We hit up Think Thanker and Lib Tech Ripper Jesse Burtner for 8 Tracks and what makes each song rad. You can see the stylings of Burtner in Think Thank’s 2009 release Cool Story.
1. John Vanderslice – “Kookaburra” – Emerald City
I like the use of the words “Fran Japan Tree” and “Terrabyte.”[audio:http://indiemuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/01%20Kookaburra.mp3]
2. Josh Boots – “No Show Sox” – Possession With Intent
Reminds me of Dre and Pat.
3. Les Savy Fav – “Crawling Can Be Beautiful” – Go Forth
“Who here finds this world distracting? Who here finds this world a bore? Who here thinks we’re all play acting, and that the show’s piss poor. I for one am dazzled, I don’t care if I’m dazzled blind. Wrapped in rapture captured by every little thing I find.”
4. Nada Surf – “See These Bones” – Lucky
It’s one of those hope found in despair sort of songs.[audio:http://all-things-go.net/ATG/Claire/nadasurf_seethesebones.mp3]
5. No Age – “Every Artist Needs a Tragedy” – Weirdo Rippers
It takes forever to get to the jam, but then when you get there it’s ten times better.[audio:http://www.poptartssucktoasted.com/LP7.27/August/No%20Age%20-%20Every%20Artist%20Needs%20A%20Tragedy.mp3]
6. Okkervil River – “For Real” – Black Sheep Boy
When I listen to it I can remember every detail of my life at the time the album came out.[audio:http://www.scjag.com/mp3/jag/forreal.mp3]
7. The Pica Beats – “Poor Old Ra” – Beating Back The Claws of the Cold
This song makes me want to go adventuring.[audio:http://www.subpop.com/assets/audio/4744.mp3]
8. The Pixies – “Tame” – Doolittle
It’s so not tame.