Oof. Remember when I used to do these music drops about once a month? Well let’s get back to it.
Here’s what I’ve been listening to this month.
Wolfsheim’s “The Sparrows and the Nightingales”.
I’ve always been borderline gothy. In high school, when I was in class, I was usually smoking in my car and listening to a lot of college radios, or whatever cassette tape that I happened to score that week at Goodwill. My first car, was an ’88 Pontiac Grandam, and while my classmates had brand new cars with cd players, windows that rolled down at the touch of a button, and could automatically lock their cars at ten paces away. It’s weird the little things that you remember. I, on the other hand had a tape deck and unusually strong biceps from rolling my windows up and down. Bands like Wolfsheim were primarily what I listened to in between handmade metal mixtapes, and a lot of weird experimental girl groups, and noisy art rock bands with fuzzy sounding guitars.
The Younger Lovers’ “Danny”.
A coworker turned me onto them. So bouncy, and infectious!
Theophilus London’s “Humdrum Town”.
Shane MacGowan & Friends’ “I Put a Spell on You”.
Sure Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde, Johnny Depp are all amazing on this track, but I think the real standout is Paloma Faith. Her voice, goodness.
Foxy Shazaam’s “Oh Lord”.
Rhianna’s “Rude Boy”.
Sam Cooke’s “Blowing in the Wind”.
Juliette Lewis and the Licks’ “Got Love to Kill”.
Juliette Lewis is the type of woman that you if you’re young and female and of a certain age bracket, which I am, will automatically want to know, and to have as a cool aunt or a crazy, older sister. One that’s a little crazy, she’s always a little strungout, and sometimes you’ll catch her wearing hot pants at inappropriate events, but she always has the best stories and coolest accessories. She’s also terribly underrated as an actress, and just smoking hot and super confident, which is what I love seeing in other ladies.
So much energy.
Leotards. Really. Ok, I’ve got to stop.
Albert Hammond’s “It Never Rains in Southern California”.
Gossip’s “Pop Goes the World”.
Dan Black’s “Symphonies”.
The video is kind of like porn for visual junkies like me. The video references nearly every film genre, and mimics recognizable end titles from franchises like the James Bond films, Catch Me if You Can, westerns, chop-socky films, and so on.
Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope” (feat. Big Boi).
After viewing this video: I NEED SADDLE SHOES.
Diamond Vampire’s “Hungry Wives”.
Gatekeeper’s “Optimus Maximus”.
INOJ’s “I Want to Be Your Lady (Baby)”.
A throwback track if there ever was one.
Sleigh Bells’ “Crown on the Ground.”
Bachelorette’s “Her Rotating Head”.