“Alex Trebek” – The Fleshtones
I wouldn’t say this is a novelty song, but it comes close. Regardless of how serious it is or is not, it is absolutely delightful.
“Bottom Feeders” – Tim Cohen
A nutty song for nutty times. Something about this makes me think of my early college years. I’m not sure exactly what elicits that feeling, though.
“Underneath the Roses” – Paul Jacobs
Another song that doesn’t necessarily fit into the normal fare of these playlists. I dig it’s freak out-folk vibe.
“Price of Blue” – Flock of Dimes
Jenn Wasner is always morphing her sound, so you never know what her next Flock of Dimes/Wye Oak effort will sound like. Here she pushes FoD more in the direction of Wye Oak. The result is fantastic.
“Pedestrian at Best” – Lynks
Who knew you could turn Courtney Barnett tracks into funky jams for the clubs?
“Hush” – Kula Shaker
God damn, I forgot what a badass song this is! I caught it the other day on SiriusXM’s Lithium 90s channel and immediately added it to this week’s playlist. Originally recorded in 1967 by Billy Joe Royal, Kula Shaker’s 1997 version appeared on the soundtrack for I Know What You Did Last Summer. Kula Shaker had a little moment in the late ’90s where they cranked out a few terrific tracks and then disappeared.