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The Plumbing Info Alt Pop Playlist #21

A long time ago I said that I wouldn’t go over 13 songs in my playlists. It turns out that I lied. When the playlist bug takes control I can’t stop myself. I

Alt Pop Playlist

First Aid Kit

end up feeling bad for the song I left behind. So my lists have grown a bit, you can sue me if you’d like but I think you’ll like my additions. This playlist is a little different in the way it was put together. Because using Spotify makes it so damn easy to enjoy music both new and old, when I hear a good tune I just save the song. The only problem with that is that I end up forgetting I saved the song. So I decided to go back over the last year or so and gather all of the individual songs I saved and put them together in a nice little package. Yes I said “package” This is probably my favorite playlist right now. I’m trying not to listen to it over and over again for fear I will get sick of it. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.


The Lost Downloads Alt Pop Playlist #21

1.) History Eraser – Courtney Barnett – This chick is quite a lyricist and a star in the making.

2.) Seasons (Waiting On You) – Future Islands – The lead singer Samuel Herring sounds so much like Elton John it’s scary. Think Elton with an alt vibe. That’s not a bad combo believe me.

3.) Turn Me Up – Twin Shadow – Great groove, great pop alt tune.

4.) My Silver Lining – First Aid Kit – No matter how hopeful the lyrics are there is always and undercurrent of longing and sadness. I love First Aid Kit, they make you want to grab a cup of tea, a blankie and a box of tissue so you can journal and cry.

5.) Red Eyes – The War On Drugs – This is one of the best songs I’ve heard in awhile. You’ll be tapping your feet and rocking out at a about 1:50 and you’ll never look back.

First Aid Kit

Modest Mouse

6.) Lampshades On Fire – Modest Mouse – It’s Modest Mouse come on.

7.) I’m Only Joking – KONGOS – This song effing rocks. It’s the epitome of passive aggressive. I guarantee the KONGOS aren’t only joking.

8.) Thunder Clatter – Wild Cub – Another toe tapper.

9.) Cold Feet Killer – My Goodness

10.) Everywhere I Go – New Politics – This is a pretty popular song right now so chances are you’ve heard it before. I swear I liked it before it became popular.

11.) Kathleen – Catfish and the Bottlemen – My wife’s name is Catherine and she goes by Cathy. I like to send her songs that have her name spelled wrong or like the above which isn’t even her name. She never understands why I send them. It’s my own private joke.

12.) First – Cold War Kids – A deep cut, I think it’s the best song on their new record.

13.) Hold Back The River – James Bay – If you haven’t listened to James Bay this is a great place to start.

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14.) Geronimo – Sheppard – Another pop alt song that may become an earworm. You’ll be yelling “Geronimo” in no time. Try it, it’s fun.

15.) Jungle – X Ambassador

16.) The Best Day – Thurston Moore – FINALLY Thurston Moore sounding like he actually remembers what he sounded like while in Sonic Youth. No weird experimental crap.

17.) Trainwreck 1979 – Death From Above 1979

18.) Forgive & Forget – The Kooks

19.) Love is a Fast Song – Copeland – Copeland is my new jam. Another band I can’t believe I missed. You won’t regret listening to this one.


I’m going on record; this is my best alternative playlist especially if you want some new music to jam to. If you don’t like it you probably listen to Paula Abdul and Milli Vanilli.




Sean Kavanaugh

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