June 30, 2010

Oh, it’s the last time we’ll fall in love

I’ve been enjoying the lazy warmth of summer these weeks, filling my off-hours with outdoor adventures (and, okay, an inordinate amount of soccer viewing in pubs). Partly because I’ve been working feverishly on my summer mix for 2010, but all I seem to want to listen to these days is airy, lilting, easygoing music to soundtrack the gorgeousness outside.

During the winter, I’m all about good-to-be-sad albums like Love Is Hell or Midnight Organ Fight, but dang it feels good to open up the windows and air out the other half of my musical collection. When I lived in California, it was almost always nice outside and I do believe I appreciated it less. Now I look out the window and remember when everything was covered in ice and snow, and I listen to songs like this new one from Philadelphia trio Good Old War. Last summer they kept me happy for months with their song “Coney Island,” and here they do it again with a visit to the Sargent House’s Glassroom Sessions.

It’s effervescent, and summery, and lovely.

My Own Sinking Ship – Good Old War



374241417-1Good Old War’s self-titled sophomore album just came out at the beginning of June on Sargent House Records. Stream the whole thing. The band is on tour all this summer (with Brandi Carlile, the Xavier Rudd, then someone else cool) and I hear from someone who just saw their show that “it felt like a campfire,” with everyone singing along to all the words.

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  • Nice to see Good Old War on here again. I got interested in them after they turned up on your Stomp/Clap mix a while back. That mix was a big hit at our summer hangout/cookout this year so thanks BTW! I caught these guys a few weeks ago in Tampa and it was pretty surprising just how many people knew every word to their songs. I felt a little left out having just discovered them but they have a way of making you feel right at ease as if that show were happening in your own backyard. I also love that they are offering the cd to stream and buy direct on their website. Here’s a link to my blog about the show if you like.
    http://tampastreetmarket.blogspot.com/2010/06/good-old-war-at-orpheum-it-takes-lot-of.html
    Also, they ended up on my summer 2010 mix that I just sent out to my friends this last week. I’ll be interested to see what other intersections our mixes share! Keep up the great work…

    Charles — July 1, 2010 @ 10:15 am

  • hooray for good old war! “coney island” is definitely on the list of songs that keep me sane while driving in crazy traffic.

    Faith — July 1, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

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