Monday, March 21, 2011
Just last February, we featured a three-for-one Jam of the Day special with our favorite Ohio indie-folksters, The Lighthouse and the Whaler.
Riding high on our unadulterated adrenaline rush from TLATW's pristine take on whimsical pop 'n' folk, rife with head-in-the-clouds harmonies and dreamy percussion, we asked the Cleveland boys to put together a 10 to Spin. They got all Roberto Benigni on us, and the result is ten songs that remind us all that Life. Is. Beautiful.
Here's what The Lighthouse and the Whaler have to say about their theme of choice: "We've all had those crushing moments when our plans fall through and our dreams disappoint, leaving us wondering why we bothered. These songs remind us of a world we saw through younger eyes, like a fresh breeze in the winter brings the memory of spring."
Of Montreal - So Begins Our Alabee
Phantom Planet - The Happy Ending [listen]
Interpol - The New
Andrew Bird - Simple X
Copeland - On the Safest Ledge
Mew - The Zookeeper’s Boy
Blur - Coffee and TV
Apollo Sunshine - Eyes
The Faint - Southern Belles in London Sing
Menomena - Wet and Rusting