This is my Sad Sunday playlist #33 RIP SCOTTIE PIPPEN, just kidding. Feeltrip is dying, we are all moving, we will never see each other again, I am getting older, nobody found love here, so many bad tattoos, so many hangovers, so much work….so much work. God bless you all.
1. Galaxy 500 – Tell me
The entire Galaxy 500 On Fire LP is pure heartbreak. This song though…It’s the total I love you but you don’t love me back tune.
2. MGMT – Someone’s missing
Super underrated LP that Adam has been playing a lot lately, not sure if this is my favorite song but the last hook at the end is just great.
3. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best
Apparently Lauren (from Sister Crystals) asked Alex to play this song when they played at Feeltrip last year but apparently it takes that much out of him emotionally to perform it that he hardly performs it live anymore….Goddamn.
4. John Maus – Bennington
John Maus is the most self tortured human being. Just read this whole story here
5. Pure X – Someone Else
Save this song for a breakup or if you wanna die or something
Also, this….just awesome.
These are two bands you should become familiar with, if you already are then lets reminisce!
The Rentals is/was Matt Sharps band after he left Weezer. Synth Hooks and fuzz guitars and lots of falsettos. Matt Sharp always had the hottest keyboard players as well. Maya Rudolph was the touring keyboardist for many years before joining the cast of SNL. Lets go through a bunch of videos and songs.
Oddly I enjoy this demo version of Barcelona more, back when it was called California. This was recorded in 1995, I bet you could submit this to some A&R and tell em its some slacker kids from The Bay and P4k would go bananas.
Live minus most original members lols.
and the full fucking album
Sara Radle former keyboardist/vocalist/bassist of The Rentals went on to do a bunch of solo stuff, total babe and super talented.
Also funny sidenote, Cherielynn Westrich, the hot blonde keyboardist you see in a lot of the early Rentals videos went on to make a bunch of other weird bands and somehow ended up picking up auto mechanics as a hobby and eventually ended up on the show OVERHAULIN. WEIRD
The Muffs is Kim Shattucks band. She is the Muffs. She is one of the most underrated female performers of the 90s. She still a babe now too, and shes almost 50. Whats up with babes from the 90s still being babes? (see Gwen Stefani). They didn’t bust any charts up but hopefully they made a few bones from their cover of “Kids in America” which was on the Clueless soundtrack.
BONUS: Our favorite internet curator Doing a laptop cover of The Muffs
Pretty Rad huh? See ya later
I’m about to go to the corner store to buy ice cream and cigarettes because what good is your loneliness without either of those 2 things and a sad bastard playlist?
Here is my ice cream and cigarettes playlist for a lonely depressed adult.
1. Daniel Johnston – True Love Will Find You in The End
Daniel Johnston says true love will find you in the end, but I would prefer it if it found me sometime real real soon, or maybe even the not too distant future. What good is true love when I’m fucking dead Daniel?
2. Ariel Pink – Oceans of Weep
A dolphin had died And thousands did cry …. The opening lyrics make me want to die before the song ends, or at least burn through a few cigarettes. ….There is a weird part towards the end of the song where you hear Harry Nilsson, which brings us to this.
3. Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s talking at me
Harry Nilsson is on the top of everyone’s sad old bastard playlist. This may not be lyrically the saddest thing the dude’s recorded but it’ll keep you down in ice cream mode til the next jam. If you wanna get into that hysterical depression where everything is funny and sad at the same time and you are in that weird odd place where you can’t tell if you are laughing or crying, then I suggest Harry Nilsson – You’re breaking my heart right here
4. Beach House – Real Love (Itunes sessions recording)
There are two types of Beach house listeners, the “in love with their boyfriend/girlfriend” listeners that fucks to their music, or the sad lonely asshole listeners who cry to it. Seriously. Post a Beach House video and watch the comments roll in. This version of Real Love is kind of a hidden gem. Confession: I’ve never had sex to Beach House.
5. Rhye – The Fall
See you guys next week! Don’t you love these songs?
I want to hate Diarrhea Planet so much, solely because their band name is begging for it. The more I listen to it the more I want to find something wrong with them but I just can’t. This album flies through fast as shit. You forget how stupid the lyrics are ( google: Ghost with a boner), and you forget you are listening to a band called Diarrhea Planet, and all the feel goods from every happy hook ever is pumping you right back to life. Everyone and their mothers will pull out the Andrew WK card, which is fair, but whatever. Listen to this LP when you are down, or depressed, or if you are nervous about asking the girl you like out for some slurpees.
Conclusion – It feels good. Apparently, they are one of the best live bands happening at the moment too.