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Culturally it’s really funny to me that people respect the weird guy as an artist. There can be a curmudgeon in the corner with spiders building nests in his hair and he hasn’t bathed for three weeks but for whatever reason, he’s more creative than the guy sitting next to him that’s showered and is talking to everybody. I think it’s bullshit… I’m not going to try to be someone I’m not in order to try to be taken more seriously. I’m beginning to think that there’s nothing more courageous, and nothing harder, than actually just being yourself: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
—  Mark Foster
Like, ya'know?
—  Things Mark Foster likes to say a lot

So yesterday at the dinner, I had rice and chicken and mango, and the whole time I’m laughing to myself thinking:


My New Favourite Music no. 7: Semi-Throwback Edition

Decided to throw in some of my favourite older songs along with my usual list of indie rock - I hope you like them! 

I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc

Only Ones Who Know (Acoustic) - Arctic Monkeys

The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala - Arctic Monkeys

Cigarette Smoker Fiona - Arctic Monkeys

Sweet and Low - Augustana

Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

Partition (Dave Audé Remix) - Beyoncé

For What It’s Worth - Buffalo Springfield

Short Skirt / Long Jacket - Cake

The Girl (Acoustic) - City and Colour

Werewolf - CocoRosie

Up Around the Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival

You and Me (Flume Remix) - Disclosure

People Are Strange - The Doors

Untitled (Sad Song) - FIDLAR

Brazil Is Here - Foals

Nevermind - Foster the People

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Foster the People

Early This Morning - Jay-Z

The Middle - Jimmy Eat World

Imagine - John Lennon

Strawbear - Keaton Henson

Mr Brightside - The Killers

The Age of the Understatement - The Last Shadow Puppets

Separate and Ever Deadly - The Last Shadow Puppets

Wide Eyes - Local Natives

400 Lux - Lorde

I Need You - M83

Brother (Acoustic) - Matt Corby

Resolution - Matt Corby

Smoke - Moddi

Lounge Act - Nirvana

Sloom - Of Monsters and Men

Noisy Sunday - Patrick Watson

South - Racing Glaciers

You’ve Got Time - Regina Spektor

The Machine ft. Alex Turner - Reverend and the Makers

Mother’s Little Helper - The Rolling Stones

Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones

Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

You Can’t Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones

When Did Your Heart Go Missing - Rooney

Deadbolt - SKATERS

Band Breaker - SKATERS

Disarm - The Smashing Pumpkins

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Starfucker

Stuck In the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel

Someday - The Strokes

Mary Jane’s Last Dance - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Can’t Be Broken - Twin Forks

Do You Want a Man? - The Vaccines

Step - Vampire Weekend

Hanna Hunt - Vampire Weekend

One (Blake’s Got a New Face) - Vampire Weekend

Bryn - Vampire Weekend

Drunk In Love (Remix) - The Weeknd

High You Are (Branchez Remix) - What So Not

Through the Grass - Wild Nothing

Cough Syrup - Young the Giant

Time of the Season - The Zombies

She Looks So Perfect (Acoustic) - 5 Seconds Of Summer

Settle Down (BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge) - The 1975

I think lyrically it’s a really vulnerable album. There are a couple of songs that will be a good bridge from Torches to some of the other songs on the new record that are a different feel for us. Torches to me was an about escapism. It was a record that you could put on and it would lift you out of whatever mood you were in and just kind of let go. I think this record is much more about confronting your thoughts and being introspective, and challenging the thing in the room that’s bothering you as opposed to running from it. I think tonally that’s one of the biggest differences between the two records.
—  Mark Foster on Supermodel