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Listen In: Japanther Made You a Playlist


01.07.14 Andy Cush

Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging.

This week’s list comes from the excellent, long-running Brooklyn punk band Japanther, selected a slew of scrappy rock and hardcore, as well as some outliers like Kate Bush’s excellent “Wuthering Heights” and an effortless-seeming drum solo from jazz legend Jo Jones. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks.

Japanther’s “Eat Like Lisa, Act Like Bart” is available now via Recess Records.


“Rat Man,” Filthy Savage, 2012


“Murderous,” Lords of Lightspeed, 2000


“Drum Solo,” Jo Jones, Year unknown


“Wuthering Heights,” Kate Bush, 1978


“Dance the Night Away,” Van Halen, 1979


“Whitney Biennial Performance,” Wild Babies, 2010


“Something to Do,” Japanther, 2013


“Long Island Iced Tea, Neat,” The Coup feat. Japanther, 2012


“I Just Want You to Go Away,” Lovely Bad Things, 2011


“Free Pizza for Life,” Ghost Mice, 2001


“San San,” Space Meow, 2013


“Do the Devo,” Unstoppable Death Machines, 2012


“Live in Tahiti,” Night Toilet, 2011


“Stevo,” Can of Beans, 2013


“No One Knows Why,” Can of Beans, 2013


“Punk Rock Boy,” The Grumpies, 1998


“Demo,” The Grumpies, 1996


“Little Toys on a Shelf,” The Pharmacy, 2008


“Freeway Girl,” Vortex Rex, 2013


“Hold on Tight,” Plaided, 2013


“Explosion,” Ken South Rock, 2013