The Capitol Heights

Monthly Playlist – May 2016

Posted 06-02-2016

What’s on The Capitol Heights’ playlist? May 2016 Edition.

  1. Photomaton (Jean Tonique Remix) by Jabberwocky
    Get up and dance. You know.. In a way you would dance at a Cake concert – above shoulders only with a duckface. That’s what you have to do when you turn this one on.
  2. Polite Dance Song by The Bird and the Bee
    Imagine this song had a choreographed dance like the Cha Cha Slide. I bet it would look something like a college art film. Only speculating.
  3. Animal by Miike Snow
    The beginning gets us off beat – Every. Damn. Time. Try to not imagine flying a kite as the chorus kicks in.. Now you can’t unthank it, can you?
  4. Compliment Your Soul by Dan Croll
    What a tune. We are jealous of the brass. We are like Christopher Walkin – we need more cowbrass.
  5. Let’s Go by Matt and Kim
    I guess we are in a dancey mood. This upbeat song has catchy written all over it! The ooOoooOos will stick with you don’t listen to it in the morning or you will be busting it out at your morning meetings.
  6. Black Rock by The Infamous Stringdusters
    Bluegrass without vocals. You can put this on and just work away the same way you can with techno / EDM.
  7. The Story of My Life by Astronautalis
    This Astronautalis track has another artist on that effortlessly weaves their words back and forth. It’s a great song that really makes you think hard on when they’re actually speaking in metaphors. Plus – They mention DC!
  8. Vagabond by Caamp
    This band will really make you think of a slightly more southern version of Mumford and Sons. When they scream “YIP” is when they go full Mumford.
  9. The Hymn of Acxiom by Vienna Teng
    This might be our first a capella choral tune that we’ve featured. Vienna definitely channels Imogen Heap throughout this song with her slight use of vocoder.
  10. Birds of Broken Wings by Ben Caplan
    Emo, gothic, gypsy, folk? All of those words apply here but we’re not sure exactly what to call it, but it features clarinets and fiddles. Give it a listen and let us know.

A Spotify playlist with this month’s songs is available right here!

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