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This Week’s Must Listen Playlist: 'Break The Walls' Of Your Music Library

Jillian Morabito |
December 1, 2013 | 5:14 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Every other week, Staff Reporter Jillian Morabito showcases some of the tunes you should be tuning in to. Here are her picks for your new Must Listen Playlist:

“Break the Walls” by Fitz and the Tantrums

The band from Los Angeles has been on the cusp of international success since releasing their last two albums within the past three years. “Break the Walls” is an underrated track, especially when the radio only plays “Out of My League” on what seems to be an incessant loop. The soulful, alternative group is innovative and producing a sound that is certainly worth listening to. 

“The Moorings” by Andrew Duhon 

Meet Andrew Duhon, a very talented singer-songwriter from New Orleans, who sounds similar to Leonard Cohen and City and Colour. Duhon’s music is a mix of blues and folk; his voice is like butter on all of those dinner rolls you ate this past week. The lyrics to Duhon’s music are inspired by great American writers and poets, as evident in his music. Previously, he has played at Bonaroo and will come to Los Angeles on January 9.  

“I’m a Lady” by Santigold

Who doesn’t love Santigold and her eclectic style? Not to mention her electro-pop music, which is catchy beyond belief. Her debut album, though released five years ago, featured the vastly underrated song called “I’m a Lady.” It has been remixed enough times than a song should be, but is best consumed as the original version. We “got our mind made up” that this is a fantastic track. 

“How Long Must I Wait” by Dr. Dog

There are numerous Dr. Dog songs that are of quality, although “How Long Must I Wait” is an appropriate selection for the week (given the fact that it's almost break). Though they recently played Coachella and toured with the Lumineers, the Pennsylvania alternative-rock band Dr. Dog has been around since the late 90s and released an album earlier this year. For an upcoming trip during break, listen to this track or another Dr. Dog album and watch the trip feel shorter now that you have some acceptable background music. 

“Criminal” by Fiona Apple

If you turned on the radio in the past fifteen years, the line “I’ve been a bad, bad girl” must sound familiar. Who doesn’t love the opening to this song? The music video reeks '90s, but yet it perfectly explains the song’s feelings that “it’s a sad, sad world when a girl will break a boy just because she can.” 

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