Saint Motel

3/8/15 Playlist

In light of this absolutely gorgeous day out there (hello, 70 degrees, I’ve missed you so…), all my brain wants to hear is happy and rockin’ good music. This playlist more than accomplishes that, particularly with a few rad new tunes I picked up from the radio lately, such as Saint Motel’s “My Type”.

But there’s also some loveliness in there from Moon Duo’s latest, as well as Father John Misty’s I Love You, Honeybear, an album I thought I’d like a whole lot more than I do. In fact, I’d been super excited to review that new album, but after a couple of listens, I’ve been left with zero energy to do so. It’s just a disappointing album, considering what he accomplished with his last, Fear Fun. While Josh Tillman does title his songs better than anyone else out there (see “Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow” from his newest, or “Well, You Can Do It Without Me” from his debut), he didn’t do as good a job at transferring the fun of their names into the actual music within the songs.

Someone who did do a terrific job with their new album was Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, however – stay tuned this week for a full review on his outstanding solo debut, Policy. ‘Til then, position yourself out there in the sun today and crank this playlist full tilt, shaking your moneymaker with all your might. Happy Spring!