Throwback Thursday: “The Rat” by The Walkmen

Continuing on from last week with songs that would make my all time greatest “indie” songs without a shadow of a doubt:

 

 – MCG.

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“Julie’s Place” by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

This has been an incredible year for music and the year-end lists are coming.  Here’s a great song and band that might’ve flown under your radar.

 

And here is the entirety of my best songs of 2017 (thus far) Spotify playlist which continually has changed throughout the year as new ones are released:

 

Let me know if there are any glaring omissions in the comments section!

– MCG.

 

West Coast Wednesday: “Front 2 Back” by Xzibit

Before he was pimpin’ rides and got that MTV network money, Xzibit put out a few solid albums culminating in 2000’s Restless with an all star producer line-up and one of the most recognizable voices in rap.

“It ain’t safe where I’m from,
Rather be caught with it than caught without one”

Yes indeed.

 

– MCG.

Throwback Thursday: “Like Eating Glass” by Bloc Party

I think a lot about what the best “indie” songs of all time are.  I’d really like to make a playlist of them someday.  This is one song that will undoubtedly be on that list.

 

 – MCG.

West Coast Wednesday: “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar

Might as well throw the song and video of 2017 into this West Coast Wednesday mix.  Kendrick is the king right now, and if it wasn’t a sure thing before this lead single to the new album dropped, it was after.

 

– MCG.

Throwback Thursday: “Machine Gun” by Jimi Hendrix

If I had the impossible task of choosing one song to listen to for the rest of my life, this would be it.  Pure emotion expressed through music in a way that no one else had every done nor will ever do.

 

 – MCG.

West Coast Wednesday: “Hello” by Ice Cube ft. Dr Dre and MC Ren

They started this gangsta shit, and this the muthafuckin’ thanks they get?  Anything with MC Ren is gold as far as I’m concerned.

 

 – MCG.

La Vida Continua by Dead Hero

This is an incredibly fun album by a punk band from Bogota, Columbia.  Punk en Español sung by a female vocalist?!  How can you not love that?  Their album is out for purchase mid-November but you can stream it now at their bandcamp site:

https://sabotagerecords.bandcamp.com/album/dead-hero-la-vida-continua-lp

– MCG.

 

Throwback Thursday: “Staring at the Sun” by TV On The Radio

One of my favorite TV On The Radio tracks from their 2004 debut album Desparate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes.  This reminds me of being an awkward young adult cruising around my old college town with a girl that was way out of my league.  Cheers to the good old days.

 

 – MCG.