Let’s face it, late February/early March sucks. Here in the Midwest, it means dwindling lumps of dirty snow, cold winds, and grey skies. And if you’re a student, it means midterms, papers, and the slow countdown to Spring Break.
In light of this misery, PTB brings you Volume 1 of its Now That’s What I Call Boogie series, Pullin’ Through, with five tracks we hope will help you grind your way through these last few weeks before the promise of warmer, sunnier, and altogether happier days returns.
“Olympic Airwaves” – Foals – Antidote (Sub Pop)
A song inspired by being stuck in Heathrow airport seems appropriate somehow.
“Bones” – Fanfarlo – Rooms Filled With Light (Atlantic)
“Glowing Mouth” – Milagres – Glowing Mouth (Kill Rock Stars)
Any band that can sound like Fleet Foxes, TV On the Radio, and Grizzly Bear in one song is alright in my book. If you dig it, you can check out the rest of the album here.
“Balance” – Future Islands – In Evening Air (Thrill Jockey)
We featured this song on the February 19th show and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since. Good stuff.
“Friends of Friends” – Hospitality – Hospitality (Merge)
Great song, and you gotta love the video. Arrested Development fans might recognize the protagonist.
That’s all for this time! Check back with the blog for future installments of Now That’s What I Call Boogie, and remember, you can always request any songs you’d like to hear on the show by visiting our Contact page or tweeting at us @PTBat9.