Summer is almost here! You know what that means...Festival Season is on the way!! So get in gear with some of the top tunes for one of our favorite festivals of the year...Sasquatch! Check out our playlist here!
1. "Suicide Saturday" by Hippo Campus
From their 2015 album Beautiful Creatures, Hippo Campus released this sad yet upbeat song. Suicide Saturday works to capture the isolation of teen hood which becomes more and more evident with each listen. Lead singer Nathan Stocker describes it best saying: “[Suicide Saturday] was sorta birthed from this idea of finding a balance with society and with yourself. Having to commit a social suicide, in a sense, in order to regain composure with being who you are and maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself”
2. "Diddy Bop" by Noname
From Noname's 2016 'Telefone' release, she gives us her new hit single Diddy Bop. After looking further into it, this song was named after a dance move called the diddy bop which was made famous by rapper P. Diddy. Ultimately, this song takes us back to Noname's childhood memories, mistakes, and joyous times.
3. "On My Own" by Whitney
This song comes from Whitney's 2016 album 'Light Upon the Lake'. It turns out, "On my own" started as a writing exercise performed between the lead singer and lead guitarist of the band. This song wasn't expected to be anything other than a project, but is now a hit song on their album!
4. "Them Changes" by Thundercat
In his 2017 Album Release "Drunk", Thundercat came out with this widely known song "Them Changes". This is a groovy song all about heartbreak </3
5. "Night on the Sun" by Modest Mouse
"Night on the Sun" is not only a song name, but an EP title for this alternative rock band. The album Night on the Sun was first released in 1999 as a Japan-only album. It was released once again in 2000 into the UK and US via a separate EP called Everywhere and Their Nasty Parlour Tricks.
6. "745" by Vince Staples
This track is a super funky beat that was made by the famous Detroit producer, Jimmy Edgar. The lyrics reference an early 2000's BMW 7-series model that Vince has some sort of proclivity to.
7. "For Emma" by Bon Iver
From his 2008 Album, For Emma Forever Ago, Bon Iver (otherwise known as Justin Vernon) delivers this beautiful tune. The album as a whole is very sad and nostalgic sounding. In this specific song "For Emma" he writes the lyrics as a conversation being had between two people. Assuming from the songs title these two people are none other than himself, and Emma. Pure genius.
8. "If Not For You" by Shakey Graves
"If Not For You" is the 10th track on the album And The War Came. It is said that this song is often performed on Shakey Grave's live sets, so if you're going to Sasquatch! you might be in luck to hear this song performed live!!