Welcome to the #SundayFunday Setlist. Today, we will focus on Alt Revue jams that can make your Sunday count. This will be a mix of easy listening alt, get up and get down alt, and songs for the soul. The weather is starting to break across the country right now. Open the windows and share your tunes with the world.
Cake - I Will Survive
This is a fan-freakin-tastic cover of the Gloria Gaynor's quintassential anthem of empowerment that really showcases what alternative music has to offer in regards to retro covers. Cake has always shown a weirdness that just resonates with the alt army and this track is a great demonstration of that. From the lyric changes (to match what folks have been singing along with the original in clubs and concerts since 1979) with the amazing horn work, we just can't get sick of this track.
Daft Punk - Get Lucky (featuring Pharell Willliams & Nile Rogers)
Daft Punk has seemingly been around forever. It's an exaggeration, but when I think of Daft Punk's origins, I imagine cavemen sitting around fires humming to music and you see Daft Punk in the background with their motorcycle helmets and a keytar or something. This can mostly be attributed to them being active throughout most of my adult life, but it seems like they have the same hold on society. They have had a way of resurfacing every few years to remind everyone how great they are and set a new bar for the quality of their music. They are one of the fewer groups who have reached their level of mainstream success from an underdog genre who seem to get better and better with age.
Watershed - Little Mistakes
This one is a bit of a deep cut, but also has that sing-song, anthem feel we like for this segment. Like the author of this piece, these folks hail from Ohio. When they released their Brick & Mortar album in 2012, this track was receiving a fair amount of attention from local, independent radio station CD 102.5, which fortunately for me, was what I was listening to at the time. It's a great track and really gets the blood pumpin' to seal up the weekend.
Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
I have always felt like I'm cheating on The Killers when I aggressively enjoy Brandon Flowers' solo stuff, but dammit, I can't help it. Yeah, that's the adverb I'm going to use to describe it because my love for Brandon Flowers borders on aggressive at times. You get it. Crossfire was one of the first tracks from the lead singer's solo work to really make me feel that way. No one can weave a tangled web of love the way Flowers can. The instrumental work is stellar as well.
The Gaslight Anthem - 45
There is nothing more alternative than vinyl records and I'll give you two guesses as to what "45" means to this track. This track has always given us a song of summer vibe that is great to drop the windows and cruise to. Treat this as the soundtrack to the rest of your #SundayFunday.