Thursday Mixtape (Side 2) | 118 Songs You Need In Your Life

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Story of the day: John Hinckley Jr. — yes, the nutjob who shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981 to impress Jodie Foster — claims he’s owed royalties for ‘co-writing’ a song on Devo‘s 1982 album Oh No, It’s Devo. The band — who actually used some of Hinckley’s poetry in one tune, with both his and Foster’s permission — say “it’s possible he’s not lying,” but they have no involvement with that end of their business, it wouldn’t be much money anyway, and if he got stiffed, it’s not their fault. My advice: Send him a cheque anyway — just to stay on his good side. Anyway, far as I know, not a single one of today’s 118 new singles, videos, remixes and cover tunes was co-written by a would-be assassin. But they’re still killers in their own right. Today’s strongest cuts have been tagged with a 💪. Feel the burn:

 


INDIE ROCK

💪 15 | Hurray for the Riff Raff | Rhododendron


16 | Houndmouth | Las Vegas


17 | Damon Albarn | Royal Morning Blue


18 | Antoine Corriveau | Kenny U-Pull


19 | Midgar | Warrens


20 | Dutch Mustard | A Song For Dreamers


21 | Les Tecchno | The Modern Twist


💪 22 | Jack Swagger | Animal


23 | Midnight Oil | Rising Seas


24 | The Darcys | Running For The Hills


25 | Dylan Dunn | Such a Freak


26 | Anna Wydra | Quality Time


💪 27 | Eric Krasno | Alone Together


💪 28 | The Feeders | I’m A Rat


29 | 40 Watt Sun | The Spaces in Between


30 | Tralala | Like You


💪 31 | Scotty Sire | Super Average