It’s time for a brand new MuuCast!
Fair warning: This isn’t a collection of juicy booty bangers or sizzling electro stompers–instead, it’s the stuff of dreams.
Inspired by my recent longing to travel, plenty of downtime and perhaps a touch of the holiday blues, I now present MuuCast Episode 7: Miles Away, a sampling of songs with one idea in mind: To take you far, far away.
Music’s always been an escape for me, but the following collection inspires an especially strong sense of wanderlust. It’s the music I listen to when I’m looking for inspiration, feeling emotional, or–most often of all–when I’m preparing to drift into slumberville.
The playlist begins with El Perro Del Mar‘s “Change Of Heart,” my definitive come-down anthem for dulling the sound of loud drunks and creepy scumbags while riding the last train home out of Grand Central at 2 A.M., and closes with one of my all time favorites, Duke B‘s “Hey You (feat. Angela McCluskey),” which is one of the most haunting and beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. (It also makes an appearance on MuuCast Episode Three!)
Regardless, it’s yours to keep. I hope you enjoy the escape!
…And the semi-awkward spoken word introduction.
Oh, and apologies for no actual Utada on the tracklisting–I just thought her cover for Single Collection Volume 2 made a perfect match for the MuuCast’s mood!
To see the full tracklisting, click “Read More”!
Sadly however, I have not managed to find any information on the band because they are (a) from Korea and (b) relatively underground.
For that reason, I’m going to compose what I believe to be some valid band facts after having listened to their debut Donawhale Vol. 1. The facts are as follows:
-Donawhale is composed of four strippers, an ex-pirate, and a gopher named Cleetus May Daffidoodle.
-Donawhale are massive fans of documentaries featuring and/or mentioning the elusive giant squid.
-Donawhale has sold more singles than Madonna, more live tours than Cher, and has denied admission to rehabilitation more times than any other beehived songstress of our time.
Now that you’re fully acquainted, take a listen to their brilliantly beautiful, soothing fourth track from the album Donawhale Vol. 1, entitled “Echo.”
They make me so happy inside…like jelly.