Bon Iver

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.

Songs for Sanity

Library Voices

1. Bon Iver – For Emma (MySpace Transmissions)

Bon Iver – For Emma

Bon Iver is my favorite new artist, and every live session he’s done is buck.

2. Chairlift – Bruises

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)

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

So studious.

10. Air – Photograph

Truc de ouf.

11. TV on the Radio – Family Tree

TVoTR – Family Tree

This album is out of control good. This is my favorite song right now. Beautiful ballad.

12. M83 – Kim & Jessie

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

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

Bon Iver – Flume

— , September 22, 2008    3 Comments

a mighty fine playlist indeed!

— Taha, September 24, 2008

I so want that piece of paper from Jens Lekman! He is awesome. And dreamy. I love how his entire band is made up of attractive women in different monochromatic clothes and that he choreographs little dance moves and stories to go with his songs.

— Joan, September 29, 2008

This playlist is definitely NSFW….maybe just because of Malik Yousef and his petrochemical hating president.

— Scott, October 22, 2008