Hooray! It’s springtime! It’s time for sunshine, squirrels, slip’n’slides, swimming pools, alliteration, and so on! I hope this short mix reminds you of all those things. It really pains me to keep this at a five song limit, but rules are rules. Until then, sit back, relax, and welcome springtime with this ever-so-wonderful mix!
Also, big thanks to my buddy Joey for making the album cover for me. Check out his work at The Formal Group. Everything there is all his creation. Awesome stuff!
So it seems like the entire world started listening to this band before I did. I felt like a complete moron when everybody knew the words to their songs at the Motion City Soundtrack show a few weeks back except for me. Naturally I had to catch up and do my research on these guys. Now I can’t get enough of them! I love pretty much every song off their album Lullabies and Interventions, but this one is by far the happiest. If you enjoy smiling, I also suggest listening to “Tune Out” off the same album.
I remember my brother had bought this CD. I had no idea who this guy was and had no intention of listening to him either. But then I heard “Iron Woman” being played in the room across the hall and I fell in love with it. I chose “Giant Spiders” off of Devin Davis’ Lonely People of the World Unite! because it seemed much more appropriate for the theme. But if you haven’t listened to the album, go do that now please.
Anthony Green has never sounded so adorable! At some point in time, Sir Green contributed his vocal abilities to some of the tracks on Zolof’s self-titled release. As fun as the music is without him, Green makes their music sound a lot better. It was really hard to choose between this song and “Ode to Madonna,” but the cute chorus of “Plays Pretty…” won me over.
What’s a springtime mix without a little pop-punk? And what better way to do that but with some old Brand New? This song could really apply to the summer too, but whatever, I wanted to put this song on the mix. Too bad.
Alright, so I guess I’ll lose plenty of indie cred for posting this song. But one, 15-year old Hayley is the cutest vocalist I’ve ever seen. And two, the intro riff to this song is super catchy. Don’t deny it, you love it.
So there you go! I hope this mix puts smiles on all your faces. Enjoy the remainder of the school year or whatever it is you’re doing.