In a shining example of all that is good, pure, and holy about this here process of music-sharing, last week I fell in love with a band on Dana’s playlist named Beach Fossils. I’d never heard them before, yet I immediately hustled out to obtain their album and have been listening to it all week.
As a consequence, my current playlist is loosely themed around that Beach Fossils sound: lo-fi, retro-throwback, beach-boardwalking, garage-rock. These songs in particular also seem to be about people in varying degrees of love and/or lust, so I guess you could call the subtheme “crushing.” I’ve had just one single solitary hardcore crush as an adult, and boy, that did not end well. So I feel kinda bad for some of these folks, because I can see the writing on the wall. But hey, that doesn’t stop me from enjoying their music!
Just a note: those of you viewing this inside a reader will probably just see a blank space under this sentence where the music player should be. Click through to the blog if you want to listen in.
Yo La Tengo — Somebody’s Baby
Best Coast — Boyfriend
Black Lips — Dirty Hands
Dum Dum Girls — Yours Alone
Beach Fossils — Golden Age
Liz Phair — Dead Shark
What gets you nostalgic?
P.S. I want to give a shoutout to Lizzie, who helped me with the special embedding code for this here music player.
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