I’ve been feeling the itch for a new playlist lately, and while I probably could have put it off for another week or two, why not seize the day? After all, what better time to spend hours picking out songs and Photoshopping cover art, than when you are really, really busy with more important things?
What can I say? Self-discipline has never really been my strong suit.
All of the tracks on this one are new to me, and many of them are new in general. Some of my favorite artists have new albums out this year: The Decemberists, Guster, Neil Finn, and Better Than Ezra, to name a few. They all appear on this playlist, along with a bunch of stuff I originally heard while listening to other peoples’ playlists on 8tracks. I also have a few tracks on here that came to me via Aidan. He discovered a couple of bands on Noisetrade that he thought I’d like (Canopy Climbers and Canon Blue), and he was right.
I know I sometimes pine away for the days when my boys were little, but more often than not, I find myself enjoying the more grown-up interactions we can have now. How cool is it that my son is exposing me to new music?!
Would you like to have a listen?
Here’s the track list:
1: Guster – Gangway
2: Colbie Caillat – I Do
3: Brooke Fraser – Something In The Water
4: Rachel Platten – 1,000 Ships
5: Laura Marling – Rambling Man
6: Better Than Ezra – The Great Unknown
7: The Head and the Heart – Down In The Valley
8: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Black And White Movies
9: Duran Duran – What Happens Tomorrow
10: Gabrielle Aplin – Panic Cord
11: Eliza Doolittle – Skinny Genes
12: The Decemberists – Philomena
13: Foster The People – Houdini
14: Canopy Climbers – Stuck
15: Neil Finn – Strangest Friends
16: Oasis – Rockin’ Chair
17: American Authors – Trouble
18: Imagine Dragons – Shots
19: Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
20: Canon Blue – A Native (Madison)
21: Wake Owl – Gold
22: The Morning Benders – Excuses
The title “The Clouds, the Land, the Sea” is a line from the first track, and as a result I get that song stuck in my head every time I look at the cover art. Good thing it’s a current favorite!
Speaking of cover art, this is another one that involved a little Photoshop fun.
I combined elements of the above two images to get one of my car zipping down the highway. I’ve always enjoyed making the cover art, but I find I really have even more fun when I can get fancy with Photoshop and make scenes that didn’t exist in Real Life(TM).
Enjoy the playlist!