Monthly music: march 20

March – what a weird month. It kind of felt painfully long and short at the same time… I can’t explain it. The weeks flew by yet the days themselves went by slowly if that makes sense (yes, I am aware that everything I am writing here is contradictory… sorry).

My music taste this month was mostly rock: The first half of March very much still felt like February to me, which is why there is a lot of The Voidz included (again). The second half was for the most part a mix of 60s and 70s rock inspired music *sigh*.

☀︎ What have you been listening to this month? Telleth me, lief friends of the Internet, I needeth thy suggestions! (…no idea why this turned into Shakespearean language, it just sometimes…happens. Oops) ☀︎


MARCH PLAYLIST

Pyramid of Bones – The Voidz

Crunch Punch – The Voidz

Mars For The Rich – King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizzard

On The Beach – Neil Young

Crying All The Time – Alexandra Savior

Unconscious Melody – Preoccupations

Can’t Nobody Love You – The Zombies

After Hours – The Weeknd

Your Love (Déjà Vu) – Glass Animals

Daisy – Pond

Cosmic Gloom – Quelle Rox

Lady Luck – Richard Swift

Never The Same – STRFKR

PRIDE. – Kendrick Lamar

LUST. – Kendrick Lamar

Jazzhound – The Buttertones


Pyramid of Bones by The Voidz

Julian Casablancas, I am in love with everything you do. The Voidz going into experimental metal territory just…works. Hell, the Voidz could produce a romantic ballad and it would work. My point is: they are gloriously weird, original in everything they do, wacky, full of surprises and simply so, so talented. I wish more people knew about them.

On The Beach by Neil Young

The world is turning. I hope it don’t turn away.

I am careful when using the word masterpiece but this track (and the whole album for that matter) deserves to be recognized as one. GOD DAMN IS IT GOOD. It is the full package. A gem. I dare say it is part of the best album Neil Young has ever written and one of his best songs for sure. It might be my favourite song of his. And that guitar solo!! …Perfection. Everything about thing song contributes to its soulful, aching, chilling, bleak, desolate, painfully beautiful sound.

Though my problems are meaningless,

that don’t make them go away.

Cosmic Gloom – Quelle Rox

A song suggested to me through Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist – and I believe I know why. The beginning sounds so much like Chamber Of Reflection by Mac DeMarco, one of my favourite songs.

Cosmic Gloom truly lives up to its track title; It puts you in an endless state of relaxed melancholy; a 70s-sounding track that is soothing and hopeless at the same time. It even distantly reminds me of Tame Impala.

I sit on the stoop smoke my cigarette

Waiting for your call but you never did

So I wave to the flowers, gotta say hi to my friends

My high loneliness is more

Comforting than your cold

It’s getting old, it’s getting old, it’s getting old

Lady Luck by Richard Swift

My love for Richard Swift is hard to put into words. I first discovered him through indie rock band The Shins, for which he played the piano from 2011-2016. Lady Luck, along with Would You?, The Bully and Broken Finger Blues is definitely one of my favourites out of Swift’s solo career. His music has such a classic 60s sound to it (which I adore), you would never guess that it was produced in the 2000s.

Sadly, Swift passed away in 2018. When I found out about this last year, I was devastated. Such a brilliant soul taken from the world far too soon; Though he will continue to live through his music, hopefully for the rest of time.

PRIDE. by Kendrick Lamar

I must admit that when Kendrick’s album DAMN. first came out, I was more preoccupied with some of the other tracks on the album. But now, PRIDE. has become a staple that I find myself coming back to repeatedly. What is incredible about this song is the fact that one of my favourite artists, Steve Lacy, produced it… ON HIS iPHONE (in classic Steve Lacy fashion). The guitar sounds in PRIDE. faintly remind me of Pink Floyd, the song itself is just… ah! Close to perfection.

Hell-raising, wheel-chasing, new worldy possessions

Flesh-making, spirit-breaking, which one would you lessen?

The better part, the human heart

You love ’em or dissect ’em

Happiness or flashiness? How do you serve the question?

See, in the perfect world, I would be perfect, world

I don’t trust people enough beyond they surface, world

I don’t love people enough to put my faith in man

Jazzhound by The Buttertones

The Buttertones is an extremely underrated band that has been on my radar for a while now. Jazzhound is part of their brand new album by the same name which is set to release on April 10th. What I like about this song in particular is that it almost has a very post-punk, nostalgic, 60s surf rock feel to it. It kind of reminds me of a mix between The Doors and Johnny Kidd & The Pirates.


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7 thoughts on “Monthly music: march 20

    1. Rex and Childish – what a perfect combo. I really got into Gambino’s new album this month… So many good tracks, so much love and creativity in every single one! I’m sane for the most part, music definitely helps in this time of social distancing. Hope you’re doing well too Mia! xx

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    1. Oh wowowow RnB was not what I was expecting to hear from you. But I LOVE IT! Roy Woods gives me the feels every time (lol this sounds more basic than my love for iced lattes). New. Music. Is. The. Freaking. Best. It. Makes. Me. So. Excited!!!

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  1. At the moment I’m listening to australian rap group hilltop hoods. They have some brilliant songs! Cosby sweater and exit sign are my two favourites. Other than that, indie playlists are constantly on repeat for me as well as the song catch and release by matt simons.

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    1. Never heard of Hilltop Hoods until now, but I just checked out some songs of theirs out and AAAHH! Thank you for your recommendation!! I love Leave Me Lonely and The Nosebleed Section – they exude such happy, fun & dancey vibes.

      And Catch & Release is such a classic, beautiful song.

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