You guys can keep your Kanye, I’ll be over here listening to this badass R.E.M. bootleg that Owen tipped us all to ages ago.
burningbrooklynbridges asked: 10 and 12!
10: A song that makes you sad
I actually skip through most sad songs these days, but I always listen to this one. I’m 99% positive John wrote this based off of his own life, but I couldn’t say for certain. It seems way to personal to have been written from afar.
12: A song from your preteen years
Oh man, I don’t remember much music that I chose to listen to before I was a teenager, but my sister used to play Abbey Road all the damn time, so this is definitely the best representation of my preteen music years.
icarntspell asked: 9, 22, 28
These are all songs that represent the concepts, but not necesarily are my number one favorite song for each idea. (Phew, took that pressure off of myself.)
9: A song that makes you happy
This is the ringtone I have on my phone for when my sister calls, because she loves this song, so every time it comes on I’m reminded of her and that makes me pretty happy.
22: A song that moves you forward
Every time I hear this song I get a spring in my step (or a little more weight on the pedal), pretty literally moving me forward. It also seemed like a good side one track one for a band that seemed to gain 10x as many fans overnight (and just as many haters). This song seems to say this is us, love us or leave us, we’re going to keep on moving.
28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love
Kevin Devine is by far my favorite singer-songwriter dude out there, and while he doesn’t have the prettiest voice it’s one I absolutely love, and this song is not only a great example of it but also of his songwriting.
The Shouting Matches record is perfect deck-sitting music.
It might end up being my album of the summer.