MiTunes: September '08

4 Oct

The premise: one CD’s worth of the best songs I’ve heard throughout the month.

The sources: 89.3 The Current, Pandora, XM and various sites on the web.

The criteria: (1) the songs have to be obscure, underground and/or mostly forgotten, and (2) they must be pop friendly.

The gist: I wade through music’s vast soundscape (listening nearly all day, every day) to discover the hidden pop gems. This is a monthly series devoted to bringing you songs that are universally appealing yet mostly unknown.

1. “Throwin’ Shapes” – Minus the Bear
2. “Strong Man” – Nino Moschella
3. “Tell Me Who You Gonna Marry?” – Paul Westerberg
4. “Heart it Races” – Dr. Dog
5. “Safety Bricks” – Kevin Drew
6. “Furr” – Blitzen Trapper
7. “Susan’s House” – Eels
8. “Tight Tee Shirt” – Benji Hughes
9. “Cape Canaveral” – Conor Oberst
10. “Automatic Message” – Ian Ball
11. “Stuck To You” – Nikka Costa
12. “Happens to All Us Otherwise” – Bound Stems
13. “Buildings & Mountains” – The Republic Tigers
14. “Benson Hedges” – Fun
15. “Gold & Warm” – Bad Veins
16. “The Blue Route” – Walkmen


5 Responses to “MiTunes: September '08”

  1. RandBall's Stu October 4, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    You going to one of the Hold Steady/DBT shows in November?

  2. RandBall's Stu October 4, 2008 at 3:34 pm #

    Also, you can get Furr free and legally from the SubPop website:

    Sounds like Cat Stevens, and I mean that in a positive way.

  3. Cool Rut October 4, 2008 at 4:15 pm #

    That Benji Hughes song is uber-stupid. It has been struck from the playlist.

  4. B. October 5, 2008 at 10:57 am #

    Stu – I’m 50/50 on the Hold Steady show in November. Cool Rut will probably force me to go, since the only time he departs his beloved suburb is for a First Ave concert.

  5. RandBall's Stu October 6, 2008 at 5:52 am #

    Neat. The CMS & I will be at the Saturday show, throwing out the vibe.

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