.

Here are my 20 songs for February 2015:

1. Pink Gloves – “80’s Girls”

2. Girlpool – “Chinatown”

3. Taylor Locke – “Running Away From Love”

4. Joe Cocker – “Space Captain”

5. Title Fight – “Your Pain Is Mine Now”

6. Father John Misty – “Holy Shit”

7. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – “No Action”

8. Quarterbacks – “Not In Luv”

9. Kendrick Lamar – “The Blacker The Berry”

10. Kevin Garrett – “Control”

11. Drake – “Energy”

12. Blur – “Go Out”

13. Oasis – “Songbird”

14. Passion Pit – “Where the Sky Hangs”

15. Stonefox – “This City”

16. Beach Slang – “Too Late to Die Young”

17. Open Mike Eagle – “Split Pants in Detroit (Or Hyrule)

18. Calexico – “Cumbia de Donde”

19. James Davis – “Better Than You Are”

20. Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers – “Captain America”

 

Week In Review (1/23/15)

Get excited for the new Toro Y Moi album.

What For? comes out April 7th via Carpark Records.

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Daniela Andrade does Childish Gambino right with this acoustic cover of “Telegraph Ave / Sober”

https://soundcloud.com/danielasings/childish-gambino-telegraph-ave-sober-cover

A great acoustic cover of a rap song is a beautiful thing.

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Another great Title Fight song to get you excited for their upcoming new album…

Listen here via Stereogum.

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…And another great Quarterbacks song to get you excited for the American Football-inspired emo revival (which isn’t a bad thing).

Listen here via NPR.

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Gengahr – “She’s A Witch”

How do you pronounce it? Eh who cares, I dig this song.

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Sharon Van Etten already rules 2015

As if 2014 wasn’t a big enough year for her. Hopefully “I Don’t Want to Let You Down” is an indication of a new album in 2015.

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The first album of 2015 that I love is a 4-way-tie between Viet Cong’s debut, Sleater-Kinney’s reunion, Belle & Sebastian’s dance-party, and Cloakroom’s shoegaze

Do yourself a favor and listen to all these albums (they’re all up on Spotify). The Sidekicks also get a shout out for their great new album that you should also check out on Spotify.

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Little Daylight – “Be Long (Twice As Nice Remix)”

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Imagine a less annoying, but still strange, Death Grips song that you really liked and you get Liturgy’s “Quetzalcoatl”

The Ark Work comes out March 24th via Thrill Jockey Records.

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Alex Winston – “We Got Nothing”

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I have no idea how to describe this new Ava Luna song but it’s so great and unique that you should really listen to it like right now

New album coming out this year!

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With a song this catchy, Allie X is allowed to make its music video as trippy as possible

But seriously, where do you get those glasses?

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If this song sounds like 1960’s garage psychedelics, it’s because this band is one of the founders of 1960’s garage psychedelics

The band that brought you “Strychnine” still kicks ass after all these years.

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The Rotaries – “Town Light”

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Roy English – “Julianne”

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Week In Review (12/5/14)

Title Fight Reassures Me That 2015 Will Start Off Strong

Be on the lookout for their new album Hyperview in February.

Will Lana Del Rey Get An Oscar For The Song She Wrote For The New Tim Burton Movie?

Probably not, but at least she gets to chill with Courtney Love next year.

 Sir. Mix-A-Lot Takes A Stab At His Own “Get Lucky” With San Francisco Indie Dance Pop Group KiWi Time

And it’s good!

Listen To Au.Ra If You Ever Wished That My Bloody Valentine Sounded Less Noisy

My “Well, It’s Definitely Not Going To Get Warmer Anytime Soon, Might As Well Stay In And Listen To Some Beautiful Atmospheric Music” Song Of The Week

Even the name reminds you of Sigur Ros.

R.I.P. Bobby Keys

Famous rock n roll saxophonist who played with the Rolling Stones and The Who passed away on Tuesday. Also R.I.P. Ian McLagan.

This Week, PSY Literally Broke YouTube

“Gangnam Style” has had over 2 billion (!) views on YouTube, which is above the website’s counting abilities. Watch it one more time just for the heck of it (you know you want to).

This SUNBEARS! Music Video For “Now You’re Gone” Is Super Trippy Man

It’s a great song too.