Some really good albums from a couple of my all time favourite bands came out over the past month. And I got to spend a lot of time in a car with them this past weekend. These bands were the soundtrack to my late teens and early 20s and are so telling about my early millennial status. I discovered Spoon while watching The OC. Then I found The Shins when I fell in love with Zach Braff and his Garden State. I met Dirty Projectors when I moved to Cambodia and met all the young things from Brooklyn. And the story of Tennis fell into my lap while I was living the hipster wannabe story in London. Don’t you love it when music comes with a time and a place? True story: I catalog all of my music by the month and year it came into my life. There is indeed a soundtrack to my life. Not joking. I might actually be John Cusack from High Fidelity in the multiverse. Or Kevin Smith.
Oh right, Feist is coming out with her new album next month. 22 year old Tiff is going nuts. Here are the faves from everything I am spinning this week!
Spoon – Hot Thoughts, from their album of the same name.
The Shins – Name for You, from Heartworms.
Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart (ft. Dawn) from their self-titled album.
Tennis – Ladies Don’t Play Guitars, from Yours, Conditionally.
Feist – Pleasure, from her forthcoming album of the same name.