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Rdio Playlist: So So Glos

on October 03, 2012, 4:34pm

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New York’s So So Glos swim good in the DIY punk scene of Brooklyn, frequenting 285 Kent  like a house band and helping start the all-ages venue Shea Stadium. They’re all bluesy Mats trash with a glint of glam and and a finish-your-PBR guitar solo thrown into the mix. The band will be playing our 2012 October Party at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. Take a look at Matt Elkin and Zach Staggers’ picks for a playlist, spanning from Shirley Ellis, to a Pavement cover, to some good old Dipset.

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So So Glos

Shirley Ellis – “You Better Be Good World”
This is the greatest soul-Christmas song I’ve ever heard, and that’s really saying something because there are a lot of good ones to choose from (“Santa Claus is a Black Man” is another favorite of mine). What sets this one apart is that the production is so fucking spooky. Really strange song: the lead vocal, all but alone, panned to one side… everything else happening over on the other, the background voices screaming, the bomb exploding, the lazy-voiced male backup singer. Christ, so good. Oh, also, probably the greatest line ever sung: “Don’t let no hydrogen bomb go boom boom boom/ Scaring all the little reindeer in the sky.” –ME

The Marked Men – “A Little Time”
I wish I was in this band. They rule. I put this first track of my favorite record of theirs (Fix My Brain) on the list so whomever reads this would be compelled to listen to it in its entirety. Yes you will. -ME

Kathryn Williams – “Spit on a Stranger”
An English folkie with a ridiculously pretty voice covering a Pavement classic with little more than acoustic guitar and strings? The result is not remotely as cheeky as this description would make it sound… it’s actually convincingly earnest and further proof of Malkmus and company having crafted some of the finest songs of their era. But Kathryn Williams obviously must have known the potential of the concept alone giving a thousand music bloggers simultaneous boners. -ME

David Bowie – “Quicksand”
My favorite Bowie song. That’s all. –ME

Bic Runga – “Sway”
I just think this song is great, and I have since I was in high school and all those soft and crappy WB teen dramas ruled television. This one seeped in somehow. No problem. -ME

Odyssey - ”Native New Yorker” 
this is new york dreams with a new york groove. –Z

The Soup Dragons – “The Soup Dragons”
this is cheese britpop but it rocks in that way. “dont be afraid of youre freedom” is the message. -Z

Violent Femmes – “Promise”
violent femmes was instilled in all of us at a very young and fragile age. -Z

Bouncing Souls – “Night on Earth”
one of the best punk bands ever doing one of thier most heartfelt songs. -Z

The Diplomats – “Dipset Anthem”
the number 1 best anthem in hip hop. -Z

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