I promised to give you Part 2 of ACRN Days today.
It's chock full of great generic indie rock songs from my infancy into good music. Full disclosure: I went into college as a huge fan of Ted Leo, Ben Folds Five, Something Corporate, The Strokes, and Interpol. I didn't know much of anything. (I still like these groups.) Some of these songs are BABY songs. You'll be like: dude, that Postal Service song has been around for longer than you've had leg hair!
I know, I know! This list is easy. It isn't challenging. And none of these songs are NEW.
My blog is not new. I don't try to be hip. (Ok, maybe a little?) I just like music, and music is music, and if I want to put an old Phoenix song next to an old Neutral Milk Hotel song, I'm going to. And you can laugh. And then you can be like, oh, she included The Wrens. She doesn't even know the struggles they have faced in the 13 or something years since they released The Meadowlands. And you'll be right! I don't even know! I wasn't even conscious of anything other than Backstreet Boys when that record came out. But Nick Carter was hott with two T's.
Ahem. Download here.
ACRN Days Part 2
1. Kevin Devine - Buried by the Buzz
2. Ko & the Knockouts - Go-Getter
3. Langhorne Slim - Restless
4. M. Ward - To Go Home
5. M.I.A. - Boyz
6. Mates of State - Fraud in the '80s
7. matt pond PA - Halloween
8. Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945 (I once played this song after telling listeners I was gonna play a set of happy, upbeat songs. Then a kid came in and yelled at me - "THIS SONG IS ABOUT ANNE FRANK. It's not happy." He was right.)
9. Phoenix - Too Young (This one's pretty happy though.)
10. The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
11. The Rapture - Whoo! Alright Yeah...Uh Huh
12. Russenorsk - Buzz + Spit
13. The Secret Machines - Lightening Blue Eyes
14. Southeast Engine - Where Are You Now?
15. Sufjan Stevens - The Dress Looks Nice on You
16. Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor
17. The Thermals - Here's Your Future
18. Vampire Weekend - Walcott
19. Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives
20. We Are Scientists - Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
21. Wheels on Fire - I'm Turning Into You
22. Wilco - Jesus, Etc.
23. Wolf Parade - Shine a Light
24. The Wrens - Faster Gun