Smashing Pumpkins – The Boy
(B-Side of 1979, USA, 1996.)
One of my favourite James Iha-Smashing Pumpkins songs. Embodies the pureness, innocense, naivety and insecurity of being in love.
ZWAN – El Sol
(Mary Star Of The Sea, USA, 2002.)
And while we’re at it (Billy Corgan et al), a wonderfully light ZWAN song that fits the season :)
Architecture in Helsinki – Wishbone
(In Case We Die, Australia, 2005.)
A very addictive, cute-sy song that might send you bouncing through the whole house.
Editors – French Disco
(All Sparks EP, UK, 2006.)
A Stereolab cover, but done in a purely Editors-style. I want to have sex with Tom’s voice.
Schrottgrenze – Am gleichen Meer
(Chateau Schrottgrenze, Germany, 2006.)
While the music might not be exactly on the innovative side of things, the lyrics are disquietingly realistic.
Shout Out Louds – A Track And A Train
(Howl Howl Gaff Gaff, Sweden, 2005.)
Just a nice little song to sing along to.
Seachange – In
(On Fire, With Love, UK, 2006.)
Oh, I love their new album but this song in particular because it features the most addictive chorus ever, it just makes me dizzy, literally. Fantastic lyrics!
Stars – Calendar Girl
(Set Yourself On Fire, Canada, 2005.)
This song keeps a perfect balance of beauty and pathos. Highly recommended.