Wednesday, February 17, 2010


For some of you, Valentine's Day is a wondrous time to spend with your most beloved. It can be a time of reflection or re-dedication, to have and to cherish that important person in your life as long as you possibly can.

For others, the big V-Day can be a devastating reminder of your own loneliness. Who wants to see so many other couples happy, when you can't find that shared comfort with someone yourself??

Well, this mix isn't for either of the above. This special Valentine's Day playlist is for the vast majority of you who are in relationships but probably shouldn't be. You know what I'm talking about... at least your friends know what I'm talking about when they talk about your dullard boyfriend behind your back.

This is for that certain someone who you once slept with and then started dating and now lingers in your one-bedroom apartment as a constant reminder of your shallowness and low self-esteem. This is for that ex who you keep calling at 2 in the morning because you're afraid of sleeping alone. If you see nothing but a reflection of the lie that you call a relationship every time you stare into your partner's eyes? Yes! Yes! Yes! This is the playlist for you.

'Doesn't she realize this cold, falling rain is an
obvious metaphor for our depreciating relationship?'

(Check out our So-I-Settled-For-You Valentine's Day Playlist after the jump)

Ben Folds - You to Thank
Nothing complicates a break-up quite like a marriage.

Beach House - Real Love
Maybe it's the lyrics ('real love, it finds you somewhere with your back to it."), or maybe it's the dreary piano that makes me think this song is more about how 'Real Love' doesn't exist.

Hot Chip - Crap Kraft Dinner
We don't even have 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'... we just have a box of cheap macaroni with a packet of dried chemical cheese. At least it was on sale for .79 cents. We'll always have that...

OK Go - Oh Lately It's so Quiet
After she's done tormenting you, certainly she's found somebody else to make completely miserable... or at least someone to complain about you to.

La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy
Oh, oh, look at me, I see right through you and your shallow games 'cuz my name is La Roux and I have really fancy hair...

David Gray - Ain't No Love
Never before has a more beautiful song been written to tell someone that you don't love them. Now that's like getting down on one knee just to say, "I think we should see other people."

Micachu - Eat Your Heart
This little critter (every time I hear this band name... I think of some little Pokemon-esque creature) just wants to nibble and gnaw away at your emotions.

Black Ghosts - Some Way Through This
When push comes to shove, and pinch comes to... strangle... Love can be an ugly, messy, violent beast of a disease. Or, ya know... all peaches and rainbows.

Cold War Kids - We Used to Vacation
It's not you, it's me... and my alcohol problem... and those annoying kids you helped spawn... and how my soul feels like it's rotting away from the inside every time I look at you, and- okay, honestly? It's really just you.

Blitzen Trapper - Not Your Lover
Dreams are so much more honest than real life. (Especially sexy dreams!)

The National - Start a War
Between you and me? You could do way better than her anyway. Better a war than the slow-death you're suffering now.

Stars - Your Ex-Lover is Dead
When it's all said and done, you'll look at this new stranger you once shared a life with and you might not even remember what they meant to you... in this case, you might not even remember their name.


  1. you have a good taste in music but I'm a bit dissapointed that you dont use newer songs in your tweets/playlists/etc. I loved stars and cold war kids... when I was sixteen in '06. Lots of great songs have come out since then bro.
    But yeah, excellent stuff so far. if you add some pretty pictures, newer songs, expand the styles you listen to (lo-fi, folk, chillwave, cmon!) i'll probably actually read this blog.
    good luck bro.

  2. Only a 19 year old could talk about 2006 like it was something of folk-lore. :-) Thanks for checking us out, Porky. We blip music every day via @Indieseed on Twitter. You'll find most of it tends to be new stuff. Once a week, I'll be posting these playlists and they'll revolve more around a theme than their newness.