Friday, November 4, 2011

Inspiration: Studio Songs

Art and music go hand in hand. A couple of weeks ago, Portishead visited Vancouver. Since they don’t step outside of Europe often, this was a must see event! To do the series “Bonds,” Portishead was playing on CD, vinyl and ipod nonstop during the creation of this comic (it was the aural equivalent of the art). Beth Gibbons even shows up in the dedication for Issue 2!

Together, we compiled a list of artists that always seem to be on repeat in our studio:

1. Portishead
2. Tom Petty
3. Neutral Milk Hotel
4. Sufjan Stevens
5. Cake
6. Be Good Tanyas
7. Wailing Jennys
8. Belle and Sebastian
9. Dire Straits
10. Tegan and Sara

There are many more that are not included here, but these seem to be the most played. Our tastes tend to overlap a lot (Portishead, NMH, Be Good Tanyas, Cake), and can be at odds with each other (Dire Straits, Belle and Sebastian) but it's mostly harmonious around the studio. (Pun intended.) And why Rush and Beck don't appear on this list is beyond us.

So we got thinking... What are the artists that stay on repeat on the iPod in your studio?


  1. 1. Glitchmob
    2. Information Society
    3. Nine Inch Nails
    4. Shiny Toy Guns
    5. Sleighbells
    6. Joy Division
    7. VNV Nation
    8. The Crystal Method
    9. Apoptygma Berzerk
    10. Bad Religion

    I think we have confirmed that I am slightly more aggro than you ;)

  2. I share 6 of your 10 plus:

    1. JJ Grey & Mofro
    2. Neko Case
    3. Iron & Wine
    4. Calexico
    5. Lisa Hannigan & Damien Rice
    6. The Raconteurs
    7. Emily Haines
    8. Ray Lamontagne
    9. Gomez
    10.Nouvelle Vague

  3. Do I have to list 10? Here's a list of what I think I listen to a lot:

    - Zoe Keating
    - Penguin Cafe Orchestra
    - Cake
    - Crowded House
    - Bjork
    - Jethro Tull
    - William Orbit
    - Bel Canto
    - The Cure
    - Imogen Heap
    - Dar Williams
    - Depeche Mode

    Does this list date me? I think it does.

  4. 1. Mother Mother (I've been listening to these guys almost non-stop since seeing them play in the summer) :D
    2. Memory Cassette
    3. Seven Devil Fix
    4. Evanescense
    5. Tool
    6. Rubyhorse
    7. Glee soundtrack
    8. Sarah Harmer
    9. Goo Goo Dolls
    10.Missy Higgins

    - erin

  5. 1. Video Game Music*
    2. Quasimoto / Madlib
    3. Flying Lotus
    4. Manitoba
    5. Bob Dylan
    6. King Geedorah
    7. The Beatles
    8. Audiobooks.
    9. The Thermals
    10.Chad VanGaalen

    *I usually listen to a youtube channel of video game music when I havea serious project to do. in terms of a pie chart I would take up about 50%, followed by audiobooks and actual music I like. Its shameful I know, but it puts me in a zone of concentration and sustained energy that I think is a result of growing up with Nintendo.

  6. The Raconteurs, The Cure, Tool, The Beatles and even Seth's angry music... going to have to see if we can get the ipod counts up here (hear?).

    Thanks for the inspiration!