Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Road to SXSW is long, and hard?

It has begun. At 6:44 am on Monday morning we pulled out of Portland on our trip to Austin for SXSW. We figured a 48 hour drive would be a good way to start our 2009 Spring Tour. Last time we toured we devised a method of driving where one (of four) band member drives 3 hours, then breaks for 9 hours. Very do-able. I mean you feel kinda funny after 24 hours of this method, but it works.

We are stocked with all kinds of snacks. from veggie to reeses pieces. We got a ton of water and a few flats of Red Bull and Red Bull Cola. We will not starve. But I guess we will not eat "healthy" food either. Whatevs.

We also have stocked our van with video games with those who like that sort of thing. We have one Playstation 2 and two Nintendo DS's for a little multi-player action.

Until we have actual things to report, we thought it would be fun to let you know what we are listening to during our 3 hour driving shifts!

Ben's Playlist:
Billie Holiday - Beautiful Ballads and Love Songs
Bonnie Prince Billy - Beware
Blue Skies for Black Hearts - Serenades and Hand Grenades
Kyte - Kyte
The Old Believers - Eight Golden Greats
Q and not U - Different Damage
T.K.Y.K. - Single
Tripping Daisy - Tripping Daisy

Adam's Playlist:
Slobberbone - Barrel Chested
Mouth of the Architect - The Tie That Binds
Radiohead - The Bends
Fiona Apple - Tidal

Brandon's Playlist:
Kanye West - 808 and Heartbreaks
Neurosis - The Eye of Every Storm
Mars Volta - Amputechture

Jesse's Playlist:
Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me
Paul SImon - Graceland
Murder By Death - Like The Exorcist but With More Breakdancing
Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen
Rocky Votalato - Makers
Hockey - Mind Chaos

Ben's Playlist 2:
Copy - Hair Guitar
Yann Tiersen - Good Bye Lennen Soundtrack Score
Talkdemonic - Eyes at Half Mast
Ratatat - LP3
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Adam's Playlist 2:
Magyar Posse - Random Avenger
Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Hans Zimmer - The Dark Knight Score

Brandon's Playlist 2:
Ryan Adams- Cold Roses
Westfold- The Morning Commute
Desert City Soundtrack-Funeral car

Jesse's Playlist 2:
The Drift - Travels in Constants EP
The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Atmosphere - You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having
Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
Jay Z - Black Album
Kanye West - College Drop Out
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Plus a bunch of random songs that Jesses has called his Stoner Shuffle

Ben's Playlist 3:
Bind Pilot - 3 Rounds
Birthmark - The Layer
Django Reinhart - Les'Essentials disc 1
DOOM - Born Like This
Dr. Dog - Easy Beat

Adam's Playlist 3:
Caspian - For the Conductor
Centro-Matic - Navigational
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
OP8 - Slush

Brandon's Playlist 3:
Wolves In The Throne Room - Malevolent Grain
Grails - Doomsdayer's Holiday
Deerhunter - Microcastle
Boris - Akum No Uta
Wilderness - (k)no(w)here

Jesse playlist 3
deftones- around the fir
refused- shape of punk to come
ryan adams- heart breaker
the calm blue sea- we happy few

Also somewhere along the way Ben found out that Butterfingers have developed a caffine infused candy bar. Butterfinger Buzz!

1 comment:

swiss miss said...

nice playlist guys! break a leg down there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i look forward to the review of butterfinger BUZZ!