Future Perfect

Future Perfect cover

A song by song response to The Sophtware Slump by Grandaddy

Future Perfect

  1. “Welcome Home” –  Radical Face
  2. “Wise Up” –  Aimee Mann
  3. “Futuristic Casket” –  Phantogram
  4. “Lost in the Supermarket” –  The Clash
  5. “Walkabout (with Noah Lennox)” –  Atlas Sound
  6. “Go Outside” –  Cults
  7. “Cellphone’s Dead” –  Beck
  8. “These Days” –  The Black Keys
  9. “Alone in Kyoto” –  Air
  10. “What’s On Your Mind? (Pure Energy)” –  Information Society
  11. “Space Walk” –  Lemon Jelly

Inspiration Album: The Sophtware Slump by Grandaddy

  1. He’s Stupid, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot
  2. Hewlett’s Daughter
  3. Jed the Humanoid
  4. The Crystal Lake
  5. Chartsengrafs
  6. Underneath the Weeping Willow
  7. Broken Household National Forest
  8. Jed’s Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)
  9. Evil Knievel Interlude (The Perils of Keeping it Real)
  10. Miner at the Dial-A-View
  11. So You’ll Aim Toward the Sky

Mix Challenge Liner Notes

I listened to this album over and over when I moved into my first grown-up apartment in San Francisco. I remember feeling cool that I knew who this band was and that I could go see them somewhere like the Fillmore and it would be awesome. What stuck with me were the overarching themes about home being where you make it and feeling far away, even when you may be close to where you want to be. So I went with songs that reminded me of that time, or of being homesick, or of being stuck, or of moving on, or of space in general. Plus I threw in a throwback band to my first ever mix contest (Lemon Jelly). Good times!