A new tradition has begun here at All Things Go. We here are all about giving out music that we didn’t create, and our newest concoction, Themed Thursdays, is just that; another excuse to give out music. Every Thursday we will come up with a theme and each of the five of us will come up with a track to fit that theme. Due to our differing music tastes, the songs will have their own style on a similar theme, thus making quite an interesting mix. Anyways, the theme this week is “Under the Sea”. Enjoy.
Ben Folds – Air
I listened to this song non stop when I was in 7th grade, and even today it still holds up. I picked it for this particular mix because the lyrics are somewhat relevant to “Under The Sea”, and more so because the electro piano during the chorus reminds me of like scuba diving, or something The Life Aquatic-esque.
Thievery Corporation – Air Batucada
This song is what I would imagine to be the soundtrack to life on a coral reef (God I sound stupid); Quick with alot of colorful sounds and a whimsical tone.
Hanelei – Action Drum
I am currently in love with Brian Moss (lead singer of Hanelei) and this song. I think it fits just about setting.
Explosions in the Sky – Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean
Every song off of this EITS album gives me the chills. The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place uses the perfect combination of reverb-filled guitar riffs and passionate, energetic drum beats. If you like this song, I highly recommend listening to this album and Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Trush Shall Live Forever as well (perhaps Explosions’ greatest work to date).
Sigur Ros – Staralfur
True, the lyrics may not have anything to do with being under the sea, but that’s because they’re in Icelandic. I chose this song not only because of it’s beauty, but also because this is the song used in The Life Aquatic when Steve Zissou finally discovers the Jaguar Shark.
We hope you enjoyed our first edition of Themed Thursdays, and look out for more to come. Let us know what you think about the new idea. Also, we will be taking suggestions for upcoming themes, so make sure you give us some ideas.
-The All Things Go Team (Ryan, Austin, Zack, Alex, Adrian)