Well, it’s another exciting day in PCT land! Apologies for the tardy post… blondie here was hanging out at her favorite place (the shopping mall) and decided to leave her keys in one of the stores and then convinced herself that she locked them in the car, had mall security break into the car for her, only to find that the keys were nowhere inside the vehicle and were eventually found in the store. But enough about that… let’s talk about more exciting things, like today’s music match-ups!
I’d say it’s a rock-heavy day. With the exception of the Pharcyde, all of today’s selections can be classified as rock, but don’t think they lack variety – we’ve got everything from banjos to crying (laughing?) babies featured in these songs, artists from around the globe, and multiple decades represented. Grooveshark link is here. Votes are due via the comment section by Wednesday, June 22, at 8 pm EST.
#1 Little Lion Man (Mumford and Sons) vs. #16 The Funeral (Band of Horses)
In the battle of bands from dreary, soggy lands, UK folk rockers Mumford & Sons take on Seattle’s Band of Horses with each of their first big singles.
#8 Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) vs. #9 Passing Me By (Pharcyde, The)
Representing the 90s, we have major hits from two groups that were quite influential in their respective genres – San Diego grunge rockers STP take on LA “alternative hip-hop”pers the Pharcyde. Fun fact: The Pharcyde members originally met as dancers before they turned their careers toward music.
#4 People C’mon (Delta Spirit) vs. #13 Whiskey River (Willie Nelson)
Delta Spirit, a current Californian Americana-ish rock band that’s become known for using trash can lids as percussion is up against Nelson’s classic Americana song from the 70s (co-written by country singer Johnny Bush – yeah, I don’t know who that is either.)
#5 Bang! (The Raveonettes) vs. #12 Cribcaged (Pain of Salvation)
Hello, Scandinavia! Danish indie rock duo the Raveonettes battle Swedish progressive metal band Pain of Salvation. All of Pain of Salvation’s albums are concept albums.
I’m anticipating some high scores and close battles this round. Happy voting!