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Weekly Playlist – Snow

With winter on its way out, it’s time to appreciate the cold, snow, and ice with an appropriate playlist. Wrap up in something warm, make some hot chocolate, and enjoy some songs about chilling. Literally.

Distant Stations Podcast Episode 6: So Many Horses to Kill

The sixth episode of the Distant Stations podcast is now available for your listening pleasure.

Topics of discussion: Pardon our errant yelping, Zach Braff problems, Sunset Rubdown’s Dragonslayer, Atmosphere’s When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint That Shit Gold, The For Carnation’s The For Carnation (with guest reviewer Ryan Usher), Mark Kozelek is kind of a dick, and SXSW: the annual Austin shit blizzard.

Download it here, or listen below.

Weekly Playlist – Ghosts

Did you know that March is the most haunted month of the year? Sure, you’d think it’d be October or November. I certainly did. But you’d be dead wrong. Blame the Romans or something. Regardless, in keeping with that arcane bit of spiritual trivia, here’s a playlist about ghosts, phantoms, hauntings, and shades. Keep yourself safe out there – watch out for vengeful spirits, and always keep some kosher salt on hand. Ghosts hate that shit.

 

New Single: “Heavy” by Linkin Park feat. Kiiara

by Keegan King

What the fuck is wrong with 2017? Seriously. Did someone find my old iPod from the 10th grade and think: You know what? We need all these bands to release some new singles this year just to fuck with this guy. I feel like his nostalgic angst will be the fuel that lights 2017 ablaze.

…anyway here’s “Wonderwall”

 

 

Just kidding. This is a new Linkin Park song. Kind of.

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Distant Stations Podcast Episode 5: Boys and Girls and Boys in America

The fifth episode of the Distant Stations podcast is now available for your listening pleasure.

Topics of discussion: Suicide Squad won a goddamn Oscar, Fuck La La Land, Panic! At the Disco’s Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die, The Hold Steady’s Boys and Girls in America

Download it here, or listen below.

Distant Stations Podcast Episode 4: What Are You Willing to Lose?

The fourth episode of the Distant Stations podcast is now live.

Topics of discussion: Lucero’s 1372 Overton Park, The New Radical’s Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too, thinly-disguised hero worship of David Duchovny and John Darnielle, and a double dose of Sufjan Stevens (with guest reviewer Ansley).

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Weekly Wednesday Playlist – Valentine’s Edition

I know I’m a day late to the party here, but here’s a Valentine’s-themed playlist to soundtrack the rest of your week. Whether you’re a grumbling cynic or a hopeless romantic, there’s something for you here – 31 songs about love, heartbreak, secretive trysts, and Kafka’s sex life. Enjoy.

this is some songs about cities

Here’s another playlist to get you through the weekend. Hit the town. Paint it red. Or black. Whatever your preferred color of town-painting. Revel in the sounds of the city.

solipsism and the fragile male ego, or, why high fidelity ruined my 20’s

 

by Jeffrey Echert

“Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?”

No, Rob. You’re miserable because you’re an asshole with all of the personal growth potential of a shrinky dink, and you listen to pop music because you’re an obsessive misanthrope.

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this is some songs about flowers

Here’s this week’s Distant Stations themed playlist, courtesy of yours truly. Enjoy!

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