25 November 2020: A Very COVID-19 Thanksgiving

I had a bit of a shorter playlist this week, so I decided to have a little talk with Nate at the end. Hope you enjoy, and happy Thanksgiving!

Set 1

“The Modern Leper” by Frightened Rabbit

You know these guys by know. One of their best songs.

“Mystery and Misery” by Rainer Maria

Rainer Maria are more well known for their early work, but this album is pretty good too.

“Here Should Be My Home” by No Age

“Aubade (Morning Love Song)” by the Brave Little Abacus

I finally got around to listening to BLA and it’s quite good. There’s something oddly comforting about it; I can’t really explain it, since the lyrics are often pretty sad, but it feels homey as well. They’re more of an album band (although they only made two), but I wanted to include something by them. (Just a note, this isn’t on Apple Music. I believe the band is working on it, though; they just got on Spotify.)

“Evening/Morning” by Bombay Bicycle Club

“Yawn, Yawn, Yawn” by Les Savy Fav

“Charlie Black” and “Timmy Bowers” by Modern Baseball

I included these two together because they’re meant to be counterparts. They’re next to each other on the album, and the lyrics of “Timmy” reflect “Charlie”, with the former being the sadness after the initial excitement of a breakup in the former.

Set 2

“Pushing People” by Three Man Cannon

Found this group because some members played in Tigers Jaw. Don’t know much about them though.

“Underwhelmed” by Sloan

“Hanover Start Clapping” by Tellison

“(Don’t) Show Us Your Fangs” by Johnny Foreigner

“Basking in the Glow” by Oso Oso

Set 3

“You Know How I Do” by Taking Back Sunday

“Slow to Learn” by Manchester Orchestrea

“There’s No Secrets This Year” by Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups can be hit-or-miss, but this is one of the hits.

“Questions and Answers” by Biffy Clyro

“Meals on Wheels” by Tigers Jaw

I played this because for Thanksgiving we’re probably going to deliver the food to our family members and eat over a Zoom call, and one of my parents said it’s like meals on wheels.

Set 4

“Captive of the Sun (alternative version feat. Bun B)” by Parquet Courts feat. Bun B

The original album version of this song is great, but it’s really cool that they made this version too, especically since it works really well despite not having been written to feature a rap.

“Suki” by Unrest

“The Cave” by Mumford & Sons

People shit on Mumford and Sons, but they have some good songs.

“Rains in Asia” by Jump, Little Children


The last portion of the show I did as just a conversation with Nate. We ran over on time, but since this is all recorded we kept going a little longer.