The clear vowels rise like ballons. The theme of this faux-Friday is panic attacks & conversations. Play these songs when all your friends are getting married, while you realize you have no idea what to do with your life, or if you want to participate in a one-sided, rhythmic conversation. Here's a playlist with all the songs: the playlist with all the songs.
1. Avant Gardener - Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett, self-described doofus: 'Every day I have some sort of breakdown.' This song is about having an 'allergy-induced anxiety attack' while gardening. It inspires both nothing and everything.
2. What I Am - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
A song about what I am; philosophy; religion; choking in shallow water; and so on. If you pay too much attention it might stop making sense. If you pay any attention it might stop making sense.
3. Pot Kettle Black - Wilco
Every moment is a little bit later. I'd like to believe the singing is cathartic; the listening, more surely so.
4. Cottonmouth - the FINKS
Happy-sad sing-song guy-girl Australian rock.
5. Melanie - TV Girl
There's this girl named Melanie. She looks a lot like Jane. Jane looks a lot like Amy, who looks a lot like Emily. Melanie never really talks to you. She's always looking across the room, at someone who just came inside.