Bachelor pad music, the sequel

by GK on February 17, 2010 · 1 comment

It’s been a while since I released Volume 1 of my Apartment Jamz playlist, and I think I’m due for an update. Especially after I was talking with some friends last weekend about the music they’ve played when they had female company over, and Prince was topping the list.

I love “Purple Rain” as much as the next guy but I’ve got to think we can come up with some fresher tunes for those of you looking to set the mood for a date at home. So I sifted through my collection of recent music and came up with Volume 2. As you might know, I’m an indie-music nerd, and my playlist does reflect that. But here goes:

Diogenes Club — Do You Know How to Feel it?: No pun intended, honest! I just like the song.

Lindstrom and Christabelle — Lovesick

Phoenix — Too Young: If this song was good enough for Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson to romp to in the wee hours, it’s good enough for the rest of us.

Hockey — Work: This one sounds like it could have been done by disco-era Rod Stewart. And we know Rod Stewart is synonymous with romance.

Killa Kyleon — Swang Real Wide: The lone hip-hop entry on this list, and it’s more than worthy.

The Cure — Love Song: Yeah yeah, I knocked Prince as old. But this is The Cure we’re talking about. And I’ll never get tired of this song.

Velella Velella — Brass Ass: This is one of those obscure, funky songs that perhaps I and I alone would play with a girl over. But I chuckle at the thought of a nervous guy sitting on the couch next to his date, wondering when to kiss her, with the refrain “You’ve Got to Own it!” bouncing through his head. Maybe it’ll give him the push he needs.

Joker: Digidesign

Feist — Inside and Out: Again, no pun intended. Women like Feist!

Wild Beasts — The Fun Powder Plot: These guys just sound depraved to me. Maybe that’s why I like them.

Hot Toddy — I Need Love: I had to find a way to sneak a Barry White soundalike on this list. And here he is.

The XX — Heart Skipped a Beat: This band’s self-titled debut, released last year, seems made for steamy hipster lovin’, and it was my favorite album last year.

Memory Tapes — Green Knight

Grovesnor — Nitemoves: Bob Seger, eat your heart out.

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1 matrix February 17, 2010 at 11:30 am

good stuff man I’m going to have to check out some of these tunes….

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