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Here’s a playlist I put together to celebrate the change of seasons, and I thought I’d make it public because why not?
There aren’t a ton of deep cuts here — it’s mostly just songs that make me happy. Equal parts dad rock, old-skool hip-hop, punk, and a coupla surprises thrown in. If I did this right, you’ll like 1/3, hate 1/3, and not have heard the other 1/3. Enjoy!
About five years ago, I got the idea that it’d be pretty fun to start a cover band that played Elliott Smith songs on baritone guitars through Fender Bassman amps, with big gritty bass, and Bonham-esque drums, all played in a sludgy, super-heavy, shoegazey fashion. Every time I hear an Elliott Smith song, I tend to revisit that idea. I know cover bands are a bad idea 9,999 times out of 10,000, but I still think it’d be fun as hell.