It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had a proper playlist. The new music has dried up just a hair and I haven’t had much time to devote to what is available over the past couple weeks. I’ve hacked together something to keep you occupied for a half hour or so, including two amazing videos.

“Evergreen” – Bendigo Fletcher
There is a lot going on in this song, veering through several different sources of inspiration. I have no idea how to categorize it. So I will just file it under Awesome and leave it at that.

“Personality Girlfriend” – Desperate Journalist
Another song with a variety of influences. This London band takes on some of the double standards and unfair expectations woman have to face daily.

“If It Happens” – We Were Promised Jetpacks
WWPJ came along at a glorious moment in the late ’00s when there was a glut of outstanding indie rock bands from Scotland. Over the years they’ve mellowed and smoothed out some edges. This song shows that you can age gracefully in the indie rock world.

“Quiet Little Voices” – We Were Promised Jetpacks
Why not go back to the first WWPJ song I ever fell in love with?

“Summertime” – The Sundays
Mother Nature keeps fucking around, but we are about to hit several days of hot, humid, and mostly dry weather. It finally feels like summertime.

“So This Is Love” – Van Halen
This is apparently a long-lost video VH recorded for an Italian TV show in 1982 that has finally found the light of day. It is insanely amazing. Everyone I shared it with made a similar comment about how much cocaine had to have been ingested when this was filmed. And what the hell is Dave trying to do to those dinosaurs? He may have been the rockstar who would literally fuck anything. Nice of him to show off his junk to all of Italy, too. Perhaps that’s why this performance disappeared for nearly 40 years. The world is a better place now that we can all enjoy this.

“Wolf Like Me” – TV on the Radio
Man, I had never seen this performance before. It is 1000% fantastic.