While my co-writer in crime can likely speak more to the sentiment of this song’s title, I’m loving this driving cut from New York City’s Parquet Courts. Dig the main riff, which is slightly reminiscent of 60s western scores a la “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” (composed by recent Oscar recipient Ennio Morricone).
I can’t get enough of this 18-year-old boy, who ain’t looking for a wifey and might just be the second coming of Dizzee Rascal. Enjoy:
Will you be our valentine? We can’t spend every dollar to our name on you or put you in the flyest gear (as early 2000’s R&B teen phenomenon Sammie would) but we can deliver you a steamy playlist full of love, affection, and compassion. Be ours.
1. The one thing we know we’ll see: Big Time Sensuality by Björk –caitiebee
2. It’s a big day, just make sure you “Get it Right” by Catz n Dogz –caitiebee
3. Though sometimes, it’s what we don’t do. Lianne La Havas – What You Don’t Do –rye
4. Maybe give her some “Dandelions” by Daughn Gibson –caitiebee
5. Go The Distance – The White Buffalo It’s nice to hear a raw, realist love song that still manages to make you smile. –rye
6. Remember what it’s all about with “That’s Love” by Oddisee –caitiebee
7. For when you know she’s the only one “fer sure” One Million Lovers – The Growlers –rye
8. Murder By Death – Foxglove The cello riff in this song always gets me. Get got. –rye
9. And get in the mood with “Feel Like Making Love” by The Dynamics –caitiebee
10. Suicide – Sweetheart A real tender one from Alan and Martin. –rye
11. And then a song that reminds us that sometimes, it’s best to just be “Alone” by Petit Biscuit –caitiebee
12. A classic that needs no introduction. Mark Murphy – My Ship –rye
I’ve always enjoyed a good culture clash—especially between Africans and Brits.
Melt Yourself Down is no exception. A love child from a trip through Northern Africa involving punk and saxophones? Sign me up.
As the Porter Ranch Aliso Canyon well continues to spew methane gas into our already smoggy city, we wish the best for those directly affected by this environmental disaster. While we can’t lend our lungs to you, we can share this poignant number from Townes Van Zandt: