:::this is the way the world ends:::

After the Explosions

I hope everyone had a great, safe, and relaxing Fourth of July.  And I hope at least one of us of won a prize in the Boat Parade.

I’m sharing the mix that is assisting me as I try to get back into the weekday grind.  I hope you enjoy.


01 Emma Pollock | Adrenaline
02 Von Südenfed | The Rhinohead
03 Scout Niblett | Dinosour Egg
04 The Early Years | Say What I Want To
05 Battles | Ddiamondd
06 Yeasayer | 2080
07 James Yorkston | Woozy With Cider
08 The Ponys | Double Vision
09 The Fall | Coach and Horses
10 Mumm-Ra | Out of the Question
11 White Rabbits | Dinner Party
12 Air Traffic | An End to All Our Problems
13 Minipop | Like I Do
14 The Polyphonic Spree | The Fragile Army
15 Laura Viers | Saltbreakers
16 Spoon | The Underdog
17 Voxtrot | Blood Red Blood
18 The Clientele | Isn’t Life Strange?
19 Trembling Blue Stars | Idyllwild
20 Bob Dylan | Huck’s Theme
21 Soulsavers | Spiritual
22 Editors | Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors
23 The New Pornographers | My Rights Versus Yours
24 Vampire Weekend | Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
25 Map of Africa | Bone
26 Oi Va Voi | Dissident
27 Okkervil River | Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe
28 The Twilight Sad | Cold Days From the Birdhouse
29 Art Brut | I Will Survive
30 The National | Start a War


  1. Tobias

    By the way, Track 3 reminds me of a cross between They Might Be Giants and Joanna Newsom….

  2. Shotts

    I thought I should mention that yesterday, down at the lake, we in fact took second place at the annual Boat Parade! Not a bad finish, considering we threw a bunch of schmaltzy Americana all over the boat and then the boat died in front of the judging area. I think we got the sympathy vote. But hey, a win is a win!

    I hope you all had a good mid-week holiday.

  3. Ned

    I’ve been listening to the Okkervil River tune of this list and enjoying it. Thanks for posting these tunes. It just takes me a while to listen through them.

  4. Ned

    I realized after reading the NY Times today that the title of Toby’s entry might seem to be referring to the Iraq bombing scene that killed at least 250 people, about which I am at a loss to comment on.

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