isn’t it a shame – the so so glos
ice age – diarrhea planet
marikkkopa – desaparecidos
spanish bombs – the clash
anxiety block (television personalites) titus andronicus
where are they now – cock sparrer
unsatisfied – the replacements
continuous thunder – japandroids
I tried really hard to make this one longer than 25 minutes, I really did, but I couldn’t find another song that fit well into this mix for the life of me. I think its pretty good, though a bit short. Have a listen.
The Microphones – Sand (Eric’s Trip)
Modest Mouse – Sleepwalkin’ (Santo & Johnny)
St. Vincent & The National – Sleep All Summer (Crooked Fingers)
Bright Eyes – I Woke Up With This Song In My Head (The Bruces)
Iron & Wine – Waitin’ For A Superman (The Flaming Lips)
Eliott Smith – Trouble (Cat Stevens)
Sparklehorse & The Flaming Lips – Go (Daniel Johnston)
I started this noisecast by trying to make a pop punk mix and failing miserably (the only track remaining is “Glendora”). I know that not all of these songs are “folk-punk” in the strictest sense, and you die hard folk-punkers will probably scoff at a bunch of my choices, but I selected these songs under the criteria that they all had something punk about them, and that they were acoustic, not because they were traditional anarcho-folk-punk jams (though you still get “Punx win!”).
For the past few weeks I’ve been working on developing an acoustic set for my solo live performances. Ive been paying a lot of attention to what makes a song feel complete when its stripped down to nothing but vocals and acoustic guitar. No overdubs, piano, doubled vocals, strings, effects, etc. I started looking through my music library for songs by some of my favorite artists that I could reference/steal from for inspiration, and (kind-of) to my surprise, a much larger number of tracks than I would have imagined featured extra accompaniment of some kind. I actually found it pretty difficult to make this playlist flow well with the limited amount of music that fit the requirements(no live tracks/bootlegs solo performances allowed). I’m pretty happy with the result though, and I think its a pretty good showcase of just how many different things you can actually do with only one voice and one guitar.
The Tallest Man On Earth – The Gardner
Nick Drake – Road
The Microphones – I Felt Your Shape
Neutral Milk Hotel – Two Headed Boy
Elliott Smith – Pitseleh ( I cheated it has a piano part! it’s one of the few Elliott songs with no guitar overdubs though)