Music from Off The Baked Track
Tired of getting faded to the same old playlist? This randomly recurring feature will acclaim not-quite-mainstream (or pot-stream) music recs from all genres and eras of music. Get ready to tune in and drop out with these hand-picked, certified fresh album recs.
This Edition: Hipster Tunes
Because you can like pastel-coloured retro stereos and marijuana at the same time.
Lights – Lights EP (2008)
The first (and unsurpassed) album from Lights will take you just a little higher than Mary Jane. The galactic melodies of “Ice” and “I Owe You One” are a trip in themselves, and the masterful lyrics throughout are enough to keep any flying mind spinning. Try tripping along to this EP while smoking a euphoric sativa or mild indica.
Choice Lyrics: “Now is not the time, and you’re not alone. Shut up about it; no one can bring you down, now.”
Bon Iver – Blood Bank EP (2009)
Feeling melancholy is as good a reason to smoke as any, and when you have those feels, Bon Iver’s somber EP is the perfect companion. The resonating notes of “Blood Bank” and “Babys” sink through the body like a good indica, and the nostalgia invoked by “Beach Baby” is as comfortable as a hotbox haze.
Choice Lyrics: “Then the snow started falling. We were stuck out in your car. You were rubbing both my hands, chewing on a candy bar. You said ‘ain’t this just like the present, to be showing up like this?’”
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days (2014)
Fitting under that niche genre of psychedelic rock, Mac DeMarco’s music weaves its melodies like the fabric of a vibrant Hawaiian shirt. Salad Days is an odyssey that’ll take you through twanging instrumentals and disillusioned lyrics – the perfect compliment to sunny day smokes.
Choice Lyrics: “Spend some time away; getting ready for the day you’re born again.”
Wake Owl – Wild Country (2013)
The first line of the Wild Country EP asks: what will become of the truth when we keep it in? And so goes the existential current of Wake Owl’s melancholic songwriting. When you’re smoking about the profound things in life, this collection of windy tunes will carry you through those deeper emotions and memories.
Choice Lyrics: “We did the things that we learned we shouldn’t do again.”
That’s all, folks! Stay Tuned for the next edition of Hot Boombox: Music Off The Baked Track.