Whether you’re at work, or at school, I’m sure, like me, you’re spending a whole lot of time doing stuff you don’t want to be doing now that the fall has set in. The only way that I find I can make the time passable is by putting on a nice little playlist to get me through the day.
So, on that note, I thought I’d upload my Songs for Sanity at Work/Shhh! Use Your Library Voice Asshole Mixtape. It’s made-up mostly of instrumental and softer songs – sorry to all the dance party fiends.
1. Bon Iver – For Emma (MySpace Transmissions)
Bon Iver is my favorite new artist, and every live session he’s done is buck.
2. Chairlift – Bruises
Hey Jobs, well done.
3. Air France – No Way Down
I love Swedes. These guys remind me of the Avalanches sans samples.
4. The Teenagers – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Remix)
I loved my Columbia romance.
5. Album Leaf – Eastern Glow
I fall asleep to this guy all the time. He’s been making beats for years now, and consistenly delivers dreamy relaxing tuneage.
6. Final Fantasy – The Butcher
Final Fantasy – The Butcher
Look out for the new set of EPs coming this Fall. Word is the first is about creating a fictional world (think Hobbit-land) and the second is about how he destroys it … Hopefully he’ll poo some more clouds too.
7. DJ Mehdi – Lucky Girl
Ok … so a little something for the d-party fiends.
8. Malik Yusef – Promise Land (feat. Adam Levine & Kanye West)
Not great to study or work to … BUT this Obama campaign song may motivate some thoughts for your POLS 110 paper
9. Ra Ra Riot – Suspended in Gaffa
10. Air – Photograph
Truc de ouf.
11. TV on the Radio – Family Tree
This album is out of control good. This is my favorite song right now. Beautiful ballad.
12. M83 – Kim & Jessie
I work with peeps called Kim and Jessie. I don’t know them … but I see their name tags every day… whatever.
13. Handsome Furs – Handsome Furs Hate the City
A little holler at last year’s CaVaCool Best of Mixtape. Go back and get it if you don’t have it.
14. RAC – Sonic: Spring Yard Zone
Take a break with some old school Sega … or listen to this track.
15. Explosions in the Sky – So Long, Lonesome
I love the second half of this song.
16. Gonzales – Map of the World
Soft Power is the theme of this Mixtape … also Gonzales’ M.O.
17. Jens Lekman – Maple Leaves
I fell in love with Jens a year and a half ago when he signed a peice of paper for me that read “This is for Sal!!! -Jens.”
18. Jimi Hendrix – Castles Made of Sand
Been listening to a lot of Hendrix recently.
19. Bon Iver – Flume