Sunday Music: Relax, Bro

For all those times when you want to hear something that sounds as tired as you feel. Or at least, just doesn’t give a fuck about putting the effort in. The songs below aren’t necessarily relaxing, but the voices in them are relaxed. The attitudes towards the sound are a little more loose, slightly more liberal with their placement of ‘talent’. I make that sound like it’s a bad thing, but it’s really not; no, in fact, these are some of my favourite bands, with sound that just seems to come easily. So easily, in fact, that they can sort of let it happen without getting in the way. Giant Drag and The Blow, in particular, are masters of getting a girl with a delicious voice just treat the vocals with derision and the kind of nonchalance that you look for in a woman who you have no intention of having a relationship with, if you know what I mean. Hur hur.

Grooveshark playlist here.


1. Little Yellow Spider – Devendra Banhart

2. Life Being What it is – Kaki King

3. Girl Singing in the Wreckage – Black Box Recorder

4. Life – Chocolate Genius

5. A Night Full of Open Eyes – The Blow

6. Everything’s Worse – Giant Drag

7. Tears in the Typing Pool – Broadcast

8. Sailing By Night – Department of Eagles

9. Silent Time on Earth – Candy Claws

10. Our Angel’s Ululu – Deerhoof


About Phill Cameron

I've graduated, had a look at the world, and spat. Now I'm devoting my time to moving from 3/4 of a games journalist to 9/10ths. I figure I can get away with 9/10ths.
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