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Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Music--Just In Time For Summer!

Happy Memorial Day, everybody!! I hope your weekend was full of friends, family, and of course, FOOD (preferably messy barbecue-style-food). Mine certainly was--I was in Lake George with three of my closest friends (I'll be posting about that later in the week).

For now I wanted to leave you with a fun start-of-the-summer gift: new music! This playlist--inspired, of course, by Before I Fall--is brought to you by the fabulous Samantha (who, ahem, awesomely shares a first name with my protagonist!). I met Sam at a fabulous event I did at the Voracious Reader in Larchmont with the wonderful Gail Foreman (see my post on it here). It was obvious she had an encyclopedic knowledge of music and had really connected to the book, so I asked if she would be willing to do a Before I Fall-inspired playlist. And she did!

Check it out, below. If you're like me, there's nothing you like better than being introduced to new songs. So check 'em out, let me know what you think, and if you send any song recommendations...for my book, or just for the love of summer...send 'em my way!!

Also, make sure to check back later in the week for my BEA recap. And in the meantime: Summer 2010!!!!! Let's make it a good one.

Ain't No Rest For the Wicked by Cage the Elephant (theme song for Lindsay and her gang)

The City is at War by Cobra Starship

Electric Feel by MGMT

11th Dimension by Julian Casabalncas

The High Road by Broken Bells (the crash)

Help I'm Alive by Metric (pretty self explanatory)

Here it Goes Again by OK Go (Day 2)

Teenagers by My Chemical Romance

Last Nite by The Strokes

Breakeven by the Script

Heads Will Roll by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Giving Up the Gun by Vampire Weekend (day3)

Your English is Good by Tokyo Police Club

Troublemaker by Weezer

Can You Tell by Ra Ra Riot

Back Against the Wall by Cage the Elephant (Day 7)

Lisztomania by Phoenix

Jigsaw Falling Into Place by Radiohead

Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? by She and Him

M79 by Vampire Weekend

No Sunlight by Death Cab For Cutie

The Resolution by Jack's Mannequin

Life in Technicolor ii by Coldplay


Jessica Secret said...

MCR! Vampire Weekend! Cage The Elephant! Love those guys. I'll have to look the songs I haven't hear up. Thanks.

prophecygirl said...

Cobra Starship, MCR, The Script, MGMT, Coldplay, Jack's Mannequin, Death Cab... YES! What a fab playlist :)

Robby said...

Fabulous. :]

BethDazzled said...

Help I'm Alive by Metric & Here it Goes Again by OK Go are so dead on. Real life Sam has wicked taste in music. Investigating these songs will keep me busy today while I chill out--or rather sweat out--on my day off. Thanks for posting :)

Elyse said...

Just in time for summer, and for a workout playlist refresh. This is awesome!

Emily J. Griffin said...

This list is made of awesome. Hello poolside lounging or trail running. Thx.

Anonymous said...

Great playlist, Sam! Although I haven't read the book (yet!), I was at the event as Veracious Reader. But the songs you chose are all really good(:

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