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Finger Playlist: Peter Broderick

Peter Broderick

has a wistful way with melody and a compositional poise beyond his years. Still only 24, the Portland multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter has already been hailed for his albums of folk-finged essays («Home»), post-classical compositions («Float») and a dance project («Music For Falling From Trees»), plus a myriad under-the-radar releases and collaborations (f.e. with Efterklang).

a song that reminds you of school

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

best concert you ever attended

Sam Amidon

best David Bowie song

David Bowie - Suffragette City

The one where he goes «Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am!» (e.g. might be «Suffragette City»).

a song guaranteed to make you feel depressed

A Silver Mt. Zion - Broken Chords Can Sing A Little

record you were looking for the longest

Tarentel

Lots of rare Tarentel records. One of my favorite bands, and I got into them kind of late, so I spent a lot of time trying to track down their early, out-of-print releases. I managed to find a lot of them!

a record you fell in love to

Sam Amidon - All Is Well

It was the best love, with the best album.

first record you remember

Nirvana - Nevermind

One of my first cassette tapes!

the song to be played at your funeral

Arvo Pärt - Für Alina

Brian Eno - Music For Airports

a song that evokes the greatest summer of your life

Sam Amidon - All Is Well

Sam is amazing.

your guilty pleasure song

Beyoncé - If I Were A Boy

Uhh, so good!!!

your ultimate heartbreak song

A Silver Mt. Zion - Broken Chords Can Sing A Little

I had my heart broken and listened almost exclusively to the first A Silver Mr. Zion album.

your party anthem

Talking Heads

Anything by The Talking Heads! Listen to those grooves!

perfect anthem for Portland

Elliott Smith

Anything by Elliott Smith. He’s the Portland hero.

first record you bought

Rancid - Rancid

a song that reminds your friends of you

Hmmm, you'd have to ask my friends about that one!

best soundtrack ever

Yann Tiersen - Goodbye Lenin

your sunday morning song

Brian Eno - Music For Airports

I’ll listen to this any time, but nothing could be more perfect for a sunday morning.

a song you wish you'd written yourself

Arvo Pärt - Für Alina

One of my favorite pieces of music, period.

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