Zia McCabe, keyboardist and sometimes bass player for The Dandy Warhols, wrote to us from backstage in Ireland with a list of songs that the band favor at this moment — which is a big one with This Machine, their first album in three years, dropping today. Be sure to read our interview with lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor and fall into the band’s curated playlist on Spotify.
The Dandy Warhols
Spindrift — “Indian Run”
I’ve heard I play bass like Henry their bass player. Matilda, my daughter played shakers on this song with them in Austin and at the Red Rocks Festival
Grinderman — “Bell Ringer Blues” (Nick Zinner remix)
We got to see Grinderman in Tromso, Norway last summer and Peter [HolmstrÃ¶m] has been obsessing on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs lately.
Soft Moon — “Parallels”
Gothic dance music!!!
The Clientele — “We Could Walk Together”
This song is off the only album that Brent has listened to for the last 6 months.
The Cramps – “Goo Goo Muck”
Well, we just covered this cool song so…….
Cults — “Most Wanted”
I love 60’s girl groups. These guys do a modern updated version.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Zero” (Animal Collective Remix)
A very cool take on a band Peter has been obsessing on.
Lykke Li — “Possibility”
I just love this song so much. I listened to it so many times this past year. I think there is a vocal interval in this tune that’s similar to what I sang in “Don’t Shoot, She Cried” [off the new album This Machine]. Really pretty.
The Clash — “Straight to Hell”
Killer tune and anyone that complains about M.I.A. turning the intro (the best part of the song) into an entire song, is silly because that was a great idea!
Fujiya & Miyagi — “Cassettesingle”
Been listening to a lot of these guys lately, they are too big too open for us so we got their recent opener AKDK instead. (AKDK isn’t on Spotify yet but check them out some other way)