While writing, walking around, feeling feelings, etc.
  1. Girlpool - Chinatown
    Girlpool are going to take over the world. Listening to them makes me feel like I'm 17 again and there's riot grrrl shows to attend and feel self-conscious at.
  2. Cheri - Murphy's Law
    You totally remember this song from 1982, you just don't know it. It has a sped up vocal in the chorus that goes: 🎶 Got it all together, don't you baby. 🎶
  3. Delta 6 - Try
    My lifestyle is very post-punk and this song fits my post-punk lifestyle.
  4. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - The Beat
    Look, I am a 36 year-old straight white male who wears glasses and writes comedy for a living.
  5. Charli XCX - Shake It Off
    Charli XCX did a cover of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" for some BBC radio thing. It's on YouTube. I think it rules. It sounds like what I think The Fabulous Stains would be doing in 2015.
  6. Led Zeppelin - Out On The Tiles
    Fuck yeah.
  7. Paul McCartney and Wings - Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
    I've been listening to the whole "Band On The Run" album a lot, prompted by the excellent use of this song in the new Noah Baumbach movie.
  8. Madonna - Into The Groove
    And you can dance... for inspiration.
  9. The Pixies - Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
    My preferred version of this song, as featured on the soundtrack to "Pump Up The Volume." If you like the album version better, what's your deal?
  10. Petra Haden - It Might Be You
    Petra's cover of Stephen Bishop's song from the "Tootsie" soundtrack is 😢💔💯