Best of Tour Death: Volume 1


I’ve come across so many great records in the past few months, so it was no easy task to narrow my recent favorites down to a playlist of merely eighteen songs.

As my fictional boyfriend Rob Gordon explains in High Fidelity, “The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You’ve gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you’ve got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your wad, so then you’ve got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules.” 

Hopefully I’m better at creating compilations than I am at following rules…

Listen to the Best of Tour Death: Volume 1 – Tracks To Travel To


Nada Surf – “Looking Through” from The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy

Tapes ‘n Tapes – “Freak Out” from Outside

Hospitality – “Friends of Friends” from Hospitality

Caveman – “My Time” from CoCo Beware

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Simple Girl” from It’s A Corporate World

Fun. – “We Are Young” from Some Nights

The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library – “Amylee” from Volume One

Girls – “Honey Bunny” from Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Beirut – “Santa Fe” from The Rip Tide

Cults – “Go Outside” from Cults

M83 – “Midnight City” from Hurry Up We’re Dreaming

Washed Out – “Far Away” from Within and Without

WILD FLAG – “Romance” from Wild Flag

Yuck – “Shook Down” from Yuck

Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know” from Making Mirrors

Ben Kweller – “Gossip” from Go Fly A Kite

Crooked Fingers – “Bad Blood” from Breaks in the Armor

Jónsi – “Sinking Friendships” from We Bought A Zoo

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