Thursday, July 22, 2010

road trip music

With Monday rapidly approaching, I'm trying to make sure I have some clutch music on my iPod to hold Keith and I over on the drive.  He'll also have his iPod, but sometimes, he likes to get a little more country than I do.  I get about as country as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, which I feel like is the hipster, indie-alternative version of country.

Regardless, I realized that my iPod was missing Supertramp, so I'm currently rectifying that now. I'm generally of the indie-alternative persuassion.  To give you an idea of what I'm into, I really enjoy Local Natives, Le Loup (who are now in the Blackberry commercials! Check them out!), fun. (currently in the Sprint commercials, I think?), Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, Good Old War, Rilo Kiley and other fun stuff.  I listen to all types really (Lord knows my two favorites are 311 and The Beatles and that I've been known to throw it down to Jay-Z and some other glorious rap songs), so give me some recommendations so Keith and I don't get bored of our iPods.  Bonus points if it's a song about driving/road trips, even if it's not of the kind of music I listed.

In the meantime, I'm going to finally bask in "Give a Little Bit" since I've somehow lived this long without it on my iPod.


  1. sounds like you have a sweet playlist in the works! (I love fleet foxes, vampire weekend, band of horses and le loup too!!)

    if you need more music, check these out:
    Cults - Go Outside
    Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
    Neon Trees - Animal

    these songs are part of my summer staples right now!

    i hope your drive goes smoothly. ♥

  2. Ooh I'm going to suggest some, not sure if you'll like them though! I'd lean more on rock for a road trip. I'll give it a shot

    Don't Stop Me Know- Queen
    Any AC/DC but Highway to Hell is adapt!
    The Beatles is always good,Drive My Car is another good themed one!
    Call Me-Blondie
    Living On A Prayer-Bon Jovi7
    Viva Las Vegas- Elvis
    Standing in the Way Of Control (Soulwax Version)- The Gossip
    Johnny Got A Boom Boom-Imelda May
    Sunny Afternoon- The Kinks
    Suddenly I See- KT Tunstell
    In For the Kill- La Roux
    Driving in My Car-Madness (anything upbeat from Madness actually)

    Hmmm, basically take some classic rock, mix in a bit of dance, lots of 80s and stuff you can sing/screech along too and that's my perfect playlist!

  3. Oh and lots of songs with California in the title!!

    California- Phantom Planet
    Californication-Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Dani California-RHCP again
    California Girls-Katy Perry
    California Love- 2pac
    California Dreamin'- The Mamas and The Papas
    Straight Outa Compton-N.W.A.
    Hollywood-Marina and the Diamonds
    Hotel California- The Eagles
    LA Woman-The Doors
    Sweet Dreams My LA Ex-Rachel Stevens

    Cheesy, me?! Hope it all goes well for you!

  4. It's too late, but my favorite road trip song of all time is Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show. Listen to it as you move your things into your new apartment!