Indie Breakup Songs

Indie-rockers describe our pain all too well! The following tape includes songs of pain and heartbreak, and also of just moving the hell on.

01. Superchunk “Detroit Has A Skyline” (Here’s Where the Strings Come In)
02. Carla Bruni - “Those Little Things (Ces Petits Riens)” (Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited)
03. Amazing Baby - “Headdress” (Rewild)
04. The Mountain Goats - “No Children” (Tallahassee)
05. Noah & The Whale - “Blue Skies” (The First Days of Spring)
06. Sebadoh - “Rebound” (Bakesale)
07. Stars - “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead” (In Our Bedroom After The War)
08. Pavement - “Spit On A Stranger” (Terror Twilight)
09. J. Mascis - “Seven Shades Of Why” (Seven Shades Of Why)

Realizing modern society had turned you into a mindless, cold, robot.

I was you in high school. I took Adbusters magazines out of the school library. I watched “The Corporation” and got all angry about it. Relax. Deep breaths. There’s still a soul in there somewhere.

01. Daft Punk - “Robot Rock” (Human After All)
02. Radiohead - “Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors” (Amnesiac)
03. The National - “Mistaken For Strangers” (Boxer)
04. Animal Collective - “Lion In A Coma” (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
05. Blitzen Trapper - “Sci-Fi Kid” (Wild Mountain Nation)
06. We Are The City - “Get Happy” (High School)
07. Arcade Fire - “Windowsill” (Neon Bible)
08. LCD Soundsystem - “All I Want” (This Is Happening)
09. Pavement - “At & T” (Wowee Zowee)
10. James Blake - “I Mind” (James Blake)
11. Sufjan Stevens - “Get Real Get Right” (The Age Of Adz)
12. The Flaming Lips - “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1” (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)
13. The Flaming Lips - “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 2” (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)
14. The Kinks - “Apeman” (Lola vs. Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One)
15. Delta Spirit - “People, Turn Around” (Ode To Sunshine)
16. Andrew Bird - “Not A Robot, But A Ghost” (Noble Beast)

Hot Strawberry Syrup Robots

01. Glassjaw - “Tip Your Bartender” (Worship and Tribute)
02. Russian Circles - “Carpe” (Enter)
03. The Sound of Animals Fighting - “Act IV: You Don’t Need A Witness” (Tiger and The Duke)
04. The Dirty Projectors - “No Intention” (Bitte Orca)
05. Suicidal Tendencies - “Cyco Vision” (Freedumb)
06. The Fall Of Troy - “Problem?!” (Manipulator)
07. Saosin - “Seven Years” (Translating the Name)
08. Coke Vs. Bills - “Bygones Be Bygones”
09. Damiera - “Lessons” (M(US)ic)
10. Unsane - “Committed” (Occupational Hazard)
11. Elvis Costello - “Blame It On Cain” (My Aim Is True)
12. Fishbone - “A Selection” (Fishbone 101)
13. The Mercury Program - “You Yourself Are Too Serious” (A Data Learn The Language)
14. Javelin - “Vibrationz” (No Mas)
15. Justice - “Genesis” (Cross)
16. Maps & Atlases - “Israeli Caves” (Perch Patchwork)
17. Frank Zappa - “Bobby Brown Goes Down” (Sheik Yerbouti)
18. RX Bandits - “Dinna Dawg” (The Resignation)
19. The Samuel Jackson Five - “Easily Misunderstood” (Easily Misunderstood)
20. The Stepkids - “Santos & Ken” (The Stepkids)

Cigarettes and Coffee on a Rainy Day

01. Ella Fitzgerald - “Black Coffee” (Things Ain’t What They Used to Be)
02. John Martyn - “Solid air” (Solid Air)
03. Tom Waits - “Tango ‘till They’re Sore” (Rain Dogs)
04. Jolie Holland - “Old Fashioned Morphine” (Escondida)
05. John Martyn - “Cocain” (London Conversation)
06. Frank Sinatra - “Mood Indigo” (In the Wee Small Hours)
07. Tom Waits - “Warm beer Cold Women” (Nighthawks at the Diner)
08. Thelonious Monk - “‘Round Midnight” (Thelonious Himself)
09. Billie Holiday - “Stormy Weather”
10. Miles Davis - “So What” (Kind of Blue)

I’m a horny 17-year-old virgin

01. Bikini Kill - “I Like Fucking” (The Singles)
02. Guitar Wolf - “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (Planet Of The Wolves)
03. The Rolling Stones - “Where The Boys Go” (Emotional Rescue)
04. Mount Eerie - “Mystery Language” (Song Islands, Vol. 2)
05. Broken Social Scene - “Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl” (You Forgot It In People)
06. Blink-182 - “Anthem” (Enema Of The State)
07. Los Campesinos! - “Plan A” (Romance Is Boring)
08. Hello Astronaut Goodby Television - “Skate Or Die” (Pixelated Math Costumes)

(Break)~~~~~~<====3

09. The Jesus and Mary Chain - “Just Like Honey” (Psychocandy)
10. Mi Ami - “Latin Lover” (Steal Your Face)
11. Dr. Octagon - “Girl Let Me Touch You” (Dr. Octagonecologyst)
12. Arab On Radar - “Semen On The Mount” (Yahweh Or The Highway)
13. Marnie Stern - “The Crippled Jazzer” (This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That)
14. Liquor Store - “Manchild In Paradise” (Yeah Buddy!)
15. Whatever Brains - “The Future Of Porn” (Whatever Brains)
16. The Wrens - “Built In Girls” (Secaucus)
17. Team Dresch - “Growing Up In Springfield” (Personal Best)
18. Japandroids - “Wet Hair” (Post-Nothing)

