Monthly Music: September 2014
Here’s another playlist for you lot. As opposed to cheating last month and just deciding that Velociraptor’s self-titled album was my music of the month (the album comes out on red vinyl this week!), I made an effort to pull this together.
Volatile – a playlist for September 2014
This month’s playlist, Volatile, has involved revisiting some old classic hits, as well as some unique indie tracks. It seems similar to the playlist I made in July called ebullient, but this one starts and ends with some funky tracks.
- If You Wanna Stay by The Griswolds
- Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
- Eject by Pluto Jonze
- Hand Me Downs by Bob Evans
- Latitude 88 North by Electric Light Orchestra
- Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen
- Shake A Leg by Go Violets
- Do You Hear by Cub Scouts (now Cub Sport)
- Is This How You Feel? by The Preatures
- Golden Jubilee by Boy and Bear
- Material Girl by Madonna
- Summer by Calvin Harris
The Griswolds are currently touring in Australia, having finished a tour of the United States. I am keen to see them again, this time around my colleague Dean is coming along. Super pumped. I’m really glad he’s coming because I got him into their music and he loves them. If You Wanna Stay is one of my favourite tracks off their new album.
I have included some Pluto Jonze – he’s a musician from Sydney. He supported Ball Park Music on their tour this month. He has another hit song, Hispendangongajelanguiro (Capiche?), which is worth checking out. The YouTube video may not really help you to spell it… either way, Eject deserves a listen, too.
Shake A Leg pays heed to Go Violets, a four-piece girl band, described as bunny pop. Unfortunately they parted ways earlier this year and had a farewell show in Brisbane. I still enjoy their music, and while this song is a bit repetitive, I like the mellow sound.
A fun fact about Cub Scouts: they had to change their name to Cub Sport after the Boy Scouts in Australia thought there would be confusion. They didn’t really mind the name change; it wasn’t a big deal.
If you like bluesy-rock, Is This How You Feel? is a modern take on that sound.
Hope you find something in the playlist that is your kinda jam. :)