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Friday Four: Road trip

Photo via Chen Kuei Bao (who I am completely obsessed with)

Today’s the day! In a couple hours we’re driving out of the city to spend the weekend in a little New Hampshire town only minutes from Vermont. There are only a couple of things I enjoy more than a good road trip (dim sum, 80% off sales, lounging, rabbits, etc) but they are so few and far between it seems so being over-excited is inevitable. I’m going to try hard not to be that guy in the passenger’s seat controlling the tunes so I’ll just do that here instead. In a perfect world, here’s what would add to the vehicular ambiance.

St. Augustine – Tell Me When the Lights Turn Green

I have a thing for covers. I honestly cannot get enough of them. Originally performed by the band Dexys Midnight Runners in the 80s, “Tell Me When the Lights Turn Green” was a bombastic, horn-filled party tune. As interpreted by St. Augustine, it’s melancholic and warbling with hints of Antony and Will Oldham.

Sonny & The Sunsets – Too Young To Burn

Said the Gramophone is one of my favorite music blogs ever. This song accompanied a really great piece by one of their guest writers, Emma Healy. It’s low-key and drawling and completely captures the disengaged and sometimes blasé nature of youth.

Oh Land – Rainbow (Acoustic)

Oh Land, aka Nanna Øland Fabricius, is probably the top file in my cabinet titled “Where the hell did you come from?” Apparently she’s been around the music scene since 2008 but has just started popping up everywhere in the past couple of months. Well deserved.

Belle & Sebastian – For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea

One of my favorite car tunes. Enough said.

Celebrate Easter or Passover or Earth Day! Enjoy your weekend!

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