Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The boys who make up the New York City band, Harper Blynn, truly represent the melting pot that is the greatest city on earth. For our second installment of 10 to Spin, the band's summer playlist does the same, melding genres, jumping decades, and crossing borders. From quirky Mexican lounge music to of-the-moment indie rock, Harper Blynn's definitely got a good read on what summer sounds like.
In turn, thousands of devotees love what they hear from Harper Blynn. In fact, the band was named one of Paste's ten best discoveries at the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon. Currently on tour, Harper Blynn makes a stop at The Old Rock House in Saint Louis on July 30th with Greg Laswell and Cary Brothers. Get your tickets here, or see if the band's coming to your town.
Watch the band play "This Is It" live at Williamsburg Music Hall:
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
Rufus Wainwright - April Fools
Beach House - Walk in the Park
Esquivel! - Mucha Muchacha
David Bowie - Modern Love
Gillian Welch - Look at Miss Ohio
David Byrne and Brian Eno - Life Is Long
Caetano Veloso - O Leãozinho
Paul Simon - The Obvious Child