Photo by Sarah Rudderow
Tate Kamish (of Philly-based project Tate) curated September’s Guest Artist Playlist with some of her favorite songs. Take a listen below and be sure to check out Tate’s recently released record After You.
“In Your Head” – Nilüfer Yanya: This whole record is so well done with a lot of moving parts but this song, in particular, stands out to me as one to blast at home alone and dance around to.
“Old Town” – Say Sue Me: I just recently discovered this band + song while on a train ride and thought it was a perfect blend of surf rock and indie pop.
“Pretty Machines” – Parquet Courts: Andrew Savage is such a good lyricist and I love the casual delivery of his words paired with infectious guitar and horn riffs. I would love for him to roast me.
“Gold Soundz” – Pavement: I first heard Pavement in the car with my brother and his friend and am forever grateful. They’re so important and Stephen Malkmus is another artist who has a unique and meaningful way with words. I used to cover this song when I played solo more often. Also, the music video is pretty iconic.
“I’d Like to Walk Around In Your Mind” – Vashti Bunyan: This has gotta be one of my favorite songs. It is simply stunning and perfect for a cloudy day full of crunchy leaves on the pavement or gentle snow falling.
“Orange” – Big Thief: Adrienne Lenker is one of those artists who cuts through all the noise and overwhelming amounts of “content” by simply being herself and making art she believes in. It’s been really cool to see their growth as a band over the years too. I heard this song in a live video from Pitchfork fest a couple years back and I’m really glad it made its way onto a record.
“Something To Believe” – Weyes Blood: Weyes Blood gives me Carole King during the renaissance vibes and I am 1000% here for it.
“Prom” – SZA: This song gooooeeeessssss. The beat! The vocals! The production! Ahhh.
“Last Words of a Shooting Star” – Mitski: Had to include a Mitski song because she is a huge inspiration of mine and has the power to break me apart and piece me back together simultaneously with her music.
“Party Police” – Alvvays: I will never get tired of this record from start to finish. And when she hits that high note toward the end…. Ahhhh!