September 24, 2022

It’s Consequence‘s fifteenth anniversary, and all September lengthy we’ll be sharing artist-curated playlists that mirror the evolution of their music style all through the final 15 years. For right this moment’s My15 playlist, Good Appears’ Tyler Jordan assembles a certifiably cool number of tunes.

Austin-based quartet Good Appears might need solely not too long ago made their first impression with this yr’s Bummer Yr, however they’re already carving out a definite model of country-influenced indie music. They’re not the primary to mix the emotional energy of the 2 genres, however songs like “Virtually Computerized” and “Bummer Yr” definitely validate their distinctive tackle the genres’ marriage.

However 15 years in the past, Good Appears have been a decade and a half away from releasing their debut LP, and Tyler Jordan, the band’s predominant artistic pressure, had solely simply moved to Austin to pursue a profession in music. Not even sufficiently old to legally order a beer, Jordan spent his time busking and sporting out his CDs.

“I used to be residing in a former nursing residence that had been transformed right into a co-op and paying $400 ABP in lease,” Jordan tells Consequence. “I didn’t have a functioning pc or a technique to obtain music. I solely had sufficient cash to purchase a couple of CDs that yr, however I listened to the fuck out of them.”

Thus, Jordan’s playlist options his favourite cuts from his 2007 CD assortment. Whereas he might downplay the “coolness” of the end result, it does characteristic some, dare we are saying, “cool music” necessities: Impartial Milk Lodge, Elliot Smith, MGMT, Vivid Eyes, The Walkmen, and extra. “These aren’t essentially cool,” he insists. “However then once more, nothing actually is and we’re all going to die. So dig in.”

Try the Good Appears’ My15 Playlist beneath.

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