FWP Best Of February Playlist
March is upon us, along with the Ides, Steak and a Blowjob Day, and everybody’s favorite boozapalooza: St. Patrick’s Day.
But with another month down, we though it’d be cool to give you what we think are some of the best non-EDM (calm down bassheads) tunes from February.
We’re bringing everything from heavy guitars to tricked out banjos, from auto-tuned choruses to multilingual landscapes.
So here they are, in no particular order. And make sure to check the link below for the Spotify playlist.
Punch Brothers – Movement and Location
Why it rules: Who uses delay effects on a banjo? Honestly!
Cheap Girls – Ruby
Why it rules: Kinda reminds us of the Goo Goo Dolls before they went pop.
Fun. – Some Nights
Why it rules: Early favorite for Song of the Year. Think Queen meets Kanye.
Pontiak – Lions of Least
Why it rules: Pontiak brings the rock to the party.
You Won’t – Who Knew?
Why it rules: Didn’t you hear? Every playlist needs its cutesy indie ballad. Also a strong candidate for Album Cover of the Year.
Amadou & Mariam (feat. Santigold) – Dougou Badia
Why it rules: World music purists may find this blending of Melanesian artists and American indie rock offensive, but we love it.
Plants and Animals – Lightshow
Why it rules: Its anthemic and catchy guitar hook engages us from start to end.
And, as promised for you Spotify folks, here’s a playlist with three bonus tunes we loved.