Today is the beginning of the 10th Austin City Limits Music Festival, and we’re excited for two big reasons: A) We’re covering the festival and B) we get to unveil our latest and greatest 10 to Spin, handpicked by one of our favorite artists, the one and only Courtney Jaye (who we were also fortunate to interview last year).
Jaye and her band will be rocking the BMI stage at ACL from 2:30 to 3:30 on Sunday, and it’s bound to be one of the best afternoon sets of the weekend. So, get your booty and your friend’s booty there — she’s gonna put on a hell of a show.
Jaye, who’ll be releasing a new album in 2012, took some time during her ride down to Austin to create a special ACL-themed 10 to Spin for your ears — all of the artists she picked will be performing at this year’s festival. Happy ACL, everyone, and enjoy!
Thanks for asking me to be a part of the ACL 10 to Spin. I am currently in a van driving to Austin, Texas for our performance at ACL Fest this weekend. I have taken great pride in crafting this list, as it has also been a wonderful way to kill time on this 15-hour drive from Nashville. Starting to go a little stir-crazy, but without further adieu, here is my ACL 10 to Spin.
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Nothing But Our Love”
I love this band. Been listening to their record It’s a Corporate World all day in the van.
2. Wanda Jackson – “Fujiyama Mama”
Makes me think about kicking someone’s ass (thankfully, no one’s ass in this van).
3. Cults – “Go Outside”
Makes me want to dance (yep, in this van…or maybe at the next truck stop).
4. Fleet Foxes – “Mykonos”
Transports me from the van to a mythical island where people speak a foreign language and barter spices, exotic perfumes, gold, and fur.
5. Delta Spirit – “Devil Knows You’re Dead”
Makes me want to cry (in the van, in front of my entire band).
6. City and Colour – “As Much As I Ever Could”
Makes me think dirty thoughts (yes, dirty thoughts in the van).
7. Randy Newman – “Little Boxes”
Makes me happy and forget about the fact that we still have seven hours left to go in this damn van until we arrive in Austin.
8. Empire of the Sun – “Tiger By My Side”
Nothing to say other than I simply can’t wait to see this band this weekend.
9. Stevie Wonder – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”
Makes me think about making babies (no, not in this van).
10. My Morning Jacket – “Golden”
Hands down one of the best roadtrip song’s of all time.