A trichotomous array of blatant dance pop, guitar-laden grunge, and ethereal chanteuse-sung torch songs containing coyotes, shadows, matadors, pilotfish and the odd Paul Simon and Mama Cass references.
(Extended, 30 song playlist version. Go HERE to download playlist.)
1. Jimmy Fallon – Reading Rainbow
Butterfly in the sky. I can go twice as high.
2. British Seapower – Who’s In Control?*
Over here. Over there. Over here. Every fuckin’ where.
3.The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Any old time you keep me waitin’.
4. Slow Club – Two Cousins
It’s where your heart goes when you’re done.
5. M83 – Midnight City
Waiting in a car.
6. Ivy – Fascinated
Tell me how to break down these walls.
7. Grouplove – Tongue Tied
My eyes on your eyes.
8. Nicole Atkins – Hotel Plaster
At least we’d have a pretty soundtrack.
9. Death Cab For Cutie – Stay Young, Go Dancing
When we move as one, we stay young.
10. Maria Taylor – Matador
Every day’s a new day outside the door..
11. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi (feat. Jack White) – The Rose with the Broken Neck
Help myself to a drink, help myself to the sink.
12. Bright Eyes – Shell Games
Everyone on the count of three.
13. Those Darlin’s – Screws Get Loose
I went to a doctor, I guess I must’ve shocked her.
14. Los Campesinos! – By Your Hand
Is the only end I foresee.
15. Lana Del Rey – Video Games
I heard that you like the bad girls, honey, is that true?
16. Chris Bathgate – Poor Eliza
The shadows are serious and cursed, all washing out in the distance.
17. TV on the Radio – Will Do
It might be impractical to seek out a new romance.
18. Deep Dark Robot – Can’t Getcha Outta My Mind
I struggle with emotion, feeling kinda broken. I Can’t. Get. Her. Outta my mind.
19. The Lonely Forest – Coyote
Do they know what I did last night? And does my sin seem interesting?
20. Telekinesis – 50 Ways
I try to focus on anything else but I keep on hearing your name.
21. Phantogram – Don’t Move
Keep your body still.
22. Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out
And I am done with my graceless heart. Tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart.
23. The Decemberists – Calamity Song
Till all that remains is the arms of the angels.
24. Alberta Cross – Wait
Rise and fall. Rise and fall.
25. The Rosebuds – Woods
Don’t you wait for me to give up all my signs.
26. The Chapel Club – Surfacing
You mean it. I’ve seen it. The poet’s got nothing on you.
27. Portugal, the Man – Got it All (This Can’t be Living Now)
You’ve got it all till the revolution comes.
28. Sharon Van Etten – Serpents
Sepents in my mind, searching for your cries.
29. Zola Jesus – Vessel
And it’s around everything. And it will take you the way.
30. Yacht – Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire)
If we cut off the water, then the jackals will return.