Oyster Playlist: Bitch Prefect
The theme of this playlist is 'Uncle Funk's Cure for the Grumps'.
Bitch Prefect make bratty, bummed-out, kind of brilliant songs. At times they can sound like a bunch of kids who just got simultaneously dumped, getting wasted off cheap beer in a backyard and singing along in inebriated harmony — which is great! But it never gets too messy; there's always a pop sensibility behind their music and it has the power to make you feel these weird things called Emotions (see: 'Bad Decisions'). They made us this playlist called 'Uncle Funk's Cure for the Grumps' and provided no further information about where this title was derived, so I guess you're going to have to use your imagination.
'Don't Come Around Here No More' — Tom Petty
'Driveway to Driveway' — Superchunk
'Wicked Game' — Chris Isaak
'Nothing Compares 2U' — Sinéad O'Connor
'Bring The Candy/The Book of Feelins' — Silly Joel and the Candymen
'This Charming Man' — The Smiths
'RUSH TO RELAX' — Eddy Current Suppression Ring
'Show & Prove' — Big Daddy Kane ft. Scoob, Sauce Money, Shyheim, Jay-Z., Ol' Dirty Bastard
'Midsummer New York' — Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band & Elephant's Memory
'Protect Ya Neck' — Wu-Tang Clan
'Supersonic' — Oasis
'Miss You' — The Rolling Stones
Bitch Prefect will play alongside Beaches and Exhaustion on Saturday 10 November at John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne. They're also playing VICE/Sugar Mountain's Noisey Mountain event (part of Melbourne Music Week) on 19 November with Straight Arrows, Ausmuteants and Raw Prawn. The show will be held at a secret warehouse location in Melbourne, and it's FREE! RSVP here.