Music

Friday Playlist: Way Out West

Songs for a stretch of desert and a lot of sun.

You’re way out west, feeling free and easy cruising down a dusty interstate. Stop at In-N-Out with Joey Ramone and take a picture with Poison Ivy by the Weed sign as the California stars start to come out of the sun-setting sky. The landscape is burned yellow in the heat of August; it is the Golden Coast, and you’re feeling all of it at 80 miles per hour.

Illustration by Minna

22 Comments

  • Vesperstar233 August 17th, 2012 11:18 PM

    this might my favorite Playlist rookie has made yet! And that’s say something…

  • larvaa_ August 17th, 2012 11:43 PM

    Gonna check out a couple of these new artists/songs I don’t know. HAPPY FRIDAY!!! :D

  • katrinaexplainsitall August 18th, 2012 12:10 AM

    I feel like a Best Coast song would be totally appropriate for this playlist, but it’s still great, as always. n_n

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  • eliselbv August 18th, 2012 5:37 AM

    Thank you for this playlist. I’m listening to it while packing my suitcase, it’s a great way to end holidays!

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  • caro nation August 18th, 2012 7:16 AM

    BIG STAR BRIAN JONESTOWN ARIEL PINK THE CRAMPS my four favorite bands. The Gun Club?

    • caro nation August 18th, 2012 7:17 AM

      and RYAN ADAMS I DIDN’T EVEN SEE THAT BEFORE.

  • Clairebearscare August 18th, 2012 7:20 AM

    THIS IS SO PERFECT YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
    I just came back from the west. ahhh.

  • TessaTheTeenageWitch August 18th, 2012 7:41 AM

    so joyous. this made me feel so gooood!!

  • rayfashionfreak August 18th, 2012 10:32 AM

    Such a great playlist!

    If there are any Scottish Rookies out there we are trying to arrange a meet up, join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/505662922783722/ or email me at rachelwilson4696@gmail.com

  • julalondon August 18th, 2012 11:57 AM

    I just only started listening to the first song and i already love it!!!

  • la fee clochette August 18th, 2012 12:59 PM

    well, thankee

  • didja August 18th, 2012 1:43 PM

    Another song to add:
    Neon Tiger-The Killers
    Great playlist :D

  • thesheikofaraby August 18th, 2012 4:19 PM

    Very lovely mix. n.n
    I enjoyed it all!

  • Rooa August 18th, 2012 9:41 PM

    obsessed! I’m all about these rookie playlists:)

  • Jes August 19th, 2012 2:17 AM

    THERE IS NO THE THRILLS ON THIS PLAYLIST???!!

  • claire8 August 19th, 2012 1:59 PM

    greatest rookie playlist ever!:)

  • Kathryn August 19th, 2012 9:45 PM

    As soon as my Rookie Yearbook comes, I’m going to listen to all of the playlists and make a Rookie shrine around it. It needs to happen.

  • heyneme August 20th, 2012 12:31 PM

    I wouldve put Voyager Reprise (Surfer Blood) on there! PERFECT song for a west coast trip!

  • ghoststakepolaroids August 21st, 2012 7:33 PM

    such a happy playlist! :) one of my favorites yet!

  • Mery Go Round August 22nd, 2012 6:54 PM

    What can I say, just perfect playlist. Lalala ♪♫♪♫

  • christinaa August 22nd, 2012 7:26 PM

    where did you source the photo on the tracks link from? absolutely love it!

  • Theb August 22nd, 2012 10:30 PM

    Just packed up my apartment while listening to this – made it so much easier!