It’s been quite some time since I’ve shared a playlist on Scissors & Sage. On Friday, I left you with a Picking Favorites to send you off into your weekend. Now, I’m here to help ease your way back into the work week with some music!
I’ve been listening to some great tunes lately, both in person and through my headphones. Anne and I went to WXPN’s 3-day music festival this summer and had the time of our lives. It was just the musical reawakening that I needed. Some artists on this mix played at the festival (see: The Districts, Lake Street Dive, and Lucius), and others I’ve been listening to on the radio.
Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer collaborated for their first Tweedy record, Sukierae. Their music video for “Low Key” is pretty fantastic, and has cameos from Melissa McCarthy, Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, Mavis Staples, Steve Albini, Chance the Rapper, and Wilco’s drummer, Glenn Kotche. Jeff Tweedy also wrote “You’re Not Alone” for Mavis Staples in 2010 (track 7). Watch them play it together here.
Lucius is a band that I’ve been seriously enjoying recently. The two frontwomen match both their outfits and their voices impeccably. You’ll never hear one singing without the other, as they’re either in harmony or in unison. I can’t seem to get enough of them. Good thing they sing backup vocals on Sukierae, too!
“‘Cause In Better Light, Everything Changes”
- Holocene – Bon Iver
- Funeral Beds – The Districts
- Better Than – Lake Street Dive
- Low Key – Tweedy
- Don’t Just Sit There – Lucius
- Saturday’s Song – Hiss Golden Messenger
- You’re Not Alone – Mavis Staples
- Kentucky, I – Molly Parden
- Destination – Nickel Creek
- Rainbow – Robert Plant
- Bluebird – Corinne Bailey Rae
- Two Of Us On The Run – Lucius