The Department of Foreseeable Outcomes: More Songs of 2008

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On Bubble Wrap, we continue our review of indie music of the recent past with more songs of 2008.  It was the year of hope and change, although you couldn’t tell that from the music.   2008 brought us a few memorable debuts — Santigold put out Les Artistes that year (from her Santogold CD), introducing a new sound and style that to my mind, transcended the dance/hiphop genre from which she sprang.  The Felice Brothers gave us a brilliant folk throwback in their ballad Frankie’s Gun.   I played The Kills’ What New York Used To Be again because I was mad at New York, and we all enjoyed the understated charm of Lovely Sparrow’ Department of Foreseeable Outcomes.  And then there were the mashups, lots of mashups.

Here’s the playlist from our (mostly) 2008 show on Bubble Wrap:

April 30, 2016
The Department of Foreseeable Outcomes: More Songs of 2008

QTip with D’Angelo – I Believe
CSS – Move (Metronomy remix)
Mochi Pet – Get Your Whistle Wet

The Kills – What New York Used To Be
Santigold – Les Artistes (XXXChange remix)
Felice Brothers – Frankie’s Gun
Lovely Sparrow – The Department of Foreseeable Outcomes

So I went to the Department of Foreseeable Outcomes
They said you should have known better… – Lovely Sparrows

Ida – Road To Ruin

Shortwave Set – Glitches and Bugs
Keysang Martvard – Say Say Say
Jack Rose – Dark Was The Night
Magazine – Thank You

The Faint – The Geeks Were Right
Dizzee Rascal – That’s Not My Name
The Fall – Wise Old Man
The Whip – Trash
Marnie Stern – Transformer

Twin Tigers – If
Black Francis – The Seas?
Junkyard Band – Lighter Lite
Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning (remix)
Ezra Furman and the Harpoons – I Wanna Be Ignored
Great Lake Swimmers – Everything is Moving So Fast

Elvis Pump It Up x Pump Up My Hump
Beyonce x Theme from Andy Griffith
Michael Jackson Billy Jean x Justice
Ton Loc x Peaches
Automatic – Zhu Alvna George

Fun Fact: Ezra Furman and the Harpoons are from my old stomping ground, Somerville, Massachusetts.  It was easy to be ignored in Somerville but the only harpoons I ever saw there came in a bottle.