Today, i'm pulling from my Slowies playlist. It's simply a collection of soothing, slow-paced songs that i often use to fall asleep to. That's not to say that the songs are uninteresting, just very calming. In fact, i often end up staying awake thoroughly examining the words - as simple, quiet instrumentation paves the way for lyrically driven songs.
- Iron & Wine - The Sea & The Rhythm
buy The Sea & The Rhythm [EP]
Sam Beam comprises about 20 percent of this playlist. His fluid vocals could calm a cat in a swimming pool. This song wouldn't be near as magnificent if it weren't for the shockingly simple banjo solos.
- The Wood Brothers - That's What Angels Can Do
buy Ways Not To Lose
The Wood Brothers momentarily drop their heavy groove and show us a beautiful song in which Oliver decides that the only explanation for his love's power of him is that she must be an angel. Listen close and you'll hear trickling water in the background....
- Band of Horses - Part One
buy Everything All The Same
- Okkervil River - Savannah Smiles
buy The Stage Names
The xylophone is a perfect touch for a song about your little girl.
- Todd Snider - All My Life
buy Happy To Be Here