Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Playlist: Elise Edition

So lately, during my small hiatus from posting (SORRY SORRY SORRY!) I went to the most amazing Wombats show ever for my birthday (the big 2-0!) and I've been more than slightly obsessed with this phenomenal new-ish band who opened for them (and you're going to have to wait to find out who they are). They're all I listen to when I read, write, do homework, go to my get the idea. In honor of the loveliness and the reception of the summer series of playlists, I give you my slightly mellowed out version of the sounds I've been craving for fall.

Don't Make Me Wait, Locksley: This song is my most unhealthy obsession. I listen to it all the time because it puts butterflies in your stomach. It's one of those cute, 60s-esque, words that make you think of some one you really, really, really like songs.

Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well, A Silent Film: Call me an emotional mess, but the first time I heard this song (in case you were wondering, which to be real you probably weren't, I came across an acoustic studio performance of this on youtube) I cried. I don't know why but it was just really sweet and lovely and was just asking to be added to this list.

Young Blood Tiesto and Hardwell Remix, The Naked and Famous: This is a song I really liked on its own, but one day at work I heard this remix and fell deeply in love. It's perfect.

Blueside and When Did Your Heart Go Missing, Rooney: I've had a soft spot for Rooney since the 7th grade. Their sound is a lot like Locksley's (I somehow found the strength to limit myself to only one of their songs) which I absolutely adore. Both songs are phenomenal in different ways, with "When Did Your Heart Go Missing" being the more upbeat of the two.

Our Perfect Disease, The Wombats: The Wombats are my favorite band. Ever. I adore their anecdotal and quirky lyrics, and the fact that they're from the UK doesn't really hurt either. I just saw their show last week, and it was MAJOR. In all caps. I couldn't even breathe.

It's Nice To Be Alive, Ballpark Music: When you need a pick-me-up in the middle of your busy/tiring/awful day, look no further than this gem of a song. It's happy and upbeat and has a bit of a retro sound.

Sleep Alone, Two Door Cinema Club: I just really like this one. It's played on the radio at least twice an hour, so I get to hear it A LOT when I'm driving. I'm not sick of it yet, so that's a good sign.

No Hope, The Vaccines: Call me creepy, but I found the video for this on my Facebook news feed. Then I listened to and subsequently loved it. If, by any chance, the kid's reading this, sorry for being creepy, but you have excellent taste!

Trembling Hands, Temper Trap: My obsession with Temper Trap started with 500 Days of Summer and escalated that time that they went to SXSW this year and I also happened to be there, listening to their music.

For those of you who weren't painfully bored with this post and made it here, first, thanks! and second, you're in for a treat. My last playlist pick is not one song, but five. One of the opening bands for The Wombats, who I gushed about earlier, was called The Royal Concept, and they are amazing. Their EP of the same name is all kinds of perfect, especially if you're a Phoenix fan. These ultra attractive Swedes are simply amazing live and on this EP.

This is a pretty mellow list and incorporates most of my faves. I hope you listen to/love these songs as much as I do. And let us know what you think!



1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE The Wombats! Plus, the Swedes are AMAZING.