Today’s playlist comes from Zipper Club, a collaboration between Cerebral Ballzy’s Mason James and Lissy Trulie. Both Mason and Lissy’s other projects sound vastly different from the new-wave inspired Zipper Club, but their lack of musical inhibition and ability to take inspiration from a variety of genres is apparent in their song choices below. Make sure to catch them on tour, and enjoy!
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Son Little – “Lay Down”
I fell in love with this guy’s voice.
The Left Banke – “Pretty Ballerina”
One of my favorite old and obscure songs.
Simon & Garfunkel – “The Only Living Boy in New York”
I often feel like I’m the only living boy in New York.
Leonard Cohen – “Chelsea Hotel #2:
Makes Me Feel Like Home.
Blonde Redhead – “In Particular”
This song never ceases to blow me away.
Koudlam – “Sunny Day”
I absolutely love this guy and the song and wish he would come out with something new.
The Go-Betweens – “The Clarke Sisters”
Best lyrics ever.
Ultravox – “Vienna”
One of the earliest songs using synths… and to me it sounds completely timeless.
John Maus – “Believer”
There is nothing I don’t love about this song.
Dan Bodan – “Aaron”
I wish I wrote this song.
Wendy Rene – “After Laughter”
I don’t know, this song is just so good.
Paul Simon – “Run that Body Down”
This song got me through one of the hardest times in my life.
Amy Winehouse – “Me & Mr Jones”
Has some of the best lyrical lines and musical melodies I’ve heard. I just love Amy Winehouse.
Antony and the Johnsons – “Fistful of Love”
One of the most beautiful love songs I’ve ever heard and I love that it has Lou Reed on it.
Trust – “Candy Walls”
Trust is one of my favorite bands. I don’t understand why they aren’t taking over the world. I love this guy’s voice and the synth lines in the songs slay me.
Perfume Genius – “Hood”
This is a song I love to cry to.