TCR 2011 Mixtape (Lisa’s Picks): Side B

More songs from the last year in Northwest music.

Okay, let’s keep this going, shall we? Also, I’ll just come right out and say it – Portland and Vancouver are noticeably absent from my picks. I’m not sure how that happened, but I promise I’ll try to occasionally get Seatown out of my headphones next year, deal?

(P.S. – I hope you guys aren’t reading too much into the lyrics, I don’t really want to go whale watching with internet strangers)

 

I Don’t Wanna Live In The City No More – Whalebones: They just want everyone to see the mountaintops. I get the same sentiment too sometimes when sirens, drunk people, and the KOMO helicopter have brought me to my last nerve.

02 I Don’t Wanna Live in the City No More by Whalebones

Wait For Me – Motopony: Dedicate this to a lady friend and you will be golden from now through Valentine’s Day. At least.

An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum – Shabazz Palaces: Hypnotizing is the best way I can think to describe this song.

Shabazz Palaces – An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum by subpop

Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes: I swear, just the opening notes to this one made it feel like the heavens were parting to spill sweet, sweet sunshine on me after yet another play of “Party Rock Anthem” on my work’s music station. Thank you, Robin Pecknold.

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues by subpop

Lemonade – Fly Moon Royalty: Sell it for $1.50, guaranteed to put a little cash in hand!

Lemonade – Fly Moon Royalty by ActionJ

 

*DISCLAIMER GEARED TO MUSIC NERDS FOR THE FOLLOWING TWO SONGS: Yes, I know these were technically 2010 releases, but we all know they didn’t really “catch on” till this year, so I’m going to cheat and add them in too.

Whale Song – Lemolo: I wanna repeat this song over and over, ferry bound somewhere.

Lemolo – Whale Song by soundonthesound

Lost In My Mind – The Head and The Heart: All together now…HOW’S THAT BRICK LAYING COMING, HOW’S YOUR ENGINE RUNNNING, IS THAT BRIDGE GETTING BUILT, ARE YOUR HANDS GETTING FILLED!

The Head and the Heart – Lost In My Mind by subpop

There was A LOT to choose from this year. Feel free to share your picks here!

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2 Responses to “TCR 2011 Mixtape (Lisa’s Picks): Side B”

  1. DC
    December 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    It’s rare I go for songs on a “side B” as they’re usually quiet and less to my taste. Same goes here, but I like the bookends on this side. When do we get the next tape? I need a list for when I leave town, cuz I don’t wanna live in the city no more.

    • lisadleclair
      December 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

      I’m really bad about being that, “HEY I MADE A PLAYLIST JUST FOR THIS OCCASION/MOOD/MOMENT!” person, so the odds of a future one are pretty likely. I’m sorry in advance, everyone.

      I highly recommend loading Traffic Jam by Hobosexual (too old to make the cut on this list) into your player before leaving the city behind. It helped me tremendously during a venture out of Vancouver once that took over two hours.

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