Few things this year have gotten us as excited as the unexpected news that Blake Sennett has decided to hang up his golfing shoes and come out of musical retirement to personally deliver audio goodness to us all, in order to rid the world of unhappiness.
For that reason alone, we've already awarded "Babyface," the first single from The Elected's new album, Bury Me in My Rings, a Jam of the Day, as well as listed the album as one of our most anticipated albums of the quarter.
Well, Blake has done us a real proper and paid us back with a playlist of songs he's hand selected to get us through this fiscally troubling and gamma ray-filled spring. And this isn't a half-ass selection people - it's as educational as it is awesome. Give it a spin or ten below.
Songs for a Drive Through a Radioactive Spring in a Down Economy
1 "Trouble" by Lindsey Buckingham
Lindsey really makes being in trouble sound pretty appealing on this beauty.
2 "Heartbeats" by The Knife
If I could be any song, I'd be this one. I think I'd really get some shit done.
3 "Pressure" by Quadron
Walked into a tiny folk cafe and these guys were on stage. Loved this song ever since.
4 "Wètètié Maré" by Muluqèn Mèllèssè
If I had an Indonesian TV show set in the old West, this would be the theme song.
5 "Allure" feat. Jay Z and The Notorious B.I.G. by Ratatat
My favorite rap remix ever!
6 "Kites Are Fun" by The Free Design
Sort of creepy but awesome song by a family of accidental visionaries.
7 Rootsman Skanking by Bunny Wailer
It's just a matter of time before a rapper samples the guitar hook at the beginning of this one.
8 "Hammond Song" by The Roches
This song makes me want to cry if I'd had too much coffee.
9 "San Tropez" by Pink Floyd
A decidedly un-Pink Floyd-ish jam for your drive.
10 "Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles" by Francoise Hardy
I don't understand a word of this song, but I couldn't love it more.