This week we in the DC area saw some beautiful weather, temperatures in the 70s, nice breezes, and an overall sense of a season on the way out. Of course, we in the DC area are smart enough to know that this is all a horrible trick and summer will most likely be back for another few months of horribly high temperatures and unbearable humidity. But still, it was a nice week, weather-wise, and so I dedicate today's playlist to the end of summer, whenever it really comes. Enjoy!
I'm a bit crunched for time, so these descriptions will be brief - I'm pretty sure no one reads them anyway.
- "Kiss With A Fist" - Florence & The Machine
Fun British bluesy lady-pop in the vein of Amy Winehouse, et al. A great summer song about sadomasochism (or something).
- "I'm Watching You" - Jay Reatard
Despite his bizarre name and horrible countenance, this dude can write a catchy pop hook. I dare you not to bop your head along to this one.
- "Skeletons" - Tiny Masters Of Today
This band is comprised of a 15- and 13-year-old brother/sister duo from Brooklyn. Despite that nausea-inducing bio, their album is still pretty great. My brother thinks they could be the next Fiery Furnaces. I tend to agree.
- "French Navy" - Camera Obscura
Their new album is just fantastic. Phil Spector would be proud if he wasn't busy fending for himself in prison.
- "Ghost Life" - Bowerbirds
A nice transition-to-autumn song. If you like this, good news! The whole album sounds like it.
- "Sans Soleil" - Miike Snow
Swedish singer/songwriter teams with pop production team (they've written/produced for Madonna, Britney, J-Lo, Kiley Minogue, and others) to create my favorite album of the summer. It was hard to pick a track from this album, they're all pretty damn great.
- "There Is No Sun" - Jay Reatard
This album is so catchy I had to include 2 tracks. So sue me.
- "The Mountain" - Heartless Bastards
Unfortunately, this opening track is the best one on this Ohio band's new album, but that doesn't mean it's not a fantastic song. Although to my ears, it's basically the exact same song as Interpol's "Untitled."
- "Untitled" - Interpol
See #8 above. Included for comparison purposes.