Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

(compiled Sept 27, 2014)

A long overdue playlist inspired by recent gigs/festivals (The War on Drugs, Highasakite, tUnE-yArDs, Hozier, Alex Vargas, Travis is a Tourist, Owen McGarry, Brownbear), new albums/tracks by Alt-J, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sir Sly, Perfume Genius, The Staves, Sleepmakeswaves, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and new discoveries (Woman’s Hour, Jonsi, Adult Jazz, Marie Naffah, Brownbear). I am especially digging Alt-J’s and Sir Sly’s new album, and excited for the release of new albums by Hozier and We Were Promised Jetpacks. I was very impressed with Adult Jazz and Marrie Naffah, who I only discovered because they opened for artists I was already seeing (tUnE-yArDs and Passport to Stockholm). I was also DEFINITELY DIGGING both Dead and Alive (which is why it’s the playlist title track) and Olive Tree, the two Brownbear tracks that are released for purchase on iTunes. What a lucky strike to see them play a siiiiiiiick show FOR FREE at a tiny bar in London when they were opening for the Libertines at Alexandra Palace (10,500 capacity) the NEXT NIGHT. The whole set was ACE, and I look forward to the release of their first album in late Fall.


You can download all of the songs on the playlist from account if you CLICK HERE:

(…and you should put it in the order of the actual playlist if you have time…there definitely is an intentional flow to it!)

Spotify playlist (not are track appear so see full list below):


Gold- You Haunt Me   

Iran- Highasakite

Dead or Alive- Brownbear

Every Other Freckle- Alt-J     

Sidewinder- Catfish And The Bottlemen  

Where I’m Going- Sir Sly    

To Be Alone (Live)- Hozier

Left Hand Free- Alt-J

Lost In The Dream- The War On Drugs  

Olive Tree- Brownbear

Tyrants- Catfish And The Bottlemen        

Nothing At All- Travis Is A Tourist      

Inferno – Sir Sly       

David Gray- Marie Naffah     

Nara- Alt-J 

Blood I Bled- The Staves

Stop that Man- tUnE-yArDs

Hum- Adult Jazz    

Sinking Friendships- Jónsi

Our Love Has No Rhythm- Woman’s Hour     

Hunger Of The Pine- Alt-J  

I Decline- Perfume Genius    

Sink-O- tUnE-yArDs

Ships With Holes Will Sink- We Were Promised Jetpacks     

Found You Out- Sir Sly  

Howl- Alex Vargas            

Perfect Detonator- Sleepmakeswaves

Pusher- Alt-J

Quiet Little Voices- We Were Promised Jetpacks

Body of Sea- Owen McGarry

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