We've sorted through some of our favorite recent local releases and come up with a few that sound perfect when everything's coated in frost.
Weather-based playlist creation is something we take very seriously. There are plenty of hard and fast rules involved. Shout-along choruses for summer, horns for spring, cellos for fall, etc. Winter calls for sustenance and simplicity. These are just a few of many metrics we hold dear. And, as with all things musical, there's a large degree of personal preference involved: What sounds right? Here's what sounds right to us (links lead to bandcamp/myspace, where you can listen and, in most cases, download):
Denver Songs to Keep You Warm
Tommy Metz -- "Steady On" John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light - "Walter Whitman" Houses - "Your Ghost" The Lumineers - "Gun Song" Roger, Roll - "Polaroid in Reverse" Kal Cahoone - "Fellow Sparrow" Ian Cooke - "Monkey and Bear" Makeout Point - "Newsies"
And, as a bonus, a few perennial standbys from elsewhere in our iTunes library:
The Cure -- Disintegration Feist - "Gatekeeper" Bob Dylan -- Blood on the Tracks Bon Iver - "Skinny Love" Magnetic Fields - "Papa Was a Rodeo" Van Morrison - "Cyprus Avenue" Yo La Tengo - "Blue Line Swinger"
What's your deep-freeze playlist? Let us know below.