Mixed Feelings is a weekly Sunday column featuring whatever music I’ve been listening to this week. A blend of new and old, these are the songs I recommend accompany you on your daily run (if that’s your thing, more power to you), while you deal with manspreading on the train, or whatever you do throughout your week.
Sounds like: the desperate keening of those of us who just really, really want it to be fall already. Pair with: a piping hot pumpkin spice latte in 80 degree weather.
This week I took a break from the hip hop and pop saturated playlists I’ve been living off of and turned to this playlist, a gumbo of jazzy rock and punky pop. I wanted something folksy, but with minimal banjos (there is a time and a place), something croon-y but with lots of guitar. Something that predicted Fall but lingered with Summer.
I was recently an audience member on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where I saw St. Paul & the Broken Bones perform “All I Ever Wonder”. 3 minutes of Paul Janeway crooning through a Southern accent in a metallic gold leopard print suit and I was sold. Wikipedia told me they’re coming out of my hometown: cue nostalgia, cue this very Southern-inspired Teenage-Me-inspired playlist.
- Blister In The Sun, Violent Femmes
- Hold On, Alabama Shakes
- Wake Me, Lucius (Bleachers cover)
- Jumpers, Sleater-Kinney
- Dixie Rothko, St. Paul & The Broken Bones
- Every Morning / There She Goes, Rusty Clanton
- Modern Girl, Sleater-Kinney
- Soundcheck, Catfish and the Bottlemen
- Try A Little Tenderness, Florence + The Machine
- Please Be Naked, The 1975
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