Here’s what you all (well, hopefully one or two of you) have been waiting for: the first Sarcasm And The City Playlist!

I am by no means a cool indie kid, but if you are stuck in the pop/rock rut (and if you listen to mainstream radio, then you are), hopefully these songs will help you put down your new Fray CD for a few hours.If you want to download the MP3’s of these songs for FREE, simply sign up for the mailing list, and I’ll send you a link to download each song.  Yay.

Are you a fan of indie bands?  Then this post isn’t for you, and you will probably give me lots of comments about how these songs are soooo December 2008.

April 2009 Playlist – Better Than A Tax Refund

Kyle Andrews – “Sushi”
Album: Real Blasty
For Fans of: singer/songwriters with a splach of electronic.  Kind of like Bright Eyes, but not.  I’m great at these descriptions, huh?
Tilly & The Wall – “Pot Kettle Black”
Album: o
Description: Indie pop music.  They band has a tap dancer instead of a drummer.  Hello, awesomeville.
For Fans Of: Rilo Kiley
Los Campesinos! -” Death to Los Campesinos!”
Album: Hold On Now, Youngster…
Description: indie pop rock. This welsh group is fun.
Katie Costello – “Kaleidoscope Machine”
Album: Kaleidoscope Machine
Description: Piano pop.  But don’t picture Sara Bareilles or the like… you wouldn’t be doing Katie Costello justice.  According to her facebook page, Katie is a “song-doodler who loves books and cookies.”  I’m a blog doodler who loves books and cookies.  Katie, lets be friends.

The Shins – “Girl On The Wing”
Album: Oh, Inverted world
Description: This song is off an older album, but I love the Shins and you will too.  Best known for their two songs on the Garden State soundtrack
For fans of: Death Cab for Cutie, Band of Horses, Vampire Weekend

Fiction Family – “Out of Order”
Album: Fiction Family
Description: side project of Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) and Sean (Nickel Creek.)  The sound is all their own.  I have, unfortunately, not seen them live yet though they’ve gone through LA twice.  But I have heard they are incredible.
For fans of: umm… Nickel Creek and Switchfoot.  duh.

Hospitality – “Betty Wang”
Description: Folk-y, rock-y, a little blues-y. Sorry for the poor sound quality, but this was the best I could find.  Buy this album!! I mean it.  They’re not very well known but I am digging them.

Albert Hammond, Jr. – “GfC”
Album: GfC
Description: Indie pop.  Albert is the rhythm guitarist for The Strokes.  I’m usually not a fan of band members who go solo, but this guy is great.
For fans of: The Strokes, Ben Kweller

Ra Ra Riot
– “Ghost Under Rocks”
Album: The Rhumb Line
Description: melodic indie rock.  LOVE.  The end.
For fans of: Vampire Weekend, Los Campesinos!, Passion Pit

Annie – “Anthonio” (Designer Drugs Remix)
Description: Dancedancedance.  I have not heard the original version, but I love the remix.  In the words of Dane Cook, “I just wanna dance.”

Teitur – “Catherine The Waitress”
Album: The Singer
Description: reminds me of “Coffee Shop Girl” by Ozma, in both lyrics and music.  But if all you listen to is radio a la Ryan Seacrest, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about.  Trust me: you will like this song.
For fans of: Thomas Dybdahl, William Fitzsimmons, Ray Lamontagne.  Never heard of those guys?  Keep reading this blog.

Bishop Allen – “Dimmer”
Album: Grrr…
Description: indie pop rock.  The band got their name from it takes its name from Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the band lived together.
For fans of: A.C. Newman, Vampire Weekend, Okkervil River
myspace – facebook

Brett Dennen – “San Francisco”
Album: Hope For The Hopeless
For fans of: Bob Dylan, Matt Costa, Jack Johnson
myspace – facebook

Other Lives – “E Minor”
Album: Other Lives
Description: indie rock.  Formerly known as “Kunek.” their latest album released last week.
For fans of:
myspace – facebook

Feist and Ben Gibbard – “Train Song”
Album: Dark Was The Night – Red Hot Compilation
Description: good stuff.  Feist pairs up with Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie for a sexy cover of “train song.”  Proceeds from the album go to Red Hot, an AIDS non profit.

The Parson Redheads – “Got It All”
Description: I can’t get enough of this song.  It’s part White Stripes, and the rest is the Parson Redheads rocking out and doing their own unique thing.
For fans of:
myspace – facebook

Jenny Lewis – “See Fernando”
Album: Acid Tongue
Description: Her album has been out for a while, but I had to add a Jenny Lewis song.  Her album is constantly playing on my ipod.  My dad’s name is Fernando.  I am wondering, if he ever listens to this playlist, how long it will take for him to realize that the song is most likely referring to Jenny Lewis’ drug dealer.  Fun song with a little country hoe-down action.
For fans of: Rilo Kiley; the Watson twins (oh stop with the eye-rolling… I’m tired and don’t feel like using more brain cells.)
myspace – facebook

Once again: If you want to download the MP3’s of these songs for FREE, simply sign up for the mailing list, and I will email you a link to the good stuff.

What do you think of the playlist?  What type of music do you want to see on future playlists?  Leave a comment.