Listen Up! Issue # 33 Staff Playlist

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We discovered that our staff’s musical tastes run the full gamut, so we decided to create a Spotify playlist to celebrate the launch of Issue 33. Give us a spin!

What are some of your favorite songs this month? Here are some from our recent staff discussion:

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Stephen Haynes, Art Director // Song: “Sterile Vision” Artist: Neurosis

One of my all time favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. Powerful and touching, bordering on collapse, “Sterile Vision” is a testament to the reach and influence of this band and remains an  inspiration to me after 20 years.

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Justin Steiner, General Manager/Chief Photographer // Song: “My Sweet Annette” Artist: Drive-By Truckers

Set to a rollicking rhythm, there’s something about the innocence of this song’s deception and its underlying guilt and excitement that strikes a chord with me.

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Maurice Tierney, Publisher // Song: “White Winter Hymnal” Artist: Fleet Foxes

The dark days of childhood captured perfectly in one line… “Turn the white snow red as strawberries in summertime.”

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Eric McKeegan, Tech Editor // Song: “Snow” Artist: Mark Sandman

Led by Morphine frontman by Mark Sandman (RIP), Treat Her Right was a blues rock band that managed to get a lot right in a genre that can go so very wrong. “Snow” is a simple song about crap weather and love, two things I know all too well.

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Karl Rosengarth, Quality Control // Song: “Mr. Bobby” Artist: Manu Chao

This homage to Bob Marley—which channels the spirit of the reggae legend—burrowed into my ear hole, latched onto my brain and won’t let go.

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Jon Pratt, Circulation & Partnerships Director // Song: “A Forest” Artist: The Cure

I really dig The Cure’s earlier albums: Seventeen Seconds, Faith and Pornography. The dark, atmospheric “A Forest” is one of my all-time favorite songs.

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Trina Haynes, National Sales Manager // Songs: “Avant Gardener” and “Anonymous Club” Artist: Courtney Barnett

Songs about anaphylactic shock and a carefree club; I enjoy the melodies and the deadpan singing style!

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Gary Boulanger, Editor in Chief // Song: “Just Because” Artist: Jane’s Addiction

I’m always a sucker for meandering guitars and a steady bass. Their live version from ‘Later with Jools Holland’ is even better.


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