I promised an extra-thick playlist last week. To be honest, I really didn’t deliver. Since it’s a holiday weekend, I’ll recommit myself to dropping a heaping helping of high quality tunes on your ears.

“Don’t Turn Around” – Crystal Eyes
I know it’s dumb when I say things like “This band sounds like they are/are not from this place.” Because unless a band exclusively plays instruments that are native to their homes, all groups share some level of DNA. Still, I would not have guessed this band was from Canada. Then again, I don’t know where I would have placed them, as they aren’t really European or American. Which I guess makes them pretty Canadian, right? Anyway, dig the combination of sounds here.

“Tears of Joy” – Peace Ritual
“Throw It All Away” – The Clockworks
Do The Kids still call songs bangers? If so, I think both of these bang.

“Fear of Art” – THUMPER
Another banger, but I need to bring attention to the lead singer’s name: Oisín Leahy Furlong. Irish names rule.

“Still Life” – Carson McHone
The second extremely tasty track off of McHone’s Still Life album.

“Sure Shot” – Beastie Boys
I’ve been watching season two of Patriot this week. This is that season’s theme song. I’m thankful that Amazon’s “Skip Intro” button doesn’t work most of the time because then I get to listen to this again.

“The Electric Co.” – U2
We’re getting nutty! We had power issues for about 14 hours Thursday thanks to storms that blew through. Our electric company spent a few hours both fixing the issue then wiping out a whole area of vines and limbs that threatened the line that leads to our house. So props to them!

“Good Friday” – Cowboy Junkies
A very good Friday to you all. Not sure if the story Margo Timmons sings here matches up exactly with what our girls have learned in Catholic school.

“Easter – Acoustic” – Strand of Oaks
This was in my Spotify Release Radar playlist this morning, and also seems appropriate for the weekend.

“What’s Done Is Done” – Delta Spirit
Before he achieved some level of fame, lead singer Matthew Logan Vasquez worked in a facility that helped adults with disabilities transition into more independent lives. To honor World Down Syndrome Day last month, the band released this video for the first song off their upcoming album. It’s a really well-done and very sweet mini movie. Oh, and the song is an absolute banger.