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Best Songs of March 2015


With all the craziness of this spring, we got a little behind on putting together a playlist featuring the best songs of March. Have no fear. We have 70+ of the very best songs from last month here for your listening enjoyment. There are songs from early Album of the Year contenders in Sufjan Stevens’ “All of Me Wants All of You”, Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and Tobias Jesso Jr.’s “Can We Still Be Friends”. Top notch singles from Joy Williams, Son Little, Hillsong United and The Japanese House are here, too. With Nashville being the current mecca of incredible music, we’re also thrilled to have locals Anderson East (CAS house show alum), Andrew Combs, KOPECKY, JEFF The Brotherhood, Elliot Root, Jillian Jacqueline, Caroline Spence, Poema (CAS alum), CAPPA, Kirsten Arian, Foreign Fields (CAS alum), firekid, Mockingbird Sun (CAS alum), Liz Longley (CAS alum), Gill Landry and Lilly Hiatt on this brand new playlist.

So whether you’re into indie or Americana, hip hop or electronic, there is something hear for your eager ears to dig into. Let us know what your favorites are!

This past weekend we caught up with the Mockingbird Sun guys in advance of their album release show Friday night at Mercy Lounge (Tickets HERE) to chat about favorite songs and artists and influences on their new record, “This Is Real Life”. Here are the songs that have stuck with the guys. Steam the playlist via Spotify after the jump.
“If I Could Change Your Mind” – Haim – Their album was one of the best last year, and this track in particular is amazing
“Every Little Kiss” – Bruce Hornsby – Nostalgia City on this one, a great driving song.
“Most People” – Dawes – these guys write some of the most kick ass songs around.
“Burning” – Nightbox – we had a day off in South Padre Island, found this song and it stayed in repeat for two days.
“Lawyers, Guns and Money” – Warren Zevon – can’t get away from how groovy and smart this song is. Warren Zevon was able to be funny and profound at the same time.
“Wild Ones” – Flo Rida – Oh ya, party time. Don’t think too hard about this…
“Love to get used” Matt Pond – Absolutely love the way this song feels. It’s just so cool. Even the guitar riff sounds like it doesn’t really give a shit.
“I’m Alive” – Jackson Browne – When this album came out in the 90’s, my dad had it on repeat in his Datsun. The whole record is full of great memories for me. Ironically, I’m pretty sure Jackson Browne wrote it about his divorce from Daryl Hannah. Music turns pain into beauty.
“Dreams” – Fleetwood Mac – This song is like a time machine for me. It’s such a twisted kind of love song. Stevie Nicks is haunting and Mick Fleetwood’s groove feels like the back seat of a Cadillac. I taught myself to sing harmony to this song.
“Call me Al” – Paul Simon – I used to ask my mom to put this song on after she picked me up from kindergarten. Paul Simon’s delivery is so bold and then so neurotic sounding at the same time. I hope pop music can get back to being this smart at some point…..Roly poly little bat-faced girl…..haha
“Take It Easy” – The Eagles – our favorite band. 3 guys singing together. nothing feels more ‘Mockingbird Sun’ to us than this band and this song.
“Wild & Young” – Amercan Bang – Jaren Johnston, who wrote this tune, produced our last record. we’re big fans of what he does. this song is just fun, crazyhearted & unapologetic, while feeling vintage. and loud.
“The City” – The 1975 – this band is wild. young & kinda couldn’t care less about what they say or do. and the drums are massive.
“‘Til I Hear It From You” – Gin Blossoms – we love bands that roll & jangle. these vocals are layered and work together so well. the whole song is just so melodic. it feels good. a story about a girl that helps the guy move towards redemption, he needs her. we relate.
I Ain’t Ever Satisfied – Steve Earle – Steve exudes rebellion. he’s really a tragic figure who just wants to find out how to love a woman. one our most influential artists. musically, it drives, a big chorus with ‘woahs’ and one repeated line. pure & simple. and it has ‘longing’, something we like to write about.

Best Music 2013 First Half


If there are two things true of Cause A Scene, it’s that 1) we are constantly scouring the internet for new, fresh music and 2) that we don’t post on nearly enough of it. We’re working diligently on fixing that second part as Cause A Scene goes through a rebranding process and adds several new writers and contributors the blog soon.

In the meantime, there has been a lot of great music released in the first half of 2013 that deserves your listening ears and is worth paying attention to. We’ve compiled some of our favorite songs released so far from everyone from the ubiquitous Daft Punk, Dawes and The Civil Wars to brand new up-and-comers Dustin Tebbutt, Gambles and The Mariner’s Children. Along the way, you’ll see many Cause A Scene house show alums like David Ramirez, Radiation City, Rebecca Roubion and Penny & Sparrow. All told, there is something for everyone on this mix, and we guarantee there will be plenty of new discoveries to complement some familiar favorites.

So as a way to say “thanks” for all the great support this year, we present to you, the Best Songs of 2013, So Far. We hope you enjoy!