Yesterday was the Fourth of July, sure, but why not carry on the party through the rest of the week? Let’s hear it for a five-day weekend, everyone! With that in mind, here’s a loosely patriotic playlist to pair with your upcoming weekend’s woeful lack of a fireworks display.
Primal Scream – “Country Girl”
Sure, Primal Scream are Scottish, but their take on Americana still sounds pretty good.
The Hold Steady – “Atlantic City” (Bruce Springsteen cover)
The Brooklyn band looks to Jersey in this spirited take on the Boss.
The Black Keys – “Dearest” (Buddy Holly cover)
Dan Auerbach may not sound as charming as Buddy Holly, but the Black Keys’ offering was a highlight of last year’s Rave On covers collection.
The Apache Relay – “State Trooper” (Bruce Springsteen cover)
This Springsteen cover from rising Nashvillians the Apache Relay starts off minimalist and slowly builds, showcasing Michael Ford, Jr.’s earnest vocals.
Yelawolf – “Made In The USA” (ft. Priscilla Renea)
According to my sources, Yelawolf is popular abroad because the Alabama rapper is seen as being really good at representing America. Exhibit A.
These United States – “Let The River In”
The band name alone says it all, but this cut from These United States’ self-titled new album will hold up well while you’re throwing some burgers on the grill tomorrow.