Our Weekly play lists includes everything from rapper MJG to techno/indie sweethearts School of Seven Bells. If that’s not eclectic enough for you, we’ve even thrown in an alt. country pioneer, a guilty pleasure song, and much much more, for good measure.
- DJ 8Ball & MJG [feat. Young Dro] — DJ Bring it Back
Notes: Warning this song is extremely catchy and WILL get stuck in your head.
- The Shins — Saint Simon
Notes: The sugary breakdown towards the end — /Mercy’s eyes are blue/ when she places them in front of you/ nothing really holds a roman candle to/ the solemn warmth you feel inside of you/ — is still an alltime favorite.
- Tender Trap – Fireworks
Notes: This catchy band feels tinges of folk and dance, but remain firmly rooted in twee pop. They’ve been out for a bit, but only now are starting to attract attention with their album Dansette Dansette.
- School of Seven Bells – Half Asleep
Notes: The best indie twins, this side of The Watson Twins.
- Liz Phair — Help Me Mary
Notes: Off Phair’s original album, a rock song with grunge roots that’s surprisingly appealing amid the recent indie rock revival.
- Placebo – Running Up That Hill [Kate Bush cover]
Notes: This track has been used a lot recently in various movies and soundtracks, including the vampire-flick Daybreakers. It bears the watermark of a good cover — taking a song in a very different direction. Placebo’s treatment is much darker than Bush’s.
- Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
Notes: Catchy guitar layered over high pitched vocals makes this another infectious song in the catalog of these Aussies.
- Ryan Adams — Now That You’re Gone
Notes: If you don’t like Ryan Adams, you should be ashamed of yourself. (Ed. Note- We considered putting the Bass Hunter track, of the same name, in the link for fun, but decided that would be too cruel.)
- Uncle Tupelo – No Depression
Notes: Like Wilco? Or Son Volt? They both formed from this alt. country powerhouse’s remains. This song would become one of the quintissential tracks that launched the movement, lending its name to a popular magazine in the genre. This song has a bit of Johnny Cash-ish character to it.
- Hedley — Don’t Talk to Strangers
Notes: Its hard to say just why, but this song strangely hilarious. It’s like Stacy’s Mom, except lesser known. Just don’t let your cool indie friends hear you listening to this, or they’ll set their phasers to “shun” faster than you can say K Records.