Comfortably Numb

01. Phantogram - “When I’m Small” (Eyelid Movies)
02. Pictureplane - “Goth Star” (Dark Rift)
03. Air - “Run” (Talkie Walkie)
04. Cut Copy - “Out There On the Ice” (In Ghost Colours)
05. Badly Drawn Boy - “Everybody’s Stalking (Igby Goes Does Soundtrack)
06. Washed Out - “Feel It All Around” (Single)
07. Ladytron - “Seventeen” (Light & Magic)
08. Deerhunter - “Helicopter” (Halcyon Digest)
09. The xx - “Intro” (XX)
10. Beach Fossils - “Daydream” (Beach Fossils)
11. Neon Indian - “Deadbeat Summer” (Psychic Chasms)
12. New Order - “Ceremony” (Marie Antoinette Soundtrack)
13. Caribou - “Odessa” (Swim)
14. The Velvet Underground - “Heroin” (The Velvet Underground & Nico)
15. Elliott Smith - “Needle in the Hay” (Elliott Smith)

Beards & Banjos (You Know, The Good Stuff)

Some have only beards, some have only banjos, and the good ones have both (of course).

01. Joe Purdy - “Surgery” (StompinGrounds)
02. Mumford & Sons - “Little Lion Man” (Sigh No More)
03. The Avett Brothers - “Nothing Short of Thankful” (Mignonette)
04. Hayes Carll - “Bottle In My Hand” (KMAG YOYO)
05. Phosphorescent - “Walkin’” (To Willie)
06. Old Crow Medicine Show - “Cocane Habit” (Big Iron World)
07. Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - “Old Before Your Time” (God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise)
08. Robert Eliis - “Comin’ Home” (Photographs)
09. Pete Seeger - “House of the Rising Sun” (Pete Seeger Volume 2)
10. Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band - “Harlan Man” (The Mountain)
11. James Vincent McMorrow - “Early In the Morning, I’ll Come Calling” (Early In the Morning)
12. William Elliot Whitmore - “Does Me No Good” (Hymns For the Hopeless)
13. Frank Fairfield - “Cumberland Gap” (Frank Fairfield)
14. Iron & Wine - “Sinning Hands” (Around the Well)
15. Langhorne Slim - “I Will” (When The Sun’s Gone Down)
16. Bela Fleck - “Foggy Mountain Special” (The Bluegrass Session)

I like our super innocent relationship.

01. The Flaming Lips - “When You Smile” (Clouds Taste Metallic)
02. Howling Bells - “Let’s Be Kids” (Radio Wars)
03. The Softies - “It’s Love” (It’s Love)
04. The Smiths - “Sheila, Take A Bow” (Louder Than Bombs)
05. They Might Be Giants - “Another First Kiss” (Mink Car)
06. The Beach Boys - “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pet Sounds)
07. The Ramones - “Oh, Oh, I Love Her So” (Leave Home)
08. Herman Dune - “Suburbs With Your” (Jackson Heights)
09. Weezer - “Falling For You” (Pinkerton)
10. The Sugarcubes - “Hetero Scum” (Stick Around For Joy)
11. Josie Miles - “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’” (Josie Miles Vol. 2 (1924-1925))

Never Meant by American Football

side a.
01. American Football - “Never Meant” (American Football)
02. Braid - “A Dozen Roses” (Frame and Canvas)
03. American Analog Set - “Punk As Fuck” (Know by Heart)
04. Aisler Set - “Emotional Levy” (How I Learned to Write Backwards)
05. Owen - “Declaration of Incompetence” (Owen)
06. The Slits - “Typical Girls” (Cut)
07. Beat Happening - “Indian Summer” (Jamboree)
08. The Raincoats - “In Love” (The Raincoats)
09. The Cure - “Six Different Ways” (The Head on the Door)
10. Nana Grizol - “Motion in the Ocean” (Love it Love it)
11. Ride - “Nowhere” (Nowhere)
12. Elliott Smith - “2:45 a.m.” (Either/Or)

side b.
01. The Dancing Cigarettes - “Pop Doormat” (1980-1981 The Gulcher Recordings)
02. Polyrock - “Changing Hearts” (Changing Hearts)
03. Cap’n Jazz - “Oh Messy Life” (Schmap’n Schmazz)
04. The Smiths - “Still Ill” (The Smiths)
05. Bear in Heaven - “Casual Goodbye” (Beast Rest Forth Mouth)
06. Broadcast - “Goodbye Girls” (Tender Buttons)
07. Wire - “Heartbeat” (Chairs Missing)
08. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - “People Ain’t No Good” (The Boatman’s Call)
09. Sunny Day Real Estate - “Sometimes” (Diary)
10. The Moles - “Lonely Hearts Get What They Deserve” (Untune the Sky)
11. Sun Kil Moon - “Carry Me Ohio” (Ghosts of the Great Highway)

unrequited love 1980-1988

01. Animotion - “Obession” (Animotion)
02. The Bangles - “Eternal Flame” (Everything) -This one is technically ‘89, but nothing says “80’s unrequited love” like Eternal Flame.
03. Kajagoogoo - ” Too Shy” (White Feathers)
04. Rick Springfield - “Jesse’s Girl” (Working Class Dog)
05. Dan Hartman - “I Can Dream About You” (Streets Of Fire)
06. Foreigner - “Waiting For A Girl Like You” (4)
07. Wham - “Careless Whisper” (Make It Big)
08. Toto - “Africa” (Toto IV)
09. Duran Duran - “Hungry Like The Wolf” (Rio)
10. Prince - “The Beautiful Ones” (Purple Rain)

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