"Give In" Massage Playlist

In the heat of the summer you may find yourself working against your surroundings.  We spend our time shuffling between one air conditioned space to another.  We spend more time driving in cars rather than walking or riding bikes.  We eat take out instead of cooking because it's just too darn hot.

I thought it would be fitting to make a playlist about just giving in.  The ability to give in to our surroundings is an important one.  After all, you've seen what an amazing release your muscles can have when you just breathe and give in to the pressure during a massage.  

I've included the playlist here in case you maybe wanted to play it in the car, in the Austin summer, windows rolled down, sweating like crazy with a grin on your face.  

  1. Tippy's Demise / Stars of the Lid 8:19

  2. Southbound / Sea Oleena 6:24

  3. Mighty Love / Roman Ruins 3:59

  4. Words In The Fire / Patrick Watson 3:54

  5. Up All Night / Oliver Tank 3:10

  6. My Favorite Girl / Megafortress 5:05

  7. Xylophone Track / The Magnetic Fields 2:47

  8. Dub For Cascadia / Loscil 6:07

  9. Never My Love / Lambchop 3:02

  10. Necromancy / Jessica Jalbert 4:23

  11. Night Song / Family Band 3:31

  12. Baby's Breath / Bill Callahan 5:31

  13. Lover Of Mine / Beach House 5:07

  14. Babys / Bon Iver 4:38

  15. Better Times / Beach House 4:26

  16. Flowers Bloom / High Highs 3:01

  17. The Harvest / Teen Daze 4:09

  18. A Little Lost / Arthur Russell 3:18

  19. Love In The Shadows / The Magnetic Fields 2:54

  20. The Night You Can't Remember / The Magnetic Fields 2:18

  21. Riding For The Feeling / Bill Callahan 6:06

  22. Open Rhythms / Bodies of Water 4:27 


"It Gets Better" Massage Playlist

Often, we need a massage when things aren't going so well. Knotting in the neck and shoulders is a sign of tension and stress, serious injury can bring on bouts of sadness. Sometimes you just need a massage to feel comforted.  

So this week we have the "It Gets Better" Massage Playlist. It includes songs of good times, bad times, and things-are-improving times, to remind us of the fluctuations in moods, situations, emotions, and life. And don't worry! Even if you're not feeling down you'll still be able to enjoy the soft, drony, and comforting soundscapes in this mix.  

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Another Ballad for Heavy Lids-Stars of the Lid

A Little Lost-Arthur Russell

Creosote-Stephen Steinbrink

The Harvest-Teen Daze

In the Fog II-Tim Hecker

Song for the New Breed-Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Creep On Creepin On-Timber Timbre

When Women Played Drums-White Birds

Beach Baby-Bon Iver

No Bad News-Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Look for Me-Neko Case

Dopamine Clouds Over Craven Cottages-Stars of the Lid

Ephemeral Vision-Vidna Obmana


Overture-Baby Dee

Better Times-Beach House

Tower of Meaning-Arthur Russell