I hope you haven't forgotten to check out Couch by Couchwest, but if you have, no worries. Unlike that other festival, you can go right now and get caught up. In a day and a few hours, we've already seen our friends: The Foresters, Kassy Key and the Raindogs ,and Cupla. Plus tons of bands who are new to us, but who we are digging on big time. We hope to have some highlights up soon.
Today was a rainy day, a Monday and it was the first work day after Daylight Savings Time began. How do you improve on that? How about a killer playlist of cool music.
Today's pre-shuffle shuffle included: The Avett Brothers, a triple shot of classic Elvis Costello, Delta Spirit, and The Dead Exs. All of these songs are included (or represented in the You Tube Playlist embedded below. We have four songs in our actual shuffle today. Check those songs out - after the jump:
- "This is PiL" by Public Image Limited from This is PiL (2012)
The title track from Public Image Limited's first studio album in 20 years sounds about like you would expect. Your perception and tastes will determine whether that is a good thing or not. As the title implies, the song is about the band. Johnny Lydon still sounds like Johnny Lydon.
- "Summer '78" by THEY KNOW from Reverbnation download (?)
THEY KNOW are a couple of guys from Pennsylvania who I connected with through Twitter (I'm pretty sure). "Summer of '78" is a great sounding tune, and I look forward to checking out more of their music soon. We have a performance of a different THEY KNOW song in the playlist below.
- "Hello Cruel World" by Gretchen Peters from CXCW12 Mixtape (2012)
Gretchen Peters is a two-time Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter who Nashville claims as our very own. She performed the title track from her (then) brand new album for last year's CXCW.
- "Disorderly Boy" by Calicocat from Mighty Superfluous (2013)
Another Nashville favorite and a former featured artist at E2TG. Calicocat have called it quits after two and a half years. They leave behind and catalog impressive in it's quantity and quality. Might Superfluous is proof that the band left it all on the floor and we wish them all well in their future endeavors.
Now here is the playlist representing all of our pre-shuffle and shuffle shuffle songs: