Playlist: Some Suns (Never) Set
Happy New Year! Now Listen To Some New Music
I put out weekly playlists. I use Spotify because I have an easy time finding most of the music I want to include there (and hope I can make some bands I like a few bucks).
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I like obscure music that many people have never heard of (I love listening to new music every week).
I used to be a mediocre DJ back in the day (which might be an overly kind assessment of my skills).
The “Some Suns (Never) Set Spotify Playlist
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- Night Shift, Lucy Dacus, Single (2017)
She’s back! If you haven’t heard her 2016 album “No Burden” you are missing out. Lucy’s new album, Historian, is coming soon.
2. The Opener, Camp Cope, Single (2017)
Camp Cope has been ON FIRE the last two years. This single is no exception.
In fact, want to share some lyrics to this incredible song:
It’s another all-male tour preaching equality
It’s another straight cis man who knows more about this than me
It’s another man telling us we’re missing a frequency, show ’em Kelly
It’s another man telling us we can’t fill up the room
It’s another man telling us to book a smaller venue
‘Nah, hey, cmon girls we’re only thinking about you’
Well, see how far we’ve come not listening to you
“Yeah, just get a female opener, that’ll fill the quota.”
Wow, they aren’t f*n around.
3. Do You Wanna Dance, Ramones, Tracking Mix (2017)
One of my favorite Ramones songs, perfectly captures the bands bizarre mix of speed, intensity, playfulness, and girl-group style harmonies.
And yes, I intentionally put this after the Camp Cope song for juxtaposition purposes.
4. The Collector, Uranium Club, Human Exploration (2016)
If you aren’t down with Uranium Club…May God have mercy on your soul.
5. The South Will Never Rise Again, Des Demonas, S/T (2017)
This song is SOOOO smart. Calling out all of the bullshit takes that suggest that the United States somehow magically erased its racism. Few songs call out colorblind meritocracy this brilliantly.
6. Form Of Luxury, Drahla, Single (2017)
Don’t know much about Drahla, but this song is awesome. I know it is a single from Drahla’s forthcoming EP “Third Article.”
7. Always Hell, Fotocrime, Always Hell EP (2017)
I have seen people comparing Fotocrime to Joy Division, but a more apt comparison would be Sisters of Mercy IMO.
8. Young Savage, Ultravox, Ha Ha Ha (1977)
Most people remember Ultravox for lush expansive songs (like their song “Vienna”), but they started out as post-punk rockers.
9. Space Gun, Guided By Voices, Single (2017)
Yes Robert Pollard has yet another album coming out (dude has music genius Tourette's). Yes, it will be amazing. Yes, this is the first single from that album.
10. Device, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys, Rot (2017)
I am embarrassed to admit that Pitchfork turned me on to this band. They are incredible. This album is incredible. A stopped clock is right twice a day etc.
11. The Spell, Naomi Punk, The Feeling (2012)
They can’t all be new songs. Great album, song seemed to fit well here.
12. American Sign Language, Mourners, Single (2017)
Great song, another band I don’t know that well, but I will roll up my sleeves and check out their catalog ASAP. If you remember when Weezer was good, they kind of sounded a bit like this band.
13. Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Okay), Sky Ferreira, Night Time My Time (2013)
Sky appeared on some Jesus and Mary Chain Tracks this year, directed a video for Marching Church, and appeared in the movie Baby Driver (as Baby’s Mom), rumor is she is working on releasing her new album after recovering from a long-term illness of some kind (Thank Goodness and Godspeed). Can’t wait to hear the new album!
14. Mythological Beauty, Big Thief, Capacity (2017)
Big Thief’s album “Capacity” was one of those albums that barely missed the cut on my Best albums of 2017 (see below). Still a really great album and this is a great song!
15. Ceremony, Chromatics/Glass Candy, Cherry Deluxe (2012)
I am always up for a New Order cover (and this one is of one of my favorite New Order songs). And yes, New Order was all the members of Joy Division minus Ian Curtis (who sadly committed suicide) and this song was originally written by Joy Division but popularized by New Order. Chromatics and Glass Candy do a nice job here.
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