To help clear your head of the “2004 Fest” that is Honolulu’s live music scene this year, DJ Davey Shindig made this playlist of his favorite songs (stream it on YouTube here) that existed to help us all avoid that heavily emo, Van’s Warped time of life:
Davey Shindig: These works mark a watershed year in the history of music, and now that 2014 is a few weeks behind us, it is the perfect time to compile them for future generations.
Do you remember hearing this last year? Neither do I.
This song wasn’t huge last year, or any year, but it is still great.
Here’s a song that nobody played in the clubs last year, especially in Hawaii.
Remember when Obama referenced the song in gesture? Crazy to think that was just last last last last last last last year (four years after 2004).
It’s impossible to listen to this song and not remember the year 2004 or 2014.
Did you know this song came out in 2004? But it might as well have been any year, because it’s classic.
“Galang” is a made-up word that makes you forget what year it is.
This should be a chart contender in any year containing the number ‘0’.
That critics left this off of their 2014 end-of-year lists seems like a glaring omission.
This makes any year, the future even, seem like 2004 when you listen to it mindfully.