Howdy! Five songs that have made my work week or spare time a little less stressful. That is Playlist Friday on the blog. I hope your week has been alright. If you're reading this - you're alive at least.
Cheers to that. Let's get to this week's Playlist.
(Depending on when you come across this post - a YouTube link may not be working)
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
Starting this week's playlist with only one of the best cover tracks of all time. I don't listen to the radio very much nowadays, but I had it on the other day and they played this song (95.7 in Houston) and I was like "this is music. this is living" and then I got a Starbucks Frap. Triple mocha venti. I'm also half adding this song because I listen to the blog's playlist from time to time on random shuffle so whenever I listen to it again and this song comes on... it will be an automatic uplifter. And those are always good.
Thanks For Coming - Universe
Thanks For Coming is the creation of Brooklyn's Rachel Brown. It's early in the year, but the musical find of 2019 for me so far. I wish I would've came across her sooner. "Universe" is a really good track. She has several records on Spotify and a lot more misc. songs on Bandcamp.
Deerhunter - Death in Midsummer
Deerhunter - Plains
Deerhunter - Element
In honor of Deerhunter putting out their new record: Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? (out officially TODAY) - I'm putting the three singles the band released for the album to finish off this week's playlist. I have heard a couple other songs from the album in live shows off YouTube, but I haven't listened to the album versions or the other songs yet. I'm going to give it several spins and come back with a post about it probably in the next week.
I could not find YouTube videos for "Plains" and "Element". That's why they have Spotify clips in their place. Also, "Death in Midsummer" has been featured on a previous Playlist Friday but it's on this one too. It's only on the blog's Spotify playlist once. I think you can only add a song once anyways to a Spotify playlist (I may be wrong). I'm typing this post with very little sleep. It's been a busy week.
As far as these singles go... they're okay. For Deerhunter standards - they come up a little short imo. Maybe they integrate better with the rest of the album. There's nothing like listening to an entire album from start to finish. Sometimes it gives a different perspective on certain songs and how bands place the tracks throughout the album. Am I making sense? I'm not even sure today. I thank you for reading though. As always. I'll be tapping into this album the rest of today and this weekend.
Excited about that.